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NU GSB Earns Prestigious AMBA & BGA Accreditation, Marking New Era of Excellence

NU GSB Earns Prestigious AMBA & BGA Accreditation, Marking New Era of Excellence

2023, November 6

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Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NU GSB) was officially accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Business Graduates Association (BGA) on Nov. 3.

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is a leading business school with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and global perspective, NUGSB offers a range of cutting-edge business programs designed to prepare students for successful careers in diverse fields. After a thorough and rigorous evaluation process, including a site visit by an international peer review team, NUGSB has met and exceeded the stringent international standards set by AMBA & BGA. This accreditation is a testament to NUGSB's commitment to delivering world-class business education, innovative research, and an exceptional student experience.

“The rigorous process of AMBA & BGA accreditation is a stamp of international recognition of the quality of our business school. The international peer review committee commended GSB on our visionary leadership, diverse and collegiate faculty body, energy of the administrative staff, and the quality of the current students and alumni, many of whom hold high positions in Kazakhstan. Furthermore, they noted the outstanding research output of the faculty, a significant achievement for such a young institution. Their commendations accurately highlight the tremendous contributions of the entire GSB community toward our school's mission to develop principled leaders and general knowledge to transform business and society,” stated Dr. Jenifer Lewis, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Accreditation, expressing her enthusiasm about this achievement.

Dr. Lewis further emphasized the significance of this achievement in the broader context of Nazarbayev University's academic excellence. “Taken together with the first Times Higher Education ranking of NU as a whole, the AMBA & BGA accreditation further solidifies Nazarbayev University as a top university in our region.”

NUGSB is now the only AMBA-accredited business school in Kazakhstan offering EMBA, MBA, and MSc Finance degrees fully in English. The programs are taught by internationally recognized faculty who are full-time professors at the business school. Dr. Lewis highlighted the unique position of NUGSB, stating, “Our programs are designed to foster a transformative educational experience, preparing students for leadership roles in the global business landscape. The international panel of experts commended GSB's connections with industry, made possible by resident faculty who research the Kazakhstan business environment and engage with students and alumni to support the transformational aspirations of Kazakhstan.”

Dr. Joep Konings, the Dean of NUGSB,  emphasized that "according to the well-known UT Dallas rankings of research-intensive business schools, NUGSB is ranked number one in Eurasia. By obtaining AMBA/BGA accreditation, we show the relevance of being a research-intensive business school. Bear in mind that less than 2 percent of all business schools globally achieve such an AMBA/BGA quality label. This will make our graduates and alumni even more attractive for hiring by multinational enterprises, leading companies, banks and government. It is an important recognition of the capabilities of our students to transform society and business, generating a positive impact on the region. This global recognition will generate important visibility not only locally, but on the international market for business education."

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business extends its gratitude to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and all stakeholders who have contributed to this remarkable accomplishment. With this accreditation, NUGSB is well-positioned to continue its legacy of academic excellence and provide students with an outstanding education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the competitive world of business.

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