DBA Program – NBS

DBA Program

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Design Your Future as a leading global knowledge creator and influential business leader.

About the Program

The DBA program is designed for experienced professionals. It gives the opportunity to carry out in-depth research that will have true impact – either on the participant’s own organization or for business education and industry knowledge more broadly.

DBA Track Options

Future Studies and Forecasting
This track features several renowned NBS and international faculty who coach participants in the art of future studies and forecasting within their organizations. Track participants are trained to act at the cutting edge of knowledge creation in future studies and forecasting methods, and are mentored closely by faculty to prepare for roles as leading consultants and executive specialists in the field.
Organizational Leadership
This track trains students to become experts in organizational behavior and team dynamics. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and research skills required to influence organizational culture and to plan and implement changes to organizational structure in a consulting or executive leadership role.
Strategic Management
This track offers students the opportunity to work with faculty and mentors skilled at re- defining the strategic orientation of an enterprise. Graduates are equipped for specialized consulting and leadership roles, as well as to become thought leaders in the area strategic management and organizational change.

Narxoz Business School

Leader in Business Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Program Application

Program Benefits

Ability to study while maintaining leadership position within an organization
Cutting-edge curriculum comparable to those at leading institutions in North America and elsewhere
International and Kazakh faculty with high-level industry experience and leading research in their fields
Opportunity to conduct research for specific enterprises under the supervision of leading business analysts, consultants and academic scholars
Networking opportunities and ability to meet fellow leaders in business from different industries

Program Details

  • Language of Instruction – English
  • Program format – 7 modules (12 months) – 3-day intensive classes once a month with additional tasks and materials for study outside the classroom
  • Program Duration – 3 years
  • International Module – Graduates receive a certificate from a foreign university for their residential session at one of several NBS partner institutions
  • Internship, Business Project (24 months)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in any subject and 5+ years management experience
  • Entrance exam
  • Interview

Required Documents for Enrollment

  • Notarized copy of bachelor’s and master’s degrees diploma and transcript
  • A copy of a student’s workbook, certified by place of work (only for applicants from Kazakhstan)
  • Copies of ID and passport
  • Four 3×4 cm photos
  • Medical certificate (form 086-U)
  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation

*Documents are accepted until August 20, inclusive.

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Program Outline

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    Step 1: Coursework

    • Research Methods
    • Leadership and Strategic Management
    • Cross-cultural management
    • Change management
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Qualitative Methods
    • Experimental and Mixed Method Research
    • Action and Case Research
    • Dissertation Seminar
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    Step 2: Track Specialization, Casework and Residential Session

    • In-company case project with faculty mentor
    • International residential session at one of several partner institutions (depending upon the selected area of specialization)
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    Step 3: DBA Dissertation

    • Preparation and defense of a doctoral dissertation in selected area of specialization

Our Instructors

Our Business School houses some of the best instructors not only in Kazakhstan but also globally.

Dr. John A. Sweeney


Award-winning author, designer and futurist. As a practitioner, consultant, and educator, Dr. Sweeney organized, managed, and conducted seminars, multi-stakeholder projects, and foresight systems in more than 40 countries on six continents.


Asylbek Nurgabdeshov

Asylbek Nurgabdeshov - Director Of The Center For HR Research, Professor Researcher, Business Consultant

He is the author of many scientific papers in the field of business administration and was awarded an honorary letter from the President for the publication of scientific papers.




Since 2002 – teaching in the universities of Kazakhstan and China.
Doing business (Project Management), strategic management, operations management. Marketing Management. Marketing research. Organization of controlling in the enterprise (BSC).