GSB AlmaU presents


Is a powerful partnership between Graduate School of Business AlmaU and Antwerp Management School.

During your 2-year educational journey encompasses both studies at the Graduate School of Business AlmaU (Kazakhstan), and at Antwerp Management School (Belgium), MIT (USA), SMU (Singapore) and Cairo (Egypt).

Gulnara Kurenkeyeva, PhD

Rector of AlmaU

GSB AlmaU story is a 35-year-old success story of the entire university.

The GSB's leading position on the CIS business education market - the result of its strategic ambitions to implement innovative educational projects.

The most notable achievements of GSB - the first commercial MBA program and the first DBA program in Kazakhstan, leadership in international and corporate MBA programs in the CIS. We are the only holder of the AMBA (UK) global accreditation in Central Asia, our unique corporate training projects for Kazakhstani businesses. In particular, the double degree GSB AlmaU and GSOM SPbU EMBA program was ranked 22nd in QS Executive MBA rankings 2022 (joint program category) and our General MBA program is the only one ranked in the top 250 in QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2023.

These accomplishments resulted from years of well-coordinated and synergetic teamwork between educators and managers. Undeterred by our past achievements, we remain steadfast in pursuing even greater excellence and aspire to scale new summits in our endeavors.

The primary objective of business schools is to enhance management practices within organizations through training and consultancy services. The global pandemic has highlighted the growing complexity and uncertainty in the world due to rapid technological advancements, digitalization, and globalization.

Present competition is no longer confined to companies, products, or services alone, but rather encompasses the effectiveness of organizational governance frameworks. Kazakhstan's business sector and society confront the crucial task of effectively transforming governance models to meet the evolving contemporary demands.

Aligned with the challenges faced by Kazakhstani business, the Graduate School of Business AlmaU has a strategic vision to educate a new generation of Kazakhstani managers who possess the capabilities to shape cutting-edge organizational management models through managerial innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

To realize this strategic goal, we not only deliver programs but also cultivate an entrepreneurial ecosystem both within the institution itself and in our environment through innovative management models. By influencing Kazakhstan's business environment and society, we aim to run innovative educational and consultancy projects, fostering an environment that attracts talents and ideas and forges organizational leaders and managers of the new era.

Program benefits:

The Global Executive MBA program’s international focus is enriched by the leadership and expertise of the exceptional faculty members in Kazakhstan. Our esteemed professors bring remarkable global experience in research, consultancy, and executive-level education. This exceptional blend of academic leadership ensures that participants benefit from the best educational experience.

About GSB:

Graduate School of Business AlmaU is an internationally recognized leader in business education in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. For 35 years, AlmaU has been successfully training and improving the skills of entrepreneurs, middle and senior managers for all sectors of the economy, and our programs have received recognition in Kazakhstan and abroad.

About AMS:

Antwerp Management School is the leading business school in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the heart of Europe. AMS is a leading business school in Belgium and Europe, a leader in the field of professional training of executive management personnel (Executive education & retraining). A young European school with centuries-old traditions of business education. Belgium’s leading business school with over 150 years of business education experience and strong links to the Belgian and European business community.

About MIT:

MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics is a top-ranked Ivy League institution, featuring the module “Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. This world famous center of academic excellence welcomes our Executive MBA participants for an intensive module in one of its strongest research areas. During our studies there we work with American Executives.

About SMU:

Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) is a dynamic Asian business school with about 3,000 students and over a hundred full-time faculty members with postgraduate degrees from renowned universities such as Cornell, Harvard, INSEAD, Oxford, Stanford and Yale. Lee Kong Chian School of Business ranked 51st in Financial Times Global Ranking.

About AUC:

The American University in Cairo is a leading English-language, triple-accredited institution of higher education. It is the center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Arab world. Its diverse community of students, faculty, alumni, trustees and generous supporters represents more than 60 countries.


After analyzing the past year after the end of the program, all the knowledge and tools gained were used to make difficult and necessary decisions to overcome the unpredictable 2020. EMBA students are professionals that never stop learning and are always ready to build up competencies for growth and the realization of business goals.

Yernat Ussenov

Studying on the Executive MBA program helped me create a working strategy for developing my own network of clinics. And most importantly, I received exactly those tools and knowledge, thanks to which we will be able to implement this strategy. Now I have a complete understanding of how we can strengthen business processes and what is needed for this. I sincerely recommend this program to colleagues.

Sholpan Karibayev

The first thing I would like to note is the network, because people that study in the group come from different industries and everyone’s company is at different levels of development. Everyone shares their cases, how a certain process works for everyone, or vice versa. Networking is also great not only with classmates, but with teachers too, who are professors of practice and in fact share their experience, not read-through examples. The second is the program's orientation towards practice, where you study and immediately take your problem and start to analyze it, and the teachers give feedback and new modern mechanics that you have not encountered before, and this works great, as you can look from the outside. And the third thing is that studying allows you to generate and try new ideas.

Dmitriy Gubin
    student`s profile

    The Global Executive MBA program empowers executives and managers with a global outlook, insight, expertise, expansive networks, and diverse perspectives to become truly world-class leaders.

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    Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Business AlmaU, Kazakhstan 

    International Executive Master in Business Administration, Antwerp Management School, Belgium

    Master of Business Administration

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    GSB AlmaU, Kazakhstan

    International Executive MBA

    a diploma
    AMS, Belgium

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    Association of MBAs, UK

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    Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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    American University of Caïro, Egypt
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    Why is it the best choice

    The Global Executive MBA, a double degree program from AlmaU and Antwerp Management School, is an excellent program for top-level managers and business owners who strive to systematize their knowledge and discover new opportunities in the international business arena.

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    Format and schedule of training


    20 months


    Nov, 2023



    The program is tailored to accommodate your demanding lifestyle. Time and energy investment would be feasible and most of all — worthwhile.

    The Global Executive MBA program portfolio consists of:

    • the international courses offered by GSB&AMS in Belgium, USA, Egypt and Singapore. These are offered in block-week format
    • one required international seminar or assignment
    • one optional independent research course, which may involve independent study or a management report
    The program’s official commencement is in November 2023 at the Graduate School of Business AlmaU campus.
    Global modules’ schedule:
    • First International module  in March 2024 Cairo
    • Second international module in June 2024 — Boston
    • Third international module in September 2024 — Antwerpen
    • Fourth international module in February 2025 — Singapore
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    Strategic Management

    Strategic Business Leadership

    Managerial Economics

    Business Law

    Foundations of Corporate Finance

    Advanced Corporate Finance

    Integrated Performance Management

    Financial Policy and Strategy

    Marketing Management

    Sales Management Practice

    IT as a Strategic Business Driver

    Data Science for Business

    Supply Chain Excellence

    HR Management

    Personal Development Program

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    International Business Management

    Business Negotiations in Multi-cultural environments

    Global Marketplaces

    International Business Simulation

    Sustainable Transformation

    Positive Impact Project

    Business Research Methods

    Master consultancy Project

    How to apply

    Admission requirements

    We invite applications from executives who meet the following criteria:

    • Demonstrate a proven track record of managing responsibilities in projects, personnel, clients, processes, and/or budgets, consistently maintaining high standards over an extended period.
    • Have valuable international experience and passion for the complexities of global business.
    • Have attained notable academic achievements and exhibit proficiency in the English language.


    Apply online


    Online tests which assess your critical thinking


    Interview by video call


    Decision on admission given within one week


    Offer of admission via e-mail


    Conclusion of an agreement

    Application checklist

    CV demonstrating the minimum requirement of five or more years of relevant working experience

    Motivation letter

    Copy of ID and passport

    6 photo 3х4

    Diploma and transcript

    Certificate of employment

    2 recommendation letter

    Medical certificate (075Y-form)

    Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL min.570, IELTS min.6,5, TOEIC min.720, Pearson PTE Academic Test of English min.59, Cambridge CPE - C /CAE - B

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