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“KIMEP University alumni are among the very best and most highly-qualified members of our team. The quality of the education, its worldclass standards and the multifaceted experience that it offers its students allows its graduates to advance quickly in their careers.” – Proctor and Gamble Kazakhstan

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ear Prospective Student, It is my pleasure to introduce you to KIMEP University’s master programs. These programs are geared toward motivated individuals eager to advance their careers. The curriculum will equip you with the cutting edge business concepts and strategies that you need in the jobs. Classes will be scheduled in the evenings and on weekends, giving you the flexibility that you need to pursue your studies at the same time as your career. More than two decades ago, His Excellency President Nursultan Nazarbayev established KIMEP University with the aim of providing world-class higher education in the Republic of Kazakhstan. These programs aim to be faithful to his vision, and to continue KIMEP University’s renowned tradition of excellence. I look forward to seeing you here as a student for the fall 2015 semester.

Yours sincerely, Chan Young Bang, Ph.D

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KIMEP University’s Bang College of Business – A World-Class Business School at Central Asia’s Premier English-Language University • Founded in January 1992 by His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan • More than 9,000 alumni – business leaders across Kazakhstan and beyond • Full, international accreditation for all undergraduate and graduate business degree programs from AQ Austria and the Asian Forum on Business Education (AFBE). • The highest concentration of Western-trained Ph.Ds of any higher education institution in the CIS. • Partnerships with over 110 leading universities worldwide. • Partnerships with the top international and local companies in Almaty.

KIMEP University: The tools you need for your professional success • • • • •

World-class, international faculty 50% anual average return on investment Just 2 years to earn back tuition High-profile networking opportunities for alumni Learn cutting-edge business concepts and strategies from leading practitioners from diverse sectors • Flexible evening and week-end courses to meet the needs of working professionals • Preparation for professional certifications (ACCA for Accounting, CFA for Finance, CIM for Marketing)

KIMEP University’s Specialized Master’s Programs: Get the keys to your career advancement! 4


Passed Five-year State Attestation from the Ministry of Education and Science, April 2013 Institutional Accreditation from the Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency for Education (IQAA) KIMEP University is the first university in Central Asia to receive the following leading international accreditations: AQ Austria – accreditation for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs AFBE (Asian Forum on Business Education, Australia) > accreditation for all undergraduate and graduate business programs. ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is one of the largest and fastest growing international accountancy bodies with more than 500 000 members and students. ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales), a leading audit professional organization, accepted KIMEP University as formal Partner in Learning. 5


UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION AND RANKING Best Humanitarian-Economic University Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency for Education (IQAA) Best Accounting and Audit, Economics and Public Administration Program Bologna Center of the Ministry of Education and Science Best Private University according to the “Fair Price” criteria – Rating.kz Best education according to HR professionals and managers or large companies – Rating.kz “The excellent preparation that KIMEP University provides for its students is reflected in the efficiency and quality of their performance in the workforce.” – HSBC Kazakhstan 6


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Master of Business Administration What skills and knowledge will you develop in the MBA Program at KIMEP University? The mission of the MBA program is to prepare high-quality decision-makers and business leaders capable of solving contemporary business problems in a dynamic and competitive global marketplace, in a socially responsible manner. The program is designed to ensure that MBA graduates will demonstrate: • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills • Communication and leadership skills • Fundamental knowledge of the business environment including economic, ethical and international issues • Essential knowledge in the core business disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Management and Information Systems • Advanced specialized knowledge in one or more areas of business • Integrative business knowledge • Application of theoretical knowledge to business practice and research

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Unique characteristics of the program KIMEP University‘s MBA has produced the business leaders of Central Asia for nearly twenty years. The world renowned Bang College of Business (BCB) has the best international faculty, corporate connections and international reputation of any business school in the CIS. BCB remains the best institution in the region to launch a career as a manager, entrepreneur or business scholar. • • • • • • •

The best and oldest MBA Program in Kazakhstan International Accreditation from: • AQAAA (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria) • AFBE (Asian Forum on Business Education) A progressive curriculum that matches leading MBA programs around the world and offers: • Solid fundamental knowledge • The opportunity to specialize with a variety of specializations - Finance, Accounting, Management and Marketing • Practical experience with internships and research skills with a thesis International Pool of Faculty Members with top-level academic and professional qualifications Opportunity to study and work concurrently Opportunity for study at foreign universities through exchange and dualdegree programs Strong collaboration with industry, government and foreign universities 9


Career Prospects Our outstanding alumni are the best evidence of the success of KIMEP University’s MBA program. Some of our graduates are successful entrepreneurs. Many of our MBA graduates go on to become top managers in the most successful businesses in Kazakhstan and internationally. They are recruited by leading local and international companies in positions including: • • • • • • •

Accounting Managers and Auditors Financial Analysts, Bankers and Consultants Marketing and Brand Managers Human Resources Managers Project Managers Logistics/Supply Chain Managers Business Development Managers

Faculty Profile Our internationally-qualified faculty is at the heart of our success, and they represent a key strength of the MBA program. Faculty members are highly qualified and are research active in their respective fields. They were educated at leading universities around the world. They have also led exciting careers, holding academic, research and industrial positions in some of the most successful organizations around the world. 10


Dual Degree Programs The MBA program at KIMEP University also offers excellent dual degree programs. Under the dual degree programs, students spend one year at each institution. Upon completion, students receive a degree from each institution – General MBA Degree from KIMEP University and a Master degree from a partner university. Students pay tuition fees where they study. The dual degree program offers a unique and remarkable opportunity for broad and stimulating coursework, and it gives students the chance to conduct thesis work from truly global perspectives. Having two degrees further improves employment opportunities. Currently, KIMEP University has a partnership with IESEG University of France for KIMEP MBA and IESEG Master of International Business (MIB) dual degree. Also, a partnership agreement with City University of London (Cass Business School), UK, for Master of Finance and Accounting and KIMEP MBA dual degree is available.

Exchange Programs KIMEP University has active partnerships with more than 120 top international universities in Europe, USA and Asia. All KIMEP master’s degree programs encourage students to study abroad at one of these universities for a semester or more. KIMEP’s educational philosophy emphasizes global perspectives. This is a crucial element in students’ personal development and employability in the modern marketplace. Some of the universities graduate students most frequently study at include: • City University of London, UK • IESEG Business School, Lille Catholic University, France • Lund University, Sweden • Singapore Management University, Singapore • University of Wyoming, USA • Yonsei University, Korea • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands • Hong Kong Baptist University, China • Norwegian School of Management, Norway • Humboldt University, Germany 11


Master of Business Administration Curriculum In order to obtain an MBA degree, a student must complete all necessary coursework with an overall GPA of 3.00 (with a maximum of 2 C grades). Specific course requirements for the MBA program are as follows: Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

12

Core Courses

27

Specialization Courses

6

Internship

3

Final Attestation

4

Comprehensive Exam (1 credit) MBA Thesis (3 credits) Total

52

Foundation Courses There are seven foundation courses that introduce concepts and terminology to students with no prior knowledge of the subject matter as illustrated in the following table: Course Code Course Title

Credits

ACC5001

Foundations of Accounting

1.5

FIN5001

Foundations of Finance

1.5

MKT5001

Foundations of Marketing

1.5

MGT5001

Foundations of Management

1.5

IFS5001

Foundations of Information Systems

1.5

OPM5001

Foundations of Operations Management

1.5

FIN5200

Managerial Economics (Micro and Macro)

3

Total

12

Admitted students without necessary business education background are required to take the foundation courses at the beginning of the program. For students who have prior relevant certified learning, waivers/transfers of these foundation courses can be given.

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Core Courses Course Code Course Title

Credits

MGT5200

Business Communications

3

MGT5201

Organizational Behavior and Leadership Ethics

3

ACC5203

Financial Reporting and Management Control

3

FIN5202

Advanced Corporate Finance

3

MKT5202

Advanced Marketing Management

3

BUS5200

Business Research Methods

3

OPM5203

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

3

MGT5211

International Business

3

MGT5250

Strategic Management

3

Total

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Internship, MBA Thesis and Comprehensive Exam An Internship and a Thesis related to the major is required. Students without a major will undertake Internship and Thesis in general business or in any specialization/major area. Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ACC/FIN/MGT/MKT5270

Internship

3

ACC/FIN/MGT/MKT 5275

MBA Thesis

3

ACC/FIN/MGT/MKT5277

Comprehensive Exam

1

Total

7

Specializations MBA students may acquire specialized knowledge in the following areas (6 credits): • Accounting and Audit • Finance • Management and • Marketing However, students may receive an MBA without a specialization. 13


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Master of Accounting and Audit Program What will you study in the Master of Accounting and Audit Program? The program covers the fundamentals of accounting, as well as advanced topics in financial management, audit and taxation. The program will provide opportunities for ACCA exemptions and will prepare for ACCA examinations.

Unique characteristics of the program The Master of Accounting and Audit program has an innovative and progressive curriculum that matches leading Graduate Accounting programs around the world. Unique characteristic are: • Opportunities for ACCA exemptions and preparation for the remaining ACCA examinations. The ACCA professional qualification – leading professional audit qualification in the world – gives: • International recognition • Credibility and respect • Competitive advantage • Knowledge with a global perspective • Global connections • Fully match the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Science of RK 15


Career Prospects The Master of Accounting and Audit program has been specially designed for those seeking a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management, or aiming for positions within Kazakhstan or international companies at a management, control or decision-making level. The program provides with invaluable accounting professional knowledge, leadership capabilities and business management acumen, while the industry focused ACCA qualification will give students the professional accountancy skills they need to succeed anywhere in the world.

Faculty Profile The Master of Accounting and Audit will be taught by an international and internationally qualified pool of Accounting Faculty, who have a track record of preparing accounting graduates for careers in the Big4 and other major accounting companies.

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Master of Accounting and Audit Program Curriculum Courses Core Courses

Credits 5 - 11

Business Communications

2

Organizational Behavior and Leadership Ethics

3

Financial Accounting

3*

Management Accounting

3*

Specialized Courses

15 - 30

Corporate and Business Law

3*

Performance Management

3*

Taxation

3*

Financial Reporting

4*

Audit and Assurance

3*

Financial Management

3*

Governance, Risk and Ethics

3

Corporate Reporting

4

Business Analysis

4

Advanced Financial Management

3

Advanced Performance Management

3

Advanced Taxation

3

Advanced Audit and Assurance

3

Internship

4

Final Attestation

4

Comprehensive Exam

1

Master Thesis

3

Total

28 - 49

* These courses may be waived for those with exemptions for relevant ACCA “F� level papers.

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Master of Finance What will you study in the Master of Finance Program? The program covers the fundamentals of finance, as well as advanced topics in investment, corporate finance, and financial markets. It provides students with a foundation in the principles and practice of finance, and the tools to make sound investment and financial decisions as a professional, in a local and international environment. The program covers the content and prepares for CFA® examinations.

Unique characteristics of the program The Master of Finance has an innovative and progressive curriculum that matches leading Graduate Finance programs around the world: • Preparation for CFA® examinations, The CFA professional qualification – leading professional finance qualification in the world – gives: • International recognition • Credibility and respect • Competitive advantage • Knowledge with a global perspective • Global connections. • Fully match the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Science of RK

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Career Prospects The Master of Finance program has been specially designed for those preparing for careers in investments banking, corporate finance or financial services, or aiming for finance positions within Kazakhstani or international companies at a management, control or decision-making level. The program is structured around the knowledge and the tools considered necessary for the Chartered Financial Analyst速 examinations. Master of Finance graduates will be able to make significant contributions to the community in which they work, whether in business or in the public sector.

Faculty Profile The Master of Finance Program will be taught by an international and internationally qualified pool of Finance Faculty, who have a track record of preparing finance graduates for careers in major international companies in Almaty, such as Citibank, HSBC, RBS.

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Master of Finance Curriculum Courses Core Courses

Credits 11

Business Communications

2

Financial Institutions Management

2

Behavioral Finance and Market Psychology

1

Economics

3

Theory of Finance Specialized Courses

3 30

Ethics and Professional Standards

3

Financial Reporting and Analysis

4

Corporate Finance

3

Equity Analysis

3

Fixed Income

3

Quantitative Methods

4

Portfolio Management

4

Derivatives

3

Alternative Investments

3

Internship

4

Final Attestation

4

Comprehensive Exam

1

Master Thesis

3

Total

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Master of Marketing What will you study in the Master of Marketing program? The program covers the fundamentals of marketing, as well as advanced topics in marketing research, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, marketing communications and brand management. It provides students with a foundation in the principles and practice of marketing, in a local and international environment. The program covers the content and prepares for CIM examinations.

Unique characteristics of the program The Master of Marketing has an innovative and progressive curriculum that matches leading Graduate Marketing programs around the world: • Preparation for CIM professional examinations. The CIM professional qualifications – leading professional marketing qualification in the world – gives: • International recognition • Credibility and respect • Competitive advantage • Knowledge with a global perspective • Global connections. • Fully match with the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Science of RK 23


Career Prospects The Master of Marketing program has been specially designed to prepare students to meet the diverse needs of the contemporary Kazakhstan and the worldwide employment markets. Upon graduation students will be able to compete with other highly qualified candidates in these markets. Furthermore, they will demonstrate a firm specialized theoretical knowledge in the field of Marketing. The program is structured around the knowledge and the tools considered necessary to pass the examinations required to gain the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Certificate.

Faculty Profile The Master of Marketing program will be taught by an international and internationally qualified pool of Marketing Faculty, who have a track record of preparing marketing graduates for careers in major international companies in Almaty, such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble. 24


Master of Marketing Program Curriculum Courses Core Courses

Credits 11

Business Communications

2

Organizational Behavior and Leadership Ethics

3

Managing Marketing

3

Marketing Planning Process

3

Specialized Courses

30

Delivering Customer Value through Marketing

3

Project Management in Marketing

3

Analysis and Decision Making in Marketing

3

Emerging Themes in Marketing

3

Marketing Planning and Leadership

3

Research Methods for Marketing

3

Corporate Reputation: Communication and Brands

3

Digital Marketing*

3

Strategic Brand Management*

3

Consumer Behavior*

3

Integrated Marketing Communications*

3

International Marketing*

3

Internship

4

Final Attestation

4

Comprehensive Exam

1

Master Thesis

3

Total

49

*A student must complete any 3 (9 credits) of these 5 elective courses.

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Faculty Members BCB Administration Ha Jin Hwang, Ph.D. Dean BCB Education: PhD in MIS, Mississippi State University, USA, 1990 MBA, Mississippi State University, USA, 1986

Bulent Dumlupinar, Ph.D Associate Dean for Graduate Programs of BCB Education: 1979 Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics, Aegean University, Izmir

Paul J Davis , Ph.D. Chair of Department of Management and Marketing Education: BA (UNE); GradDipEd (UNE); DipBus (AIM); GradCertVET (CSturt); MPET (Deakin); PhD (OD) (Deakin); PhD (HRM) (UNE)

Razzaque Bhatti, Ph.D. Chair Accounting and Finance Education PhD in International Finance, Sheffield University Management School, the University of Sheffield, UK, 1995

Sholpan Gaisina, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs of BCB Education:PhD in Economics, Nagoya University, Japan, May, 2011

Accounting Area Bibigul Zhakupova, MA Education: MS, Sate University of New York, Albany, 2009

Nurlan Orazalin, MA, MS, MBA Education: MBA, Texas A&M University, USA DBA, KIMEP 2009

Yuliya Frolova, DBA Education: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, major: Management, minor: Accounting, second minor: Business Law), KIMEP University, 2010

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Vladimir Tyutyuryukov Education: Candidate of Economic Sciences degree, Russian State Tax Academy, 2006

Zhanat Syzdykov, MPA Education: 2011 DBA Student, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2001 Petroleum Accounting Certificate, South Alberta Institute of Tehcnology, Calgary, Canada

Rashid Makarov, MBA Doctoral student at KIMEP. Major: Accounting.

Serzhan Nurgozhin, MA Education: M.A. in Economics, KIMEP 1996-1998 Diploma in International Financial reporting (DipIFR, ACCA)

Yoon Shik Han MBA, CPA, CFE Education: MBA, Rutgers University, USA


Finance Area Razzaque Bhatti, Ph.D. Education PhD in International Finance, Sheffield University Management School, the University of Sheffield, UK, March 1993 – February 1995

Sang Hoon Lee, Ph.D. Ph.D. Financial Economics, University of New Orleans, 1990 MBA, University of New Orleans, 1985

Gulnara Moldasheva, Ph.D. Education: Ph.D., Moscow Research Computer Center of Academy of Science of Russia

Maya Katenova, MPA, PFM Education: MA, Kazakhstani Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research,KIMEP BSS, Kazakhstani Institute of Management, KIMEP

Keun Jung Lee, Ph.D. Education: PhD in Finance, London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK

Mira Nurmakhanova, Ph.D. Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University, USA MA in Economics, KIMEP, 1999 Ph.D. in Mathematics, Kazakh State University

Aizhan Baimukhamedova, MBA Education: MBA, Kazakhstani Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, KIMEP 2004-2007

William Callahan, Ph.D. Education: PhD, University of Arkansas MS, University of Iowa,1988-1990 MBA, University of Indiana,

Aiman Issayeva, MS, CFA Education: MS, Texas A&M University,1999-2001 BS, Kazakh State Academy of Management 1995-1999

Akhliddin Ismailov, MBA Education: MBA, Ankara University, 1999-2002 Yasawi International KazakhTurkish University

Olga Pak, MBA Doctor of BA candidate, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan MBA in International Banking and Finance, Birmingham Business School, United Kingdom

Management Area Paul J Davis , Ph.D. Education: BA (UNE); GradDipEd (UNE); DipBus (AIM); GradCertVET (CSturt); MPET (Deakin); PhD (OD) (Deakin); PhD (HRM) (UNE)

Carolyn Erdener, Ph.D., MBA, MA Education: Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, USA MBA, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

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Bulent Dumlupinar, Ph.D Education: 1979 Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics, Aegean University, Izmir

Alma Alpeissova, MA Education: MA, Columbia University, USA Diploma, Kazakh State National University,1991-1996

Bakhyt Baideldinov, DSc Education: 1982 Candidate of Science, Institute of Mathematics after V.A.Steklov, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia.

Vassiliy Voinov, Ph.D. Education: Dr. of Sciences, (Probability Theory and Mathematical

Dana Baizyldayeva, MSCS Education: MSCS (Master of Sciences in Computer Science) Master degree thesis: “Methods of providing functionality in distributed computer systems”

Yevgeniya Kim, MBA Education: DBA student, KIMEP University, 2011-present ABD Status, Chonbuk National University

Michael Conrad, Ph.D. Education: Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology, USA MS, Applied Psychology, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Oleg Vlasov, MBA Education: MBA, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), Major: Finance and Accounting, 1998-2001

Ha Jin Hwang, Ph.D. Dean BCB Education: PhD in MIS, Mississippi State University, USA, 1990 MBA, Mississippi State University, USA, 1986

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Marketing Area David Dickerson, Ph.D. Education: Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK, 2002

Alexander Ostrovsky, MBA Education: DBA Candidate, KIMEP, Kazakhstan. MS, Kazakh State University, Almaty, 1988

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Elmira Bogoviyeva, Ph.D. Education: Ph.D. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA,

Liza Rybina, MBA Education: DBA Candidate, KIMEP, Kazakhstan.


Visiting Professors Gavin Kretzschmar, Ph.D. Visiting Professor & PWC Chair of Accounting Education: Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, UK

Vladimir Garkavenko, Ph.D., MA Education: Ph.D., Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2000

Monowar Mahmood, Ph.D. Education: Ph.D., Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.

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