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Bachelor of Finance

The Bachelor of Finance (BFIN) program equips students with thorough knowledge of the following topics:

  • the theory and application of corporate finance;
  • the fundamentals of investment analysis and portfolio management;
  • the nature, structure, and functions of financial institutions;
  • the regulation, supervision and management of financial institutions.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Finance program, graduates will be able to:

  • describe and apply capital budgeting techniques in evaluating investment decisions;
  • demonstrate analytical and computational skills in determining the optimal level of capital structure;
  • analyze the current business and investment environment (domestic and international), including the effect of changes in exchange rates, interest rates, and inflation, in making investment and portfolio management decisions;
  • explain and apply the methods of evaluating portfolio performance;
  • demonstrate knowledge in analyzing financial statements of banks as well as banking operations and performance;
  • describe financial regulations and supervision requirements, and demonstrate computational skills in calculating the capital adequacy ratio;
  • describe and apply the concepts and theories of ethics as they apply to the field of finance.

To earn the Bachelor of Finance degree, students must complete 146 KIMEP credits or 240 ECTS.

The following table illustrates the structure of the BFIN Program. 

Category of courses KIMEP Credits ECTS Credits
General Education  36 56
Program Foundation  68 112
Program Specialization  36 60
Final Attestation 6 12
TOTAL 146 240

 

General Education Courses (56 ECTS/36 KIMEP credits)

The General Education component consist of two parts:

 (1) General Education Required courses (33 KIMEP /51 ECTS Credits), 

(2) General Education Elective Courses (3 KIMEP/5 ECTS Credits).

The following table illustrates the requirements of the General Education component of the program.

Code General Education Courses ECTS Credits KIMEP Credits Prerequisite 
General Education Required Courses 51 33  
GEN/IRL 1000 Modern History of Kazakhstan 5 3 None
GEN/OPM 1300 or
GEN/OPM 2301
Information and Communication Technologies or Business Computer Applications 5 3 None
GENXXXX Physical Education 8 4 None
GENXXXX Module of socio-political courses 8 8 None
KAZ/RUS2101 Kazakh (Russian) Language 1  5 3 None
KAZ/RUS2102 Kazakh (Russian) Language 2  5 3 None
ENG 1110/

GEN1010

Academic Listening and Note Taking  5 3 None
ENG 1120 Academic Reading and Writing 1  5 3 None
GEN/IRL 2500
or 

GEN/IRL 2510

Introduction to Philosophy or Principles of Ethics 5 3 None
General Education Elective Course 5 3  
GENXXXX General Education course  5 3
TOTAL 56 36

 

Program Foundation Courses (112 ECTS/68 KIMEP Credits)

The Program Foundation component consists of two parts:

 (1) Program Foundation Required Courses (32 KIMEP /52 ECTS Credits)

(2) Program Foundation Elective Courses (36 KIMEP/60 ECTS Credits)

The following table illustrates the requirements of the Program Foundation component of the program.

 

Program Foundation Courses

ECTS Credits KIMEP Credits Prerequisite 
 Program Foundation Required Courses 52 32  
BUS4251.1 Internship Program I 2 1 30 KIMEP credits completed
FIN4251.2

FIN4241.2

Internship Program in Finance II/ Cases in Finance (substitute) 2 2 60 KIMEP credits and BUS4251.1
ENG/GEN1100 Academic Speaking 5 3 ENG 1110/

GEN1010

ENG/GEN1121 Academic Reading and Writing 2 5 3 ENG 1120
KAZ2103 or RUS2103 Professional Kazakh (Russian) 3 2 None
FIN2105 Business Microeconomics 5 3 None
FIN2106 Business Macroeconomics 5 3 None
MGT3001 Principles of Management 5 3 None
ACC2102 Financial Accounting I 5 3 None
FIN3121 Principles of Finance 5 3 ACC2102
IFS2203 Management Information Systems 5 3 GEN/OPM1300/ 2301
MKT3130 Principles of Marketing 5 3 None
 Program Foundation Elective Courses 60 36  
XXXX Elective 1 5 3  
XXXX Elective 2 5 3  
XXXX Elective 3 5 3  
XXXX Elective 4 5 3  
OPM3131 Introduction to Operations Management 5 3 GEN2402
GEN2402 Business Statistical Analysis 5 3 MATH1202/

GEN1201

ACC2201 Management Accounting I 5 3 ACC 2102
FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets 5 3 FIN2106
LAW2202 Business Law 5 3 None
MGT4201 Strategy and Business Policy 5 3 MGT3001, MKT3130, FIN3121, ACC2201
OPM3011 Decision Techniques and Tools 5 3 GEN1201/

MATH1202, FIN3121

GEN1201 Mathematics for Business and Economics 5 3 None
TOTAL 112 68

 

Program Specialization Courses (36 KIMEP/ 60 ECTS Credits)

The Program Specialization component consists of two parts: 

(1) Required Specialization Courses (27 KIMEP credits/ 45 ECTS) and 

(2) Elective Specialization Courses (9 credits/ 15 ECTS). 

The following table illustrates the requirements of the Program Specialization component of the program.

Program Specialization Courses ECTS Credits KIMEP Credits  Prerequisite 
 Program Specialization Required Courses 45 27  
FIN 3200 Ethics in finance 5 3 FIN3121, FIN3101
FIN 3210 Corporate finance 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN 3230 Financial institutions management 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN 3220 Investments 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN 4211 Financial modeling 5 3 FIN3220
FIN 4224 Introduction to financial derivatives 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN 4235 International financial management 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN4214 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN4251.3 Internship Program III 5 3 FIN4251.2

FIN4241.2

 Program Specialization Elective courses 15 9  
FIN4250 Personal and Entrepreneurial Finance 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN4232 Risk Management 5 3 FIN4224
FIN4212 Mergers and Acquisitions 5 3 FIN3210
FIN4220 Real Estate Finance 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN4221 Investment Banking 5 3 FIN3210
FIN4225 Fixed-Income Securities 5 3 FIN3220
FIN4231 Commercial Bank Management 5 3 FIN3101, FIN3121
FIN4240 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 5 3 FIN3220
FIN4241 Case Studies in Finance 5 3 FIN3210, FIN3220, FIN3230 
FIN4242 Selected Topics in Finance 5 3 FIN3210, FIN3220, FIN3230
FIN4246 Insurance 5 3 FIN3121, FIN3101
FIN4247 Financial Regulation and Supervision 5 3 FIN3121, FIN3101
FIN4248 Islamic Banking and Finance 5 3 FIN3121, FIN3101
OPM3215 Business Time Series Forecasting 5 3 GEN2402
TOTAL 60 36

 

Final Attestation (6 KIMEP credits/12 ECTS)

The Final Attestation component consists of the following three parts: 

(1) Research Methods in Business Studies (3 KIMEP credits / 5 ECTS) 

(2) State Examination (1 KIMEP credit / 3 ECTS) 

(3) Thesis/ State Specialized Examinations (2 KIMEP credits / 4 ECTS)

Final Attestation Courses ECTS Credits KIMEP Credits  Prerequisite
BUS3300 Research Methods in Business Studies 5 3 Completion of General Education and Program courses
FIN4277 State examination 3 1
FIN4275/

FIN4280/

FIN4290 

Thesis/State examination (2) 4 2
TOTAL 12 6

MAJORS

Students have the opportunity to choose one of two majors: 

(1) Corporate Finance and Investment Management

(2) Financial Institutions and Risk Management

Corporate Finance and Investment (36 KIMEP credits / 60 ECTS)

Corporate Finance deals with the management of financial resources of non-financial firms. It involves the planning, acquisition, and financing of resources for businesses. A student interested in corporate finance will learn how to allocate financial resources of the company.  Investments is the study of alternative opportunities and the evaluation of an investment’s expected return and risk. The students will learn how to invest money in different investment instruments and manage investment assets and savings.

To gain major in Corporate Finance and Investment, students are required to complete the following courses:

Course Code Course Title ECTS Credits KIMEP Credits
All 9 Program Required Specialization Courses 45 27
FIN4225 Fixed-Income Securities 5 3
Any one course from:
FIN4212

FIN4221

Mergers and Acquisitions

Investment Banking

5 3
FINxxxx Any 1 course from Program Elective Specialization courses 5 3
TOTAL 60 36

 

Financial Institutions and Risk Management (36 KIMEP credits / 60 ECTS)

Financial Institutions deal with the management of and functions performed by employees of financial companies like banks, investment companies and insurance firms.  Risk Management deals with the identification, measurement, and management of different types of risk situations for businesses and individuals.

To gain major in Financial Institutions and Risk Management, students are required to complete the following courses:

Course Code Course

Title

ECTS Credits KIMEP Credits
All 9 Program Required Specialization Courses 45 27
FIN4232 Risk Management 5 3
Any one course from:
FIN4231

FIN4248

FIN4246

Commercial Bank Management

Islamic banking and Finance

Insurance

5 3
FINXXX Any 1 course from Program Elective Specialization Courses 5 3
TOTAL 60 36

 

MINORS

Minors for students of the Bang College of Business

Students are free to choose among different minors. They can also graduate without taking any minor. Graduating without a minor provides more flexibility in selecting elective courses because major requires students to take a particular set of courses.  

To gain a minor the BCB students shall take particular courses for a total of 9 KIMEP credits/15 ECTS. A particular course cannot be counted towards both a specialization and a minor.

Table below lists the requirements for Minors for the BCB students. 

Minor Area Code Course Title KIMEP Credits ECTS Credits Prerequisite
Accounting 

(any 3 courses)

ACC3101 Financial Accounting II 3 5 ACC2102
ACC3201 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 5 ACC3101
ACC3202 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 5 ACC3201
ACC3212 Accounting Information Systems 3 5 ACC3101
ACC3110 Management Accounting II 3 5 ACC2201
Finance FIN3210 Corporate Finance  3 5 FIN3121
FIN3101
FIN3220 Investments 3 5 FIN3121
FIN3101
FIN3230 Financial Institutions Management 3 5 FIN3121
FIN3101
Information Systems in Business 

(any 3 courses)

IFS3202 Database Management Systems in Business 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
CIT1303 Information Systems and Networking 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
CIT3745 Information Security Management 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
IFS4204 Decision Support System 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
Computer Applications CIT2731 Digital Graphics in Business 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
IFS4204 Decision Support System 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
CIT3734 Web Technologies in Business 3 5 GEN/OPM 1300 or GEN/OPM2301
Management        (any 3 courses) MGT3206 Leadership and Motivation 3 5 MGT3001
MGT3208 Innovation Management 3 5 MGT3001
MGT3210 International Business 3 5 MGT3001
MGT3212 Organizational Behavior 3 5 MGT3001
Leadership LDP3201 Leadership: Principles and Best Practices 3 5 MGT3001
LDP4201 Leadership: Making Principles Work 3 5 MGT3001
LDP4202 Leadership in Action 3 5 LDP 3201                   LDP4201 
Human Resources Management MGT3204 Human Resource Management 3 5 MGT3001
MGT4208 Training and Development 3 5 MGT3204
MGT4210 Compensation and Performance Management 3 5 MGT3204
Entrepreneurship MGT3211 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3 5 MGT3001
MGT3216 Business Model Innovation 3 5 MGT3211
MGT3217 Building and Accelerating the Venture 3 5 MGT3211
Marketing  (MKT3150 and any 2 other courses) MKT3150 Strategic Marketing 3 5 MKT3130
MKT3201 Consumer Behavior 3 5 MKT3150
MKT3202 Marketing Communications 3 5 MKT3130
MKT3214 Brand Management 3 5 MKT3150
MKT4203 Marketing Research 3 5 MKT3150
Tourism and Hospitality Management MKT3222 Cross Cultural Tourism Marketing 3 5 MKT3130
MKT3221 Tourism Practices and Principles 3 5 MKT3130
MGT3215 Hospitality Management 3 5 MGT3001

 

MERIT CERTIFICATES

In order to be eligible for the merit certificates under each Bachelor program, a student must:

  1. Take a set of three courses, offered by the BCB undergraduate programs, in a respective area.
  2. Meet exit criteria of a minimum overall GPA 4.00 in all courses required for a respective certificate.

III. All prerequisites must be met (waive of prerequisites, concurrent registration, CSS courses as equivalence of BCB courses are NOT allowed).

Merit Certificate in Auditing (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
ACC4203 Auditing
ACC4209 Fraud Examination
ACC4216 Professional Auditing

 

Merit Certificate in Taxation (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
ACC3205 Principles of Taxation
ACC3210 Taxation in Kazakhstan
ACC4240 Taxation of Multinational Enterprises

 

Merit Certificate in Corporate Finance and Investment Management (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
FIN4224 International Financial Management
FIN4212 Mergers and Acquisitions 
FIN4221 Investment Banking

 

Merit Certificate in Financial Institutions and Risk Management (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
FIN3230 Financial Institutions Management
FIN4224 Introduction to Financial Derivatives
FIN4232 Risk Management

 

Merit Certificate in Marketing Communications and Branding (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
MKT3202 Marketing Communications
MKT3201 Consumer Behavior
MKT3214 Brand Management

 

Merit Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
MKT3221 Tourism Practices and Principles
MGT3215 Hospitality Management
MKT3222 Cross-Cultural Tourism Marketing

 

CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP

The purpose of the Leadership Development Program is to help KIMEP students develop the necessary skills to assume key positions in Kazakhstani business and government.  It focuses on the practical application of leadership skills, ending in a supervised internship.  Those students who fulfill all Program requirements listed below receive a Certificate in Leadership.

Certificate in Leadership (9 credits / 15 ECTS)

Required courses:
LDP3201 Leadership: Principles and Best Practices
LDP4201 Leadership: Making Principles Work
LDP4202 Leadership in Action

FIN2105 Business Microeconomics (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: None 

This is an introduction to microeconomic concepts and techniques (mathematical and statistical) that are useful for business decision-making. The course begins by examining markets -the interaction of demand and supply. It examines the determinants of demand, and the cost structures that underlie supply. It also looks at the dynamic process of price adjustment. Next, various models of profit maximization are developed, under different competitive assumptions. Finally, the course looks at strategic problems. While there is no prerequisite for this course, the course moves quickly and develops an intermediate level of microeconomic theory.

 

FIN2106 Business Macroeconomics (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: None 

This is an introduction to macroeconomic concepts and techniques (mathematical and statistical) that are useful for business decision-making. The course begins by developing Keynesian models of income determination and multiplier effects. It moves quickly to the interaction of real and financial markets, and the process of income determination and money creation. Emphasis is placed on predicting the impacts of fiscal and monetary policy. Students will develop a computer simulation, and use the computer model to analyze policy variables. Finally, the course introduces models of the open economy, and provides basic techniques for determination of spot and forward exchange rates. 

 

FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN2106 Business Macroeconomics

The course introduces topics such as the functions, organization, structure and regulation of financial institutions and markets. Students also study the role and operations of financial markets and institutions in the economy, supply and demand for funds, interest rate determination, monetary and fiscal policy, and flow of funds analysis. In addition, the course analyzes basics of financial policies and operations of commercial banks and other financial institutions as well as an overview of the globalization of financial markets and institutions. 

 

FIN3121 Principles of Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: ACC2102 Financial Accounting I

This is an introductory course to the field of finance with a broad scope and emphasis on general principles. The objective of the course is to introduce basic tools and techniques essential in understanding major theories of Finance and making financial decisions. Students will learn basics of financial system, time value of money and discounting, financial performance analysis, basics of capital budgeting, basics of stock and bond valuation, and introduction to corporate finance.

 

FIN3200 Ethics in Finance (3 Credits ; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3121 Principles of Finance, FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets

This 2-credit course will examine issues in ethics that arise from a financial context.  We will begin with ethical theories such as Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics, Care Ethics, and Contract theory.  We will then explore contemporary issues involving Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Sustainability, Socially Responsible Investing and share holder activism, and Stakeholder Theory.  The course will examine in detail major cases of financial fraud, e.g. Mad off, Enron, BTA Bank.  Finally, students will prepare and present a business case in Kazakhstan dealing with financial ethics. Course materials will consist of articles, research articles, business cases and notes, and The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct of the CFA Institute.  

 

FIN3210 Corporate Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

This is an intermediate business financial management course, combining theory and applications. The course focuses on detailed look at capital budgeting methods including Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return, capital budgeting under uncertainty, risk and return analysis, financial planning and forecasting, dividend policy, capital structure policy, working capital policy, and interactions of investment and financing decisions.

 

FIN3220 Investments (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

This course introduces the foundations of portfolio theory, asset pricing, trading and valuing securities as well as provides frameworks for investment analysis of various financial instruments. The course begins with an introduction of the modern portfolio theory and then turns to asset valuation based on the capital asset pricing model and arbitrage pricing theory. The two subsequent areas of study are valuation and analysis of fixed income instruments and stocks. Overall, this course represents the minimal financial theory and necessary practical tools with which an undergraduate student majoring in finance should be able to make meaningful investment decisions and be prepared for advanced courses in investment management.

 

FIN3230 Financial Institutions Management (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

The course provides an analysis of the role of private financial intermediaries in providing financial services to the public with a focus on the latest techniques of asset/liability and risk management in modern day financial institutions. Other topics include the impact of recent regulations and the breakdown of geographic barriers worldwide on the risks and opportunities to financial institutions. The impact of ethical, technological and diversity issues affecting managerial decision making in financial intermediation is also discussed. 

 

FIN4211 Financial Modeling (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3220 Investments

This course will involve using spreadsheets to model financial transactions, perform valuations, and solve complex financial problems from all areas of finance (equity, debt, and their derivatives). It will also involve the use of financial functions and formulas, macros, and new programming in various financial applications. Intermediate knowledge of any electronic spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Lotus, etc.) is required. 

 

FIN4212 Mergers and Acquisitions (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3210 Corporate Finance

The course provides the key financial sources and instruments used for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals; how to select the most appropriate type of financing – debt, equity, or a combination of the two; financing via debt, bonds, and leases, and ways to borrow or lend; tactics considered in contracts, including contingent payments, earn-outs, and equity kickers; how to determine when refinancing is necessary; how volatile global events can affect economic systems and M&A financing and refinancing; debt/equity hybrids and other financing methods. 

 

FIN4214 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

The course objective is to teach students to accurately read and analyze financial statements of various companies in a variety of industries. It examines the uses and misuses of financial statement data for a wide range of financing decisions. The course analyzes various reporting options that affect income, assets, cash flow forecasts, financial ratios, and trends; distinguishes between accounting rules and underlying economic realities; and examines approaches that analysts can take when external reports do not reflect a firm’s underlying economics. The course focuses on the pragmatic implications of corporate disclosures and nondisclosures.

 

FIN4220 Real Estate Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

This course provides a broad introduction to real estate finance. Project evaluation, financing strategies, and capital markets issues related to real estate are covered. Other topics include real estate law, government regulations of real estate uses, development and marketing of commercial and residential real estate.

 

FIN4221 Investment Banking (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3210 Corporate Finance

The course provides a study of investment banking activities, including their regulatory, institutional and market environments, with extensive reference to the global marketplace. Students will learn the analysis of the main investment banking services with emphasis on the mechanics and economics of the issuance process. Analysis of the market for new issues and appraisal of their spread and price performance will be provided. Consideration of ethical, technological and diversity issues in investment banking operations will be made.

 

FIN4224 Introduction to Financial Derivatives (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

This course offers an introduction to derivative markets. A derivative is an instrument whose value depends on the values of other more basic underlying variables. This course focuses on financial derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organization and role of put and call options markets, futures and forward markets, swaps markets, and their interrelations. Major topics include arbitrage relations, valuation, hedging and speculating with derivatives and implementation of derivatives trading strategies.

 

FIN4225 Fixed-Income Securities (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3220 Investments 

The course provides in-depth coverage, analysis, and guidance on analysis and management of fixed-income securities. Topics include types and features of fixed income securities; risks and risk control strategies; mortgage- backed and asset-backed securities; bond market indexes; bonds with embedded options; floating rate securities; municipal bonds; fixed-income portfolio management; treasury securities; inflation-indexed bonds; and interest rate derivatives and their applications.

 

FIN4231 Commercial Bank Management (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

 The course aims on understanding the field of banking from the perspectives of both a bank customer as well as a bank manager. Topics include introduction to the business of banking; asset-liability management techniques and hedging against interest rate and credit risk; managing the bank’s investment portfolio and liquidity position; managing bank sources of funds; providing loans to businesses and consumers; the bank’s organizational structure and service options; and developing a channel for future growth and expansion.

 

FIN4232 Risk Management (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN4224 Introduction to Financial Derivatives

The course provides comprehensive analyses and insights in risk management including: overview of risk management -from the history of risk management to the new regulatory and trading environment; a look at past and present risk management; risk management program designs; techniques to organize the risk management function; develop a system to cover organizations exposures; and risk management implementation including the use of the myriad systems to derive value at risk (VaR), stress-testing, and derivatives for measuring and hedging risk in today’s marketplace.

 

FIN4235 International Financial Management (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

This course covers principles and applications of managerial finance in an international context. Particular emphasis is placed on financial management of multinational business. Major topics include analysis of opportunities, risks and problems unique to businesses involved in multinational operations, international financial environment, international sources and uses of funds, foreign exchange risk management, and managing international assets, liabilities, and securities.

 

FIN4240 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3220 Investments

This is an advanced investment course designed to expand knowledge acquired in the introductory investment course. The course provides thorough analysis of security valuation techniques and systematic portfolio management. The topics include the processes and principles of financial valuation, valuation models and components, valuation of debt, equity and other securities, portfolio construction and analysis, strategic management of various classes of assets, and portfolio applications and portfolio evaluation.

 

FIN4241 Case Studies in Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3210 Corporate Finance, FIN3220 Investments, FIN3230 Financial Institutions Management and 90 credits completed

The course offers various advanced case studies on practical problems in planning, procuring, and maintaining optimum distribution and utilization of financial resources of business entities. Topics of case studies will vary depending on the interests of students, and the course instructor. 

 

FIN4242 Selected Topics in Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisite: FIN3210 Corporate Finance, FIN3220 Investments, FIN3230 Financial Institutions Management 

The course examines particular issues and contemporary subject areas in Finance at an advanced level. Selection of topics depends on students and instructors preferences. 

 

FIN4246 Insurance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3121 Principles of Finance, FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets

This course explores the principles of risk management and insurance. The course provides an understanding of the foundations, applications and selection of insurance. Fundamentals of life and health insurance as well as property and liability insurance will be included. Enterprise risk management for corporations, financial risk management, overview of employee benefits, and strategic policies to mitigate risk will also be covered. The student will also learn insurance relations, rules and regulation in Kazakhstan in this course.

 

FIN4247 Financial Regulations and Supervision (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

Financial regulation and supervision course focuses on the public regulation of the financial markets and financial intermediaries – topics of high relevance in today’s environment of ongoing transformation of the way financial markets are regulated. The course aims to develop students’ understanding of theory and practice of regulation and supervision of financial markets. After introducing the general principles of effective regulation and supervision of financial markets and institutions, the course is broadly split into three main parts focusing on the following key areas: Regulation of securities markets, Regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial regulation and supervision in Kazakhstan.

 

FIN4248 Islamic Banking and Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

The ongoing turbulence and crises in the modern financial system has drawn attention towards an alternative system of financial intermediation, Islamic banking and finance. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the alternative banking practices and financial market operations which are based on the Shari’ah principles. Major topics include the fundamental Muslim beliefs, Shari’ah objectives, sources of Shari’ah rules and role of Shari’ah boards in supervision of banking and financial market practices, difference between conventional and Islamic banking, prohibition of riba and rationale of Islamic banking, key principles of Islamic banking and investment, the basic Shari’ah rules for economic and financial transactions, conventional and Islamic modes of financing: murabaha, mudaraba, musharaka, ijara, istisna’a and salam, the problems of moral hazards and adverse selection in Islamic finance and conventional versus Islamic (Takaful) insurance.   

 

FIN4250 Personal and Entrepreneurial Finance (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN3101 Financial Institutions and Markets, FIN3121 Principles of Finance

This course focuses on the analysis of the problems involved in efficient handling of personal finance. Also, an opportunity to run a business is deeply explored during the course. Topics include: time value calculations, budgeting, career planning, banking, insurance, home buying, consumer credits and money management, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. Besides that, the course focuses on efficient business planning. The course is useful and interesting for those whose major specialization is finance as well as for those who do not major in finance.

 

FIN4275 Thesis (2 Credits; 4 ECTS )

Prerequisites: completion of the General Education and Program courses

A thesis is a research work on a topic that is in the area of Finance. Students will be supervised by faculty members in the process. Further details on thesis requirements are provided under the KIMEP University regulations on this matter.

 

FIN4277 State Examination (1 Credit; 3 ECTS)

Prerequisites: completion of the General Education and Program courses

Students are required to take the state examination in Finance. Further details on this requirement are provided under the KIMEP University regulations on this matter.

 

FIN4280/FIN4290 State Specialized Examinations (2 credits; 4 ECTS) 

Prerequisites: completion of the General Education and Program courses

Students can take state specialized examinations under certain conditions. Further details on this requirement are provided under the KIMEP University regulations on this matter.

 

FIN4251.2 Internship Program in Finance II (2 Credits; 2 ECTS)

Prerequisites:70 KIMEP credits and  BUS4251.1 Internship Program I

Familiarization with the organizational structure of the internship host-organization, with the area of its activities; learning mode of operation of the organization;   learning the organizational documents of the organization; acquiring the skills of collecting and processing of primary information in the field of finance; carrying out a comparative analysis of the organization; identifying gaps and suggesting the ways to improve the development of the organization.

 

FIN4241.2 Case Studies in Finance (substitute) (2 Credits; 2 ECTS)

Prerequisites: BUS4251.1 Internship Program I and 70 credits completed

The course offers various advanced case studies on practical problems in planning, procuring, and maintaining optimum distribution and utilization of financial resources of business entities. Topics of case studies will vary depending on the interests of students, and the course instructor. 

 

FIN4251.3 Internship Program in Finance III (3 Credits; 5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: FIN4251.2 Internship Program in Finance II or FIN4241.2 Case Studies in Finance (substitute)

The consolidation and intensification of theoretical knowledge and skills acquired by students through the process of theoretical learning; the formation of professional competence; the familiarization with real industrial, technological, and organizational processes going on at the place of internship; the mastering of the profession’s basics  in the operational sphere: the familiarization with and acquirement of the methodology and technology of professional problem-solving; the collection of the necessary for the preparation and compilation of the internship report materials. Bases of internship are organizations related to careers in Finance. 

Scholarship opportunities
There are many opportunities for merit-based scholarships for Kazakhstani and international students.
While studying at KIMEP University, students may also apply for part-time positions available on the University campus.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid, if you would like to apply for scholarship.

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Nejat-Capar-

Nejat Çapar, Ph.D.

Dean
Assistant Professor of Management

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Educational Background and Bio:

Nejat Çapar received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Florida State University and MBA from Temple University. He has previously taught at the Florida State University, American University of Sharjah, and Bilkent University among others and has been a guest lecturer at various universities. His work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Proceedings, and Journal of Business Ethics among others. He served as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of International Management during 2010-2018, and as an ad-hoc reviewer for various other academic journals. He has been active in reviewing and presenting papers at the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business Conferences. His research interests include international diversification and performance relationships, the interrelationships between diversification, firm resources and performance, as well as cross-cultural differences in management.


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Yuliya Frolova, DBA

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Management

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Name Yuliya Frolova
Position Associate Professor of Management
Email address frolova@kimep.kz
Education background DBA KIMEP University

MBA KIMEP University

BSC KIMEP University

Overview Dr. Yuliya Frolova is Associate Professor at the Bang College of Business, KIMEP University, Almaty city, Republic of Kazakhstan. In the academic year 2017-2018, she was an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the Bang College of Business. Previously she was a Chair of Management and Marketing Department for 1.5 years.

 

Dr. Yuliya Frolova also serves as IMA (Institute of Management Accountants, USA) Campus Advocate for KIMEP University. Campus Advocates are committed to understanding and conveying the benefits of IMA membership to students majoring in accounting, finance, and information technology to prepare them for successful careers in the field of managerial finance and accounting.

 

In Fall 2013, Dr. Yuliya Frolova taught management and accounting as a Visiting Assistant Professor at  Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley city, USA.

 

Dr. Yuliya Frolova holds DBA degree with major in management and minors in accounting and business law; MBA degree with majors in accounting and finance; and BSC degree in Business Administration with major in accounting. She also has professional qualifications in accounting for her knowledge of international accounting theory and practice and her relevant work experience in this field: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), USA; Professional Accountant, Russia; and Certified Accounting Practitioner (CAP), Kazakhstan.

 

Dr. Yuliya Frolova has been judged by KIMEP University to be academically qualified in management and professionally qualified in accounting under the AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) guidelines. She teaches a variety of courses in management and accounting at undergraduate and graduate levels. Her mission is to constantly obtain new knowledge and to share it through teaching and research.

 

Research Interests Professor Frolova’s primary research interest focuses on studying the influence of personality on various work-related outcomes.
Publications ·         Davis, P., Frolova, Y., and Callahan, W.  (2017). Toward an Understanding of the Failure of Talent Identification Initiatives in the African Public Sector. Journal of Management Policy and Practice (ISSN:1913-8067), 18(1): 102-113.

·         Davis, P., Frolova, Y., and Callahan, W.  (2016). Retaining leadership talent in the African public sector: An assessment of the HR challenge. Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics (ISSN: 1913-8059), 13(3): 67-78.

·         Davis, P., Frolova, Y., and Callahan, W. (2016). Perceptions, Antecedents and Consequents of Employee Engagement Initiatives in Australian Organizations. American Journal of Management (ISSN: 2165-7998), 16(1): 42-53.

·         Frolova, Y. and Mahmood, M. (2016). Employee Duty Orientation in Kazakhstan: A Multi-Level Analysis. Presentation made at the KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC-2016), Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 8-9, 2016.

·         Davis, P., Frolova, Y., and Callahan, W. (2016). Workplace Diversity Management in Australia: What do Managers Think and What are Organisations Doing? Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 35(2): 81-98. (Publisher: Emerald; listed in SSCI, Scopus)

·         Dixon, J. and Frolova, Y. (2015). Accounting Disclosures on Fair Value Valuations: The Material Misstatement Threats Facing Board of Directors in Kazakhstan. AFBE Journal, 8(2): 90-107. (ISSN: 2071-7873. Listed in CABELLS Directory.)

·         Frolova, Y. (2015). An Exploratory Comparison of Personal Values of Young People in Kazakhstan and the USA. Bulletin of Turan University, 2(66): 272 – 277 (In 2015, the Journal is in the list of scientific publications recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. ISBN 1562-2959).

·         Frolova, Y. (2015). What Job Will Bring Satisfaction for Young People in Developed Economy with Individualistic Culture and in Developing Economy with Collectivistic Culture? An Exploratory Comparative Analysis. Proceedings from XII KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC-2015), Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 3-4, 2015: 148-163.

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). What Job Will Bring Satisfaction? An Analysis Based on Responses of Students Studying Business in Kazakhstan. Eurasian Journal of Business and Management, 2(2): 25-49. DOI: 10.15604/ejbm.2014.02.02.00x (Listed in CABELLS Directory.)

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). Work-Related Ethical Perceptions and Choices of Students Studying Business in Kazakhstan and in the USA: An Exploratory Comparative Analysis. Bulletin of Turan University, 3(63): 219 – 224. (In 2014, the Journal is in the list of scientific publications recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. ISBN 1562-2959).

·         Soltwisch, B., Iyer, V., and Frolova, Y. (2014). The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on the Adjustment and Performance of Exchange Students. 2nd International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 16-19, 2014.

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). An Exploratory Comparison of Attitude-Based Leadership Styles of Young People in the United States of America and in Kazakhstan. AFBE Journal, 7(1): 62-77. (ISSN: 2071-7873. Listed in CABELLS Directory.)

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). Student Contributions to the Teaching of Ethics in Business Classes. In K. Nantz (Ed.), Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching (pp. 43 – 52). North Charleston, South Carolina: U.S. Central Asia Education Foundation.

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). The Instructional Value of Case Studies Written for Students in Central Asian Universities. In K. Nantz (Ed.), Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching (pp. 121 – 130). North Charleston, South Carolina: U.S. Central Asia Education Foundation.

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). The Benefits of Student Participation in the Grading of Group Presentations. In K. Nantz (Ed.), Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching (pp. 187 – 194). North Charleston, South Carolina: U.S. Central Asia Education Foundation.

·         Frolova, Y. (2014). The Importance of Seeking Student Input To Improve Teaching Methods. In K. Nantz (Ed.), Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching (pp. 195 – 206). North Charleston, South Carolina: U.S. Central Asia Education Foundation.

·         Frolova, Y. and Soltwisch, B. (2013). An Exploratory Study on Measuring the Level of Emotional Intelligence of Young People Studying Business in USA.  Proceedings from the 1st Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference (HASSACC-2013), Slovak Republic, November 18-22: 113-118.

·         Dixon, J. and Frolova, Y. (2013). The Reliable Relevance of Bank Financial Statements in Kazakhstan: The Fair Value Challenge for Auditors. AFBE Journal, 6(2): 122-139. (ISSN: 2071-7873. Listed in CABELLS Directory.)

·         Frolova, Y. (2013). An Exploratory Study of Prevailing Leadership Styles of Kazakhstan Students Majoring in Management and Students Majoring in Accounting. KAFU (Kazakh-American Free University) Academic Journal, 1, 66 – 70.

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2013). Evidence of Psychological Traps Presence in Financial Reporting. Journal of Economy, Business and Financing, 1/2013, 1-7. (ISSN: 1339-3723. Publisher: Thomson Ltd., Zilina, Slovakia.)

·         Dixon, J. and Frolova, Y. (2013). Accounting for Good Governance: The Fair Value Challenge. Corporate Governance, 13(3), 199-219. (ISSN: 1472-0701. Publisher: Emerald; listed in SSCI, SCOPUS )

·         Dixon, J. and Frolova, Y. (2013). The Hierarchical Civil Servant, Administrative Theory & Praxis, 35(2), 199-219. (ISSN: 1084-1806. Publisher: M.E. Sharper, Armonk NY, USA.)

·         Frolova, Y. (2013). An Insight into Attitude-Based Leadership Styles of Young People in Kazakhstan: A BSC Perspective.  AFBE Journal, 6(1): 74-87. (ISSN: 2071-7873. Listed in CABELLS Directory.)

·         Frolova, Y. (2013). An Inquiry of Personal Values of Business Students in Kazakhstan. Asian Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 2(12): 13-30. (ISSN: 2047-2528. Listed in CABELLS Directory and GALE CENGAGE Learning.)

·         Erdener, C. and Frolova, Y. (2013). Managerial Ethics Research: Issues for Accounting in Kazakhstan. International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, June 15-17, 2013.

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2013). Kazakhstani Business Student Work-Related Ethical Perceptions and Choices: An Exploratory Analysis.  Proceedings from X KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC-2013), Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 4-6, 2013.

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2012). Positive Organizational Behavior: Its Relevance and Transferability to Kazakhstan.  KAFU (Kazakh-American Free University) Academic Journal, 3, 188 – 191. (In 2012, the Journal was in the list of scientific publications recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.)

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2012). Positive Organizational Behavior: It’s Application to Kazakhstan. KAFU (Kazakh-American Free University) Academic Journal, 3, 198 – 201. (In 2012, the Journal was in the list of scientific publications recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.)

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2012). An Exploratory Analysis of Business Student Perception of Ethics: A B.Sc. Perspective. Bulletin of UIB (University of International Business), 4(26): 120 – 122. (In 2012, the Journal was in the list of scientific publications recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.)

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2012). An Epistemological Challenge of Psychological Traps Presence in Financial Reporting.  Proceedings from the 1st Virtual International Conference on Advanced Research in Scientific Areas (ARSA-2012), Slovakia, December 3-7: 67-71.

·         Frolova, Y. and Dixon, J. (2012). An Epistemological Challenge for Fair Value Accounting: The Classification of Financial Instruments for the Purpose of the Fair Value Estimation by Kazakhstan’s Banking Industry. Proceedings from IX KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC-2012), Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 19-21: 19-24.

·         Dixon, J. and Frolova, Y. (2011). Existential Poverty: Welfare Dependency, Learned Helplessness and Psychological Capital. Poverty & Public Policy, 3(2), DOI: 10.2202/1944-2858.1158. (Online ISSN: 1944-2858. Wiley Online Library.)

·         Erdener, C. and Frolova, Y. (2010). An Exploratory Study of Some Possible Attitudinal and Cultural Antecedents of Accounting Fraud Risk in Kazakhstan. Proceedings from VII KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRK-2010), Almaty, Kazakhstan.

·          Leonard, J. and Frolova Y. (2007). A Regression Analysis of Kazakhstan’s Pension Funds. Caspian Digest May.

·         Leonard, J. and Frolova Y. (2006). Accounting: Kazakh Needs for IAS. Business Leadership in Central Asia, H. Gaggiotti (Ed), Almaty, Kazakhstan: Caspian Academic Press.

Teaching Courses taught at executive MBA level:

·         Organizational Behavior and Development

Courses taught at graduate (master) level:

·         MGT5201/MGT5101 Organizational Behavior and Leadership Ethics

·         MGT5200 Business Communication

·         ACC5203 Financial Reporting and Management Control

·         ACC5212 Financial Statement Analysis

·         FIN5113.1 Financial Reporting and Analysis

·         FIN5113.2 Financial Reporting and Analysis

Courses taught at undergraduate (bachelor) level:

·         MG3299.12 Selected Topics in Management: Management of Organizations

·         MGT3212 Organizational Behavior

·         MGT3206 Leadership and Motivation

·         MGT3205 Decision Making

·         MGT3201 Business Communication

·         MGT4203 Performance Management

·         MGT4204 Cases in Management

·         ACC1201 Financial Accounting I

·         ACC1202 Financial Accounting II

·         ACC3201 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

·         ACC3202 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

·         ACC2201 Management Accounting I

·         ACC3110 Management Accounting II

 

Awards ·         Certificate of Service Excellence awarded for the academic year 2004 – 2005 for preeminence in academic development and services at the College of Continuing Education (currently: Executive Education Center), KIMEP


Liza Rybina (2)

Liza Rybina, DBA

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of Marketing

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Research and Publications:

Rybina, Alpeissova, Dossova (2015) Analysis of Social Advertising Effectiveness. Bulletin of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Rybina, Alpeissova (2014) Employing student self-guided learning to bring undated and localized content to your classroom. In Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching

Rybina (2013) Antismoking social advertising: An exploratory study of smoking-related risk perceptions and intention to smoke among adolescents in Kazakhstan. Vestnik KazNPU.


Mira-Nurmakhanova

Mira Nurmakhanova, Ph.D.

Chair of Accounting and Finance departments
Associate Professor of Finance

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Name Mira Nurmakhanova
Position Associate Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program
Email address miranur@kimep.kz
Education background PhD. Iowa State University, USA

MA KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

BSc. Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

Overview Professor Nurmakhanova’s primary research interest focuses on studying the influence of oil prices on macroeconomic performance of the country. Specifically, she examines the effect of oil prices on the economic growth, real exchange rate, stock market, inflation rate, etc. Another research interest is related to performance of microfinance institutions:  extend of trade-off between financial sustainability and outreach of MFIs, effect of regulation on performance of microfinance institutions. Third research interest is related to stability of banking sector. Specifically, she examines the effect of bank market power on both the credit risk-taking attitude of Kazakhstani banks and overall stability of banks.
Research Interests ·         The Effect of Regulation on Performance of Microfinance Institutions: effect of regulation on MFIs performance. When evaluating the impact of regulation following questions are of primary interest: (1) what is the effect of regulation on performance of actually regulated MFI? and (2) what is the effect of regulation on performance of MFIs that opt for regulation once they start taking deposits? In a new contribution to existing literature, our results show the impacts of regulation on performance of actually regulated MFIs and MFIs that opt for regulation once they start taking deposits.

·         Stability of banking sector: effect of bank market power on both the credit risk-taking attitude of Kazakhstani banks and overall stability of banks.

·         Effect of oil prices: effect of oil prices on the economic growth, real exchange rate, stock market, inflation rate, etc.

Selected Publications Articles

 

·         Katenova, M., M. Nurmakhanova. 2017. “Financial Development and Economic Growth: The Case of Kazakhstan”. International Review of Business Research Papers. Vol. 13. No. 1, 151 – 160.

·         Nurmakhanova, M., G. Kretzschmar, H. Fedhilla. 2015. “Trade-off between Financial Sustainability and Outreach of Microfinance Institutions”.  Eurasian Economic Review, Vol. 5, 231-250.

·         Nurmakhanova M., O. Pak. 2013. “The Effect of Market Power on Bank Credit Risk-Taking and Bank Stability in Kazakhstan”, Transition Studies Review, Vol. 20, 335-350.

·         Nurmakhanova M., O. Pak. 2013. “Bank market power and credit risk-taking in Kazakhstan”, Economics: strategy and practice, Vol. 4, p. 73-85.

  • Nurmakhanova M., G. Kretzschmar. 2011. “Kazakhstan – The Real Currency and Growth Challenge for Commodity Producing Countries”, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Vol. 6, 87-105.

 

Conference Papers

 

·         1st International Conference on Energy, Finance and the Macroeconomy. November 22-24, 2017, Montpellier, France. “The Effect of Regulation on Performance of Microfinance Institutions: Evidence from Cross Countries”.

·         Sixth Regional Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS). June-July 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         Eurasian Business and Economics Society, EBES 2017, May 2017, Rome, Italy.  “Oil prices and stock market in Kazakhstan”.

·         Euro-Asia Forum in Politics, Economics and Business, July 2016, Belgrade, Serbia. “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) 40-th Research workshop, May 2016, Kiyv. “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) 39-th Research workshop, December 2015, Kiyv. “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) 37-th Research workshop, December 2014, Kiyv. “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) 36-th Research workshop, June-July 2014, Kiyv. “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         Portuguese Finance Network, PFN 2014, Algarve University, June 2014, Faro, Portugal. “The Effect of Regulation on Performance of Microfinance Institutions”.

·         The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance, RCEF-2014, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis Rimini, June 2014, Italy. “Oil Prices, Exchange Rates and Stock Market in Kazakhstan”.

·         Eurasian Business and Economics Society, EBES 2014, Bilim University, Istanbul, June 2014, Turkey. “Financial Loss Distribution Behaviour Associated with MFI Outreach Financing”.

·         ESNIE 2014, Dauphine University, Paris, May 2014, France. “The Effect of Regulation on Performance of

Microfinance Institutions”.

·         Rimini Bayesian Workshop, University of Bologna, Rimini Campus, June 2013, Italy. “Financial Loss Distribution Behaviour Associated with MFI Outreach Financing”.

·         Research seminar, Dublin Institute of Technology, November 2012, Dublin, Ireland. “The impact of bank market power on bank credit risk-taking and stability in Kazakhstan”.

·         Business and Social Science Research Conference, January 2011, Dubai. “Kazakhstan- the real currency and growth challenge for commodity producing countries”.

·         4th workshop of Centre for Advanced Studies in Economics and Econometrics, June 2010, Faro, Portugal. “Effect of Oil Prices on Macroeconomic Performance of the Country”.

·         AAEA meeting, July 2008, Orlando, USA. “Timing of Fertilizer Applications: Environmental Implications”.

·         AAEA meeting, July 2006, Los Angeles, USA.”Effect of Crop Choice on Split Fertilizer Application”.

Teaching Current Courses Taught

·         Business Microeconomics

·         Business Macroeconomics

·         Principles of Finance

Grants/Fellowships ·         Principal investigator (2013), research grant sponsored by the Economic Education and Research Consortium, EERC, entitled by “Oil and Growth Challenge in Kazakhstan”.

·         Career Integration Fellowship (CIF) (2014)  CERGE-EI Teaching Fellows program

Awards ·         Teaching Excellence Award, KIMEP, 2015 and 2018

·         Paper titled “Kazakhstan – The Real Currency and Growth Challenge for Commodity Producing Countries” was presented on a Business and Social Science Research Conference in Dubai in January 2011 and won a Best Paper Award.


Alma Alpeissova (6)

Alma Alpeissova, DBA, MA

Chair of Management and Marketing departments
Assistant Professor of Management

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EDUCATION

 

Columbia University

Graduate School of Arts and

Sciences, Department of Sociology

MA Research Thesis:

 

GPA:

Awards:

 

New York, NY, MA (Master of Arts), May 2001

1. Human Resource Development

2. Managing Change

3.53/4.00

‘Bolashak’ Scholarship of the President of                 Kazakhstan

 

Kazakh State National University

Faculty of Economics and Sociology

Department of Sociology

Diploma thesis:

GPA:

Awards:

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Diploma with Honors

(5- year course), September 1991 – June 1996

 

Modern Theories of Motivation

4.89/5.00

Honor Certificate from the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan at Student Scientific Conference for the Research Paper ‘Motivation of work in Modern Organizations’

 

 

Professional Experience 

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA, USA

AES – Emerging Leaders Program Certificate

January 22 – February 3, 2006

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

KIMEP University

Bang College of Business

KIMEP Leadership Development Program

 

Executive Education Center

Executive MBA 

 

 

KIMEP University

Bang College of Business

Management and Marketing Department

 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Position: Program Instructor

January 2010 – present

 

Position: Senior Lecturer

Courses delivered: Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Ethics

Spring 2012 – present

 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Position: Senior Lecturer

August 2003 – present

 

 

AES Corporation

Leadership Learning Center

 

Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Position: Corporate Trainer

September 2006 – May 2007

 

KIMEP University

Center for Executive Education and Professional Development

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Position: Part-time Instructor

Seminars delivered:

Power and Influence

Human Resources Management

Effective Leadership

Key Management Skills

Business Communication

Time Management

Leadership and Motivation

Performance Appraisal

December 2005 – July  2010

 

UNDP Kazakhstan

 

Astana, Kazakhstan

Position: Consultant

Project “Medium Term Recommendations on Reform of State Management ”

June 2002 – July 2003

 

JSC “Astana-Holding”

 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Position: HR Department Director

March 2002 – June 2002

 

Columbia University

Mailman School of Public Health

Department of Epidemiology

New York, NY

Position: Research Assistant

The National Collaborative Prenatal Project

May 2001 – February 2002

 

Suleyman Demirel University

Faculty of Economics

 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Position: Lecturer

October 1999 – July 2000

 

 

Research Profile

Alma Alpeissova

Senior Lecturer, Bang College of Business

MA (Columbia University, NYC, USA)

Research area and interests: Strategic Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Motivation, Innovation Management, Labor Economics, Change Management

 

Main Publications:

Gurumurthy, K., Gupta, D., Alpeissova, A.,  Gimranova, D., (2011).The Effect of Direct Advertising to Consumers (DTCA) on Market Share and Quantity in Pharmaceutical Drugs and Consumer Welfare.47th Annual MBAA International Conference, Chicago.

This research paper has been judged to be “2011 Best Paper Award in Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Industry and Wellness Track”.

Abdymomunov, A., Tatikova, L., Alpeissova, A., Imanaliyev, Z., Suleimenov, E., Zhamankulova, Z., Ismailova, S., Dosova, Z., Teremov, T., Shokamanov, Y., Amirkhanova M., Tasbulatova, S., Beloslyudtseva, V., (2004). Education for All: The Key Goal for a New Millennium. National Human Development Report 2004”, UNDP, Kazakhstan

Rybina, L., Alpeissova, A., (2005). Dishonesty in Academics and Business: Evaluation of Student Attitudes. V KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2005): proceedings. October, 2005, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Alpeissova A., Gimranova, D.,  (2009). Human Resource Management Problems and Opportunities at the time of economic crisis: the Kazakhstan Perspective. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2009): proceedings. April 2009, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Alpeissova, A. & Rybina, L. (2014). Case Study Discussion: Graduate and Undergraduate Experiences. In Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching [edited by] Kathryn Nantz. U.S.-Cenral Asia Education Foundation. pp.111-120.

Rybina, L. & Alpeissova, A. (2014). Employing student self-guided learning to bring undated and localized content to your classroom. In Business Education in Central Asia: Best Practices in Integrative Study and Teaching [edited by] Kathryn Nantz. U.S.-Cenral Asia Education Foundation. pp.19-28.

 

Conference Proceedings:

Humphrey J., Alpeissova A., Rybina L. (2010). Doing Research in Kazakhstan: The Challenges of International Context Studies. VII KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2010): proceedings. March 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Gurumurthy, K., Gupta, D., Alpeissova, A.,  Gimranova, D., (2011).The Effect of Direct Advertising to Consumers (DTCA) on Market Share and Quantity in Pharmaceutical Drugs and Consumer Welfare.47th Annual MBAA International Conference, Chicago.

This research paper has been judged to be “2011 Best Paper Award in Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Industry and Wellness Track.

Gimranova, D., Alpeissova, A., Gurumurthy, K., (2011) Innovative Teaching Methodology: Leadership Development Program at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP), Accepted for the VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, 2011, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Gimranova, D., Alpeissova, A. (2011) Leadership education and corporate engagement in world class business education: the case of the Leadership Development Program at KIMEP. NU International Conference “Contemporary Trends in Education – 2011”, November 17-18, Astana, Kazakhstan. 

Mahmood, M., Alpeissova, A., (2011) Impact of Learning Culture on Employee Performance: A Comparative Study of Private and Public Sector Organizations in Kazakhstan. Accepted for the VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, 2011, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Alpeissova, A., Baikenova, Zh, Gimranova D., Gurumurthy, K. (2012) Pharmaceutical Industry Management Challenges in Kazakhstan. 48th Annual MBAA International Conference – 2012

March 28-30, 2012, Chicago, IL, USA 

Baikenova, Zh, Gimranova, D., Alpeissova, A. (2012) Major forces affecting the pharmaceutical industry development in Kazakhstan. KIRC 2012, April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

Zholdybayeva, A., Baikenova, Zh., Gimranova, D., Alpeissova, A. (2013) Analysis of the Integrated Medical Information System Implementation: the Case of Healthcare Organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan 49th Annual MBAA International Conference – 2013, February 23-25, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA

Alpeissova, A., Gimranova, D. (2013) Employee Motivation System Effectiveness: the case of Kazakhstan Distribution Company, KIRC 2013, April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

Erdener, C., Alpeissova, A. (2014) The Challenges of Managing in Syncretic Cultures, KIRC 2014, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

Alpeissova, A., Rybina, L. (2015) The Factors Influencing Employee Satisfaction In The Services Companies In Kazakhstan. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Academic

Research (MIAR 2015). July 29-30, 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Alpeissova, A., Rybina, L. (2015) Social Marketing and Youth Addictive Behavior: Mixed Methods

Research Approach. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Academic

Research (MIAR 2015). July 29-30, 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

 

 

Academic supervision: 

Industry research projects performed by the students of the Leadership Development Program accepted for the KIMEP VIII International Research Conference (8th KIRC), Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Alma Alpeissova and Dilbar Gimranova (2011), The Employee Motivation in Volunteering Organizations: Alumni Leaders League, Kazakhstan

Dilbar Gimranova and Alma Alpeissova, Company supervision: Guenter Dahm, CEO, Microsoft Kazakhstan (2011), The ICT Development index in Kazakhstan: The focus on business environment

Dilbar Gimranova and Alma Alpeissova, Company supervision: Prasad Abraham, CEO, Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan (2011), Islamic Banking in the Republic of Kazakhstan: The Al Hilal Bank Market Entry Challenges 

Dilbar Gimranova and Alma Alpeissova, Company supervision: Mukhtar Mussabetov, Managing Partner, ICC Business Advisors (2011), Leadership of the Kazakhstan banking system in the CIS. Myth or Reality? 

Dilbar Gimranova, Alma Alpeissova, Vladimir Garkavenko, Company supervision: Guenter Dahm, CEO, Microsoft Kazakhstan (2011), Innovation Management: A Critical analysis of the government initiatives to foster innovation in Kazakhstan

 


Alimshan-Faizulayev

Alimshan Faizulayev, Ph.D.

Director Research, Assistant Professor of Finance

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Name: Dr. Alimshan Faizulayev

Position: Research Director / Assistant Professor, Bang College of Business.

Educational Background: Ph.D. in Finance, Eastern Mediterranean University, N. Cyprus.

Experience:

08.2019- Present => Assistant Professor/ Research Director BCB, Kimep University, Kazakhstan.

04.2021-Present  => Research Director (co-owner), London Center for Development, London , UK.

10.2021-Present => Member (non-voting) of the AIXQI Index Committee of Astana International Exchange (AIX).

01.2017-01.2021 => Investment Advisor/ Coordinator in CIS regions, Dovec Group of Companies, Cyprus.

01.2011-09.2017 => Project Manager, Dogus Yol Tourism (education and tourism), Turkey.

09.2015-01.2019 => Senior Lecturer, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus.

01.2015-07.2015 => Guest Lecturer, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, USA.

 

Research Interest:

-Conentional Banking, Islamic Banking,

-Energy economics

 

Research Articles:

Damira, A., Narimanovna, J. G., Lyazzat, Y., Rustamov, B., Faizulayev, A., & Bekun, F. V. (2022). Competition Determinants of Eurasian Economic Union Oil and Gas Companies . International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy12(2), 336–341. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.12906 (Scopus, ABDC)

 

Isah Wada, Alimshan Faizulayev, Festus Victor Bekun (2021). “Exploring the role of conventional energy consumption on environmental quality in Brazil: Evidence from cointegration and conditional causality”,Gondwana Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2021.06.009. ((SCI / SCOPUS Q2 IF:6.05)

 

Faizulayev, A. Wada, I. Kyzdarbekova, A. Parmankulova, I (2021). “What drives the banking competition in Islamic Finance Oriented Countries? Islamic vs Conventional banks.” Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-06-2020-0173 (Web of Scıence / SCOPUS Q2)

 

Solomon,  P. N. Festus, V. B. Faizulayev, A. (2021) “Energy Consumption, Natural Resources, Urbanization, and Ecological Footprint in South Africa: The Moderating Role of Human Capital.”  International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11099  (Web of Scıence / SCOPUS Q2)

 

Faizulayev, A, Bakitjanovna, KR, Wada, I. (2020) Revisiting the dynamic impact of external debt on economic growth in Nigeria: Cointegration and conditional causality analysis. J Public Affairs;e2538.  https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2538 (Web of Scıence / SCOPUS Q2)

 

Wada, I, Faizulayev, A, Khademolomoom, AH, Alzubi, A. (2020) Energy use, real output‐growth, FDI, energy‐intensity and CO2 emission; the case of Kazakhstan. J Public Affairs;e2300. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2300 (Web of Scıence / SCOPUS Q2)

Faizulayev A., Wada I. (2019) Spillover Effect of Interest Rate Volatility on Banking Sector Development in Nigeria: Dynamic ARDL Bound Test Approach. In: Ozatac N., Gokmenoglu K. (eds) Global Issues in Banking and Finance. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30387-7_8(Scopus)

 

Faizulayev A., Wada I. (2019) What Drives the Banking Performance? Case of Eurasian Economic Union Countries. In: Ozatac N., Gokmenoglu K. (eds) Global Issues in Banking and Finance. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30387-7_3(Scopus)

 

Hamed W., Faizulayev A. (2019) Does the Financial Performance of Banks Change During the Global Financial Crisis? The Case of Palestine. In: Ozatac N., Gokmenoglu K. (eds) Global Issues in Banking and Finance. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30387-7_12(Scopus)

 

Faizulayev A., Bektas E. (2018) Profitability Determinants of Islamic and Conventional Banks During the Global Financial Crises: The Case of Emerging Markets. In: Ozatac N., Gökmenoglu K. (eds) Emerging Trends in Banking and Finance. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01784-2_17

 

Alimshan Faizulayev, Eralp Bektas & Abdul Ghafar Ismail 2018. “Profitability and persistency in the service industry: the case of QISMUT+3”, Service Industries Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2018.1461210. (SSCI/ SCOPUS Q1 IF-6.539)


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Dana Abeuova, Ph.D.

Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Assistant Professor of Management

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Dana Abeuova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at KIMEP University. She received her Ph.D. in Management from ESCP Business School, as part of the École Doctorale de Management Panthéon-Sorbonne, France; M.S. in Information Systems from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington, USA; B.S. in Informatics from School of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

Her professional background is comprised of work in the private sector, academia, and international non-governmental organization. Her teaching experience includes lecturing at Kazakh-British Technical University in Kazakhstan and at ESCP Europe Business School in France.

Her research interests lie in the areas of new venture development and talent attraction in new entrepreneurial ventures.


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Monowar Mahmood, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

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Professor of Management at Bang College of Business, KIMEP University. He completed Ph.D. in Management Science from Manchester Business School (AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA accredited), University of Manchester, UK; MA in Human Resource Management from University of Leeds (AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA accredited), UK;  MBA from Saint Mary’s University (AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA accredited), Canada.

Dr. Mahmood has numerous peer reviewed articles and 5 book chapters published by different international publishers. His articles published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, Education + Training, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Emerging Markets and other ranked journals. Book chapters are published by Routledge, UK; Springer, UK; and Business Expert Press, USA.

Research and Publications:

Dr. Mahmood has numerous peer reviewed articles and 5 book chapters published by different international publishers. His articles published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, Education + Training, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Emerging Markets and other ranked journals. Book chapters are published by Routledge, UK; Springer, UK; and Business Expert Press, USA.


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Zafar Uddin Ahmed, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

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Larry Paul Pleshko, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

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Larry Pleshko (PhD. Marketing, M.B.A, B.S. Engineering) is a Professor of Marketing with more than thirty years of experience in university-level education. He has been a full-time faculty
member at a variety of universities around the world, including Barry University, UAE University, Kuwait University, Curtin University, and American University of Ras AlKhaimah. His
area of expertise is marketing management and strategy. Dr. Pleshko has published more than fifty international journal articles, mostly in the area of service businesses such as banking, fast-food restaurants, or coffee-shop retailing. His teaching is mostly centered upon marketing principles, marketing strategy, consumer behavior, market research, and promotion management


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Halil Kiymaz, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Finance

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Halil Kiymaz is a Visiting Professor of Finance at the BCB. Professor Kiymaz obtained his Ph.D. in

Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans, USA. His experience includes working as a Professor of Finance at the Crummer Graduate School of Business. Professor Kiymaz also taught at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bilkent University, and the University of New Orleans. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has served at the CFA Institute in various capacities.


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Vladimir Garkavenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

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Name Vladimir Garkavenko
Position Associate Professor of Marketing
Contact detail Phone: 270 44 40  Ext. 2171

E-mail: gvlad@kimep.kz

Education background PhD, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

MBS, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

PGDBA, (Management and International Business), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

MA, (French and Arabic Languages and Literature), Kiev State University, Ukraine

BA, (French and Arabic Languages and Literature), Kiev State University, Ukraine

Overview Professor Garkavenko research is focusing on the impact of information and communication technologies on distribution channels, cross-cultural marketing, service marketing, digital marketing, supplier-retailer-consumer relationships and consumer behavior as well as business practices in Central Asia. He also have a strong research interest in sustainable eco-tourism and hospitality, Health and Wellness Tourism Development in Kazakhstan, Heritage Tourism.

His particular research interest revolves around building a case study on KZ tourism industry to identify main issues in the emerging industry in the contest of “green economy”.  The research covers the structure of the KZ tourism industry and its main players, the core resources and attractions of the country as well as supporting factors such as infrastructure, accessibility, political will, some examples of the typical destination management and destination policy and planning such as quality of service experience, positioning and branding as well as monitoring and evaluation.  The research also focuses on the barriers to tourism development in the country and ICT adoption by the tourism industry and by the prospective consumers.

Research Interests  Marketing: Services Marketing, International Marketing, Distribution Channel, Suppliers-Retailers-Consumers Relationship, Developing Markets;

ICT Adoption : Intermediation-Disintermediation-Reintermediation; ICT Penetration, Perception And Adoption;

Tourism:: Tourism Planning and Development in Central Asia; High-Yield Tourism; Authenticity And Tourism; Eco-Cultural Tourism Development; Niche Tourism; Environmental Management; Hospitality Management; Business Social Responsibility & Ethics, Health and Wellness Tourism Development in Kazakhstan, Heritage Tourism.

Selected Publications Main refereed peer-reviewed publications:

Book:

Garkavenko, V. (2009). New Zealand Travel Agents in the Internet Era:  Impacts, Responses, and Relationships.  VDM Verlag: Saarbrucken, Germany.

Refereed published articles:

Smagulova, A., Shegebayev, M., Garkavenko, V. & Boolaky, M. (2009). Ethical Practices & Social Responsibility of Kazakhstani Tourism Business: A Pilot Study in the Tour Operator Sector. Central Asia Business Journal, 2, pp. 12-23.

Garkavenko V. (2012). Attitudes of New Zealand consumers towards travel agents’ services in the internet era. Global Science and Technology Forum Journal on Business Review (GSTF Business Review), 1(4).

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2012). Money attitudes in Kazakhstan. Journal of International Business & Economics. 12(3), pp. 87-94.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2012). Business ethical decision making in Central Asia: preliminary evidence from Kazakhstan. European Journal of Management. 12(2), pp.117-121.

Tiberghien, G., Garkavenko, V. & Ashirbekova, M. (2013). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism development in Kazakhstan: a country branding approach. European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation. 4(1), 29-43.

Book chapters:

Garkavenko, V., Bremner, H. & Milne, S. (2003). Travel Agents in the Information Age’: New Zealand Experiences of Disintermediation. In Frew, A., Hitz, M. & P. O’Connor (eds). Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism – 2003, Springer Wien: New York, 467-476.

Garkavenko, V. & Milne, S. (2007). ICT and the travel industry: opportunities and challenges for the New Zealand travel agents’ market. In Pease, W., Rowe, M. & M. Cooper (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry. Idea Group Publishing.

Garkavenko, V. & Milne, S. (2008). New Zealand Travel Agents in the Internet Era: Spatial Differences in ICT Impact, Adoption and Perception. In O’Connor P., Hopken W. & U. Gretzel (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism – 2008. Springer Wien: New York, 298-307.

Garkavenko, V., & Milne, S. (2008). ICT and the travel industry: Opportunities and challenges for the New Zealand travel agents’ market. In C. Van Slyke (Ed.), Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Baisakalova, A., & Garkavenko, V. (2014). Competitiveness of Tourism Industry in Kazakhstan. In Uysal M., Kantarci K. & V. Magnini (Eds.), Tourism in Central Asia: Issues and Challenges. Apple Academic Press: Waretown, New Jersey, USA.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien G. (2014). ICT diffusion and digital divide in Tourism: Kazakhstan perspective. In Uysal M., Kantarci K. & V. Magnini (Eds.), Tourism in Central Asia: Issues and Challenges. Apple Academic Press: Waretown, New Jersey, USA.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2014). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism development in Kazakhstan: Potential and Challenges. In Uysal M., Kantarci K. & V. Magnini (Eds.), Tourism in Central Asia: Issues and Challenges. Apple Academic Press: Waretown, New Jersey, USA.

Papers published in refereed peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Garkavenko, V., Bremner, H. & Milne, S. (2002). Travel agents in the information age: impacts and responses. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 3-5 December 2002, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Garkavenko, V. and Milne, S. (2004).  Travel Agents and disintermediation: exploring the complex competitive environment. International Conference “Tourism – The State of the Art II”, Glasgow, 27-30 June 2004.

Rybina, L. & Garkavenko, V. (2009). Internet adoption by prospective consumers: example of Kazakhstani, Russian and Ukrainian markets. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Surnina, S., Tiberghien, G. & Gimranova, D. (2009). Kazakhstan’s Travel Agent Sector: Main Issues, Impacts and Relationships. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Surnina, S., Tiberghien, G. & Gimranova, D. (2009). ICT impacts on the Kazakhstan travel industry. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Smagulova, A., Shegebayev, M., Garkavenko, V. & Boolaky, M. (2009). Ethical Practices & Social Responsibility of Kazakhstani Tourism Business: A Pilot Study in the Tour Operator Sector. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien, G., Surnina, S. & Gimranova, D. (2010). Information and communication technologies: Kazakhstan travel market perspective. Proceedings of ENTER 2010 – Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism.  The 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism IFITT’s Global Travel

& Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum. 10th-12th February 2010, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano Switzerland.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2010). Attitudes about Money in Kazakhstan. Proceedings of VII KIMEP International Research Conference (7th KIRC), March 25-27, 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien, G. & Gimranova, D. (2010). Kazakhstan Travel Market and ICT Readiness: Consumer Dimension. Proceedings of VII KIMEP International Research Conference (7th KIRC), March 25-27, 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2010). What is Authenticity and What is Authentic in a Modern World: a Pilot Study of Cultural Heritage Tourism. Proceedings of VII KIMEP International Research Conference (7th KIRC), March 25-27, 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2010). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism in New Zealand: the case of Whakarewarewa thermal village. Proceedings of the International Conference “Eco-tourism in Kazakhstan”, 26-27 August, 2010, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Exploratory study on contributions of Information and Communication Technologies to the development of eco-cultural tourism in Central Kazakhstan. Proceedings of ENTER 2011 – Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism.  The International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism IFITT’s Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum. 26th – 28th January 2011, Innsbruck, Austria.

Rybina, L., Garkavenko V., Ha Jin Hwang. (2011). Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Tourism: A Review of Theoretical Models. Proceedings of VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Business Ethical Decision Making in Kazakhstan. Proceedings of VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kadyrova, D., Maratov, A., Bolatbekuly, O., Laulanov, A., Gimranova, D. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). The ICT development Index in Kazakhstan: The Focus on Business Environment. Proceedings of VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Attitude about money in Kazakhstan: extended research. Proceedings of VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien G. (2011). Information and communication technologies adoption by the Kazakhstan travel market. Proceedings of Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2011 Conference – Istanbul, June 1-3, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Tiberghien G., Garkavenko, V. (2011). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism in Kazakhstan. Proceedings of Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2011 Conference – Istanbul, June 1-3, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Doing business in Central Asia: the meaning of money in Kazakhstan. (Extended Abstract). Proceedings of The European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) 24th Annual Conference “Dare to Care: building a caring organisation”, 15-17 September 2011, Antwerp, Belgium.

Garkavenko, V. & Tiberghien G. (2011). Kazakhstan’s travel industry: its history, current structure, and perspective for global integration. Proceedings of the World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality, 10-13 December 2011, Hong Kong.

Tiberghien G. & Garkavenko V. (2011). Exploratory study on contributions of the perception of authenticity to the development of eco-cultural tourism in Central Kazakhstan. Proceedings of the World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality, 10-13 December 2011, Hong Kong.

Abubakirova J. & Garkavenko V. (2012). Tourism development in Central Asia from potential to tourism product: Marketing issues. Proceedings of IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V. & Tiberghien, G. (2012). Kazakhstan’s travel industry: past and future – perspective for global integration. Proceedings of IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2012). Eco-cultural tourism development and perception of authenticity in Kazakhstan: a supply side analysis. Proceedings of IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Akhmetbayeva, A. & Garkavenko, V. (2013). Managing New Product Development Process: Case of Samsung Electronics. Proceedings of X KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Global Community:

Challenges and Opportunities”, (10th) April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Nugumanova, Z. & Garkavenko, V. (2013). Market of Small Hotels in Almaty:

Marketing Strategic Planning of Hotel ALMA. Proceedings of X KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Global Community: Challenges and Opportunities”, (10th) April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Baisakalova, A. & Garkavenko, V. (2013). Trends in International Competitiveness of Tourism Industry in Kazakhstan. Proceedings of X KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Global Community:

Challenges and Opportunities”, (10th) April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Abylkassimova Z., Garkavenko V. & L. Rybina (2014). Issues and challenges of medical tourism development in Kazakhstan: Case of Alakol. Proceedings of XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Aleshkina Y., Garkavenko V. & A. Ostrovsky (2014). Social marketing as a part of brand platform building. Proceedings of XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Izbassarova M., Garkavenko V. & L. Rybina (2014). Ethical Issues in Marketing Research in Telecommunication Industry of Kazakhstan. Proceedings of XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kozhakhmetova D., Garkavenko V. & L. Rybina (2014). Green Marketing: A Study of Consumers’ Attitude towards Environment Friendly Products in Kazakhstan. Proceedings of XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Maikibaeva N., Garkavenko V. & A. Ostrovsky (2014).  The Role of Marketing in formation of Corporate Culture of Kazakhstani companies. Proceedings of XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2015). Basic Human Values of Students at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan. XII KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2015). Universal values in Kazakhstan: An empirical examination. Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2015 Conference – Istanbul, May 29-30, 2015. Istanbul, Turkey. Accepted for oral presentation.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2015). Money and Values in a Transitional Economy:  Illustrations from Kazakhstan. Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2015 Conference – Istanbul, May 29-30, 2015. Istanbul, Turkey. Accepted for oral presentation.

Garkavenko, V. (2016). An overview of Silk Road Collaborative Initiatives: Tourism Perspective. Proceedings of XIII KIMEP International Research Conference “Economic Integration along the New Silk Road: Opportunities and Challenges”, April 8-9, 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Yessengulova, A., Garkavenko, V. & Dumlupinar, B. (2016). Online Advertisement in Kazakhstan: Customers’ Preferences and Factors that Influence Consumer Behavior. Proceedings of XIII KIMEP International Research Conference “Economic Integration along the New Silk Road: Opportunities and Challenges”, April 8-9, 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2017). Past, Present and Future Research on Money Attitudes in Kazakhstan: A Developing Research Agenda. Proceedings of XIV KIMEP International Research Conference, April 7-8, 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Lee, S., Garkavenko, V. & Erdener, C. (2017). An Integrative Model for Examining Money Attitudes in Central Asia: An Application of Cultural Perspectives to Finance. Proceedings of XIV KIMEP International Research Conference, April 7-8, 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Sandibekova, A., Dumlupinar, B. & Garkavenko, V. (2017). Instagram as a marketing tool for small and medium sized businesses in Kazakhstan. Proceedings of XIV KIMEP International Research Conference, April 7-8, 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ostrovsky, A., Garkavenko, V. & Rybina, L. (2017). Consumer animosity and conservatism of Kazakhstani consumers toward foreign products. Proceedings of XIV KIMEP International Research Conference, April 7-8, 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ostrovsky, A., Garkavenko, V. & Rybina, L. (2017). Application of mixed methods in marketing research. Proceedings of XIV KIMEP International Research Conference, April 7-8, 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Rybina, L., Garkavenko, V. & Abylkassimova, Z. (2017). Issues and Challenges of Health and Wellness Tourism Development in Kazakhstan: Case of Lake Alakol. Proceedings of the 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (GloSITH), June 24-26 2017, Beppu, Japan.

Rybina, L., Garkavenko, V. & Ostrovsky, A. (2017). Transition Age Youth’s Conflict Resolution Strategies in Selecting Travel Destination by Tourists from Central Asia. Proceedings of the 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (GloSITH), June 24-26 2017, Beppu, Japan.

Rybina, L., Reardon, J. & Garkavenko, V. (2017). The Impact of Consumer Ethnocentrism and its Antecedents on Airline Preference among Kazakhstani Travelers. Proceedings of the 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (GloSITH), June 24-26 2017, Beppu, Japan.

Rybina, L. & Garkavenko, V. (2017). From Heritage and Medicine to Fashion and Consumerism: Generations Gap in Korean Diaspora Tourism to Homeland. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Health-Oriented Tourism (The 1st ICoHOT), Beppu, Japan, December 2 – 4, 2017.

Rybina, L. & Garkavenko, V. (2017). Perceived Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Health-Oriented Tourism. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Health-Oriented Tourism (The 1st ICoHOT), Beppu, Japan, December 2 – 4, 2017.

Conferences Attended (papers presented)

Garkavenko, V., Bremner, H. & Milne, S. (2002). Travel agents in the information age: impacts and responses. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 3-5 December 2002, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Garkavenko, V., Bremner, H. & Milne, S. (2003). Travel Agents in the Information Age’: New Zealand Experiences of Disintermediation. ENTER 2003 – Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism, 29th – 31st January, Helsinki, Finland.

Garkavenko, V. and Milne, S. (2004).  Travel Agents and disintermediation: exploring the complex competitive environment. International Conference “Tourism – The State of the Art II”, Glasgow, 27-30 June 2004.

Garkavenko, V. & Milne, S. (2008). New Zealand Travel Agents in the Internet Era: Spatial Differences in ICT Impact, Adoption and Perception. ENTER 2008 – Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism. 23rd – 25th January, Innsbruck, Austria.

Rybina, L. & Garkavenko, V. (2009). Internet adoption by prospective consumers: example of Kazakhstani, Russian and Ukrainian markets. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Surnina, S., Tiberghien, G. & Gimranova, D. (2009). Kazakhstan’s Travel Agent Sector: Main Issues, Impacts and Relationships. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Surnina, S., Tiberghien, G. & Gimranova, D. (2009). ICT impacts on the Kazakhstan travel industry. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Smagulova, A., Shegebayev, M., Garkavenko, V. & Boolaky, M. (2009). Ethical Practices & Social Responsibility of Kazakhstani Tourism Business: A Pilot Study in the Tour Operator Sector. VI KIMEP International Research Conference (6th KIRC), 23 – 24 April, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien, G., Surnina, S. &  Gimranova, D. (2010). Information and communication technologies: Kazakhstan travel market perspective. ENTER 2010 – Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism.  The 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism IFITT’s Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum. 10th-12th February 2010, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano Switzerland.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2010). Attitudes about Money in Kazakhstan. VII KIMEP International Research Conference (7th KIRC), March 25-27, 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien, G. & Gimranova, D. (2010). Kazakhstan Travel Market and ICT Readiness: Consumer Dimension. VII KIMEP International Research Conference (7th KIRC), March 25-27, 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2010). What is Authenticity and What is Authentic in a Modern World: a Pilot Study of Cultural Heritage Tourism. VII KIMEP International Research Conference (7th KIRC), March 25-27, 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2010). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism in New Zealand: the case of Whakarewarewa thermal village. International Conference “Eco-tourism in Kazakhstan”, 26-27 August, 2010, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Exploratory study on contributions of Information and Communication Technologies to the development of eco-cultural tourism in Central Kazakhstan. ENTER 2011 – Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism.  The International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism IFITT’s Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum. 26th – 28th January 2011, Innsbruck, Austria.

Rybina, L., Garkavenko V., Ha Jin Hwang. (2011). Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Tourism: A Review of Theoretical Models. VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Business Ethical Decision Making in Kazakhstan. VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kadyrova, D., Maratov, A., Bolatbekuly, O., Laulanov, A., Gimranova, D. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). The ICT development Index in Kazakhstan: The Focus on Business Environment. VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Attitude about money in Kazakhstan: extended research. VIII KIMEP International Research Conference (8th KIRC), April 22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V., Tiberghien G. (2011). Information and communication technologies adoption by the Kazakhstan travel market. Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2011 Conference – Istanbul, June 1-3, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Tiberghien G., Garkavenko, V. (2011). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism in Kazakhstan. Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2011 Conference – Istanbul, June 1-3, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2011). Doing business in Central Asia: the meaning of money in Kazakhstan. The European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) 24th Annual Conference “Dare to Care: building a caring organisation”, 15-17 September 2011, Antwerp, Belgium.

Garkavenko, V. (2011, Accepted as the oral paper). Kazakhstan’s travel industry: its history, current structure, and perspective for global integration. World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality, 10-13 December 2011, Hong Kong.

Tiberghien G. & Garkavenko V. (2011, accepted as the poster paper). Exploratory study on contributions of the perception of authenticity to the development of eco-cultural tourism in Central Kazakhstan. World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality, 10-13 December 2011, Hong Kong.

Abubakirova J., Garkavenko V. & Tiberghien, G.  (2012). Tourism development in Central Asia from potential to tourism product: Marketing issues. IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ashirbekova M., Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2012). Current issues in Kazakhstan nation branding. IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Erdener, C. & Garkavenko, V. (2012). An application of business ethical theories in Kazakhstan. IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Garkavenko, V. & Tiberghien, G. (2012). Kazakhstan’s travel industry: past and future – perspective for global integration. IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G. & Garkavenko, V. (2012). Eco-cultural tourism development and perception of authenticity in Kazakhstan: a supply side analysis. IX KIMEP International Research Conference (9th KIRC), April 19-21, 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Tiberghien, G., Garkavenko, V. & Ashirbekova, M. (2012). Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism development in Kazakhstan: a country branding approach. 1st EJTHR International Conference on Destination Branding, Heritage & Authenticity, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). 21 – 22nd June 2012.

Akhmetbayeva, A. & Garkavenko, V. (2013). Managing New Product Development Process: Case of Samsung Electronics. X KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Global Community:

Challenges and Opportunities”, (10th) April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Baisakalova, A. & Garkavenko, V. (2013). Trends in International Competitiveness of Tourism Industry in Kazakhstan. X KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Global Community:

Challenges and Opportunities”, (10th) April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Nugumanova, Z. & Garkavenko, V. (2013). Market of Small Hotels in Almaty: Marketing Strategic Planning of Hotel ALMA. X KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Global Community:

Challenges and Opportunities”, (10th) April 4-6, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Abylkassimova Z., Garkavenko V. & L. Rybina (2014). Issues and challenges of medical tourism development in Kazakhstan: Case of Alakol. XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Aleshkina Y., Garkavenko V. & A. Ostrovsky (2014). Social marketing as a part of brand platform building. XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Izbassarova M., Garkavenko V. & L. Rybina (2014). Ethical Issues in Marketing Research in Telecommunication Industry of Kazakhstan. XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kozhakhmetova D., Garkavenko V. & L. Rybina (2014). Green Marketing: A Study of Consumers’ Attitude towards Environment Friendly Products in Kazakhstan. XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Maikibaeva N., Garkavenko V. & A. Ostrovsky (2014).  The Role of Marketing in formation of Corporate Culture of Kazakhstani companies. XI KIMEP International Research Conference “Central Asia in the Information Age”, April 3-5, 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Rybina L., Reardon J. & V. Garkavenko (2017). The Impact of Consumer Ethnocentrism and its Antecedents on Airline Preference among Kazakhstani Travelers. The 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (GLOSITH) Conference, 24 – 26 June 2017, Beppu, Japan.

Rybina L., Garkavenko V. & Z. Abylkassimova (2017). Issues and Challenges of Health and Wellness Tourism Development in Kazakhstan: Case of Lake Alakol. The 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (GLOSITH) Conference, 24 – 26 June 2017, Beppu, Japan.

Rybina L., Garkavenko V. & A. Ostrovsky (2017). Transition Age Youth’s Conflict Resolution Strategies in Selecting Travel Destination by Tourists from Central Asia. The 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (GLOSITH) Conference, 24 – 26 June 2017, Beppu, Japan.

Professional Conferences, Seminars &Workshops

Chairman of the Workshop on “Authenticity and eco-cultural tourism practices”. (2010). International Conference “Eco-tourism in Kazakhstan”, 26-27 August, 2010, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Leader of the US Department of Commerce SABIT International Seminar “Strategies for the development of local sustainable tourism” for tourism business specialists (owners, top managers) and experts from five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan) within SABIT (Special American Business Internship Training) Program, US Department of Commerce, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 2-3 March, 2011.

Round table “Community Based Eco-Tourism in Kazakhstan”, organized by Kazakhstan Tourist Association, Ecotourism Kazakhstan and Bloomingfeld.  22 April 2011, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Conference “The Future of Hospitality – Green Hospitality” with EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) and the Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan. Presentation “Sustainability in Kazakhstan: Tourism and Hospitality industry challenges”.  25 May 2011, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Abacus Corporate Travel Conference (2011). “New Opportunities in Travel Management”. 14 September 2011, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

UNDP Seventh Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” (2011). Organized by UNECE and UNDP. 21-23 September 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan.

KIMEP University BCB Research Seminar (2011). Garkavenko V. & G. Tibergien: Business Ethics in Central Asia – A Research Agenda in Tourism, 21 October 2011, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

KIMEP University BCB Research Seminar (2012). Garkavenko V. & G. Tibergien: Current issues in Kazakhstan national branding. April 2012, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

KIMEP Central Asian Studies Center (CASC) public lecture series (2012). Garkavenko V. & G. Tibergien: Tourism in Kazakhstan: To Be or Not to Be? 27 April 2012, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

V Astana Economic Forum (2012). 22-24 May 2012, Astana, Kazakhstan.

Leader of the Seminar/Workshop “Strategic Marketing” for ‘Sberbank Kazakhstan”, November 2012, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

VI Astana Economic Forum (2013). 22-24 May 2013, Astana, Kazakhstan.

UNWTO Silk Road round table: Enhancing collaboration for Sustainable Tourism Development – Developing a Roadmap for the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors, Tourism Strategy Workshop (2013). Organized by United Nations

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UNESCO, World Heritage convention and Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of RK (MINT). 7-8 October 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

UNWTO First Euro-Asian Ski Resorts Conference: Developing New Destinations for Snow Tourism (2013). Organized by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of RK (MINT). 8-9 October, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Abacus Corporate Travel Conference (2013). “How to save on Business Trips? Opportunities in Travel Management”. 29-30 October 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Leader of the US Department of Commerce SABIT International Seminar “Strategies for the sustainable development of tourism and hospitality” for tourism business specialists (owners, top managers) and experts from three Central Asian countries (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan) within SABIT (Special American Business Internship Training) Program, US Department of Commerce, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, 13 December, 2013.

VII Astana Economic Forum (2014). 21-23 May 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan.

International Conference (2015). “Social Tourism: Accessibility for All”, 23 September 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

KIMEP University BCB Research Seminar (2015). Vladimir Garkavenko & Carolyn Erdener: “Egyptian Tourism Industry Responses to Currency Devaluation in 2001:  Are There Some Lessons for Kazakhstan?”, 23 October 2015, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

International Workshop (2016). “Accessible tourism in the natural zones of Kazakhstan”, 02 June 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Teaching ·         Advanced Marketing/Intermediate Marketing

·         Strategic Marketing

·         Cases in Marketing

·         Principles and Practices in Tourism

·         Hospitality Management

·         New Product Development

·         International Marketing

·         Research Methods in Marketing (Undergrad, Graduate)

·         Marketing Research (Undergrad, Graduate)

·         Cross-Cultural Marketing

·         Services Marketing (Undergrad, Graduate)

·         Marketing Management (MBA)

·         Special Topics in Marketing (DBA)

·         Research Methods (DBA)

·         Special Topics in Information Systems (DBA)

·         Marketing Research and Strategy (ExMBA)

·         Research Methods (ExMBA)

Awards 2017 – KIMEP University Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for 2016-2017 Academic Year.


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Elmira Bogoviyeva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing

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Research and Publications:

Elmira Bogoviyeva, (2015) “The Effects of Reward Type and its Likelihood in Customer Brand Co-Creation Activity on Self-Brand Connection”, chapter in the book “Marketing Dynamism & Sustainability: Things Change, Things Stay the Same…”, ed. Leroy Robinson, Jr., published by Springer.

 


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Zhanat Syzdykov, MPA

Assistant Professor on Special Appointment Accounting

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Zhanat Syzdykov, DBA

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Experience:

  • 17 years of teaching experience;
  • 5+ years of industry experience in private sector;
  • 10+ year of consultancy experience

Education:

  • 2011  DBA Student, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2001 Petroleum Accounting Certificate, South Alberta Institute of Tehcnology, Calgary, Canada
  • 1998  Masters Studies in Accounting and Finance, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996 MPA, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1992 Bachelor in Mathematics, Buketov Karaganda State University, Kazakhstan

Professional Certifications:

  • Diploma in IFRS, ACCA,
  • Certified Auditor of the RK, 2010
  • CIPA, 2011
  • Certified Professional Accountant, 2011

Work experience:

  • 08.2010 – 03.2013; Director of Executive MBA Program, KIMEP, Almaty
  • 01.2010 – 08.2010;  Audit Partner, SAF Audit LLP, Almaty
  • 2005 – 2010; Head of Audit Department/ Audit Manager; KPMG Audit, Astana
  • 2002 – 2003; Vice-President Finance, Logycom JSC, Almaty
  • 2000 – 2002; PwC Kazakhstan; Assistant Manager TLS, Almaty
  • 1996 – 2000; Senior Lecturer, KIMEP, Almaty
  • 1995 – 1997; Audit Staff, Senior Consultant; KPMG, Almaty
  • 1992 – 1994; Senior Specialist, Akimat (City municipality); Kokshetau

Professional Associations:

  • Chamber of Auditor of the RK;
  • Member of the Examinations and Qualification Committee of the Chamber of Auditors;
  • Member of DipIFR Institute, Russia, subsidiary of the ACCA, the UK
  • Independent director at the Board of Directors, SK Leasing JSC; since June 2010

Courses taught:

  • ACC5212 Financial Statements Analysis
  • ACC 5202 Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 5208 International Financial Reporting Standards
  • ACC 5201 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • ACC 5001 Foundation of Accounting
  • ACC 5260 Selected Topics in Accounting: Petroleum Accounting
  • EBA 5206 Accounting and Finance: Theory and Applications
  • EBA 5221 Management Control Systems
  • ACC 4203 Auditing
  • ACC 3299 Oil and Gas Accounting
  • FIN 5001 Foundation of Finance
  • ACC 3101 Financial Accounting II
  • ACC 2102 Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 2101 Financial Accounting

Teaching interest:

Courses taught as above; development and preparation of new courses in line with new MSc in Accounting Program requirements.

Professional Training Experience:

Delivered professional tailor made training:

  • 40-hours seminar International Financial Reporting Standards in 8 major cities of Kazakhstan under the umbrella of the Ministry of Finance of the RK: Kostanay; Karagandy, Shymkent, Taraz, Taldy Korgan, Aktau, Pavlodar, Uralsk.
  • Advanced IFRS Trainings and Tailor made trainings for: KazMunayGas JSC: United Centre for Professional Development; AgipKCO; Mangistaumunaygas JSC; Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC; Halyk Savings Bank Kazakhstan JSC, BTA Bank JSC, Altel JSC; etc.
  • Financial Management; Petroleum Accounting; Cost Management in Oil & Gas for OzenMunayGas PF; KazMunayGas JSC;
  • Tailor made trainings for selected IFRS/IAS – Agrofirm TNK LLC; BayanSulu JSC; Saryarka Airport JSC; Shymkent Oblast Tax Committee; Kostanay Oblast Regional Department of Finance; MAEK Kazatomprom LLC; PKF Alina, Almaty Oblast Tax Committee and others.
  • Participated in the project for adoption of the International Standards on Auditing in the RK as a part of Chamber of Auditors of the RK project.

Research interests:

  • “Related parties, corporate governance and company performance” in international business arena.
  • Corporate Governance Implications in Developing Countries;
  • Quality of Accounting Information Affecting Investors’ Choice;
  • Impact of Accounting Framework Choice Upon Performance of the Enterprises in Emerging Economies.

Publications:

  • Zhanat Syzdykov, Madi Mashakov, “Exploratory Study of Liquidity and Corporate Governance Association with Firm Performance: Kazakhstan Experience”; AFBE Journal Volume 6, No. 1, June, 2013; ISSN 2071 – 7873
  • Madi Mashakov, Zhanat Syzdykov, “Pension Funds in Kazakhstan”; KIRC 2013, Almaty;
  • Privatization in Kazakhstan; 1996; Civic Education Project; Conference proceedings at Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia;
  • Privatization and the Role of Foreign investor. A Pilot Study of Kazakhstan Experience; in cooperation with Jens Erik Torp; Peter Rekve; CAMAN Journal; January 2000


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Nurlan Orazalin, DBA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Name Nurlan S. Orazalin
Position Assistant Professor
Contact detail orazalin@kimep.kz

270-44-40, ext. 2183

Education background
  • Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
  • Master of Science in Accounting, Texas A&M University, USA

·        Bachelor of Accounting and Auditing, Kazakh State Academy of Management, Kazakhstan

·        Certified Management Accountant, the Institute of Management Accountants, USA

Overview Nurlan S. Orazalin has extensive teaching experience in the areas of accounting and finance. Dr. Orazalin has considerable practical and consulting experience and has worked with a variety of industries, including banking, oil and gas, constructions, communications, and manufacturing. In his current position, Dr. Orazalin teaches courses such as Introduction to Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Financial Reporting and Management Control Systems, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Auditing, Financial Statement Analysis, Introduction to Finance, Modern Research in Accounting etc. He has DBA in accounting from KIMEP University, Kazakhstan and MS in accounting from Texas A&M University, USA. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a Member of the Institute of Management Accountants of USA, and provides consulting services for domestic and international companies/banks. His research and professional interests are primarily focused on financial reporting, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability performance and integrated reporting, and fair value accounting. Dr. Orazalin is the author of several articles in peer- reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He received the best teacher award for outstanding teaching from KIMEP University in 2006 and the Kazakhstani business professor of the year award from the Lawyer, Academics and Consultants of Kazakhstan in 2009.
Research Interests
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance Disclosures
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  • Current topics in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Sustainability Performance and Integrated Reporting
  • Accounting for derivatives and financial instruments
  • Fair Value Accounting
  • The Study of Capital Markets in Emerging Markets in CIS and Central Asia regions.
Selected Publications ·         Orazalin, N. (2018), Working Capital Management and Firm Profitability: Evidence from Emerging Markets, International Journal of Business and Globalisation, accepted, forthcoming (SCOPUS listed)

·         Mahmood, M. and Orazalin, N. (2017), Green governance and sustainability reporting in Kazakhstan’s oil, gas, and mining sector: Evidence from a former USSR emerging economy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 164, pp. 389-397 (SSCI and SCOPUS listed)

·         Orazalin, N., Mahmood M. and Lee, KJ. (2016), Corporate governance, financial crisis, and firm performance: Lessons from top Russian Banks, Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, Vol. 16 Issue 5, pp.798 – 814 (ABS and SCOPUS listed)

·      Orazalin, N., Makarov, R. and Ospanova M. (2015), Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry of Russia, Journal of Business, Economics and Finance, Volume 4, Issue 4,pp. 710-722

·      Orazalin N., Mahmood, M. and Lee, K.J. (2015), Bank Ownership and Performance: Evidence from Russia in a post crisis period, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 5, No 1, pp. 46-55 

·         Mahmood, M., Orazalin, N. and Zhakupova, B., (2013), Fostering Creativity and Innovation Through Leadership, International Journal of Strategic Management, Volume 1, 2013, pp. 67-75

·         Bhasin, M., Makarov. R. and Orazalin, N., (2012), The Determinants of Voluntary Disclosure in the Banking Sector of Kazakhstan, International Journal of Contemporary Business Studies, Volume 3, No. 3,  pp. 60-71

·         Absar, N., Orazalin, N. and Mahmood M. (2012), Human capital reporting in emerging economies: A comparative study on the banking industry of Kazakhstan and Bangladesh, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 28-36

·         Mailibayeva, Z., Makarov, R. and Orazalin, N. (2012), Financial Reporting Practices in Emerging Economy: Determinants of Cash Flow Reporting Methods in Kazakhstan, Journal of International Business and Economics, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp. 97-105

·         Orazalin, N. and Lee S.H. (2011), Portfolio Diversification Effect in the Capital Market of Kazakhstan: Empirical study based on KASE index, Journal of International Finance Studies, Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 126-132

Book Chapters

  • Makarov, R., Orazalin, N. and Mahmood M. (2014), “Corporate Governance and Voluntary Disclosure: A Study on the Banking Industry of Kazakhstan”, Governance in the new era: Cases and perspectives from top to bottom and left to right, Business Expert Press, New York, 2014.

Conference Papers

  • “Improving Regulatory Framework of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan: The Role of International Organizations” (with Monowar Mahmood), International Conference: “Contested Global Governance, transformed Global Governors?” 2017, July, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • “Working Capital Management and Firm Performance: Evidence from Emerging Markets”, KBTU Business School Conference 2017, Kazakh British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • “The Effect of Corporate Governance on Sustainability Reporting”, 13th KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2016). KIMEP. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • “Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry of Russia”, Eurasia Business Research Conference 2014, World Business Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Bank Ownership and Performance: Evidence from Russia in a post crisis period”, Eurasia Business Research Conference 2014, World Business Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Human Capital Reporting in Emerging and Developing Economies: Comparative study based on Banking sectors of Bangladesh and Kazakhstan”, IABE Conference 2012, June, Venice, Italy
  • “Financial Reporting Practices in Emerging Economy: Determinants of Cash Flow Reporting Methods in Kazakhstan”, the KIMEP International Conference 2012 (KIRC), KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • “Portfolio Diversification Effect in the Capital Market of Kazakhstan: Empirical study based on KASE index” (with Sang Hoon Lee), IABE Conference 2011, June, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Business Combinations in the CIS – The Role of Individual Agents in Accounting for Control” (with Gavin Kretzschmar and Rashid Makarov), the KIMEP International Conference 2011 (KIRC), KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • “Do Revaluations of Fixed Assets Really Provide Reliable Measurement in Financial Reporting?” 6th KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2009). KIMEP. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • «Анализ финансового положения хозяйствующего субьекта». XXI век: Бухгалтерский учет и Аудит в Республике Казахстан. Конференция в КазГАУ. Алматы, Казахстан
Teaching Current Courses Taught

 

·         Financial Accounting

·         Management Accounting

·         Selected Topics in Accounting

·         International Financial Reporting Standards

·         Modern Research Studies in Accounting

·         Auditing

Grants
Awards
  • Best Paper Award, awarded at Eurasia Business Research Conference, 16-18 June 2014, Istanbul Turkey, by World Business Institute
  • Kazakhstani Business Professor of the Year Award, awarded at the 2009 Lawyer, Academics and Consultants Awards. Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2009


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Alma Sharipova

Professor of Finance

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Name Alma Sharipova
Position Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance
Contact detail a.sharipova@kimep.kz, ext: 2036
Education background PhD (Banking and Finance), Middlesex University Business School, UK

MSc (Research Methods for Business and Management), Middlesex University Business School, UK

MA (Central Banking), Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany

Overview Professor Alma Sharipova’s research interests are in the area of financial institutions and markets as they relate to financial systems stability. Specifically this includes empirical research on the role of central banking in promoting long-term financial institutions and markets sustainability.

Professor Alma Sharipova has a Doctorate in finance, economics and equivalent experience. She has a demonstrated track record in writing papers for publication. Professor Alma Sharipova’s paper was published in top ranked peer-reviewed Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. She has presented her different research papers at scientific conferences.

She worked at prestigious higher education institutions in the UK. She worked as a teaching fellow at the SOAS University of London, Economics Department, and at the University College London, School of Public Policy, University of London. Besides, she has skills of practical use of financial packages such as FAME/ Bankscope, DataStream and Bloomberg.

Research Interests  

·         Bank stability and competition

·         Financial system fragility

·         Regulation and central banking

·         Banking in Eastern European countries and the CISs

 

Selected Publications Articles (In English)

·         Sharipova, A. 2018. Bank Competition and Stability in the CISs Markets. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 54C, pp. 190-203

·         Sharipova, A. 2018. Cost and Profit Efficiency and Financial Integration in the CIS Countries (to be submitted to the REF-related journal)

 

Conference Papers

 

·         Bank Competition and Stability in the CIS markets

Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE 2016)

Winchester, UK

·         Cost and profit efficiency and financial integration in the CISs

Paper presented  at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography

Oxford University, UK

·         Technical Efficiency of the CISs Banks

Paper presentation at Research Summer Conference 2015

Middlesex University, London, UK

 

Teaching Current Courses Taught

·         Financial Institutions and Markets

·         Financial Institutions Management

·         Managerial Economics

·         Macroeconomics

 

Courses Taught at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

·         Banking and Finance

 

Courses Taught at University College London (UCL), University of London

·         Public policy,

·         Economics and Analysis

 

Courses Taught at Middlesex University Business School (London, UK)

·         Financial institutions

·         Economics

 

Awards Fully funded PhD in Financial Economics in January 2016 for 4 years. Middlesex University business School, London UK. The fund was given for studying banking sector stability, efficiency and competition in the former Soviet countries.


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Balzhan Zhussupova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Name Balzhan Zhussupova
Position Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance
Contact details b.zhussupova@kimep.kz, tel. ex: 2021
Education background PhD (studies on banking), Bangor University, Wales, UK
MBA (Banking and Finance), University of Wales, UK
Certifications Certified Internal Auditor (the Institute of Internal Auditors, US)
Certified Fraud Examiner (American Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, US)
Overview Professor Balzhan Zhussupova is a business practitioner teaching different courses in finance and accounting. She worked in financial institutions in macroeconomic research, credit analysis and internal audit function. Her current research interest focuses on studying the rationale for mandatory auditor rotation in banking industry. Another research area is the quality of financial disclosure and corporate governance characteristics in developing countries.
Research Interests Corporate frauds, auditing, banking, corporate governance and disclosure quality
Teaching interests – Auditing
– Fraud examination
– Financial institutions management/Bank management
Book chapter Altunbas Y., D. Marques-Ibanez and B. Zhussupova (2008). Capital market frictions and bank lending in the EU, in Frontiers of Banks in a Global Economy, Palgrave Macmillan. P. Molyneux and E. Vallelado (eds).


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Muhammad Arslan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Name: Dr. Muhammad Arslan

Position: Assistant Professor of Finance

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance (New Zealand)

Bio:

Dr. Arslan is an Assistant Professor of Accounting & Finance in Bang College of Business (BCB) at KIMEP University. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from Lincoln University, New Zealand. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for his Ph.D. thesis from Lincoln University, New Zealand. He also received two Emerald Literati Awards “Highly Commended Paper” in 2019 and 2020. He is the Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA), United Kingdom and Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA), Australia. He is also a certified peer reviewer from Publons Academy and Web of Science (WOS), Clarivate.

Before joining KIMEP, he worked at Lincoln University and New Zealand tertiary institute(s) where he taught a wide range of accounting and finance courses, such as Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Management Control, Quantitative Methods, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Portfolio and Behavioural Finance, Principles of Finance, Advanced Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Dr. Arslan’s research interests include, but are not limited to; corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, compensation, auditing, ownership structure, and economic issues. He is an active researcher and has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals. So far, he has authored three book chapters. He has successfully supervised and examined more than a dozen master’s students. He is currently supervising one Ph.D. student. He can be contacted for students’ supervision and other research/academic collaborations at m.arslan@kimep.kz


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Maya Katenova, DBA

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Name Maya Katenova
Position Assistant Professor of Finance
Contact detail mayak@kimep.kz, ex) 2018
Education background DBA (Finance), KIMEP University

Professional Financial Manager, ICFM, UK

MPA (Public Administration),KIMEP University

BSS, KIMEP University

Overview Dr. Katenova’s primary research interests are in the area of financial markets and institutions and their influence on economic business cycles. Moreover, she is interested in such issues as financial literacy, monetary transmission mechanism and the future of banking.
Research Interests ·         Financial markets development

·         Financial intermediation

·         Financial literacy

·         Monetary transmission mechanism

·         Future of banking

Selected Publications Articles (In English)

1. Katenova (2013) “Procyclicality and Bank Capital”, World Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No 6, pp.164-174, USA

2. Katenova (2013)“Fisher Hypothesis in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia” , GBATA Book, ISBN: 1-932917-09-8, p.57

3. Katenova and Mahmood (2012) “Employee job satisfaction in a transition economy: is Herzberg Theory valid in Kazakhstan?”, Journal of International Management Studies, Vol.13, No.2, pp.61-67

4. Katenova and Syzdykov (2015)“The Correlation of Bank profits and economic conditions: The Case of Kazakhstan”, International Journal of Business Research Papers, Number 1, Volume 11 in March issue of 2015

5. Katenova (2015)“The issue of procyclicality in banking sector of Kazakhstan during financial crisis”, International Journal of Business, Management and Allied Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 3, July-September, ISSN 2349-4638

6. Katenova and Syzdykov (2016) “A Look at the Liquidity problem at KASE in Kazakhstan”, Statistics, account and audit, UDC 336

7. Katenova and Dumlupinar (2016) “Relation of Marketing and Profitability of Kazakhstan Banks”, Nidge University Department of Business Administration, Vol. 9 (3)

9. Katenova, Syzdykov and Gissy (2017) “The causal link between financial sector and economic development: Case of Kazakhstan”, Volume 8, No. 2, International Journal of Business Administration

10. Katenova and Nurmakhanova (2017) “Financial development and economic growth: the case of Kazakhstan”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 151-160

11. Katenova and Lee (2017) “Does mutual causality between direct and indirect finance and economic growth exist in Russian Federation?” Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (2017) 89 (3 Suppl.): 2544-2557, Non zero Impact Factor

Conference Papers

1. IX KIMEP International Research Conference, (KIRC Conference), Procyclicality and Bank Capital, April, 19-21, 2012

2. X KIMEP International Research Conference, (KIRC Conference), Foreign versus domestic banks in Kazakhstan, 2013

3. XII KIMEP International Research Conference, (KIRC Conference), The issue of asymmetric information in banking industry of Kazakhstan

4. GBATA Conference, July, 2-6, 2013, Fisher hypothesis in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, Helsinki, Finland

5. EBES Conference, Marketing in banking industry, September, 12-14, 2013, Yekaterinburg, Russia

6. EBES Conference, June 5-7, 2014, CEO Characteristics and Firm Performance: Evidence from Listed Kazakhstani Companies Keun Jung Lee, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan; Maya Katenova, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

7. Melvana Exchange Program, March, 23-28, Research collaboration, Thesis improvement, Antalya, Akdeniz University

8. Innocast Bukhara Training, March, 10-11, 2016, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

9. KIRC, April, 7-8, 2016, Comparative analysis between Kazakhstan’s financial system and Russian financial system,

10. Business and Society: Modern priorities of development, May, 24, 2016, ALMA Management University

11. KIRC Conference, April, 7-8, 2017, “The mutual causality between financial development and economic growth”

12. KIRC Conference, April, 7-8, 2017, “Are stock market and exchange rate affected by oil price in Kazakhstan?”

Teaching Current Courses Taught:

Financial Institutions and Markets

Financial Institutions Management

Ethics in Finance

Principles of Finance

Foundation of Accounting

Foundation of Finance

Grants ·
Awards ·         Teaching Excellence Award


Olga Uzhegova

Uzhegova Olga, DBA

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Assistant Professor of Finance 

EDUCATION 

DBA, Major in Finance, KIMEP University, 2010

Dissertation Topic: “The Relative Importance of Bank-Specific and Environmental Factors for Bank Profitability
in Developed and Emerging Economies”
 

MBA, Major in Finance and Accounting, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KIMEP), 2001 

Processing Engineer, Almaty Technological Institute, 1999 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

TeachingExperience

  • KIMEP University, Assistant Professor of Finance, Fall 2010‐Spring 2013, June 2014 – Present
  • KIMEP University, Part-time lecturer (Evening MBA program), September 2002 – 2004 

AdministrativeExperience

  • Associate Vice President, Administration and Planning, KIMEP U., December 20, 2013 ‐ May 31, 2014
  • Deputy to the President for Government Relations & Development, KIMEP U., Mid-January 2012- December 19, 2013
  • Corporate Secretary,KIMEP U., November 2004- present
  • Director of Development, KIMEP, September  2008- Mid-January 2012
  • Director of Joint-Stock Company Affairs, KIMEP, November 2004 – August 2008
  • Executive Assistant to the Vice President, External Affairs, KIMEP, February 2002 – November 2004

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Corporate Governance, Financial Risks: Hedging and Arbitrage

Phone: 270-42-06, 270-44-40 ext. 2016
Office: 104/adm
E-mail: uzhegova@kimep.kz

Phone: 270-42-06, 270-44-40 ext. 2016Office: 104/adm E-mail: uzhegova@kimep.kz


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Alexander Ostrovsky, DBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Name Alexander Ostrovsky
Position Assistant Professor of Marketing
Contact detail aostrovs@kimep.kz, ex) 2288
Education background DBA (Marketing studies), KIMEP University

MBA, KIMEP University

 

Overview Professor Ostrovsky’s primary research interest focuses on investigation and identification of social factors influencing on purchasing behavior of Kazakhstani consumers toward products manufactured in countries of Eurasian Economic Union and delivered on Kazakhstani market.

 

Research Interests Consumer behavior: Investigation of Kazakhstani consumers’ reactions toward products manufactured and delivered to the Kazakhstan from countries – members of Eurasian Economic Union, namely Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Study reactions and preferences of Kazakhstani consumers toward products produced and delivered from China and Turkey, foreign products represented by specific trade categories. Investigation of influence of consumer ethnocentrism’s antecedents, such as socio-psychological, economic, political or demographic predictors on consumers’ preferences in purchasing of services or products.

 

Selected Publications Article (In process)

·         Ostrovsky, A., Garkavenko, V. & Rybina, L. (2018). Silk Road trade: Influence of consumer behaviour factors on service and products purchasing by Kazakhstani consumers. Service Industries Journal

 

Conference Papers

 

·         The 1st Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality in June 2017, Japan.

Liza Rybina, Vladimir Garkavenko, & Alexander Ostrovsky, “Transition Age Youth’s Conflict

Resolution Strategies in Selecting Travel Destination by Tourists from Central Asia”

·         14th KIMEP International Research Conference in April 2017,

Alexander Ostrovsky/ Vladimir Garkavenko/ Liza Rybina “Application of mixed methods in marketing

research”,

Alexander Ostrovsky/ Vladimir Garkavenko/ Liza Rybina “Consumer animosity and conservatism

of Kazakhstani consumers toward foreign products

·         International Conference on “Multidisciplinary Innovation in Academic Research” (MIAR-2015), July 29-30, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Alexander Ostrovsky “Interaction of Consumer Ethnocentrism and Country-of-origin with Buying Preferences of Kazakhstani Consumers”

·         12th KIMEP International Research Conference, Kazakhstan, Almaty, in April 2015,

            Liza Rybina, Alexander Ostrovsky “A Comparison of Attitudes towards Mobile Advertising between Youth

and Adults in Kazakhstan”     and ”University Marketing and Consumer Preferences of University Selection

Criteria in Kazakhstan

·         11th KIMEP International Research Conference, Kazakhstan, Almaty, in April 2014,

Liza Rybina, Alexander Ostrovsky “The Role of Marketing in formation of Corporate Culture of    Kazakhstani companies” and” Social marketing as a part of brand platform building”.

·         10th KIMEP International Research Conference, Kazakhstan, Almaty, in April 2013,

Liza Rybina, Alexander Ostrovsky “The Impact of Consumer Ethnocentrism on Airline Preference among Kazakhstani Travelers”.

·         9th KIMEP International Research Conference, Kazakhstan, Almaty, in April 2012,

Alexander Ostrovsky, Liza Rybina “The effects of consumer ethnocentrism and country of origin on consumers’ preferences in Kazakhstan” and “Gender differences in negative expectances of smoking among youth in Kazakhstan”.

·         “Second International Conference on Globalization and Consumer Protection”, India, Kalasalingam University, in January 2011, Monowar Mahmood, Alexander Ostrovsky “Materialism and frugality in economic recession, a study on university students in Bangladesh” (article in the conference book)

 

Teaching Current Courses Taught

·         Principles of Marketing

·         Strategic Marketing

·         Consumer Behavior

·         Fundamentals of Selling

·         Retailing

·         Marketing Communications

·         Cases in marketing and management

·         Marketing Management

Grants
Awards ·         Recognition as best teacher in 2016.


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Uldana Baizyldayeva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Information Systems

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Name Uldana B.Baizyldayeva
Position Assistant Professor of  Information Systems
Contact detail bdana@kimep.kz, ex) 2075
Education background PhD (Information Systems), K.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, the Republic of Kazakhstan, University of  Aveiro, Portugal

MSCS (Computer & Software Engineering), K.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, the Republic of Kazakhstan

Higher Education Diploma (math, physics, computer science),  KOPI,  the Republic of Kazakhstan

Overview Research interests focus on studying

·         Decision Support methods, tools, models and systems

·         Big data analytics

·         Business Intelligence Systems

·         Cloud services and models

·         Digital graphics models. Vector & bitmap graphics applications in business

Research Interests Mathematical, statistical, optimization methods applications in software enginnering

Panel, multi-panel big data processing

Intelligence systems applications in  processing & visualized reporting for business

Artificial intelligence. Neural networks applications in data processing

Cloud SaaS, PaaS utilization in business and research

Asymmetric functions applications in stream-coding methods

Selected Publications H-index=3

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AoNA3ssAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Some  publications in indexed journals+:

1. Multi-criteria decision support systems: comparative analysis,

Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 16 (12), 1725-1730

2. Decision Making Procedure: Applications of IBM SPSS Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree

World Applied Sciences Journal 21 (8), 1207-1212

3. Decision steps on adoption of learning management systems in Kazakhstan: Perspectives for improving studying efficiency World Applied Sciences Journal 23 (3), 376-382
4. Corporate Governance and Firm Value of Kazakhstani Companies in the Conditions of Sanctions Against the Russian Federation International Conference on Management, Leadership & Governance, 399

5. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Utepbergenov I.T.Nurmagambetova G.Y.Cloud Computing. Perspectives in Kazakhstani Higher Educational System Bulletin of  KISatpayev Kaz NRTU. August 2014, p.212-218

6. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Utepbergenov I.T.Experience of implementing an open-source e-learning platform MOODLE  Bulletin of  D.Serikbayev EKSTU, №4, 2014

7. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Utepbergenov I.T.,  Iskakova A.M.Multi-criteria decision making fuzzy theory method approach to the selection of the most effective e-learning platform, Bulletin of   M.Tynyshpayev KazATC  004.4(681.3) №5  2014 p.132-135

8. Baizyldayeva U.B., Uskenbaeva R.K., Utepbergenov I.T., Beisembekova R.N “Cloud Computing. Perspectives in Kazakhstani Higher Educational System”,  Bulletin of  KISatpayev Kaz NRTU, 2014.

 

Conferences proceedings:

1. Baizyldayeva Uldana , “The Role of Technology in Operations: Enterprise resource planning – ERP systems. Cloud based ERP”, Proceedings of the MIC – Vis, 2016, Mediterranean Islands Conference, Croatia, The Island of VIS

2. Baizyldayeva Uldana, A. K. Muslimova, M. Kh. Ishimova, B. S. Kubekov, I.T.Utepbergenov The use of multi-paradigm approach to knowledge modeling, 3-rd International conference “Innovation challenges in multidisciplinary research & practice”, Singapore, 15-16 December, 2015

3. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Berkimbayeva S.B., Cloud It Services For Higher Education

International conference proceedings, May, 2015

4. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Nurmagambetova Guliya,  Applications of IBM SPSS Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree for Effective Decision Making, International Conference on eBusiness and eGovernment” (ICEBEG) – 2013, Izmir, Turkey, May, 2013

5. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Berkimbayeva S.B., Business  university  IT  course  integrity  issues, International Research Forum on  Academic Integrity Nazarbayev university, KAZGUU, Astana, 19-20 May, 2016

6. Baizyldayeva Uldana, Utepbergenov I.T Cloud based E-learning  platforms: some practices for  higher educational processes, Proceedings of the International Research-practical Conference Mathematical Methods and Information Technologies of Macroeconomic Analysis and Economic Policy, K.I.Satpayev, Almaty, 11-12 April, 2017

7. Baizyldayeva Uldana “Systems of electronic education” Proceedings of the International Research-practical Conference “Economics and management of education: Global context and Kazakhstani realities” Abylai-khan KazSUIR&FL,  Almaty,  20 April, 2012, p.323-324

8. Baizyldayeva U.B., Syundukova R.B, Fidirko N.Y., Bragina L.V.,  “Utilizing of distance learning systems at IT courses”, Proceedings of the  second seminar-conference “Integration of chemical science and industry through innovation to progress” Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, 24-26 May 2012, p. 19-22

9. Baizyldayeva U.B., Uskenbayeva R.K., Utepbergenov I.T., “Perspectives of cluster analysis for effective decision making using statistical approach with IBM SPSS 19”. The Proceedings of  the International Scientific-Practical  Conference “Information and Telecommunication Technologies: Education, Science and Practice”, devoted to the 50-th anniversary of the Institute of information and telecommunication technologies, I volume, K. Satpayev, KazNTU, 5-6 December 2012 p.258-260

10. Uldana Baizyldayeva, Nadezhda Y.Fidirko Rimma B.Suyndukova,  Simulation Models with MS Excel modules and tools, Proceedings of the 13th KIMEP International Research Conference Bang College of Business Almaty, Kazakhstan April 8-9, 2016 Conference Theme: Economic integration along the New Silk Road Opportunities and Challenges

11. Oleg Vlasov, Uldana Baizyldayeva, Emerging Information Technologies: A Way of Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Business, 12th KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC) 2015 Bang College of Business Almaty, Kazakhstan April 3-4, 2015 Conference Theme: Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities. Conference proceedings

Teaching Current Courses Taught

·         Management Information Systems

·         Information & Communication Technologies

·         Business Graphics

·         Decision Support Systems

Grants ·         Erasmus+ teaching mobility,  Thomas Bata  university, Czech Republic

·         Erasmus+ teaching Mobility, Opole university of Technology, Poland, 2018

Awards ·         Certificate of  Appreciation  from Ministry of Science & Education of the  Republic of Kazakhstan, 2007

·         Certificate of Appreciation from Dr. Chang Young Bang, 2013

·         Academician of  International Informatization Academy – IIA


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Dariya Ainekova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of OMIS

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Dariya Ainekova holds a BA in Mathematics from Kazakh National State University, MA in Economics from KIMEP University and  PhD from the University of Memphis. Her primary teaching areas are economics, econometrics, and quantitative methods in economic analysis. Her areas of research are economic growth and labor economics.


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Sekip Engin Mendi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of OMIS

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Dr. Engin Mendi received his PhD degree in Integrated Computing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), two MS degrees, one in Applied Science from UALR and the other in Computational Engineering from Technical University of Munich, Germany and BS degree in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Previously, he was a faculty member at Computer Engineering Department at Konya Chamber of Commerce Karatay University, Turkey, a software developer at Plasma Physics Institute at Max-Planck-Society, Munich, Germany, and a graduate intern at Wright Brothers Institute at US Air Force Research Lab, Dayton, Ohio and at IABG mbH, Munich, Germany. His research interests are in the areas of image-video processing, health informatics and mobile application development. He has published and co-authored more than 30 publications, over 10 journal papers, 1 book chapter and numerous conference papers.


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Bibigul Zhakupova, MA

Senior Lecturer of Accounting

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Senior Lecturer, from 2017 Doctoral student at KIMEP

Short biography:

Work experience includes working for the State Committee on Financial Control (Senior inspector), BG (British Gas) Kazakhstan (Chief Accountant), Foradex S.A. (Chief Accountant), KIMEP (Senior lecturer).

Education:
MS in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, SUNY Albany, 2009
MA in Economics, KIMEP, 1998
BA in Finance, Karaganda State University, 1993

Courses taught at KIMEP:

Financial Accounting I, Financial Accounting II, Intermediate Financial Accounting I, Intermediate Financial Accounting II, Advanced Financial Accounting I, Advanced Financial Accounting II, Management Accounting I, Management Accounting II.

Research interests:

The relationship between financial incentives and the quality of education at the state and institutional level.

Contact info:

Tel: 270-44-40 Ext: 2062
Office: 313 / Dostyk bld
Email: zbibigul@kimep.kz


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Ruslan Safarov, MSc

Senior Lecturer of Accounting

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Name Ruslan Safarov
Position Senior Lecturer of Accounting
Contact detail r.safarov@kimep.kz ; office phone: 270-44-40, ext. 2251
Education background MSc (International Accounting and Finance), Cass Business School, City University London, UK

BSc (Business Administration and Accounting), KIMEP, Kazakhstan

Certifications Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Teaching Current Courses Taught

– Professional Auditing

– Intermediate Accounting

– Financial Accounting

Practical Experience Ruslan has seven years of experience in audit and preparation of the financial statements in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards. Being part of UK team during 2013-2015 Ruslan was deeply involved into the audit of cross national companies with headquarters based in UK, US and Australia with the UK and US GAAP reporting requirements. On a top of that Ruslan participated in internal audit engagements with subsequent consultation on tax, financial reporting and risk management issues of the companies’ management based in CIS countries and UK.

Ruslan was involved into the audit engagements of clients from various industries including oil&gas, retail, banking and insurance. Key clients in portfolio are as follows:

·        In Kazakhstan: Caspi Meruerty Operating Company B.V., North Company Operating Company, Karachaganak Petroleum B.V., Phystech LLP, JSC SB Alfa Bank Kazakhstan, JSC Generali Life, Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP, Nestle Food Kazakhstan LLP, Kelun Kazpharm LLP, Sadvik Mining & Construction LLP, Burda Alatau Press, Alsad Kazakhstan LLP

·        In the UK: Corona Energy LLP (UK based, part of Macquarie Group listed on ASE), DST Systems Inc. (UK based, NYSE listed), Danone LTD + Danone Waters LTD (UK based), Galliford Try Plc. (UK based, LSE listed).

Grants – Laureate of “Bolashak” State Scholarship


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Saule Dyussembina, CMA, MBA, MPhil

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

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Senior Lecturer in Accounting


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Akhliddin Ismailov, MBA

Senior Lecturer of Finance

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Doctoral Student at KIMEP

Education:
MBA, Ankara University, 1999-2002
Yasawi International Kazakh- Turkish University

Contact info:
Tel: 270-44-40 Ext: 2140
Office: 318 / Dostyk bld
Email: ismailov@kimep.kz


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Yevgeniya Kim, MBA

Senior Lecturer of OMIS

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Senior Lecturer

Education:

DBA student, KIMEP University, 2011-present

ABD Status, Chonbuk National University, MIS and Operations Management, 2001-2003

MBA, KIMEP University, Production and Operations Management, 1998-2000

B.S. in Economics, Taraz State University, Honor Diploma, 1994-1998

Work experience:

Senior Lecturer, KIMEP University, OMIS Department, 2003-present

Business consultant, “Mimioriki”, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2011-2012

Guest researcher, TU/e, School of Industrial Engineering Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing Group 2009-2011

Business consultant, “Aura plus”, 2009-present

Consultant, “Real Estate Ltd.”, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005-2008

International Researcher, IFR Program, Chonbuk National University, S. Korea, Research field: “Rapid growth in Korean economy”, 2000-2001

Сourses taught at KIMEP:

Management Information Systems, Business Intelligence (ExMBA), Operations Management, Logistics Management, Transportation and Distribution Management, Computer Applications in Business, E-commerce, Internet marketing, Total Quality Management,  Spreadsheet based Simulation

Research interests:

E-commerce, Internet, Social Network Sites, Social Media Supply chain management, Operations Management

Conference proceedings:

  1. Elmira Bogoviyeva & Yevgeniya Kim (2012), “The Successful Launch of the Kazakhstani Children’s Clothing Brand Mimioriki”, Proceedings of Academy of Marketing Conference 2012, Southampton, UK, July 2-5
  2. Tatyana Domashenko, Elmira Bogovieva, Yevgeniya Kim (2012), Social Media in Marketing Activ ities of Kazakhstani Companies”, Proceedings of Academy of Market5ing Conference 2012, Southampton, UK, July 2-5 (poster presented).
  3. “Interaction between Personality, Social networking sites, leisure activities and Academic performance in Kazakhstan”, 9th Annual KIMEP International Research Conference, KIRC-2012, April, 19-21, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  4. “Two Lines of Defense for Overcoming Product Deficiencies: Dealing with the Effects of Accelerated NPD and Newness on Product Quality”, Global Conference on Business and Finance, January, 2-5, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  5. “NPD acceleration: trade-off between product failure and recovery strategies”, European Marketing Academy (EMAC), conference, June 1-4, 2010, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  6. “Mobile ads from customer perspectives: Kazakhstani case”, conference paper, International conference Transcending Horizons through Innovative Global Practices, December 28-31, 2007, Hyderabad, India
  7. “The forming of e-government: experience of Kazakhstan”, conference paper, International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research, IPSI-2007, April 28 – May 1, 2007, Venice
  8. “E-commerce adoption in Transition country: Kazakhstan”, conference paper, International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research, IPSI-2005, April 28 – May 1, 2005, Costa Brava, Spain

Professional Qualifications and Certificates:

2010                            Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, Eindhoven, TU/e

2009                            Certificate “Course Design”, TU/e

2002                            Certificate of scholarship from Overseas Korean foundation, S. Korea

1998                            “Case analysis in Small business entrepreneurship”, California State University”

Contact information:

Tel: 270-44-40 Ext: 2017
Office: 316 / Dostyk bld
Email: ydk@kimep.kz


Oleg Vlasov, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Oleg Vlassov, MBA

Senior Lecturer of OMIS

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Oleg Vlasov, MBA, Senior Lecturer

Oleg Vlasov is a Senior Lecturer of Information Systems and Accounting courses at the Bang College of Business, KIMEP University. Oleg joined the University faculty after receiving MBA degree. He has working experience as Financial Manager and Accountant. Currently, he teaches courses in Information Technology, Accounting and Management. Oleg has been actively involved in activities and development of the college – participated in creation of the first issue of KIMEP Yearbook, developed and has supported the department’s website, as well as developed online content for information systems courses. He is the author of numerous publications in scientific journals and international research conferences, as well as author of 1000+ pages of methodological materials for computerized accounting course on the basis of 1C: Enterprise 8.2. His research interests areas are business process optimization, E-learning, security of Information Systems, and development of business cases for Information Systems courses. The main mission is sharing his experience and knowledge to others through teaching, research, and participation in international research activities.

Contact information

050010, 2 Abai ave., Almaty, KIMEP University.
office: 418/adm.
e-mail: olegvl@kimep.kz
phone: (727) 270-44-40 ext. 2064

Courses taught

IS 5211/IS 3211/ACC 3212 Accounting Information Systems (master and bachelor students)
IS 5201/IS 2203 Management Information Systems (master and bachelor students)
IS 2201 Computer Applications in Business
GEN 2301 Business Computer Applications
GEN 1300 Introduction to Computers
Enterprise Information Systems
Introduction to Information Systems
Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technologies
Accounting II
Fundamentals of Business Administration

Teaching/Research Interests

Teaching Interests:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Spreadsheet Based Decision Making, Simulation, and Financial Modeling
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Programming Languages

Research Interests:

  • Business processes optimization
  • E-Learning
  • Computer aided Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Cloud services
  • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems
  • Computerized accounting technologies
  • Security of Information Systems
  • 3D technologies

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

Diploma with Highest Honors in Economics and Management, Kazakhstan Academy of Transport and Communications, Department of Economics, Degree: engineer-economist, 1993-1997, GPA: 4.9/5.0 (equivalent to “Summa Cum Laude”) (in the list of top 3% of graduates)

Winner of the Golden Medal (Certificate of Special Standard) (equivalent to “Altyn Belgi”) for academic excellence, GPA: 5.0/5.0 (the best score among all graduates)

Publications in Scientific Peer-Review Journals (PRJs)

Baizyldayeva, U., Vlasov, O., Utepbergenov, I.T. (2013) “Decision Steps on Adoption of Learning Management Systems in Kazakhstan: Perspectives for Improving Studying Efficiency”, World Applied Sciences Journal 23 (3): pp.376-382, ISSN 1818-4952.

Selected International Research Conference Proceedings

1) Baizyldayeva, U., Vlasov, O. (2013) “Comparative Analysis of Multi-Criteria Decision Support Systems”, in Proceedings from First Eurasian Conference on Applied Sciences 2013 (ECAS ’13), October 19-20, Park resort “Eight Lakes”, Almaty.

2) Vlasov, O. (2013) “Anti-Plagiarism Software: Perspectives for Implementation in Institutions of Higher Education in Kazakhstan”, in Proceedings from Xth KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2013) “Central Asia in the Global Community: Challenges and Opportunities”, Almaty, April 4-6, ISBN 9965-9047-5-8, pp. 158 – 161.

3) Vlasov, O., Suyundukova, R., Fidirko, N., Bragina, L., Zaitseva, M. (2013) “Efficiency of Introducing Learning and Course Management Systems in Kazakhstan: Comparative Study”, in Proceedings from Xth KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2013) “Central Asia in the Global Community: Challenges and Opportunities”, Almaty, April 4-6, ISBN 9965-9047-5-8, pp. 152 – 157.

4) Vlasov, O. (2013) “Securing Private Information in Social Networks: Risks and Challenges in a New Information Age”, in Proceedings from Xth KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2013) “Central Asia in the Global Community: Challenges and Opportunities”, Almaty, April 4-6, ISBN 9965-9047-5-8, pp. 148 – 151.

5) Suyundukova, R., Fidirko, N., Zaitseva, M., Bragina, L., Vlasov, O. (2012) “Distance Learning in a Teaching Process”, in Proceedings from IX KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC 2012) “Central Asia: Regionalization vs. Globalization”, Almaty, April 19-21, pp.154 – 155.

6) Vlasov, O., Voinov, V. (2006) “On Optimizing Advertising Activities of a Company”, in Proceedings from V Annual KIMEP International Research Conference “Changing Society through Research and Practice”, Almaty, pp. 155 – 161.

7) Vlasov, O., Voinov, V., Kini, R., Pya, N. (2003) “A Multivariate Statistical Model of a Firm’s Advertising Activities and their Financial Implications”, in Proceedings of the International Conference “Advances in Statistical Inferential Methods: Theory and Applications”, June 9-12, 2003, KIMEP, “Gylym”, Almaty, pp. 471 – 476.

Working Experience

  • Served as Acting Chair of Operations Management and Information Systems Department
  • 12 years of uninterrupted teaching experience at the Western-style University/Institute
  • Taught required and elective/specialization courses for full-time Master (graduate) and Bachelor (undergraduate) students, as well as elective courses for graduate students of the College of Continuing Education (CCE).
  • Has developed more than 1,000 pages of copyright methodological materials for the course “Accounting Information Systems” (based on 1C: Accounting 8.2)
  • Has worked as Financial Manager and Accountant in a closed joint-stock company/joint venture with U.S. contribution.

Community Service

 

    • Has served as a member of the following committees: “Tenure and Promotion Committee”, “Curriculum and Academic Integrity (CAI) Committee”, “Academic Planning and Scheduling Committee”, “B.Sc. Program Committee”, “Budgeting Committee”, and “Students Disciplinary Committee”.

 

 

    • Participated in updating College section of KIMEP website;

 

    • Maintains a system of online testing, file and web servers of the Department;

 

    • Participated many times in preparation of students for passing Interim Tests and state Exit Tests (in the field “Informatics”) held by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES), worked as a member of Appeal Committee for considering appeals of students; created a computerized system for automatic calculation of tests results.

 

 

    • Took an active part in attracting students to courses offered by the department, and in preparation of promotional materials for prospective students;

 

    • Took part in numerous Open House Days hosted by KIMEP University, created promotional presentations for attracting prospective students;

 

 

Professional Qualifications and Certificates

    • Knowledge of international (IAS/IFRS) and national (NFRS) accounting standards, Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as current accounting and tax legislation of Kazakhstan.

 

    • Additional specialties: Accountant (Certificate), User of 1C: Accounting software (Certificate)

 

    • Level 2 Certificate in Business Writing (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) – passed with Distinction

 

  • First Certificate in English (FCE) (British Council), 2001.

Letters of Appreciation

Letter of Appreciation from Undergraduate Admissions Office for successfully leading a section of KIMEP University Sunday English Club for schoolchildren of Almaty.

Sports
Oleg is an active dancer and participant of performances in sports ballroom dancing, he also studied modern dance choreography
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Coaches: Nikolay Zhuk, Natalia Klimenchuk (Dance club “Fiesta”) (current), Valentina Evseeva, Kuat Mirhamit (DSC “Raduga”) (current); Yelena Kibler, Irina Burtovenko, Richard Rakhmatulin, Bakhtiar Ashirov (Dance school “Vivat”), Elena Galyandina, Liliya Harchilina (DSC “Telemark”), as well as coaches of DSC “Kamelliya”.

See: Oleg Vlasov, Xeniya Efremova – “Paso Doble” – Performance at the Gala Show of “Star Waltz 2013” Dance Competition (23.06.2013), Almaty, Kazakhstan. (original video filmed in 3D)

 

See also on Google:  “Олег Власов” пасодобль

 

Other sports: track and field, rifle shooting (have sports category), Greco-Roman wrestling.