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Master in Management

Program duration: 1 year
(depending on academic background and course load taken per semester)
Language of instruction: English
Form of study: full-time (classes take place primarily at evening time)
Number of credits: 32

The Master of Management program at Bang College of Business, KIMEP University is dedicated to ensuring that graduates of the program will have a mastery of contemporary management grounded with both theoretical and practical concepts, theories and knowledge. By attending this course, you will acquire key skills in order to advance in your professional careers as a successful manager and intellectual.

Goals
The overarching goals of the Master of Management program are:

  • to promote excellence in the study and practice of Management through the building and strengthening of the analytical, problem-solving, and leadership capacities of its graduates;
  • to provide advance knowledge in the field of management, decision making and human resource management;
  • to train leaders who can effectively manage and successfully transform organizations in Kazakhstan and internationally; and
  • to prepare high-quality decision-makers and business leaders capable of solving contemporary business problems in a dynamic and competitive global marketplace, in an ethically and socially-responsible manner.

Unique characteristics of the program
The Master of Management has an innovative and progressive curriculum that matches leading Graduate Management programs around the world. The unique characteristics of the program include:

  • Comprehensive curriculum consisting of master-level courses in all facets of management
  • Opportunity to customize the program by selecting elective courses to fit specific career goals
  • Global connections, international faculty and students body
  • Courses are taught at evening time that provide opportunities to continue your work full-time while studying
  • Industry exposure and practical experience through supervised company internship
  • Development of research and analytical skills in the process of writing their Master Thesis project;
  • Development of skills and ability to write academic journal and conference papers and professional reports
  • Opportunities to receive financial aid and scholarships
  • To complete the program in 12 months
  • Transfer/waive some courses passed on undergraduate programs

Program duration: 1 year
(depending on academic background and course load taken per semester)
Language of instruction: English
Form of study: full-time (classes take place primarily at evening time)
Number of credits: 32

The Master of Management program at Bang College of Business, KIMEP University is dedicated to ensuring that graduates of the program will have a mastery of contemporary management grounded with both theoretical and practical concepts, theories and knowledge. By attending this course, you will acquire key skills in order to advance in your professional careers as a successful manager and intellectual.

Goals
The overarching goals of the Master of Management program are:

  • to promote excellence in the study and practice of Management through the building and strengthening of the analytical, problem-solving, and leadership capacities of its graduates;
  • to provide advance knowledge in the field of management, decision making and human resource management;
  • to train leaders who can effectively manage and successfully transform organizations in Kazakhstan and internationally; and
  • to prepare high-quality decision-makers and business leaders capable of solving contemporary business problems in a dynamic and competitive global marketplace, in an ethically and socially-responsible manner.

Unique characteristics of the program
The Master of Management has an innovative and progressive curriculum that matches leading Graduate Management programs around the world. The unique characteristics of the program include:

  • Comprehensive curriculum consisting of master-level courses in all facets of management
  • Opportunity to customize the program by selecting elective courses to fit specific career goals
  • Global connections, international faculty and students body
  • Courses are taught at evening time that provide opportunities to continue your work full-time while studying
  • Industry exposure and practical experience through supervised company internship
  • Development of research and analytical skills in the process of writing their Master Thesis project;
  • Development of skills and ability to write academic journal and conference papers and professional reports
  • Opportunities to receive financial aid and scholarships
  • To complete the program in 12 months
  • Transfer/waive some courses passed on undergraduate programs

The Master of Management program at KIMEP is dedicated to ensuring that graduates of the program will have a mastery of contemporary management grounded in both theoretical and practical knowledge and will acquire key skills in order to advance their professional careers as successful managers and intellectuals.

Program Requirements consist of two components: 4 Foundation courses (9 credits) and 5 Elective Specialization Courses and Internship (16 credits). The details are provided in the following table.

Courses Credits
Program Foundation Courses 9
Business Communications 2
Organizational Behavior and Leadership Ethics 3
Human Recourse Management 2
Decision Making 2
Elective Specialized Courses
(Students must complete any 5 courses from the list below)
15
Project Management 3
Change Management 3
Human Recourse Analytics 3
Innovation Management 3
Managing Negotiations 3
International Management 3
Hospitality Management 3
Strategic Management 3
Managerial and Interpersonal Skills 3
Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3
Situational Leadership 3
Internship 1
Research Work 6
Final Attestation 1
Total 32

Duration
The Master of Management program runs on a cohort system and designed for completion in one year. It is advised to enter the program in the Fall semester. However, the admission in the Spring semester is also welcome.

The language of instruction is English, courses are conducted in the evening time. The duration of the program is 2 semesters and the program can be completed in 12 months.

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT COURSES

MGT5102 Human Resources Management (2 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course deals primarily with activities that directly affect how employees are brought into the firm and how they are treated while they are employed. These activities include selection, training and development, performance evaluation and management, reward and compensation, labor relations, working conditions, among other related issues.

MGT5103 Decision Making (2 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course focuses on ideas that can be used in business to understand decisions. Generally, the course examines ideas of rational choice, identity, appropriateness, and history-dependent rules. It also examines decisions made in the face of inconsistency in preferences or identities. Possibilities for decision engineering will be covered in more detail.

MGT5104 Project Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course develops the competencies and skills for planning, managing and controlling projects. Successful project management requires skillfully managing the resources, schedules, risks, and scope to successfully start, manage and complete a project.  The course uses a practical, hands-on approach through case studies and class exercises. Topics covered include various aspects of project management life cycle, the role of a project manager, project scope and integration, project time and cost management, risk management, procurement management, project management tools and techniques.
   
MGT5105 Human Recourse Analytics (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with theories, concepts and applications of HR metrics and different information technologies to improve human resource decision making process. It will discuss recent trends and developments HRM, related IT technologies, software and applications used by human resource management practitioners. Students will be introduced with different software related to employee selection, training, compensation and salary administration used by the practitioners. Completion of course will develop competencies to identify and use appropriate IT and software to record, maintain, retrieve, analyze and report human resource information to support organizational decision making process.

MGT5106 Managerial and Interpersonal Skills
Prerequisites: Master Standing
The primary objective of this course is to move students beyond the theories of modern management principles to the practice of managerial and interpersonal skills in an experiential, highly participatory classroom environment. This course will help students acquire practical managerial and interpersonal skills that are of immediate use in management or leadership positions. The early part of the course will address self-awareness and the assessment of core management skills such as managing personal stress and solving problems analytically and creatively. As the course progresses, students will explore more advanced managerial and interpersonal skills such as conflict resolution, empowerment, leading teams, and creating a positive environment for change in the organization.

MGT5107 Situational Leadership
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course will highlight the importance of having an adaptable style of leadership, including the reasons why situational leadership ensures success in today’s complex, global business environment. Students will first learn, in depth, about the major theories of situational leadership (including self-assessment to learn about their leadership styles).
Students will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different leadership styles in an international context. Students will learn how to develop a situational strategy for leadership—with the goal of becoming a visionary and dynamic leader in the future. Cases, videos, and guest speakers will be utilized to help demonstrate the nature of situational leadership.

MGT5108 Managing Negotiations (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MBA Standing
This course deals with the art and skills of negotiating in various business situations. Cases involving and analyzing issues and problems ranging from sales and contracts to the most complicated issues of international business will be discussed.
MGT5109 International Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MBA Standing
This course compares management styles used in various countries and the effectiveness of those styles on that culture. Methods will be contrasted with current management methods used in Kazakhstan to formulate effective methods for practical use. Focus is on the design of the organization; political, legal, and economic concerns; personnel issues; and, negotiating strategies.

MGT5225 Hospitality Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MBA Standing

This course examines the philosophy and history of hospitality and the special characteristics of the industry. A broad overview of management styles, management and marketing theories and organizational structures is offered, as well as an introduction to local and international issues associated with the industry. This course examines hospitality specific issues such as yield management, services marketing, hospitality distribution channels, and service quality management strategies.

MGT5227 Change Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course serves as an introduction to managing change in organizations with an emphasis on developing the students’ ability to understand the necessity of change in organizations. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand the conceptual and theoretical underpinning of change in different organizational contexts. Students will also learn how effective change management helps an organization gain competitive advantage and understand the skills needed to manage change effectively.

MGT5229 Competitive Advantage Strategy (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course uses Porter’s model of competitive advantage to understand the dynamics of the competitive environment. Drawing on case examples, the course outlines the core concepts of Porter’s theory with particular reference to the importance of the Diamond model of competitive advantage. Cluster mapping methodologies are employed to understand the dynamics of competitive advantage, emphasizing the importance of corporate and government collaboration to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

MGT5230 Innovation Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course provides an essential insight into the area of innovation management. Once seen as a luxury, innovation is now a key part of the toolkit of the successful business. The class covers issues such as risk management, managing the research and development process, intellectual property management, integrating innovations into existing operation, the marketing of new products and technology transfer.

MGT5250 Strategic Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course focuses on the strategy of the firm, examining issues central to its short-term and long-term competitive position. Students are placed in the role of key decision makers and asked to address questions related to the creation or retention of competitive advantage. The initial focus is on industry analysis and identifying opportunities for competitive advantage followed by recognition of firm-specific capabilities or core competencies that contribute to competitive advantage, followed by exploring ways to use those distinctive competencies to establish sustainable competitive advantage(s) in the marketplace. Students will have an opportunity to understand and apply different techniques, tools, and approaches necessary for identifying a company’s key factors for success. This is a case-based course, and students will research and formulate a thorough environmental analysis and strategic plan as a requirement for this course.

MGT5260 Selected Topics in Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
This course examines specific contemporary issues in management at an advanced level. Topics vary according to the interests of the students and the instructor.

OPM5203 Logistics & Supply Chain Management (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master standing
This course focuses on managing resources in service and production operations environments for globalization and how the value chain and lean synchronization improves Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems. This course discusses a solid foundation in designing SCM networks, process design, capacity assessment and operations network configuration in SCM. Students will understand the applications of strategic forecasting, value chain, inventory flow, MRP, vendor selection and evaluation, purchasing and subcontracting, contract preparations, management of integrated project planning and financial analysis for global supply chain management.

BUS5200 Business Research Methods (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Master Standing
The course aims to develop the student’s ability to understand and apply basic quantitative and statistical methods in business and economics. It will cover such important topics as elements of the probability theory, sampling surveys, statistical modeling, hypotheses testing, non-parametrical methods, regression analysis, analysis of variance, decisions making and time-series forecasting, including the neural network approach.

The Master of Management program is taught by a pool of international and Kazakhstani professors, who are all academically and/or professionally qualified according to international standards. Management faculty have a track record of preparing management and marketing graduates for careers in major local and international companies operating in Kazakhstan and abroad.