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Executive MBA


The Executive Education Center at KIMEP University offers an Executive MBA degree, which is Central Asia’s leading MBA program for executives.

  • Students are top and mid-level managers from 18 different sectors and fields of the economy
  • The average monthly salary of program graduates is 2.5 times higher than the national average
  • Average salary increase within one year of program completion is 54%
  • Average return on investment in tuition is 100% within 1 year of graduation

Program Goals:
• Improvement of managerial skills
• Enhancement of business options
• Implementation of successful business strategies and tools for resolving business problems

International Accreditation and Global Rankings:
• Accredited by the Austrian Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (AQAAA), by Federation of
International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and by Asian Forum of Business Education (AFBE)
• Accredited by the Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA)
• High positions in EdUniversal Global Higher Education Ranking

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Bakytgul Tundikbayeva
Executive Education Center
Bang College of Business
KIMEP University
Office #218 Dostyk bld.
Mobile phone (WhatsApp): +7 (701) 74 00 173
E-mail: Bakytgul@kimep.kz
2, Abai Ave.,
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Samal Jazykbayeva
Deputy Director Executive Education Center of KIMEP University
Executive Education Center of KIMEP University
Office #103
Telephone: +7 (727) 237 47 87, ext. #1117
Mobile phone: +7 (777) 002 19 16
E-mail: jsamal@kimep.kz
4, Abai Ave.,
Republic of Kazakhstan
Nazym Imankulova

Executive MBA Program (EMBA) Manager
Executive Education Center
Bang College of Business
KIMEP University

Office #227 Valikhanov bld.
Telephone: 237-47-97 (#3219)
Mobile phone: +7 707 251 77 28
E-mail: n.imankulova@kimep.kz
2, Abai Ave.,


  • New career opportunities
  • Expansion of your horizons
  • Leadership skills and the ability to manage more efficiently
  • In-depth understanding of business, both in theory and in practice
  • Socializing and sharing experience with other successful executives
  • First-hand experience from experts in specific business areas
  • Development and enhancement of strategic business task resolution skills
  • Implementation of best practices, new ideas, and innovations into your organization’s everyday operations
  • Improvement of decision making, negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Maximizing the efficiency and the effectiveness of your business processes, and, as a result, increasing overall enterprise revenue
  • Learning from the outstanding professors of KIMEP University and discussing the issues relevant for your company

Key Features of the EMBA Program

All instructors are PhD-qualified international faculty and prominent business experts.
The instructors bring a global perspective to the program by sharing their experience from different countries.
The program equips students with the most innovative managerial tools and benefits both professionals and organizations. It raises executive issues faced by today’s managers.
The program helps to address such challenges as the utilization of new tools and technology, modern organizational perspectives and business practices, the achievement of the business objectives, and monitoring of the business results.
The learning equipment includes wireless Internet connection, a web-accessible database of classroom materials, video-conferencing and optional simultaneous-translation support. An e-learning platform supports the core program courses. Computer labs are equipped with multimedia capabilities.
The curriculum considers diverse organizational requirements in the Central Asian and international contexts and thus, equips students with multi angle vision in decision-making.
EMBA is a case-based learning, students work individually and in groups to generate business solutions and resolve business problems through the in-class discussions.
Cost and Time-Effective
Intensive seminars and studies increase the overall learning efficiency and help acquire necessary skills and knowledge for further career success.
Each 3-credit course takes about three weekends to complete.

List of documents required for admission:
1. Application form (fill in through KIMEP web-site https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online//)
2. Copy of your passport and National ID card
3. Copy of your Diploma with transcript (with grades)
4. 8 color photographs, matte, size 3×4
5. Resume in English language
6. 2 recommendation letters
7. Copy of Employment history book, attested by HR department (stamp of HR dept)
For a corporate group of listeners (3 and more listeners) an official letter confirming that the employees belong to one organisation is needed.
8. #075-U form (or its equivalent for foreign citizens original dоc must be submitted to KIMEP Medical Center) Reference with X-ray snapshot and its description, also a copy of # 065form (vaccination, for applicants of age 32 and under)№
9. Motivational letter (1 page A4), defining why you want to study on the program (in English language)
10. KEPT – KIMEP English language test
11. SFLT – State foreign language test

• 4 prestigious accreditations
• Included in the list of the 200 best graduate programs globally (according to the assessment of the EdUniversal international ranking agency)
• International modules with 110 partner-universities
• Experienced Western professors

• 2 diplomas: a state diploma and the Western style diploma from KIMEP University
• Master’s degree from the leading business school in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
• European Diploma Supplement

• An extensive network of business contacts
• Close connections with industrial corporations (MNC& Kazakhstani market giants)
• Eligibility to participate in Executive MBA Alumni events
• Access to the KIMEP Leaders Forum

• More than 10 majors
• Curriculum geared toward real life case-studies
• Studying in 3 languages (including translation into Kazakh)
• On-site training (we can travel to other regions in the country upon request)
• Flexible schedule, without the necessity to pause or leave work (classes are held on weekends)

Executive MBA program can be delivered in your city (Astana, Aktau, Shymkent or elsewhere)

Program Duration: 18 months
Language of Instruction: English/Russian
Faculty: Business industry experts, international professors, holders of Ph.D. degrees from Western universities

Core Management Concepts

  • Applied Managerial Economics
  • Finance and Accounting: Theory and Applications

Leadership and Technology Development

  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership Ethics
  • Data Analytics and Digital Transformation of Business

Foundation Concepts

  • Research Methodology and Report Writing
  • Human Resource Strategy

Decision Making

  • Management Control Systems
  • Corporate Finance and Investment Decision Making

Global Perspectives

  • Operations & Project Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Risk Management

Integrative Concepts

  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Executive MBA Thesis/ Integrated business research project

* Business Enlgish -required course for EMBA Russian cohorts

Specializations of EMBA at KIMEP
Students may obtain an Executive MBA degree without a major. However, the students who would like to pursue a specific major may take three additional modules of 15 additional ECTS credits beyond the main program
– Oil and Gas Sphere Management
– Leadership and Organizational Development
– Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
– Corporate Governance
– Finance
– Marketing
– Management
– Public Administration

Oil & Gas Management specialization requires three modules to be completed from the list.

OGM5201 Energy Policy, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
OGM5202 Environment, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
OGM5203 Petroleum Economics, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
OGM5210 Oil and Gas Business and Markets, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
OGM5260 Selected Topics in Oil and Gas Management, 3 credits, 5 ECTS

Leadership & Organizational Development specialization requires three modules to be completed from the list.

ELD5201 Leading Change and Innovation, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
ELD5202 Managing Organizational and Business Processes, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
ELD5203 Leadership Workshops, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
ELD5260 Selected Topics in Leadership, 3 credits, 5 ECTS

Specialization in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management requires the module from Group A and 4 modules selected from Group B totaling 18 ECTS

Group A: Required module for specialization
GLM5201 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 credits, 5 ECTS

Group B: Elective modules for specialization
GLM5202 Transportation Logistics 1.5 credits, 3 ECTS
GLM5203 Warehouse Logistics 1.5 credits, 3 ECTS
GLM5204 Inventory Management 1.5 credits, 3 ECTS
GLM5205 Customs and Duties 1.5 credits, 3 ECTS
GLM5206 Logistics Information Systems 1.5 credits, 3 ECTS
GLM5260 Selected Topics in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management 3 credits, 5 ECTS

Specialization in Corporate Governance requires three modules to be completed

CGN5201 Corporate Governance 3 credits, 5 ECTS
CGN5202 Organizational Design, 3 credits, 5 ECTS
CGN5203 Corporate Law, 3 credits, 5 ECTS

Senior members of the Bang College of Business’s faculty and prominent practitioners from the business community are invited to teach in KIMEP’s Executive MBA Program.
You will learn from experts in their areas of study. They will share their knowledge and insights, challenge assumptions, and encourage you to debate ideas.
Meet the people who will prepare you to take your career and organizations to the next level.

Almaz Khafizov

Financial Manager

JV Tarbagatai Munai

“KIMEP University’s Executive MBA program delivers world-class education in Kazakhstan according to international standards. I would advise all of my friends and colleagues to enroll and receive the benefits of the best education available in Kazakhstan, all at an affordable price.

Fatih Uzunoglu

CEO, Galaksi Group

“As a foreign investor in Kazakhstan, I was looking for an MBA program that combines local knowledge with an international business paradigm. KIMEP’s Executive MBA program has been a good choice for me as I am developing myself and, on the other, sharing experience with others. The teaching faculty is of the highest quality and deliver courses in an informative and interesting way.”

Mariya Slovyak,

Ancillary Revenue&IT Training Manager,

Air Astana

“The program has given me a much wider view of business as a whole. But what most important is that participants share their views and real business experiences from different areas. This just isn’t possible in a non-executive environment.”

Gulnar Kulybekova,

CFO LLP Kartel, Beeline

“Executive MBA is an unique platform to share experiences and to exchnge the best practices with business leaders from Kazakhstan anad International market. These two years I spend in KIMEP Executive MBA gave me an opportunity to update my management skills as well as strength the technical skills in the strategic management of the company. As CFO with 15 years experience I did fully utilize this comprehensive education for the benefit of companies I worked. Another benefit from this course, that ACCA awards a specific level of exemption for an Executive MBA graduates which positively effects on your career.”

Ruslana Taigen,

Managing Director,

“United Chemical Company” LLP

Supervisor of work of HR department, department of corporate development, PR and IT – service, department of administrative activity.

“Study in EMBA KIMEP became for me the next step in achievement of the personal purposes for effective development. The developed and successfully realized decisions from personal practice of management receive actual vision and an assessment here. Refusal of the stereotypes, sometimes dominating in consciousness of skilled heads, new approach to conducting business processes gives, in my opinion, a new impulse of increase of administrative competences. It should be noted that the EMBA modular program covering practically all parties of modern business allows to receive the academic degree “The master of business administration” without interruption from work.”

Anzhelika Kozhevnikova

Deputy Director

Yug-Electrocomplect, LTD

“The contacts that I was able to make in this program evolved into real business relationships that led to real business deals.”


Anara Sartayeva

Head of Compensation and Benefits,

HR Employee Relations and Administration

“Practical tools and knowledge combined with superb business connections are what make this program so beneficial.”

Executive MBA lectures and seminars are scheduled (unless noted otherwise):
– on Fridays from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
– on Saturdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm
It takes approximately 18 months of studies and Master thesis defense to satisfy the degree requirements.