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Professional Development

The Program of Professional Development and Certification provides training, the opportunity to communicate and exchange experience for specialists from different sectors of the economy. Since 1994 the program has been providing training services to both corporate clients and individuals. The entire range of short-term courses is offered based on a pre-arranged schedule. Corporate trainings are developed taking into account company specifics. Given the different interests and needs of customers, the program offers both individual courses for advanced training and a series of courses in specializations that will allow you to obtain fundamental knowledge and skills. Courses are offered in 7 main areas: Management; Accounting and Finance; Taxation; Marketing and Sales; Human Resource Management; Information Technology; Records Management and Business Administration. The course program is updated annually.

In addition to calendar seminars, the Professional Development Program of KIMEP University NJSC offers classes in the Mini MBA Program.

Mini MBA Program of KIMEP University NJSC is the only professional program in the Republic of Kazakhstan with the FIBAA International Accreditation.

The Mission of the Program is to provide high-quality trainings by taking into account the needs of customers in order to support stability and develop business in Kazakhstan, as well as other Central Asian countries. For this purpose the Program tries to develop, update and offer trainings that:

  • Meet modern requirements of the business community
  • Will provide a significant contribution to corporate programs to create a candidate pool and personnel development
  • Provide skills and knowledge applicable after completion of the training
  • Offer a schedule and training methodology convenient and accessible to all interested customers

Schedule of courses and short-term seminars is prepared by taking into account their convenience for customers:

  • Intensive short-term trainings (2-5 days) are provided weekly
  • Short-term courses and specialization courses lasting 4-6 weeks
  • Combined schedule of trainings and courses allows you to study in classroom and remotely
  • In addition, it is possible to study selected courses independently under advisor’s supervision

Program listeners are conferred with certificates of various levels:

  • Certificate of Completion is issued for participation in one selected seminar
  • Certificate in Specialization is issued to those who choose a particular specialization, successfully complete a 4 course program in a chosen field.

Duration of training, number of training days/hours, and methodology for assessing knowledge depend on training objectives, content of a course, and training schedule.

Main language of instruction is Russian. Preliminary request is required to undergo training in English and/or Kazakh.

Training methodology differs from the traditional methodology of continuing education courses. Modern methodology takes into account not only goals and objectives of adult learning, but also uses an interactive approach to involve all participants in the training process. Questions/answers, discussions and teamwork contribute to the exchange of experience and expand the circle of participants.

Training instructors are both practitioners engaged from real businesses, and faculty members of various higher educational institutions. The synergy of their practical experience and deep theoretical knowledge make the trainings workable and applicable to everyday business, and contribute to successful career growth and employment.


The Professional Development Program has provided training since 1994 in two primary modes:
1. Seminars in an open format.

2. Seminars in a corporate format (at the request of a company/bank).

Training are offered in 8 key areas: management, human resource management, accounting and finance, marketing and sales, banking, taxation, information technology, documentation and archiving.

3. Courses from the Mini MBA Program with specializations in:

  1. Marketing and Sales
  2. Management
  3. Finance and Accounting
  4. Human Resources Management

4. Courses that prepare candidates to pass qualification examinations for a certificate from the International Association of Professional Risk Managers (PRMIA).

5. Training courses that prepare candidates for the examination to get Certificate in Taxation (with ADIT):
— International Tax Law
— Tax Law in Kazakhstan
— Taxation of Multinational Enterprises

6. Consulting is available at the request of private companies or banks.

The Professional Development and Certificate Program offers both regularly scheduled training. Short-term courses are offered in 8 areas: Management; Human Resource Management; Marketing and Sales; Accounting and Finance; Banking; Taxation; Information Technologies; and Document Maintenance and Archiving.
To earn a certificate in your chosen specialization (out of 5: Management; Human Resource Management; Accounting and Finance; Marketing and Sales; or Administrative and Secretarial Skills) you should complete 4 courses. Our hybrid schedule (full day, online and self-study) will suit your and your organization’s busy business schedule.
“KIMEP University” NJSC Professional Development Program being licensed by the state and certified by FIBAA from Bonn, Germany.
For intensive full day training, contact us.

Corporate training is a valuable and important moneyfinancial and time investment for any company, and should, therefore, be well-planned in advance to maximize efficiency.
Experts from the Professional Development Program (PDCP) accompany each customer during the 8 stages process:
1. Identifying the needs. Evaluating the gap between desired and actual productivity of the company. The PDCP team will assist in determining whether to invest financial resources in corporate training.
2. Setting the goals. Formulating the goal and objectives of the training together with the company’s department.
3. Determination of content, forms and methods. Understanding the audience of the training, their interests, positions and responsibilities in the company, their expectations, goals and objectives.
4. Selecting the right trainer. Identifying the best trainer to conduct the training sessions with respect to the set goals and objectives to a specified audience.
5. Preparing for the training, including organizational arrangements and motivation. Setting the date, time, place, and duration of the sessions and providing instructions to the group about further work on improvement of their professional skills.
6. Delivering the training. Implementing of pre-specified schedule and plan for corporate training. In each group, the process is based on the customized (individual) approach, considering the person or company’s character and goals.
7. Assessing training effectiveness. Evaluating the level of satisfaction among the training participants by collecting feedback at the end of the final sessions and via questionnaires. This stage helps to determine: a. to what extent the set goals and objectives were met; b. level of professional improvement; c. if the audience has formulated an understanding of how to work toward improving the efficiency of the entire department and the entire company.
8. Ensuring that the knowledge gained during training is positively transferred into the daily work of the trainee. Organizing events after the training allows participants to consolidate acquired knowledge and skills, and to get a clear idea about their application in daily work. Enthusiasm and encouragement from the trainer inspire the training participants to implement new tactics and tools into their daily work process.

The PDCP offers corporate training in eight areas: Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Sales, Accounting and Finance, Banking, Taxation, Information Technologies, and Document Maintenance and Archiving.

LCCI English For Business

  • The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry English for Business (LCCIEB) course is unique, and the only program of its kind for Business English in Kazakhstan;
  • The PDCP is the only accredited center of LCCIEB in Kazakhstan;
  • The program includes professional business English and business correspondence, drafting and writing letters, reports, memos, company brochures, and much more;
  • Certificates are awarded by the Board of Examinations LCCIEB (London). An internationally-recognized certificate of proficiency in the English language for business and official correspondence, issued by one of the most respected business organizations in the world, can greatly improve your international career.

The PDCP organizes the courses in both corporate and group formats. The corporate format typically includes a group of 10-15 employees from a single company, while group format refers to a group of individuals.

The PDCP offers two levels of LCCI preparation:

Course Fee:

  • Level 2 – 100 000.00 KZT VAT included
  • Level 3 – 140 000.00 KZT VAT included


Program and Project Manager
Professional Development Program
Executive Education Center (ECC)
KIMEP University NJSC
Tel: (727) 2704300, 2704301 (ext 1118);
Fax: (727) 2374802, 2374803
4, Abai Ave., office 101, KIMEP, Almaty, 050010, Republic of Kazakhstan

Risk Project Management Certificate

NJSC “KIMEP University” offers training courses to prepare candidates for examinations for the award of the Certificate of the International Association of Professional Risk Managers (PRMIA)

International Association of Professional Risk Managers (PRMIA) is a recognized leader in this field, offering advanced solutions and new opportunities for professionals and future professionals in the management of financial risks. Currently, the Association has more than 91,000 members from 211 countries around the world.
PRM program is designed for those who wish to:

  • improve knowledge and develop skills in the modern practice of risk management
  • enjoy the benefits of international certification
  • contribute to the creation of an effective system of risk management of a company / bank

Benefits of PRM certificate in risk management for a trainee:

  • Knowledge of modern risk management practices
  • The necessary statistical and mathematical basis for successful risk management
  • Internationally recognized by practitioners and leading universities worldwide
  • Access to the latest publications, developments in risk management
  • Participation in professional trainings organized by PRMIA
  • The ability to search for a job in the leading countries of the world
  • Flexible system of passing examinations in any order at any time during a three-week exam period
  • Recognition of other qualifications such as CFA, FRM, CIIA, CEFA

Benefits of PRM certificate in risk management for a company / bank:

  • International standard for assessment of the knowledge of experts in this field
  • Creation of a skilled team of specialists in the field of risk management
  • Increased confidence and interest of investors / business partners to the company

Requirements for obtaining the certificate for the PRM
Applicants are required to pass 4 exams for certification.

Registration and Examinations:
On-line registration through www.prmia.org and exams in English through test centers in Almaty, such as High Tech for Human, Softline Direct, ELTS LLC and others.
Preparing for exams:
Preparing for exams is available through the Professional Development Program at the NJSC “KIMEP University”.

Course Schedule: 9:30 to 17:00, lunch 12:30-13:30, tea / coffee breaks 11:00-11:15, 15:00-15:15

Course fee: 150 000.00 tenge.
The number of students in the group is limited to: a maximum of 10 students per class. Knowledge of English Upper Intermediate level is required.

Program and Project Manager
Professional Development Program
Executive Education Center (ECC)
NJSC “KIMEP University”
Tel: (727) 2704300, 2704301 (ext 1118);
Fax: (727) 2374802, 2374803
4, Abai Ave., office 101, KIMEP, Almaty, 050010, Republic of Kazakhstan


Ekaterina Kapayeva, Certified International Public Accountant (CIPA); CAP; partner of the Audit Company; Member of the Audit and Accounting Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan and holds the diploma of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers, Great Britain. She combines real business and training / consulting delivery in the areas of finance and accounting as well as internal audit.

Zhanna Shpiger, Holds CIPA (Certified International Professional Accountant), Qualification ACCA (International Financial Reporting – DipIFRP), Auditor, Manager of various projects in the Audit Company, which provides international audit. She has many articles in periodicals on the subject. Experienced trainer in IAS, Financial Analysis, Management Accounting, Finance, Financial Management, Internal Audit. She is also known as the author of many publications.

Nurlan Orazalin, DBA KIMEP Candidate, holds CMA (Certified Management Accountant); MBA (Master of Science in Accounting – Texas A&M University); BA, Kazakh State Academy of Management; and Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages. He is a member of US Institute of Chartered Accountants; KIMEP senior lecturer. His area of training is: Financial Accounting for Managers, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Cost Accounting, Accounting 1 and 2, etc. He combines teaching with consulting services for companies / banks.

Sadyr Shaguzhayev, Director of the International Banking of Temir Bank. He holds a master Degree in Economics from Kazakh State Academy of Management after Turar Ryskulov. Mr. Shaguzhayev has been working for foreign and local commercial banks, including the National bank of Kazakhstan, since 1992. His areas of expertise are: Automation of Internal Banking Processes, Treasury, Currency Control, Commercial Credits, Correspondent Relationships and International Banking

Nadezhda Fidirko,  Engineer-mathematician, specialized in computer technologies and applied mathematics, applied economics, as well as financial analysis, combines teaching with real business developing and implementing computer programs to support business effectiveness. Within more than 25 years of work experience participated in automated, planning and management system development for state and private industries. Worked for the Institute of Automated Planning and Management Systems, Academy of Management, published works in applied mathematics and computerization problems.

Shyryn Aitmaganbetova, MBA, instructor and translator of Kazakh language at KIMEP and National Bank of Republic of Kazakhstan. Prior, she worked for Central Asian University; Junior Academy of Sciences of RK; Institute for Professional Development of teachers of Kazakh and advanced managers of educational institutions; Academy of Economics and Statistics. She is the author of manuals: “Self-learning of Kazakh”, “Learning Kazakh in Polylingual Environment”; and “Kazakh for Business / Economics”.

Yelena Mikalyova, Certified auditor. Member of the Audit Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Member of the BIKO expert council. She cooperates with the Institute of Professional Accountants of RK. Work experience – more than 26 years. She makes audit of one of the Health Projects in Tadjikistan sponsored by the World Bank (from 1995 – till present time). Certificates of the World Bank, British Council and Institute of Certified Accountants of Scotland («ICAS»). Topics: «International Financial Reporting Standards», «Accounting and audit», etc.

Aleksey Kharlamov, Leading auditor in TQM (QMS 2000) registered in the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA); expert-auditor of TQM in the Republic of Kazakhstan; member of Kazakhstan Academy of TQM; leading auditor on ISO 9001:2000; ISO 14001:2004; OHSAS 18001:1999; he cooperates with British Standards Institute (BSI) and “Moody International Certification”.

Lyudmila Kuznetsova, Engineer-mathematician, specialized in computer technologies and applied mathematics, applied economics, micro and macroeconomics, as well as financial analysis, combines teaching with actual business, developing and implementing computer programs to support business effectiveness. Has more than 25 years of work experience in designing and program realization of information systems. Teaching activity is focused on training of programming languages (TurboPascal, Visual Basic, Delphi, DBMS, C++, Fortran, Assembler, JavaScript), data processing systems, development of Internet pages and work with MS Office Professional and creation of a computer drawing.

Gaukhar Abeltayeva, BTA Specialist. Master of Art (Economics). Head of International Business Analysis Department. Worked in the Office of Monitoring of International Activities. Was the Head of Department of Documentary Business. Internship in Brighton (UK) and Zurich (Switzerland). Was director of the company (Drafting and negotiation of contracts, preparation and coordination of projects on letters of credit , guarantees, making passport deals , permits for export – import, closing passport deals , etc.). Conduct consultations and trainings for specialists of banks / companies.

Shyrai Davletyarova, Engineer-physicist specialized in computer technologies and applied physics. Her work experience is more than 18 years. She has developed computer courses for law and economic, Translation and Publishing departments: MS Office, MS Access, Windows, CorelDraw, Photoshop, PageMaker, AutoCAD, 3ds Max; besides she has developed and implemented computer programs to test IT skills and knowledge. She has publications in applied physics and computerization problems.

Valery Pogrebnoy, Director of logistics, transport and customs department of a big commercial and industrial company. Has extensive experience working abroad and trained in Germany (Aachen), Poland (Pruszkow), Czech Republic (Prague), Austria, Lithuania (Vilnius), Russia (Moscow , Kaliningrad). Experienced practitioner, combining work with the provision of training in warehouse management, transportation and economic issues, optimization of warehouse and transport logistics, preparation and making inventory for the reconstruction of wholesale and retail warehouse and its modernization, equipping warehouses with modern technological equipment, etc.

Rimma Suyundukova, Engineer, specialized in the Information Technology and programming. She has extensive experience in designing and programming information systems. Teaching activity is focused on programming languages (TurboPascal, C++, Fortran, Assembler, JavaScript, dBase-Group), Database systems, Internet Technology and Web-design. She delivers training and consulting services for business community.

Gaukhar Massangaliyeva, MA, KIMEP, 2000; Diploma, Kazakh National University after Al-Farabi, 1992; about 10 years of experience in audit and finance for KPMG Audit, Deloitte: reporting / analysis / budgeting in compliance with IFRS, GAAP and local financial reporting standards. Presently works in the position of financial reporting manager at Alliance Bank.

Yelena Pasko, Economist. IPFM (International professional financial manager), CAP, DipIFR ACCA Diploma (International Financial Reporting – DipIFR in Russian). Work experience more than 25 years. Experienced practitioner, combining job training with the provision of Management Accounting, Finance, Financial Management and International Financial Reporting Standards, Company Financial Analysis

Svetlana Olkhovaya, Diploma of “Adilet” Law school, 2005; diploma in economics and management, “Semey” University, 1996; a lawyer with 15 years of experience; presently works as a lawyer for “Ecо Life Kazakhstan” construction company, combines her work with training delivery and development in “Taxation and Legislation”, “Legal and Regulatory Issues on Tenders’, “Labor Code of Republic of Kazakhstan”, “Rights and Property”, “Jurisprudence” distance learning course for “Kazakhtelecom” company.


Malika Bakitova, BBA
Program Development Coordinator Professional Development and Certificate Programs

Tel: +7 701 763 09 30
Tel: 8 727 237-47-85 (ext. 1032)
E-mail: m.bakitova@kimep.kz
Samal Jazykbayeva
Deputy Director Executive Education Center of KIMEP University

Executive Education Center of KIMEP University
Office #103
Tel: +7 (727) 237 47 87, ext. #1117
Tel: +7 (777) 002 19 16
E-mail: jsamal@kimep.kz
4, Abai Ave.,
Republic of Kazakhstan