Professional Development

Since 1998, the Professional Development and Certificate Program has provided learning and networking opportunities for working professionals. Full programs of courses, trainings, and workshops are regularly scheduled and customized toward the professional needs of the organizations and individuals involved. Program participants will gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of topics in Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Sales, Human Resource Management, Information Technologies, and Business Administration. The program is updated every year with new course offerings and learning opportunities.

The mission of the Professional Development and Certificate Program is to deliver high-quality learning opportunities to meet customer needs and to support the development of the Kazakhstani business community.

Key features of the PDCP program:

  • All courses and trainings are relevant to the current business environment;
  • It adds a great value in career enhancement and human capital;
  • It instills knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace;
  • The study is flexible both in times and means, making it accessible to any professional.

The PDCP program offers courses and trainings in a variety of different learning modes to maximize accessibility:

  • Short-term (2-5 day-long) intensive trainings are regularly scheduled throughout the week;
  • Courses scheduled during on weeknights and over weekends require longer periods of study, usually 4-6 weeks;
  • Hybrid trainings and courses, which combine face-to-face discussions and online learning;
  • Some trainings are available for full self-study, with a trainer available for consultation as needed.

Program participants can earn various levels of certification including:

  • “Certificate of Completion”, which confirms participation in a specific course;
  • “Certificate of Specialization” is awarded to trainees who pursue one field of study, and successfully complete 4 courses within their defined area of specialization.

The duration of the program, or number of hours/days, and methods of trainee evaluation can vary according to the learning objectives, the nature of the course content, and the mode of delivery.
Please refer to course outlines for the language of delivery. Courses are generally taught in Russian, but English and/or Kazakh are available upon request.

Teaching techniques utilized in the program differ from traditional methods in the local market. They consider the specific needs and goals of adult training. It applies an interactive approach, which involves all participants in the learning process. Discussions and teamwork also promote knowledge sharing and networking.

The program utilizes its wide network of adjunct faculty drawn from both the corporate world and academia, to train students. Their skills and knowledge make training practical and applicable to everyday business, and support participants’ career development and the improvement of employment prospects.


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

5. Business English courses from the London Chamber of Commerce (LCCIEB). The program includes business English and professional business correspondence, including drafting and writing letters, reports, memos, company brochures, and more.

6. 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

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

The Professional Development and Certificate Program offers both regularly scheduled training (Intensive Full Day Schedule for Summer 2018). 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, evening and self-study) will suit your and your organization’s busy business schedule.
“KIMEP University” JSC Professional Development Program being licensed by the state and certified by FIBAA from Bonn, Germany.
For intensive full day training, contact us.
Summer 2018 semester open enrollment schedule
Online Registration to participate in any calendar seminar of the Professional Development Program

PDCP Team:
Coordinator on Contracts and Academic Issues
Strelnikova Olga, solga@kimep.kz
Coordinator on Administrative and Accounting Issues Ilyassova Zulfiya, bc@kimep.kz
PDCP Tel:   (7272) 704 300/301, internal 1116-1118

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.

– “Advanced Microsoft Excel”
– “Risk Management”
– “Leadership and Managerial Efficiency. Charismatic Management. Psychology of Influence”
– “MS Project Management”
– “Labour Contract Regulation. Problems of Contract Law”
– “Financial Statement Analysis. Analysis of Financial Ratios”
– “Business Macroeconomics”
– “Business Microeconomics”
– “Brand Management”
– “Budgeting, Planning and Controlling”
– “Internal Audit for Companies /Preparing for the Audit”
– “Basics of Accounting and Financial Reporting”
– “Document Record Maintenance and Archiving”
– “Customer Care”
– “Multi-Media IT (Power Point) for Making Presentations”
– “Organizational Behavior”
– “Principles of Management”
– “Principles of Project Management: Technologies and Tools”
– “Principles of Human Resource Management”
– “Win – Win Negotiation”
– “Team Building”
– “Presentation and Public Speaking”
– “Assistant to the Director. Business Culture and Company Image. Business Communication”
– “New Product Development and Promotion”
– “Situational Leadership”
– “Strategic Business Planning”
– “Contemporary Marketing”
– “Strategic Marketing”
– “Strategic Marketing Planning”
– “Fundamentals of Marketing”
– “Managing People”
– “Time Management”
– “Business Communication”
– “Conflict and Stress Management”
– “Operations Risk Management”
– “Managerial Accounting. Cost Accounting”
– “Basics of Microsoft Excel (Tables, Charts)”
– “Financial Modelling and Data Analyses in Excel”
– “Financial Analysis Using Excel”
– “Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers”

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 JSC
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

JSC “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)
“Theory of Finance, Financial Instruments and Markets”, November 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

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 JSC “KIMEP University”.
Classes start on preparations for the 1-st exam “Theory of Finance, the financial instruments and markets”: November 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017.
Course Schedule: 9:30 to 17:00, lunch 12:30-13:30, tea / coffee breaks 11:00-11:15, 15:00-15:15
Training Course Location: JSC “KIMEP University”, building Executive Education Center, the first floor of the hostel.
Course fee: 150 000.00 tenge VAT included.
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)
JSC “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.


Professional Development Program
050010, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Av. Abai 2, Office 101

Olga Strelnikova
Program and Project Manager
Tel: +7 727 270-43-00/01
E-mail: solga@kimep.kz

Zulfiya Ilyassova
Program Development Coordinator
Tel: +7 727 270-43-00/01
E-mail: bc@kimep.kz

Laura Gaipova
Contract and Administration Coordinator
Tel: +7 727 270-43-00/01
E-mail: l.gaipova@kimep.kz