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MBA Finance


The MBA programs of KBTU Business School are aimed at educating and preparing students for leadership positions. We encourage global vision and an understanding of transnational culture and develop students’ abilities to find creative and rational solutions to the challenges of doing business in today's complex interconnected world. Our graduates develop awareness of how to effectively manage businesses of any size from a start-up to the transnational corporation and implement strategies that lead their companies to success.

Our MBA programs are designed both for experienced practitioners aspiring to revitalize or change their careers and for young professionals aspiring to build their careers. The program is structured to provide students with advanced business knowledge in various functional areas, cutting-edge leadership and strategic-level decision making skills and specialized knowledge and skills.


• Curriculum with solid foundation and specialized knowledge
• International pool of faculty with high academic qualifications and professional experience
• Professional networking opportunities
• Study and work concurrently - integrating your experience and widening your business horizons


• KBTU was the first university in Kazakhstan to install Bloomberg Professional, a global platform for real-time data and analytics used worldwide by financial professionals in banks, investment companies and corporate departments.
• The Bloomberg Financial Lab’s main goal is to help our students, faculty and researchers advance using real-life cases, actual data and advanced analytics on global financial markets, macroeconomics, and the world's corporate base.
• The cutting-edge capabilities of the Bloomberg Financial Lab help us prepare uniquely trained specialists and researchers ready to succeed in the variety of fields from banking to logistics to engineering.

The MBA in Finance program is aimed at preparing students for successful careers in financial and investment decision makings. The specialized areas of study include Corporate Finance, Investment Management and Financial Institutions Management.


At the successful completion of the MBA program, graduates will be able to:

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of risk and return in investment decisions, undertake valuation of securities and construct optimal portfolio;
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of risk and return of financial institutions, analyze their performance and identify, measure and manage various types of risks encountered by these institutions;
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of risk and return of multinational companies, evaluate their capital budgeting and financing decisions and identify, measure and manage various types of currency risks encountered by these companies.


Language of instruction: English
Duration: 15 months
Delivery mode::
- Evenings + Saturdays (4 times a week)
- 15 modules (12 months)
- Internship, Business Project and Comprehensive Exam (3 months)
Starting date: September 4, 2017
Tuition fee:(Full program) 2 000 000 - 3 000 000 KZT*

* Grants and discounts are available to candidates with strong application and KBTU graduates / employees

* Discounts are available to KBTU Graduates / Employees


Core courses

Title Credits
Introduction to Business Strategy 1
Business Communications 3
Business Economics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Human Resource Management 3
Financial Reporting and Management Control 4
Marketing Management 3
Business Research Methods 3
Corporate Finance 3
Globalization and Strategic Competitiveness (licensed from Harvard) 4
Total: 30

Finance Specialization Courses

Title Credits
Investments 3
International Finance 3
Financial Institutions Management 3
Elective 3
Total: 12

Internship, Business Project / Thesis and Comprehensive Exam
An Internship and a Business Project / Thesis related to the specialization is required.

Course Title Credits
Internship 2
Research Work (Business Project / Thesis) 4
Comprehensive Exam 1
Business Project / Thesis Defense 3
Total: 10


STEP 1: Submit the required documents to KBTU Business School (July 1 - 31, 2017 )
• Filled out application;
• Notarized copy of Higher Education Diploma (the original of the Diploma and Transcript);
• Resume;
• Recommendation letter;
• Motivation letter;
• 6 photos 3x4;
• Identification Document (copy and original);
• Medical Reference №086-У;
• Copy of the Work Record Book or other document proof of employment history (if applicable);
• Notarized copy of IELTS (6.0 or more) Certificate (if applicable).

STEP 2: Main subject examination.(Aug 10 - 25, 2017)

Contact us

Yelena Tayushova
+7 727 272 58 97 (598)
Room 436 (Abylai Khan )

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