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Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)


Address 4 Abai Avenue, Almaty 480100, Kazakhstan
Tel. No. +3272 640376, 642679
Fax No. +3272 643720
E-mail address
Executive Director Sagandyk Satubaldin, Phd.,
  • MBA, MA, MPA,- 2years program post graduate programs
  • BSC (bachelor of accounting and business administration)- 4 years program
  • BSS (bachelor of Social sciences) - 4 years program
  • Date of commencement August 31, fall semester begins
    Accommodation KIMEP Hotel complex: capacity 500 persons
    Fees Tution:
    Master programs:
    Kazakhstan and CIS students/Foreign students: 1st year - $2760 +$140 (English)/ $5010+ $260 (English)
    2nd year - $2500/ $6510
    Bachelor programs:
    Kazakhstan students/CIS students/Foreign Students - 1 year: $1320/$2010/$2520
    Financial aid Scholarships(in the form of tuition waiver), housing subsidies, assistantship and part- time on campus work
    Admission requirements Master programs: undergraduate degree, English language
    Bachelor programs: Secondary education, English language
    Student profile Ratio of students: national- 97%/overseas-3%
    Men/women: 50%/50%
    Age: Master program: 23 and over
    Bachelor program – 17 –20
    Contact for application Kaukerbekova Sabina
    Assistant of Executive Director of KIMEP


    Degree Programs

    The BSc is a full-time four year program designed to prepare managers for the 21st century. Our program enhances students ability to successfully integrate into the global business environment. Our admissions policy assures that each student admitted to our institution has the requisite abilities to successfully complete our rigorous academic programs. Our Business Administration courses recognise that students will need to function in the emerging global economic system. Accounting courses are based on International Accounting Standards that are recognised throughout the world.

    The first year of study in the BSc program includes the following courses:
    English, Business Quantitative Analysis, Introduction to Information Systems, Fundamentals of Management, Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting/Kazakhstan Accounting, Fundamental of Macroeconomics, and Business Statistical Analysis.

    A KIMEP BSc graduate is prepared for a career in the fields of accounting, business administration, or to further their education at the graduate level.

    The BSS is a full-time four year program. It has the following goals and objectives: to prepare highly qualified and motivated graduates who can compete at international level, and serve the interests of Kazakhstan both nationally and internationally. The program designed to prepare specialists for both private and public sectors to help to build a civil society and create a free market economy through knowledge and education. There are three areas of specialisation: International Relations, Public Administration and Politology.

    MBA The mission of the KIMEP MBA Program is to provide highly educated and motivated professionals in business management to Kazakhstani and international businesses.

    The impetus for the MBA Program at KIMEP came from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr. Nursultan Nazarbaev, and was started in 1992 with funding from the European Union’s Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States and Mongolia (TACIS).

    Currently the MBA Program at KIMEP consists of four departments:
    (1) MBA Department of Accounting and Finance;
    (2) MBA Department of Marketing;
    (3) MBA Department of Operations Management and Business Systems;
    (4) MBA Department of Management.

    At this point in time there are 121 first year MBA students and 116 second year MBA students following a two-year curriculum that has been forged with materials, advice and know-how from five of the leading business schools in Europe: ESADE (Barcelona, Spain), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), HEC (Paris, France), London School of Economics (England) and Wirtschaftuniversitat (Vienna, Austria).

    The Faculty of the MBA Program at KIMEP is composed of 5 foreign faculty coming from France, Spain, Canada, Denmark and the UK and 20 Local Faculty all of whom have Master’s Degrees, postgraduate studies in Europe or the USA, and 10 of whom are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programmes.

    The two-year MBA Program is taught entirely in English and offers opportunities for students to engage in research and company internships in the Summer.

    The Tacis MBA Project at KIMEP sponsors an International Research Workshop every year and the next is scheduled for June 2-3, 2000 with the theme being "Developing Research-based Teaching Materials for Business Education".

    Further information can be found at the following sites:

    The MA (Economics) offers a two year full-time advanced education in theoretical and applied Economics, relevant to transition into and operation of world commodities and Financial markets. The program offers a wide range of electives and, after the core courses in macro- and microeconomics, econometrics and finance, students can choose, if they wish, to specialise in either International Economics or Policy Economics. Opportunities to continue studies abroad are available too.

    The MPA program offers a two year full-time study program which aims to prepare highly qualified specialists with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in diverse governmental bodies, public organisations, embassies, international and local non-profit organisations, etc. The MPA program offers two major specializations: Public Policy Management (PPM), and Development Administration (DA).

    Core courses are: macro- and microeconomics, public finance, public management in transitional economies, managing people, managing organisations, law, international organisations, applied statistics, and development studies. Top students have the opportunity to conduct their own original research.

    About the Institute

    The Kazakhstan Institute of Management , Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) is a business school offering four major educational programs as well as a number of professional training programs designed to enhance business in Kazakhstan. The President of Kazakhstan established KIMEP in 1992. Currently 520 full-time students are enrolled in KIMEP’s three major programs MBA, MA, MPA, An additional 280 professional study in KIMEP MBA Evening program. From the September 1 KIMEP started bachelor program BSC and BSS which includes 500 students.

    Because of its continuos improvement in the field of quality education KIMEP has established itself as a leader among higher education institutions in Kazakhstan as well as in Central Asia. KIMEP is very much a western-oriented market economy business school and the language of instruction is English.


    Computer Information Services Department
    is designed primarily to meet the needs of KIMEP students to become computer literate. Its information and computer facilities are unique not only to Kazakhstan but also to all Central Asia. It provides students with full online Internet access on the proportion one computer for only ten students. Each student has his own e-mail account and access to the KIMEP file server which expands each student’s ability to communicate internationally and to access information for research. Today KIMEP has a LAN involving 150 computers.

    The library has over 220,000 volumes at the students disposal: close to 20,000 are in English, 30,000 in Kazakh, and more than 170,000 in Russian. The library supports the curriculum and research requirements of the undergraduate and graduate programs. It also serves all other KIMEP activities including the language departments. In the periodical room students can find a variety of publications, from popular magazines and scholar journals to local and international newspapers.

    KIMEP Career and Employment Centre (Placement Office)
    KIMEP Career and Employment Centre is focused on professional employment services customised for KIMEP graduates as well as other professionals. Having established standards in permanent recruitment, the Centre is offering the same level of commitment, services and quality as other major international recruiting companies. It has electronic database with access to a broad range of personnel and employment opportunities.

    KIMEP Campus
    KIMEP hotels consists of two buildings with a capacity of 500. There are comfortable single and double rooms. Club KIMEP is the student and cultural club of KIMEP. Every Friday and Saturday night a very popular discotheque takes place that is attended by students and staff, and other people from Almaty community.

    KIMEP canteen have a number of outlets and services around KIMEP campus. In the main building is the luxurious "Mirror Hall" providing with lunches. On the second floor of the building buffet operated that provides lunch for people with less time at very attractive prices.

    KIMEP Sports Complex

    KIMEP Public Policy Research Centre
    It collects, evaluates, generates, and distributes research materials, with assistance of the academic departments in business economics, and public administration. The Centre has hosted a lot of academic symposiums and conferences.


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