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.

The MBA in Leadership program focuses on equipping students with the functional and strategic management skills necessary to lead organizations. The program is delivered by faculty with many years practical experiences of successful leadership in a wide range of organizations.

Program's Facts

  • 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 2019
  • Tuition fee:(Full program) 3,300,000 KZT*
  • Discounts are available for KBTU graduates and Diploma with honors holders

Advantages of KBTU MBA Programs

  • Curriculum with a 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

Bloomberg Financial Lab

  • 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 Leadership program focuses on equipping students with the functional and strategic management skills necessary to lead organizations. The specialized areas of study include Leadership and Motivation, Change Management, Managing People and Decision Making.

MBA in Leadership Intended Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a base knowledge of practical leadership and motivation issues and apply this knowledge to help understand approaches to leadership and motivation in the context of the Kazakhstan business environment;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and theories of organizational change and apply them to enhance the performance of organizations;
  • Apply concepts of rational choice, identity, appropriateness, history-dependent rules, and inconsistency in preferences or identities that can be used in business decision-making.

Degree Requirements

Specific course requirements for the MBA program are as follows:

Courses Credits
Core Courses 30
Specialization Courses 12
Internship 2
Research Work (Business Project / Thesis) 4
Final Attestation:
  • Comprehensive Exam (1 credit)
  • Business Project / Thesis Defense (3 credits)
Total 52

Program Core

  • Introduction to Business Strategy
  • Business Communications
  • Business Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Reporting and Management Control
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance
  • Globalization and Strategic Competitiveness (licensed from Harvard)

Leadership Specialization

  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Change Management
  • Decision Making
  • Elective

Enrollment Process

STEP 1: Submit the required documents to KBTU Business School (July 2019)

  • Filled out an application;
  • Notarized copy of Higher Education Diploma (the original of the Diploma and Transcript);
  • Resume (in English);
  • 2 recommendation letters (in English);
  • Motivation letter (in English);
  • 6 photos 3x4;
  • Identification Document (copy and original);
  • Medical Reference №086-У + X-ray;
  • Copy of the Work Record Book or other documentary proof of employment history (if applicable);
  • Notarized copy of IELTS (6.0 or more) Certificate (if applicable) or a copy of payment receipt for English test.

STEP 2: Main subject examination.(Aug , 2019)

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