The Bachelor’s in Management provides students with the frameworks needed in modern management and decision making. These include a strong theoretical foundation, modern modeling techniques, and decision analysis of business problems. At the same time, KBS is among the first universities in Kazakhstan to offer an integrated soft skills curriculum, combining technical competence with the social and communications skills necessary to work effectively with teams and to navigate the human infrastructure of a large corporation.
The overarching common goals are to:
Offer undergraduate programs in business administration with integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and comparable, in terms of quality and standards, to leading programs offered at universities in Europe and the US.
Educate and develop business leaders capable of effectively managing organizations in Kazakhstan and internationally, in an ethical manner.
Prepare graduates who will make significant contributions to the community in which they work, whether in business or in the public and non-profit sectors.
Common objectives of programs are to:
Provide students with undergraduate-level, cross-functional knowledge in the areas of Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Operations Management, Business Law, and Taxation.
Foster students‘ critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
Provide a solid foundation of knowledge to graduates who want to pursue graduate study in the field of business and related disciplines.
Educate undergraduate students for ethical service to their society and the broader regional and international community.
Provide specialized knowledge and develop necessary skills for successful careers in one of the areas of Accounting and Audit, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
Common Learning Objectives
The common learning objectives of all undergraduate business programs are to ensure that graduates have:
Satisfactory knowledge of:
the microeconomic business issues and macroeconomic business environment.
the core business disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Management, Information Systems Business Law, and Taxation.
quantitative and qualitative techniques of problem-solving.
The necessary cognitive, interpersonal, and self-management skills to:
communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively in written and oral English.
use information technology for the retrieval, analysis, and presentation of information.
work effectively with others in the pursuit of common objectives.
undertake supervised independent research and internship, involving the synthesis and application of theoretical constructs to topics in the fields of business, with a specific focus on Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
describe the interdisciplinary nature and challenges of business operations and apply cross-functional knowledge for the strategic management of organizations.
ethics as they apply both to general business practices and in the area of specialization.
Common Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
At the successful completion of each program, students will be able to:
Describe and articulate key concepts and major paradigms and theoretical perspectives within the discipline of business administration.
Identify and apply various decision-making tools and techniques in functional areas of Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
Analyze and solve business problems, using the necessary quantitative and qualitative tools.
Use information technology for the retrieval, analysis, and presentation of information for effective management of business organizations.
Communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively in written and oral English.
Describe and apply the concepts and theories of ethics as they apply to business organizations.
Synthesize and apply integrated knowledge for the effective strategic management of organizations.
Undertake supervised practical training and independent research, involving the synthesis and application of theoretical constructs to topics in the fields of business.
Unique Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) – Management
At the successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Describe the core concepts of management theory, knowledge, and practice.
Communicate on a professional level using contemporary communication technologies.
Apply appropriate analytical tools for planning, development, and implementation of the strategy.
Demonstrate managerial competencies for leading people and organizations toward organizational success in competitive environments, local and global.
Identify diverse managerial roles and exercise judgment in highly dynamic and complex business environments.
Describe and apply the concepts and theories of ethics as they apply to the field of Management.
Specific course requirements for the BS in Management program are as follows:
Graduation Project Internship
External Assessment of Education Achievements
State Examination Specialty
Diploma Preparation and Defense
Required Courses – 93 credits, including:
Business Development Strategy
Human Resources Management
Elective Courses – 36 credits, including:
Data Analysis and Forecasting of the Economy
Business Ideas and Opportunities
Tools and Methods of Decision-Making
Computer Applications in Business
Evaluation of Oil and Gas Projects
Intermediate Financial Accounting