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International accreditation ACBSP (USA) / Institutional and specialized accreditation IQAA (Kazakhstan)

Master’s in Business

Program DescriptionInternational students can enroll full-time in KAFU’s 1-year Master’s in Business Program, which is fully accredited both in Kazakhstan and the United States, and receive an internationally recognized Master’s degree in Business.  All courses in the program are taught in English.  International students are also automatically enrolled in a “Business Perspectives” course, which introduces students to a variety of local businesses and business leaders.  International students interested in studying local languages (Russian or Kazakh) may also sign up for separate language courses offered at KAFU.  The program benefits include: 

  • Full enrollment in KAFU’s 1-year Master’s in Business Degree Program.  All courses are taught in English;
  • Enrollment in a “Business Perspectives” course, which includes bi-weekly visits to local businesses in Kazakhstan.

Curriculum:  The core six subjects offered as part of the 1-year Master’s in Business Program currently include:

  • Innovation Management
  • General Management
  • Organization and planning of research
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Personnel Management (advanced course)

 Along with this coursework, students must engage in research – either in Kazakhstan or in their home country – and prepare and defend a Master’s level thesis or project paper.

 Cost:  $1,500 for one year, not including living, visa and travel expenses.

 Application requirements and process: International students interested in studying in the Master’s in Business program must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited university in their country.  Students must also be able to pass an English proficiency exam, demonstrating at least an advanced-intermediate level of English (this does not apply to students from English speaking countries).

 Schedule:  This program is run each academic year, from September 1 to May 31.  Students who are able to complete their coursework prior to May 31 are free to return to their home country to complete their research and the writing of their thesis or project paper.  This thesis/project paper can often be defended on-line over the Internet and does not require returning to Kazakhstan.

 Academic credit:  International students who successfully complete the Master’s in Business program will receive a Master’s in Business degree from KAFU, which is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan and by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs in the USA.  Students will also receive an official transcript from KAFU.




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