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 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.


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 understanding of principles and theories of the 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 decisions-making.


• 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)

Admission: July , 2019
• Starting date: September , 2019
• Tuition fee:(Full program) 3 400 000 KZT
• Discounts are available for KBTU graduates and Diploma with honors holders



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


Leadership Specialization Courses

Title Credits
Leadership and Motivation 3
Change Management 3
Decision Making 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 , 2018)
• Filled out 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 document 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 , 2018)