18 months
538 EUR/credit 14346 EUR/year
538 EUR/credit 14346 EUR/year
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The Executive MBA from Kimep University is the first program of this kind in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


The Executive Education Center at KIMEP University offers an Executive MBA degree, which is Central Asia’s leading MBA program for executives.

  • Students are top and mid-level managers from 18 different sectors and fields of the economy
  • The average monthly salary of program graduates is 2.5 times higher than the national average
  • Average salary increase within one year of program completion is 54%
  • Average return on investment in tuition is 100% within 1 year of graduation

Program Goals:

  • Improvement of managerial skills
  • Enhancement of business options
  • Implementation of successful business strategies and tools for resolving business problems

Advantages of the Executive MBA

  • New career opportunities
  • Expansion of your horizons
  • Leadership skills and the ability to manage more efficiently
  • In-depth understanding of business, both in theory and in practice
  • Socializing and sharing experience with other successful executives
  • First-hand experience from experts in specific business areas
  • Development and enhancement of strategic business task resolution skills
  • Implementation of best practices, new ideas, and innovations into your organization’s everyday operations
  • Improvement of decision making, negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Maximizing the efficiency and the effectiveness of your business processes, and, as a result, increasing overall enterprise revenue
  • Learning from the outstanding professors of KIMEP University and discussing the issues relevant for your company


  • Accredited by the Austrian Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (AQAAA), by Federation of
  • International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and by Asian Forum of Business Education (AFBE)
  • Accredited by the Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Management Core Concepts
  • Leadership and Development
  • Decision Making
  • Global Perspectives
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Integrative Concepts

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits
  • In addition to 40 US credits, Executive MBA students wishing to obtain a specialization are expected to complete at least three additional modules. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your application online and attach all the required documents.
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Resume in English language
  • Copy of Employment history book, attested by HR department (stamp of HR dept)
  • After submitting your application, it will be carefully reviewed and assessed by our internal managers. Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to the interview.
  • The interview will take place at the KIMEP University campus in the Executive Education Center’s office. Applicants from other cities of Kazakhstan will be interviewed via skype. The interview lasts no more than 30min.
  • After all interviews are conducted, the university informs all the applicants of the admissions decision. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14346 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 538 EUR per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    14346 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 538 EUR per credit during 18 months.
  • 252 370 tenge per credit

Living costs for Almaty

140000 - 200000 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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