Presentation of HSE Bachelor students’ research projects.

By Nazym Umirzakova

Bachelor students of the Higher School of Economics of M.Narikbayev KAZGUU University presented their research projects. The vast majority of research works distinguished themselves not only by the high level of the language used, but also by the relevance of topics and potential benefits in the field of the social sciences and business. The Evaluation Committee noted the high quality of the dissertations, as well as their great potential for development in the future.

We are proud to present the work of students who have deservedly received the highest marks.

The impact of new adopted consumer behavior on the future of banking industry in Kazakhstan by Inna Tskhay, Kamilla Kadyrova, Kazbek Assanov

This group of students conducted a study of the banking system of Kazakhstan, based on factors such as adaptation to changing conditions, the impact of technological progress on the demand for banking conditions, and based on the analysis, they were able to derive assumptions regarding the future of banks and the banking system in general.

The study revealed several insights: it turned out that digitalization will not eliminate banks and they will exist in the future as financial universities. Moreover, the increased integration of technologies will benefit banks, but only if they can adapt to the fleeting conditions of the trends and technologies of the modern world.

NGOs management: the case of third sector organizations by Dana Igilik, Ilyas Zhengis, Kairt Kabiken, Ayazhan Kubaidulla, Aikunim Gabduali

Students defined the goal of their research in identifying the difficulties that local NGOs went through. As a result, it was revealed that the list of the main problems of non-governmental organizations includes: mainly short-term projects, in connection with which they do not look for workers for a long time; there is no such great demand for vacancies, since such organizations cannot provide employees with career growth due to their dependence on state and international funds; NGOs are not very popular, as the local business sector is not inclined to invest in them, which, in turn, is a common practice in European countries.

A Comparison of Internal Audit Trends in Local Companies and Abroad by Alina Nazyrova, Aruzhan Beisembayeva, Raimbek Keisov, Sungat Khankhozin

The purpose of the study was to compare the level of development of the Internal Audit Service (IAS) at local enterprises with the level of development of foreign companies. Based on various articles, the main trends were identified: audit of corporate culture, the use of data analysis, intelligent automation and the impact of COVID-19 on the operation of the IAS. The authors conducted survey among internal audit employees of the local companies. The most common responses for open-ended questions regarding the current state in the organization were “caution” and “resilience”, but the words “adaptation”, “flexibility”, “cooperation” and “focus” were used much more often.