Dear visitor!

Welcome to the International School of Economics of M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University!

Over the past years, we have made enormous efforts to assure high-level academic quality and international recognition of the degrees awarded.

Our programs are recognized by the leading international and local employers and academic communities, accredited by the prestigious professional bodies, such as CFA Institute, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, GARP, HRCI, and respectable European agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) proved to follow the European Standards and Guidelines through registration in EQAR and membership in ENQA. In 2021, three out of six of our Bachelor programs (Finance, Accounting and Economics) were ranked number one at the country level by the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken”, while the Bachelor program in Management was ranked among top-5 within the same national ranking. From 2017 we fully switched to English as the main language of instruction to ensure the competitiveness at the international level.

Our graduates demonstrate a very high employment rate and the majority of them find jobs just within a month after graduating from the university. They also have competitive salaries and good career prospects. We are proud to report that we have a network of the ISE graduates working in Big4 and other leading consulting companies and research institutes, in such dynamic and attractive companies as Nestle, P&G, KEGOC, BI Group, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Samruk Kazyna, Samruk Energy, Hilton, Raddison, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the ministries, the national development institutes and many others or starting and successfully running their businesses.

Our students demonstrate a high satisfaction rate and, according to the Universum student survey data, stress “high employability, international focus, creative and dynamic atmosphere and highly professionally qualified teaching staff” as the main benefits of studying with us.

Our faculty is represented by leading professionals and researchers. Nearly all our faculty members are graduates of leading international universities, Nazarbayev University or KIMEP, Bolashak scholarship holders and a quarter of them are the holders of prestigious professional certifications ACCA, CFA, FRM, CIPD and HRCI. We have dual degree programs and academic mobility programs with our partner universities worldwide which allow studying abroad for about 50 of our students every semester. In addition to the main specialization (the major or concentration), we offer the additional specialization (the minor) to all of our students, and we proudly see that this opportunity substantially increases their competitive positions in the labor market.

It is a privilege for me to be a leader of this vibrant learning community and brilliant ISE team, especially now when higher education is facing significant challenges. I believe that together we will push the frontiers of knowledge and while meeting the demands of these changing times, we will preserve what the KAZGUU International School of Economics has been and has stood for across the years.

Thank you for your interest and welcome!


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