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Course Disciplines

Operations Management

As goods and services are produced and distributed they move through a set of interrelated operations and processes with the primary goal for the organizations to maximize their value to the customer. The design of these operations for achieving strategic advantage, improving and controlling them to meet the organization’s performance objectives is the domain of Operations Management. Successful organizations now routinely collect and analyze data in order produce forecasts that support informed decision making.

Managerial Economics

The purpose of this course is to create a knowledge base from which students can develop organizational competence. It examines the relations between organizational performance and the behavior of individuals, groups and overall organizations. In the process, emphasis is given to the importance of interpersonal issues and to issues arising from technological, workplace diversity, leadership styles and globalization.

Communication and Negotiation Skills

This course will enable students to further develop their communication and negotiation skills for business purposes (“Functional Business Communication”). Through the use of relevant specialist literature, exercises, role plays and case studies, students will be able to recognize essential characteristics of a communication situation chose their own appropriate strategy and accordingly apply effective communication techniques. Students will also strengthen their cross-cultural awareness and critically consider ethical aspects in negotiations.

Human Resources Management

This course will enable students to develop short and long-range plans to effectively accomplish organizational goals. Through the use of terminology, exercises and case studies, students will be able to give a critical appraisal of real life situations involving organizing, staffing and motivating others. The student will also learn tools to aid in problem solving, valuing diversity and coping with change.

Management Information Systems

The idea behind this module is to explore various different ways in which information technology relates to organisational objectives and goals in an organisational context, given the increasing inter-relationship between these two in today’s global world. The students will get a basic knowledge about information systems and their impact on business processes. This course examines the fundamental principles associated with the strategic adoption, implementation, use and evaluation of information systems in organisations. It discusses the significant managerial aspects of treating information as an organisational resource and its increasing impact on today’s organisation. 

Business Policy and Strategy

In this course, students will review the management process and how strategy fits into that process. Further, they will learn how to apply business principles and change management concepts in the strategy process. Theoretical models will be used to analyse textbook and real-world case studies. Upon completion of this course, students will have a deeper appreciation of the complexity and sophistication of management issues which have arisen due to the growth of international competition and the ways in which multinational corporations are evolving with globalization.

Managerial Accounting

Management accounting is a field of knowledge, which regulates the collection, processing and analysis of information required to manage the activities of each company, as well as systems, methods, and approaches to classify statistical database for various kinds of management decisions at all levels of operations.

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

The purpose of this course is to create a knowledge base from which students can develop organizational competence. It examines the relations between organizational performance and the behavior of individuals, groups and overall organizations. In the process, emphasis is given to the importance of interpersonal issues and to issues arising from technological, workplace diversity, leadership styles and globalization.

Financial Management

The purpose of this class is to make an interactive class with exchange of information and experiences or non-experiences. The focus of the course is on the corporate finance manager and how he/she reaches decisions as to capital investments, dividends and financing of all sorts. Throughout there is a strategic perspective. The course embraces both the “big picture” and rigorous financial analysis. Both lectures and case discussions will be used. As not all students will be familiar with mathematics and statistics (important instruments in finance), the course will be done as “un-mathematically” as possible.

The students will be able to synthesize, interpret and communicate complex ideas and have a deeper understanding of the connection between financial theory and practice, i.e. in - risk and return; -capital budgeting;  capital structure.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation module deals with entrepre - neurial and innovative business ideas, their evaluation, development and implementation. It allows students to develop business ideas for their own start-up or develop new ventures for existing companies.Upon successful completion, students will have developed a critical awareness of the role of creativity within a business and the signifi - cance of entrepreneurship in the economy, as well as developing cre - ative and innovative techniques required for entrepreneurism.

Ethics and Business Values

This course will therefore try to give you a perspective on the main legal issues facing international businesses today, while trying to explain, through practical exercises, how lawyers think and how could business persons think about law.

MBA Success Stories

Almagul Ashikova,

Director at ConocoPhillips 

Almagul Ashikova

Many thanks to the SBS for the opportunity to take ExMBA course in Astana. I am quite satisfied with the quality of education. Lecturers are skilled practitioners. The training plan has been developed quite efficiently.  The atmosphere in the office and in the classroom is welcoming and friendly enough and working at the same time. All the information (regarding the changes in the schedule and about lecturers, etc.) is provided on time. Special thanks to Farida and Zhuldyz for arranging workplace and creating a friendly atmosphere and helpfulness.

Almagul Ashikova,

Director at ConocoPhillips 

ExMBA Student

Aigerim Baizhumanova,

World Bank Project Consultant

Aigerim Baizhumanova

I really like to study MBA from SBS Swiss Business School in ASMB. The quality of education has surpassed my expectations. It is encouraging that a lot of attention is paid to the practical component of training programs. I also like the small size of our group, which makes it possible to provide an individual approach by business school and its lecturers. I believe that the teaching staff is perfectly correspond towards the specifics of the courses taught. The presence of lecturers from Europe, USA and CIS countries and Kazakhstan, with great practical experience is exactly what allows me to get the world's best knowledge adapted to the realias of our business. I would describe the atmosphere of the school in two words: comfortable and friendly. I want to go back there again and again. 

Aigerim Baizhumanova,

World Bank Project Consultant

Maksim Gaifullin,

IT Department Head at Kazzinc-Avtomatika, Kazzinc LLP

Maksim Gaifullin

An ExMBA training program at ASMB fully meets my expectations. As befits a business education, it allows you to arrange the knowledge and collected experience, to learn new management tools, and apply it all to my business activities. Certainly, I am satisfied with quality of education. Although I already have such a degree, I keep finding and discovering something new both in theory and in practice. Regarding teachers, it is a good team of professionals. Moreover, it applies to all teachers from Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Russia. It is very cozy, compact and functional at school. If it was stairs that changed/moved in Hogwarts, in ASMB – walls :)

Dear future students! Do not be afraid to learn! The worst thing is not that you do not know something, but that are you afraid to admit it and do not try to fix it ... Because of your ignorance you can be guided by the mistaken belief creating chaos around yourself. Spend your time right now for quality business education and in the future, you will have more time to spend with your family without "sinking into the routine management"!

Maksim Gaifullin,

IT Department Head at Kazzinc-Avtomatika, Kazzinc LLP

ExMBA Student

Marina Kaminskaya,

Kazzinc, LLP Branch Director in Almaty

Marina Kaminskaya

I like to study ExMBA in ASMB. I am satisfied with the quality of teaching. A very high level. The level of lecturers is very high. It is important, in my opinion, is that they have practical experience in addition to a good theoretical basis. The atmosphere at the school is very nice and comfortable, very friendly, professional staff who provide support in any issues. It would be nice to get a preliminary distribution of CV teachers and materials.

Marina Kaminskaya,

Kazzinc, LLP Branch Director in Almaty

ExMBA Student

Makpal Mukhamejanova,

Department Director at Samruk-Energy, JSC

Makpal Mukhamejanova

I like to study MBA in Astana School of Management and Business. The quality of training meets all the parameters. ASMB lecturers are highly competent. The atmosphere in the business school is very nice, I feel in the right place. As for the staff, they are friendly and welcoming. I wish expansion, more students and more revenue to ASMB!

Makpal Mukhamejanova,

Department Director at Samruk-Energy, JSC

MBA Student

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