Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting (B.Sc.)
The B.Sc. program in Accounting and Business Administration provides participants with a highly focused education, with knowledge and skills in the traditional areas of Accounting, Finance, Management, Operations Management, Marketing or Information Systems, as well as in those sectoral areas that are critical for Kazakhstan’s continued growth and development, such as Natural Resource Management, Banking, Media Management, Healthcare Management and Management of Non-Profit Organizations. Our objective is that our students should be well prepared to succeed in a world of unprecedented changes. We are building and improving the abilities of our B.Sc. students to make significant contributions in the business community, as well as in other areas of the public and private sectors. Therefore, our goal is to prepare our students for challenging professions in all walks and areas of life. We provide our students with concentrations that reflect the diverse needs of their potential employers in Kazakhstan as well as the interests of students. In addition, the program enables our students to sit for professional examinations in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and information systems.
The Bachelor of Science program offers six functional majors and minors: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Management, and Information Systems, as well as a major in Natural Resource Management.
128 credits are required for graduation as outlined below:
* This is effective for B.Sc. students who enrolled in Fall 2005.
Required, General Education: 50 Credits.
These are divided into following two categories:
All students must take required courses except for some exceptions as stated below. Electives can be chosen with the advice from "Advisors or departments". Electives from "Composition" area and "Foreign Language" area such as "Functional English" should be preferably taken in the Fall Semester. Advisors should advise students to complete the entire GEP inside 3 to 4 semesters.
Required Courses ( 28 Credit)
All students are required to take the following courses.
* For Journalism and Political Science students, calculus can be replaced by a macroeconomics course in social science category
** Kazakh Language courses (4 credits) are not compulsory for foreign/international students. These can be replaced by courses like: Great traditions and culture of Kazakhs; Russia and Euroasia civilizations etc.
*** BSc students must take OP2201 Business Statistical Analysis
Elective courses (22 Credits)
Choose courses with the assistance of advisors and/or departments
Composition (3 credits required)
(these courses to be developed and offered by Language Center)
Fine Arts ( 2 credits required)
(these courses to be developed and offered by LC)
Social Sciences ( 6 credits required )
(These courses to be developed and offered by CSS. Leadership course to be developed and offered by CCE)
Sciences and Interdisciplinary ( 3 credits required)
Physical Activity ( 0 Cr)
(these courses to be developed and conducted by Student Affairs)
Cultures and Civilizations ( 6 credits required)
(these courses are to be developed and offered by CSS. Course marked with * shall be developed and conducted by LC. Course marked with ** shall be developed by Center For Korea Studies)
Foreign Languages ( 2 credits required)
(these courses to be developed and conducted by LC)
REQUIRED CORE COURSES FOR ALL B.Sc. MAJORS
The semester in which a course is offered may change to accommodate student and scheduling needs.
Sample B.Sc. Curriculum
Students may take courses in any order they wish as long as courses meet all prerequisites. The following schedule is suggested to ensure that prerequisites are met for all majors in the Department of Business Administration. A more convenient schedule may be chosen for each individual student.
*May be waived (not for B.Sc. students)
REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS AND MINORS
Courses listed are in addition to the required core courses.
The requirements for all majors and minors are at the discretion of the department. Moreover, the department reserves the right to establish a set of criteria for admission to a particular specialization.
Students are eligible to major or minor in any area of specialization offered by the department. Students must declare their intention in "Application for a Major/Minor Form" which should be submitted to the respective departments. Applications must be approved by the Chair.
College of Business, KIMEP, 2 Abai Avenue, Almaty, 050010