De Montfort University Kazakhstan

Postgraduate programmes

Master of Business Administration MBA (Global)

Overview

Focusing on employability and enhancing your abilities, this course will also help develop your general communication and interpersonal skills, making it perfect for early career professionals and graduates. It will also help you to better articulate your skills, abilities and achievements to create a personal development portfolio for use in your CV and job applications.

Emphasis is placed on gaining an advanced and applied understanding of the key aspects of international business, enabling you to converse with global business through practical application and contemporary theory.

Key features

  • An early career MBA, ideal for recent graduates or those with no managerial experience.

  • Dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - (subject to confirmation and approval).

  • A key focus of the course is on enhancing transferable skills, as well as helping you to articulate your abilities and achievements in a way to grab employers’ attention when applying for jobs.

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive business talks and events, enabling you to build a network of industry contacts.

Course modules:
  • Principles of Business Finance
    • Identifying, Assessing and Implementing Fundamental Financial Decisions
    • Developing a Financially Structured Process For Organisations
    • Blockchain and Fintech, Neobanks and Bigtech Companies
    • Financial Statements, Instruments and Budgets
    • Risk Analysis
    • Sources of Debt Finance
    • Sources of Co-financing
    • Business Capital Structure
    • The Landscape of Alternative Financing
  • Developing Enterprise
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation In Today’s Market Landscape
    • Marketing Principles for Entrepreneurship
    • Fundamentals of Business Theory and Practice
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Creative Branding, Buying and Selling
    • Sustainable Business and Business Ethics
    • Business Intelligence and Research Skills
    • Real-time Project Management and Counselling
    • Critical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
    • Business Strategy and Management
    • Personnel Management and Organisation
    • Digital Entrepreneurship in an International Context
  • Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
    • New Technologies and Professional Skills
    • Gibbs’ Reflexive Writing Model
    • Soft and Hard Skills
    • Creativity and Flexibility
    • Teamwork, Cooperation, Negotiation and Networking
    • Online and Offline Communication and Public Speaking Skills and More
  • Business in Different Cultures
    • Strategic Management
    • Research and Analysis of Current Market Conditions and Their Impact on Business Operations
    • Short- and Long-term Strategic Decisions and the Role of the Chief Strategy Manager
    • Reallocation of Resources and Opportunities for Future Growth
    • Risk Identification and Management Processes
    • The Detailed Planning Process
      Personnel Policy in the Area of Succession
    • The Triple Bottom Line and Sustainable Business Development
    • Leadership and Culture in an Organisational Context
    • Complete Guide to Using The DMAIC (Defining, Measuring, Analysing, Improving And Monitoring) Concept
    • DRM (Digital Rights Management) Project Study Model
    • Well-Being at Work and the Impact of COVID-19
    • The Fundamentals of Holistic Employee Well-being
    • The Needs of the Human Brain
    • A Holistic Approach to Leadership Development
  • Strategic Management
    • Research and Analysis of Current Market Conditions and Their Impact on Business Operations
    • Short- and Long-term Strategic Decisions and the Role of the Chief Strategy Manager
    • Reallocation of Resources and Opportunities for Future Growth
    • Risk Identification and Management Processes
    • The Detailed Planning Process
      Personnel Policy in the Field of Succession
    • The Triple Bottom Line and Sustainable Business Development
  • Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts
    • Complete Guide to Using the DMAIC Concept (Defining, Measuring, Analysing, Improving And Monitoring)
    • DRM (Digital Rights Management) Project Study Model
    • Well-Being at Work and the Impact of COVID-19
    • The Fundamentals of Holistic Employee Well-Being
    • The Needs of the Human Brain
    • A Holistic Approach to Leadership Development

Plus choose one elective module from the following:

  • Sustainable Business
    • The Benefits of ESG (Environmental, Social, And Governance) Reporting in Various Industries Around the World
    • Identifying and Analysing ESG Indicators for Companies
    • Guidelines for Preparing Sustainability Reports as Part of Financial Reporting Processes
    • Applying the Guideline on Disclosures Introduced by SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and TCFD (Task Force On Climate Related Financial Disclosures)
  • Project Management
    • Project Management Skills
    • International Marketing
    • Managing Advertising and Communications
    • International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources
    • Marketing Theory and Practice
    • Research Methods
    • Customer and Client Experience Management
    • Strategic Client Engagement
    • Consumer Culture and Behaviour
    • Management Across the International Border
  • International Marketing
    • Globalisation
    • Performing in International Markets
    • Assessing Market Potential
    • International Marketing Strategies
    • Sales Force Management and Negotiations

Project

  • Preparation of a Graduation Project (Consulting or Social Work)

Note: These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a mix of formal lectures, more informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. A number of modules use in-course situations to encourage deeper learning and develop on-the-job skills of future managers and entrepreneurs. Assessment is usually through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, elevator pitches, essays, reports and exams.

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your Entrepreneurship Project or Executive Company Project. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

  • Trip to UK. Visiting Leicester campus and London.

Graduate careers 
DMU Leicester MBA graduates have landed roles across the globe with companies including Deloitte, Barclays and Software Group.

Students have the opportunity to participate in guest lectures with international speakers.

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

We normally expect student to achieve an overall 'good' grade. We appreciate that the marking schemes in universities in Kazakhstan can differ. If your undergraduate degree is graded on the GPA system, we would usually look for a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, 3.5 out of 4.33, or 4 out of 5.

Work experience is not a requirement.

International applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of applying.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 6.0 (no component below 5.5)

Postgraduate
For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time postgraduate local and international students are 20,000$.

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Location
  • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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