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Business education and support for entrepreneurs and senior managers in small and medium-sized enterprises in Kazakhstan who wish to significantly develop their business.

About Program

Small & Medium Enterprise Executive Development Program

Launched in 2011, the “Small & Medium Enterprise Executive Development Program” provides business education and support to entrepreneurs and senior managers of small and medium size business in Kazakhstan who want to significantly grow their business.

This program is sponsored and funded by the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and is supported by the Damu fund.

The “Small & Medium Enterprise Executive Development Program” aims at introducing the latest models of growing successful business, developing skills of efficient management of the existing enterprise and addressing strategic and tactical business challenges. Nazarbayev University delivers the program in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, part of Duke University (USA) .

Program structure

01.Residential Training

The program commences with a 3-day residential module held at the Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan. This module is taught in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.

02.Webinars

After the residential module, there is a series of three online webinars. These webinars are interactive and allow participants to ask questions to a Kazakhstan business expert.

After successful completion of the program, all participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate entitles SME alumni to participate in the “Business Connections” program.

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Number of graduates

10

Implemented since 2011

17

Regions in Kazakhstan

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"Strategic vision in business"

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"Strategic vision in business"

Dmitry Filipov, participant of the seminar "Strategic vision in business", shared his opinion.

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"Financial reporting for managers"

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"Financial reporting for managers"

The participant of the training "Financial reporting for managers" Vladimir Mikhailovich Motorykin shares his impressions of the training held at the NU business school.

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld, Duke CE

Professor Robert Rosenfeld is a long serving visiting faculty member at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. Along with other colleagues, since 2011, he has taught on the long running NUGSB `Small & Medium Enterprise Executive Development' program. In addition, Professor Rosenfeld works on designing and delivering many executive education programs globally for Duke Corporate Education as well as other internationally respected institutions. In this video, Robert shares his thoughts on the relevance and impact of executive education based on his experience of more than 25 years as a business educator.

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Chet Borucki, Professor of Strategy and Management at NU GSB explains benefits of Executive Education

Chet Borucki, Professor of Strategy and Management at NU GSB explains benefits of Executive Education, and addresses the following questions: - Purpose of the Executive Education? - Why is it important to invest in personnel? - What impact does Exec Ed have on career development or performance of the staff? - What areas of development in ExecEd are always in demand?

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Gulnar Yermagambetova

Manager

+7 (7172) 70 64 60

gsb.exed@nu.edu.kz

Bakyt Ospanova

Senior Manager

+7 (7172) 69 45 74

bakyt.ospanova@nu.edu.kz