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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.

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.

    • 3800+
      Number of graduates
    • 10
      Implemented since 2011
    • 17
      Regions in Kazakhstan

    Contact us:

    Karina Khalilova
    Senior Manager
    +7 (7172) 70 64 60
    Malika Zheldybayeva
    +7 (7172) 70 57 63