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EP corresponds to level 6 of the National Qualifications Framework, to cycle 1 of the Qualifications Framework in the European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA).

The profession of an economist is one of the most demanded modern economic specialties. It should be noted that this profession combines several interesting disciplines such as mathematics, economics, international economics, information and communication technologies, entrepreneurship, etc.


The profession of an economist allows each graduate, both to work in the field of finance and economic activity, and to engage in scientific research in this interesting and promising field.


Academic degrees: Bachelor of Business and Management

Specialty code: 6В04103

UNT elective subjects: Mathematics + Geography

UNT disciplines (for applicants in a related specialty): Finance and credit + Organization economics

Form of education: full-time, full-time with the use of distance learning technologies


Time period: 


  • 4 years after secondary education
  • 3 years after vocational secondary education
  • 2 years after higher education
Content of the educational program:

Economy of the firm


An economist at a firm (enterprise) can work in accounting, planning or marketing department, investing or developing business plans. The economist controls financial settlements with customers, draws up projects, develops standards for material and labor costs. Collects scientific and technical information. Systematizes and summarizes statistical information. Calculates the material and labor costs of ongoing research. Tracks how cost effective the costs are.


National economy


The main field of activity of the economist of this specialization is the implementation of economic analysis, the development of measures to ensure the economy, increase the efficiency of work, identify reserves, prevent losses and unproductive costs, more rational use of all types of resources. The economist carries out analytical, organizational (administrative) and educational (teaching) activities in the following areas: research of strategic alternatives, justification and development of anti-crisis and stabilization programs in the national economy, regulation, forecasting and strategic planning of production, financial and information flows, personnel strategies and scientific research carried out in relevant organizations.

Features of the program:
  • Practice-oriented learning
  • Use of innovative teaching technologies
  • Internship in the best companies in Kazakhstan
  • Academic mobility
  • Highly qualified teaching staff
  • Training and 95% employment of competitive graduates
Current and exclusive courses
  • Personal and professional effectiveness
  • Business introduction
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • English in professional activities
  • Data analysis and economic forecasting
  • Web technologies for business
  • Negotiation technique
  • Economy of modern Kazakhstan
Our partners:
  • “Turan-Astana” University
  • Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz
  • Innovative Eurasian University
  • Kazakhstan Engineering and Pedagogical University of Friendship of Peoples
  • Triple Helix Association
  • Association of Higher Educational Institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • KazRENA Association of users of the scientific and educational computer network of Kazakhstan
  • Institute of Economics of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.B. Suleimenov of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • ID-GROUP International Entrepreneurial Academy
  • International Leadership Institute, Kazakhstan
  • Institute of World Economy and International Relations (Kazakhstan)
  • “Atameken” NPP
  • “Alatau” Technopark
  • Coca-Cola Almaty Bottlers
  • Sberbank of Russia SB JSC
  • “Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan” JSC
  • “Trade Marketing Solutions” LLP
  • “NN Logistics” LLP
  • “ABC” Almaty Bank Training Center
International programs:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Science (Pennsylvania, USA).
  • Graduate School of Management in Barcelona (Barcelona, ​​Spain).
  • University of Applied Sciences Zittau / Goerlitz (Zittau / Goerlitz, Germany).
  • International Center for Education and Scientific Information – Interkulturelle Weiterbildungsgesellschaft e.V. (Dusseldorf, Germany)
  • University of Pécs (Pecs, Hungary).
  • Budapest Metropolitan University (Budapest, Hungary).
  • WSG University of Economy in Bydgoszcz (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
  • Siauliai University (Siauliai, Lithuania).
  • Latvijas Biznesa koledža, LBK (Riga, Latvia).
  • Baltic International Academy (Riga, Latvia).
  • Varna University of Economics (Varna, Bulgaria).
  • Tsenov Academy of Economics (Svishtov, Bulgaria).
  • Kastamonu University (Kastamonu, Turkey).
  • Kıbrıs Amerikan Üniversitesi (Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus).
  • One Asia Foundation (Japan).
  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, RF).
  • All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (Moscow, RF).
  • Institute of Economics and Crisis Management (Moscow, RF).
  • Moscow Financial and Industrial University “Synergy” (Russia).
  • Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (Saint Petersburg, RF).
  • Institute of World Economy and Finance (Astrakhan, RF).
  • Institute of Management and Business KNU named after J. Balasagyn (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic).
  • Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after B.N. Yeltsin (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic).
  • Jalal-Abad State University (Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyz Republic).
Career prospects (professions)

The professional activity of a specialist and a bachelor with an economic education in the specialty “Economics” is carried out in the economic, financial, industrial spheres, both at the national and international levels. Graduates of the specialty “Economics” are focused on leadership positions in the financial, commercial, production departments of enterprises and firms, regardless of their form of ownership and organizational legal status.


Career prospects for graduates of the specialty “Economics”:


  • state structures: ministries and departments related to the organization and regulation of the national economy;
  • non-state structures associated with economic activities;
  • at enterprises and organizations of all forms of ownership;
  • banking institutions;
  • Insurance companies;
  • highly qualified analysts, experts, researchers and educators in the field of economics.


In fact, the list of industries where an economist can go to work covers almost all spheres of our life.

EP corresponds to level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework, to cycle 2 of the Qualifications Framework in the European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA)


The main goal of the Master’s Degree EP is to train highly qualified personnel with competitive advantages in the labor market for professional activities in the field of material production, commodity and financial circulation, as well as scientific and pedagogical work in the field of research of macro- and microeconomic processes and systems in the context of globalization and transition to an innovative economy.


EP “Economics” is focused on training professionals with in-depth knowledge of the economic behavior of a company in market conditions: in matters of business organization, target functions of operating (production) activities, substantiation of the volume of the production program, financial conditions and sources, personnel and organizational support, pricing, business -planning, increasing competitiveness, ensuring the economic security of the functioning of the company, regional aspects of entrepreneurship, as well as providing the possibility of further in-depth specialization in doctoral studies.


Academic degrees: Master of Economic Sciences; Master of Business and Management

Specialty code: 

7M04101 – Scientific and pedagogical

7M04110 – Profile


Two entrance exams:

  • Foreign language
  • By specialty


Time period: full-time

Languages of instruction: Kazakh, Russian


Directions and terms of training:


  • Scientific and pedagogical direction – 2 years
  • Profile direction – 1 year


Training conditions – training is carried out on state grants and on a paid basis.

Content of the educational program:

The scientific and pedagogical magistracy refers to the programs of postgraduate education and is aimed at training scientific and pedagogical personnel for the system of higher postgraduate education and the scientific sphere.

It is intended for students who plan to develop in the field of science and education.

This program is designed so that, in addition to professional knowledge, students can also develop global, general scientific skills, communication skills, learning, critical thinking. A feature of the program is in-depth scientific and pedagogical training.

Another feature of the program is the great attention paid to the methodology of scientific research, the ability to formulate and solve modern scientific and practical problems, to successfully carry out research and management activities. The program includes the opportunity to participate in scientific projects, as well as exchange programs with foreign universities, so that after graduation from the university you will have the opportunity to develop a scientific career further.


The profile master’s degree studies are more applied in nature, all disciplines are aimed at deepening the professional training of specialists.

Features of the program:
  • The use of modern innovative technologies in teaching.
  • Combining high-level theoretical courses and applied disciplines.
  • Particular emphasis is placed on practical, career-oriented courses based on close links with industry and professional organizations. This ensures that our courses are tailored to the needs of employers.
  • Teaching the most modern methods of economic analysis.
  • Classes are taught by experienced, highly qualified teachers, as well as invited foreign professors.
  • Organization of research activities in close contact with leading domestic and foreign scientists.
  • Leaders and members of the business communities of large financial and industrial structures are intensively involved in the training process.
  • A system of foreign internships at the world’s leading universities has been worked out, in which students can undergo semester and one-year training in the mode of educational exchange, taking into account the disciplines passed there.
  • Research practice and scientific internships at the institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Passage of industrial practice in the best domestic and foreign companies of Kazakhstan, such as Coca-Cola Almaty Bottlers, Samsung Electronics Kazakhstan, Kazkommertsbank, ForteBank, Bank of China, SB Sberbank of Russia JSC, Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan JSC, Eurasian Bank JSC ” and etc.
  • Extensive training opportunities for double degree programs. Students of dual programs are trained in two universities at once according to an integrated curriculum.
  • Based on the results of training, graduates receive diplomas from both universities.
  • Training of competitive, highly demanded specialists in the professional labor market and 100% employment of the most talented and successful graduates.
Current and exclusive courses:
  • Institutional economics.
  • Innovative development of Kazakhstani science.
  • Business planning of innovative projects.
  • Economic security of the company.
  • Corporate social responsibility.
  • Economics and Small Business Management.
  • Project management.
  • Business organization in the international market.
  • Strategic management.
  • Strategic controlling.
International programs

International cooperation is one of the important components of educational activities in the context of globalization and international integration. Turan University, within the framework of established international relations, strives to comply with foreign standards in the professional training of specialists, to develop cooperation with international organizations and educational institutions (partner universities), diplomatic organizations; implement international cultural, educational and research programs and projects; organize training for students, undergraduates and doctoral students, internships for teaching staff and university staff abroad; conduct international scientific conferences, seminars, summer schools, language courses; invite foreign specialists for internships, work on joint projects, lectures, business trainings, etc.


You have the opportunity to take part in scholarship programs and academic mobility programs:


  • “Bolashak” International scholarship program;
  • grants from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • scholarships of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation;
  • “Public Education with UnionPay” scholarship program / “Halyk Education with UnionPay” scholarship program “;
  • British government Chevening scholarship;
  • Fulbright Fellowship, USA;
  • ERASMUS + program;
  • German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service);
  • scholarship program of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Germany;
  • “MEVLANA” academic exchange program, Turkey;
  • Edmund Muskie program, USA;
  • Confucius Institute Scholarship Program, China;
  • International educational program Endeavor Awards, Australia.


You have the opportunity to gain useful practical social and entrepreneurial experience by becoming a member of such international student organizations and associations as:


  • AIESEC International social internship program
  • ENACTUS International program of entrepreneurial student projects
  • “Triple Helix” International Association

EP corresponds to level 8 of the National Qualifications Framework, to cycle 3 of the Qualifications Framework in the European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA).


Doctoral studies in the specialty “Economics”:


  • Provides elite training of specialists of the highest scientific qualifications of the international level for scientific, scientific and pedagogical, industrial and innovative fields of activity;
  • Expands your career opportunities;
  • Guarantees that you will become the most demanded specialist with a systemic vision of economic problems, capable of identifying commercial opportunities for the application and implementation of research results, conducting an examination of research problems, and effectively managing science-intensive projects.


Academic degrees: philosophy doctor (PhD)

Specialty code: 8D04101

Two entrance exams:


  • in foreign languages
  • on speciality


Form of training: full-time

Time period: 3 years

Languages of instruction: Kazakh, Russian

Form of education: training is carried out under state grants and on a paid basis


Educational programs

The strategic priority of the graduating department is research work. The leading faculty of the department conducts fundamental and applied scientific research on topical economic problems. Doctoral students of the specialty “Economics” are involved in the research projects of the department.


Fundamental Research Projects Topics:


  • Integration effects of economic interaction within the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Integration effects of cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)


Topics of applied research projects:


  • Management of the process of internationalization in universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Actual problems of state and local government
  • Mechanism for the formation and development of “green” business in Kazakhstan
  • Formation of an ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurship in the Republic of Kazakhstan

In this context, the research work of the department is an integral part of the educational process as a whole, the most important factor in strengthening the intellectual potential, the basis for the constant updating of educational and methodological support.

Features of the program
  • Training is conducted by highly qualified teaching staff, including invited foreign professors from leading foreign universities.
    • Teaching the most modern methods of economic analysis.
    • Guaranteed high level and quality of scientific leadership.
    • Organization of research activities in close contact with leading domestic and foreign scientists.
    • Compulsory scientific training with foreign scientific leaders from leading research and educational centers in the USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, China, Russia and other countries.
    • Partnership with leading foreign universities, intensive international contacts and exchange of experience with scientists from leading world universities provide the educational process with modern programs that meet the quality standards of leading foreign universities.
    • Extensive training opportunities for double degree programs. Students of dual programs are trained in two universities at once according to an integrated curriculum. Based on the results of training, graduates receive diplomas from both universities.
    • In order to develop the policy of multilingualism, modules in English are included in the educational program.
    • Possibility of publishing the results of scientific research in the periodical edition of the university – the scientific journal “Bulletin of the Turan” University”, included in the list of publications recommended by the Committee for Quality Assurance in Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the publication of scientific results.
    • Within the framework of training courses, meetings with representatives of Kazakhstani and foreign companies, government and public organizations, master classes by experts and specialists are provided.
    • Opportunity to defend a doctoral dissertation in the dissertation council of the Turan University in the specialties “6D050600 – Economics” and obtain the highest scientific qualification – the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
    • Employment of doctoral graduates is 100%.
The admissions committee
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