Assanova Maral Kabdrakhmanovna
Head of the Department of economics and international business,
candidate of economic sciences, associate professor
The Department of Economics and International Business was founded in 1993 on the basis of the departments “Economic Geography and Branch Economies” (from 1978 to 1989), “Economics and Planning of Industries and Territories” (from 1989 to 1993). The department is a graduate, where graduates of the specialty “Economics” (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree) and doctoral PhD “Economics and innovative development in the conditions of globalization” are graduated.
Since 1992, specialists have been trained in the specialty “5B050600 – Economics”, since 2008 in the specialty “5B011500 – Basics of Law and Economics”, since 2010 in the specialty “5B051300 –World economy” and since 2019 in the innovative educational programs “6B06102 – IT-entrepreneurship and digital economy”, “6B04104 – Entrepreneurship and project management”, “6B04105 – Business analytics and business consulting” and “6B11202-HR: Economics and labor safety».
In 1996, the Department produced the first graduate students of the specialty “World Economy”. From 1996 to 2006, more than 500 students were graduated in this specialty.
In 2010, a license for specialties was re-registered in accordance with the new classifier of the Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan 08-2009: Series AB No. 0137349 dated February 03, 2010. (KKSON MES RK Order No. 168 dated 03.02.2010). In 2012, a specialty license was reissued in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of April 28, 2012 No. 544 on reorganization through the transformation: No. 12015198 of October 15, 2012.
In 2011 there was a merger of the Department of Economics and International Business and the Department of Economic Theory.
Currently, the Department trains specialists in the following educational programs of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies:
1) bachelor’s degree:
– “5B050600/6B04103 – Economy”
– “5B051300/6B04112 – World economy”
– “6B06102 – IT entrepreneurship and digital economy”
– “6B04104 – Entrepreneurship and project management”
– “6B04105 – Business analytics and business consulting”
– “6B11202 – HR: economy and labor safety”
– “5B011500 – Basics of law and economics”
– “5B051900 – Organization and norming of labor”
2) master’s degree:
– “7M04107001/7M04107001.01 – Economy”
– “7M04107002/7M04107002.01 – World economy”
– “7M04107203/7M04107203.01 – Project management”
– “7M04107202/7M04107202.01 – Business administration”
– “7M06109404 – IT entrepreneurship and digital economy”
– “7M04107402 – Economic security” (two-degree OP)
3) doctoral studies:
– “8D04107001 – Economy”.
By the decision of the accreditation commission of the Institute for Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance of ACQUIN (Germany) on May 30, 2012, the educational programs of the Karaganda State University named after Academician Ye.A. Buketov’s “Economics (Bachelor’s)” received international accreditation.
The international cooperation
Within the framework of expanding international scientific cooperation with the aim of integrating with the world system of science and education and obtaining joint scientific results, joint research projects were carried out with foreign colleagues:
1) Cooperation with the Higher School of Finance and Management, Prague (Czech Republic);
2) Cooperation with the Graduate School of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic);
3) Cooperation with the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Republic of Belarus).
4) Belarusian State Trade and Economic University of Cooperation (Minsk)
5) Moscow Innovation University (Moscow)
6) International Business Development Alliance (Montreal)
Joint research projects on the following topics were conducted:
– “International tourism as a form of foreign economic activity of Kazakhstan” (L.Thill (HSE), Zh. M. Shaekina, GM Ospanov);
– “Reforming the public sector in modern conditions” (R.Valenchik (VShFiU), Zh.S. Khusainova, R.K. Andarov, TPPitvorov, D.E.Bektleyev, BN Akmoldin, J.M. Zhartai, NN Eskendir, MR Gazizova, GK Rakhimzhanova);
– “Kazakhstan and Belarus in the spectrum of Eurasian integration: mechanisms of cooperation, economic effects, problems and prospects” (EA Semak (BSU), Zh. M. Zhartai);
– “Organizational and economic mechanism of quality of life management: a regional aspect” (EM Karpenko (BSU), NS Perova).
Actively used such method of teaching, as guest lectures. So in the 2013-2016 academic year the following foreign scientists were invited:
– Radim Valenchik, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Finance and Management, Prague, Czech Republic (course “Theory and Experience of Reforming the Financing of the Education, Health and Pension System”);
– Ladislav Tõll, PhD, associate professor at the Graduate School of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic (course “Entrepreneurship and competitive advantage (How to make your competitors sad);
– Vladimir Rudny, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Doctor of Economics, Professor of the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland (Business in Eastern and Central Europe in post crisis world, Corporate finance andvaluation);
– João Sarmento, PhD, University of Minho, Portugal (course “International tourism development, Cultural tourism”);
– Zsolt Husty, PhD, Hungary, etc.
The main aim of the research activity of the faculty is to develop and support scientific research as the basis of the fundamentalization of education, of the base for training skilled workers in accordance with the needs of the state and society.
The main tasks in the field of scientific research are the following:
- the development of science and creative activity of faculty and students;
- the pririty development of fundamental research as a basis for creating new knowledge, mastering new technologies;
- the strengthening of the influence of science on the solution of educational and pedagogical problems;
- an effective using of the scientific and technical potential of the higher school for solving the priority tasks of renewal of production and implementation of social and economic transformations;
- the development of new, progressive forms of scientific and technical cooperation with scientific, design and technological organizations and industrial enterprises with a view to jointly solving the most important scientific and technical problems and expanding the using of university developments in production;
- an expanding international scientific cooperation to integrate with the world system of science and education and to obtain joint scientific results.
The scientific activity of the department is in line with the strategic plan of the University until 2020.
Within the framework of the Strategic Development Plan of the University for 2013-2015, from 2011 to 2014 the teaching staff of the department was carried out the scientific work by the following topics: “Methodological principles and methodology, classification and mechanism of the using the social standards and norms, the development of a national standard for the quality of life”, “The development of the human resources of the region: labor market, employment, social protection”; the results are planned to be introduced into the educational process.
Also, within the framework of the implementation of the tasks of the higher school in the field of research and development, the teachers of the department since 2011 have participated in the competitions of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and have implemented the initiative scientific projects. For example, Pritvorova T.P. and Bektleyeva D.Y. take part in a scientific project by the topic: “The development of special social services for elderly and disabled people at home: economic models and mechanisms for their implementation” (agreement with the CS of the MES of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 1581; priority “Fundamental and Applied Research in the Economic, Social and Human Sciences”). Mamrayeva D.G. from 2015 to 2017, supervised the scientific project by the theme: “Investigating the process of commercialization of innovation in the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to identify problems and develop a mechanism for effective management of the innovation process” (the customer is the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan). Khussainova Zh.S. participated in the scientific contract 103 U-14 “Training seminar on Entrepreneurship” as a Senior Researcher (Customer – JSC Kazagromarketing) and “Training seminar on the implementation of the “Road employment map change program – 2020”” (customer – PA “Institute of Partnership and Business”) together with the Associated Professors of the Department Akmoldina B.N., Raikhanova G.A. It should be noted, that the staff of the Department carries out an initiative scientific theme: “Conceptual Foundations and Mechanisms of Structural-Innovative and Institutional Modernization of the National Economy in the Conditions of Global Technological Shifts”. The results of work on these topics in the period from 2012 to 2017 was the Proceedings of the Department.
Since March 2018, the teaching staff of the department participates in 3 grant projects of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan by the themes: “Creation of the foresight model of the development and activation of youth entrepreneurship in the mechanism of industrial and innovative growth of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (scientific advisor – Associate Professor Khussainova Zh.S.); “Social entrepreneurship in modern economic systems: concept, typology, development mechanisms in Kazakhstan (scientific advisor – Professor Pritvorova T.P.); “Integral multifactorial evaluation of the tourist and recreational potential of Kazakhstan and development of a strategy for the development of competitive regional tourist products” (scientific advisor – Associate Professor Mamrayeva D.G.).
Within the framework of the development of science and the creative activity of the faculty, the main result of the research work of the department is publishing. In the period from 2012 to 2018 the number of publications increased almost 3 times from 56 units to 150 (Figure 1).
Figure 1 – The dynamics of indicators of the publishing activity of the department
for 2012-2013 and 2018-2019 academic years
It can be seen from the figure, that in the period from 2012 to 2018years the productivity of the faculty of the department was increased. If in 2012-2013 academic year 1 member of the department had 2 publications, in 2018-2019 this indicator was 6.
Positive results are available in the analysis of publishing activities in printed sheets. So, if in 2012-2013 academic year the volume of publications in printed sheets was 55,9, then in 2018-2019 academic year – 197,05 printed sheets.
Figure 2 – The dynamics of indicators of the publishing activity of the Department for 2012-2013 and 2018-2019 academic years (in printed sheets)
Dynamics of publishing activity in the context of the types of publications of the Department is presented in Table 1.
Dynamics of publishing activity by type of publications
|Types of publications||2012-2013 academic year||2018-2019 academic year|
|Publications in journals with impact factor||1||0,6||20||5,3|
|Publications in journals of the far and near abroad||4||1,85||11||4,1|
|Publications in other editions of the Republic of Kazakhstan||10||39||2||1,5|
|Publications in journals are recommended by the CCES||11||5,4||14||6,75|
|Publications in the materials of conferences near and far abroad||5||1,9||55||16,75|
|Publications in the materials of the conferences of the Republic of Kazakhstan||25||6,54||33||10,1|
A positive result of the scientific activity of the Department’s staff is the growth of publications in journals with impact factor (Thomson Reuters, Scopus, RISC). The teaching staff of the department is actively published in such journals as “Economic Annals-XX”, “Transport problems”, “Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics”, “International Journal of Economic Perspectives”, “Russian Entrepreneurship”, “Economics of Central Asia”, “Bulletin of the Omsk University”, “Bulletin of the Tyumen State University. Socio-economic and legal research”, “Tourism: law and economics”, “Issues of economic sciences”, “Management in Russia and abroad”, “Telescope: journal of sociological and marketing researches”, “National security and strategic planning”, etc. (Figure 3).
Figure 3 – The dynamics of publishing activities by type of publications from 2012-2013 to 2018-2019 academic years
If in 2012-2013 academic year 1 article was published in the journal with the impact factor (0,6 printed lists), then in 2018-2019 academic year – 20 articles, a total of 5,3 printed lists. The activity of the Department’s staff in the publication of articles in journals of the far and near abroad also was increased. If in 2012-2013 academic year 4 articles with a volume of 1,85 printed lists were published, then in 2018-2019 academic year – 11 articles with a total volume of 4,1 printed lists were published. The participation of teachers of the Department in conferences of near and far abroad 10 times was increased. Within the framework of the development of new, progressive forms of scientific and technical cooperation with scientific organizations and industrial enterprises with the aim of jointly solving the most important scientific and technical problems, a good tradition is to hold the annual scientific seminars and round tables at the Department.
On October 1, in honor of the Day of Older Persons, 1-3 year students and curators visited a nursing home with a charitable, educational purpose
18.03.2019 Nauryz holiday was celebrated as a competition among students of the department. She made a table with national dishes, dressed in national style and promoted the use of ancient Kazakhs. Students get the opportunity to communicate, strengthen friendship between courses.
20.03.2019 Organized by the Faculty of Economics and Law, all teachers and students received the Grand Prix.
Educational work at the department is conducted in according with the university documents regulating the educational component of the university. The youth program is conducted in 5 main directions: educational, cultural-mass, social, the development of mass sports and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, university-wide.
The organization of educational work contributes to the implementation of the program documents of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of youth policy.
Students who need a hostel are provided with places in the hostels of the university.
The leadership of the department ensures the representation of students in the collegial governing bodies of the OP. The main tasks of the head of the Committee on Youth Affairs and its members are the formation of a young generation of a sense of patriotism, professionalism, responsibility, creation of conditions for all-round development and activation of students in various spheres of public life. Students, who are members of the Committee on Youth Affairs, actively participate in career guidance work in the city’s schools; introduce the graduates of schools to the conditions of study and public life of the university. The Committee on Youth Affairs organizes a decade of student government.
The University created the necessary conditions for self-education of students:
Educational work at the department is conducted in according with the university documents regulating the educational component of the university.docx
science library with educational- methodical ,science literature , with periodicals publication;
-electronics library and subscription full-text domestic and foreign databases;
-access to sports hall
-the opportunity to participate in
sports events ,subject olympiads spending in Kazakhstan
-the opportunity to participate in the organs of student self-government
-the opportunity to publication science articles
-The opportunity to participate in the work of creative clubs and sports sections at the university
Students and magister actively participate in ” Week of self-government”, replacing the head of the department of EIB, teachers in special disciplines .
Students self government is a the form of organization the life activity of the collective of students and magister, ensuring the development of independence in the adoption and implementation of decisions to achieve socially significant goals. Student self-government organizes active joint activity, prepares future specialists for interaction in labor collectives. Participation in self-government allows each student and magister to participate consciously and responsibly in the educational process, improves discipline and achievement, stimulates the development of communicative, organizational and creative qualities of the individual.
The goal of student self-government is self-actualization, active civic position, interaction of teaching staff and students, their involvement in public life of the university, promotion of a healthy lifestyle, preparation for professional activities.
Educational process and extracurricular work at the Department of Economics and International Business is aimed at training professional roles among students by creating the necessary conditions for the development of personal self-determination, the creativity of students, the realization of their abilities, adaptation to life in society, the formation of civic consciousness, a common culture, a healthy lifestyle , the organization of meaningful leisure.
Educational work at the Department of Economics and International Business was based on the following fundamental principles: observance of the rights and freedoms of student youth, democracy in the approach to solving youth problems, the unity of education and upbringing, communication with the needs of social development, the creation of a favorable socio-psychological climate, -reducing process.
At the same time, various forms and types of work are used-the organization of creative works of creative evenings dedicated to the great personalities of the Kazakh people, meetings with famous representatives of the creative intelligentsia, conversations on topical issues of political, economic, social, linguistic debates tournaments, thematic intellectual competitions, flash mobs. All this lays the foundation for a sense of patriotism, educates a person from an active life position, promotes the development of a multicultural, tolerant personality, promotes the development of a multicultural, tolerant personality, promotes a healthy lifestyle.
The convincing result of systematic educational work is the bright victories of the students of the Faculty of Intellectual, creative competitions and projects, sports, cups , debates tournaments, subject olympiads, competition «Zhas Talap”, «Initiation into students», «Day of the department», «Mr. and Miss University», «Student of the year-2017».
According to the project “School of young entrepreneurship” made by ministry of national economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and national chamber of entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken” in the framework of a unified program for business support and development “Road map of business 2020” students of department took a part.
At the department dedicated to the 70th anniversary of our esteemed Rosa Kabykenovna and the Day of the Department of Economics and International Business was held on November 18, 2016. and the intellectual game “Give Youth”, in which students of the 1-2 courses of specialties 5В050600 – “Economics”, 5В051300 – “World Economy” and 5В011500 – “Fundamentals of Law and Economics” took part.
This event was held at a high organizational, intellectual and creative level.
Enactus is the largest international non-profit organization, uniting more than 69 thousand students from 36 countries of the world engaged in the creation and promotion of social projects aimed at improving the conditions and quality of life of people.
For 4 years of existence the Enactus Karsu showed itself as an ambitious, competitive and purposeful participant of the Enactus movement, having received in two nominations in 2013 “Best Social Project”, “Best Innovative Project”.
in 2014 the Enactus team of the KarSu took the 2nd place in the League, in 2015 it takes the 1st place in the League. 2016 was no less productive for the team, the team takes two 1 place in the League and 4 in the Final among 46 universities of the Republic
First degree diploma was awarded to a team consist of: Karibaeva A.B., Zhausanova D.T., Asan S., students of KarSU named after E.R.Buketov in IX Worldwide championship “Youth and Entrepreneurship – 2017”, that was in Belarus (Gomel), between 17 and 19 May of 2017. Science advisers: Khusainova Z.S., Zhartai Z.M. The team was rewarded with a cash prize in the amount of 1.000.000 tg.
A student of group WE-32 Zhausanova Diana is a winner of a scholarship competition made by Enactus with Asia Waters with a trademark water Turan.
A student of a 1 course (2018-2019) spetialty 6M011500 – “Basis of economic law” Polevoi Sergey Vladimirovich became an owner of scholarship of the Fund Of The First President Of Republic Of Kazakhstan – Leader of Nation.