Doing Business in Kazakhstan (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan. Astana.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Kazakhstan (Central Asia)
  2. Kazakh Economy
  3. Economic Profile of the Regions of Kazakhstan
  4. Doing Business in Almaty and Astana
  5. Foreign Trade of Kazakhstan
  6. Economic Integration with Russia and Belarus
  7. Special Economic Zones in Kazakhstan
  8. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Kazakhstan
  9. Business Opportunities in Kazakhstan
    1. Kazakh Petrol sector
    2. Metal Sector
    3. Food and Agriculture Sector
  10. Case Study: KazMunayGasm KEGOC
  11. Access to the Kazakh market
  12. Business Plan for Kazakhstan

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Kazakhstan” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Kazakh economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Kazakhstan
  3. To explore Kazakh trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Kazakh Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Kazakh companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Kazakh market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Kazakhstan” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Asia, Muslim Countries
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Asia, Global Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in Central Eurasia

Higher Education programs adapted to Kazakh Students

Online Student (Master International Business)

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Kazajatán Study, Master in International Business in French Kazakhstan)

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Kazakhstan.

The Republic of Kazakhstan.

  1. Kazakh population: 17.6 million people
  2. 63.6% are Kazakh
  3. Kazakh Area: 2,724,900 square kilometres (the ninth largest country, two time zones)
  4. Borders of Kazakhstan: China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  5. Kazakhstan is a landlocked country
  6. Official language: Kazakh and Russian
  7. Kazakh Capital: Astana (835,153)
  8. Largest city of Kazakhstan: Almaty (1,552,349)
  9. Type of Government: Unitary dominant-party Presidential Republic
  10. Kazakh Independence: 1991 (URSS)
  11. Kazakhstan belongs to the Sunni - Turkic area of Islamic Civilisation

Main religions in Kazakhstan:

  1. Sunni Islam (70% of the Kazakh, Hanafi school)
  2. Orthodox Christianity (26%)

Kazakhstan belongs to Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

Kazakh Economy.

  1. Kazakhstan is a Frontier Market
  2. Petrol and gas areas: 72% of Kazakhstan
  3. 3% of total petroleum reserve in the World
  4. Kazakhstan is a Middle-income country (WB)
  5. Kazakh GDP: 225.619 billion USD
    1. Manufacturing: 35% of GDP
    2. Services sector: 58% of GDP
  6. Kazakh GDP per capita: 12.496 USD
  7. The main sectors of the Kazakh economy are mining and quarrying (33%), wholesale and trade, manufacturing industry, transportation, building, and agriculture
  8. Kazakhstan is near to three BRICS Countries (Russia, China, and India)
  9. EXPO-2017 in Astana
  10. Ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (WB): 41
  11. Investor protection
  12. Kazakh Currency: Tenge
  13. Kazakhstan is part of the Great Silk Way

Kazakhstan GAS KazMunayGasm

Foreign Trade of Kazakhstan.

  1. The main Kazakh exports are petroleum, other mineral resources, and raw materials
  2. The main Kazakh export markets are Italy, the Netherlands, China, Russia, Switzerland, and France
  3. The main Kazakh providers are Russia, China, Germany, the United States, and Italy
  4. The largest investors in Kazakhstan are the Netherlands, the United States, Switzerland, China, and France
  5. Customs union with Russia and Belarus since 2010
  6. Common Economic Space (Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan) was set-up in 2012
  7. Eurasian Economic Union (Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus) in 2014
  8. In 2015, Kazakhstan joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  9. Access to the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

Silk Road China-Europe by Road

Central Asia Economic Cooperation

Kazakhstan's preferential access and trade agreements

  1. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Armenia and Georgia
  2. Free trade agreement between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
  3. Serbia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  5. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  6. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  7. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme
  8. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEc)
  9. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Community of Independent States CIS, Course

Agreement with Armenia
Armenia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Eurasian Economic Union (Online Master)

Kazakhstan is a member of...

  1. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  5. World Customs Organisation
  6. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  7. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  8. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  9. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  10. Boao Forum for Asia
  11. Kazakhstan - Middle East (AMED)
  12. Beneficiary of the European Investment Bank
  13. Economic Commission Europe (UNECE)
  14. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)

Eurasian Economic Community

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO, Master)



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