Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Program length

4 years

Treshold score for state scholarship


Threshold score for paid department




Level of English

B1 (Intermediate)

Finance program is directed to prepare future professionals in finance in terms of needed knowledge and skills to successfully kick-start their career within top-notch financial organizations, including MNCs, in Kazakhstan. This program is recognized under the ACCA and CIMA programs.

• Discussing and analyzing finance in its broad context and its interrelations with other economic activities, including the modern framework of operations and functions of markets and financial institutions;
• Performing accounting and auditing tasks; including design of an accounting system, choice of accounting policies, compliance with IFRS;
• Understanding and interpreting financial data with due diligence from sources like companies’ financial statements, securities’ markets data, and ability to integrate these interpretations into forecasting of future events and conditions to subsequently prepare due diligence, equity research, stock pitches and other reports;
• Acting as a trader and/or investor, including understanding of professional trading platforms and information providers’ platforms in order to execute educated investment decisions;
• Creating efficient investment portfolios using multiple theories and investment approaches with subsequent rebalancing and re-optimization of those portfolios.

Our students are well renowned among most MNCs
working in financial services as well as largest domestic corporations. Our employers include top audit and consulting companies, investment and commercial banks (including their treasury and risk management departments), private equity managing companies, and others.

Berik Sabdenaliyev




Berik Sabdenaliyev joined the SDU University in 2010 as a teacher assistant. In 2011, after completion of his Master degree he started to work as a senior Lecturer. From 2015 to 2016 Berik was a vice-dean of academic affairs at Faculty of Economics and 2016 to 2018 he was program coordinator of Accounting and Finance at undergraduate level in the same department. Since 2018 he was appointed to his current position of Dean of Business School. His research interest is human resources management and organizational behavior. Berik enjoys sport and reading.

Degree Qualifications
BA in Management (2007), Kokshetau State University named Sh. Ualikhanov
MA in Management (2011), SDU University
PhD candidate in Management (ongoing), SDU University

Certificate in Consultancy in Business (2019)

FIN 20, BA, Principles of Accounting
FIN 202, BA, Financial Accounting
FIN 302, BA, Corporate Finance

Books: ‘Impact of US Federal Reserve Policies on Frontier Markets’ (2016): Handbook of Frontier Markets Evidence from Middle East North Africa and International Comparative Studies. 2016 Elsevier Inc.

Research interests
Private Equity Funds
Hedge Funds

Scholarships & awards
BOLOSHAK scholarship for the professional internship, Heriot Watt University, UK 2022

Darkhan Zamanbekov

Director of the Master’s Degree Program


Director of the Master’s Degree Program

Darkhan Zamanbekov joined SDU University in Kazakhstan in 2014 as an assistant professor to devote my attention to teaching Financial modelling, SAP accounting to their staff and to expand my knowledge base so that I could tutor other aspects of corporate finance and banking in general. He attended a number of courses including those on Banking Basics, Corporate Finance and Valuation, Interest Rates and Derivative Products. To demonstrate the widening of his expertise, he took responsibility for teaching the majority of the theoretical subjects covered in the Corporate Finance weeks of the Graduate Training Programme that the bank runs for all newly recruited graduates and MBAs. His topics included each of the many different ways to value a company.

Degree qualifications
Bachelor of Sciences, 1995 – 1999 Finance Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University Almaty, Kazakhstan
PhD Islamic Finance, 2007-2010 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Almaty, Kazakhstan

Membership of professional organisations

Scholarships & awards
Postdoctoral Executive Education Program Finance 2012-2014
JSC «Center for International Programs Bolashak» London School of Business & Finance London UK

Ugur Choban




Ugur Choban joined SDU University in 2005. Since then, he has been engaged in various academic and pedagogic activities such as; revision, control and development of course syllabuses, design of curriculum plans for faculty programs, teacher training, and teaching-learning coordination. The classes he delivered mainly include; Accounting, Financial Management (ACCA). He has been counselling students in academic, social and psychological issues. He completed his master degree in SDU in 2012 and later won his doctoral degree (PhD) in 2021 from National University of Malaysia (UKM). Recently, he has been appointed as the research coordinator of SDU Business School. He has supervised numerous dissertations and his research interests include; entrepreneurship, network theory, small firm strategy and financing. He likes travelling and nature.

Degree qualifications
Bachelor (1995): Istanbul University
MSc (2012): SDU University, KZ
Doctor of Philosophy (2021): National University of Malaysia (UKM)

IELTS, British Council. (2020)

ECO 109 Principles of Economics I, Bachelor
ACC 207 Principles of Accounting, Bachelor
ECO 203 Statistics I, Bachelorbr
ECO 212 Statistics II, Bachelor
FIN 303 Fundamentals of Financial Management, Bachelor
FIN 302 Corporate Finance, Bachelor
FIN 405 Financial Management, Bachelor
FIN 307 Cost Accounting, Bachelor
FIN 306 Managerial Accounting, Bachelor
MAN 413 Data Analysis in Business and Economics, Bachelor

– Choban U. 2014. An Overview of the Credit Management Performance of Turkish Banking Sector during Global Financial Crisis. Economics: Strategy and Practice. 1(29):61-67.
– Чобан, У., & Жубанова, Г. 2018. An Empirical Analysis of Accounting Students’ Career Plans in Kazakhstan. Вестник КазНУ. Серия Экономическая 125(3):18-26.
– Özdemir, C., Özdemir, E. D., Choban, U., & Uysal, S. 2019. Determination of Problems in the Basic Language Skills of University Students learning Turkish in Kazakhstan. The European Educational Researcher, DOI: 10.31757/euer.212.
– Choban U., Meyrambek A. 2021. An Examination of Digital Banking Technology Acceptance among Middle-aged People in Kazakhstan: A Conceptual Investigation. Suleyman Demirel University Bulletin: Social Sciences 6(2): 44-61.
– Nizar N., Choban U., Amri Hussain M. H. 2021. Application of TPB on the Saving Intention among the Students of Community Colleges: Moderating Effect of Mobile Applications. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal 13(4).
Fundamentals of Financial Management (2016) SDU

Choban U. 2005. An Overview to Rural Development Policies and Sustainable Development- Some Selected Countries. International Ataturk Alatoo University. “Problems and Success Factors in Business: Perspectives from Emerging Markets and Transition Economies II”, Bishkek (November 10)
– Choban U. 2005. Agriculture-Environment-Economy Circle in the Developing countries-The Case of Aral. SDU University and Abay National Pedagogical University. “Competitiveness of National Economies in the context of Sustainable Development” (December 22-23 )
– Choban U. 2006. Theoretical Aspects of Agricultural Efficiency. International Ataturk Alatoo University “Problems and Success Factors in Business: Perspectives from Emerging Markets and Transition Economies III”. Bishkek (September 21)
– Choban U. 2006. Small Business Development and Support Programs in Kazakhstan. SDU University and Abay National Pedagogical University. “Public Support on the development of SMEs in Central Asian Countries”. Almaty (November 3-4)
– Choban U. 2011. Effects of Financial Crisis on Management of Working Capital for Small and Medium Sized Businesses: case of Kazakhstan”. Zhambyl Technical University. Taraz (Ferbruay 9)
– Choban U. 2015. Role of Social Networks on Entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan. World Business Institute 8th Asia Pacific Business Research Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9-10 February 2015)
– Choban U., Hashim NA. 2018. Role of Social Networks on Entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan; An Exploratory Study. 9th International Management and Accounting Conference (IMAC 9). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9-10 February 2015)

Research interests
Network and Institutional Studies, Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, Quantitative Analysis

Scholarships & awards
BOLASHAK scholarship for the research internship, George Washington University (GWU), 2022

Mariya Yesseleva-Pionka

Associate Professor




Associate Professor

Dr Yesseleva-Pionka held teaching and senior academic management positions in Australia and Central Asia (Kazakhstan). She specialised in general investments and personal and corporate superannuation investments while working for Westpac Banking Corporation and
BT Financial Group in Australia. She was elected to join The Housing Connection, a not-for-profit organisation in Sydney, Australia, as Treasurer and Board Member in November 2019. In 2020 and 2021, she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Commonwealth Bank, recognising her contribution to the Australian community.
Dr Yesseleva-Pionka is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB). She is a Master Teacher for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Global Certificate in Entrepreneurial Finance. She was appointed as ICSB Global Certificates Manager in January 2021. In July 2021, Dr Yesseleva-Pionka was awarded the International Council for Small Business Presidential Award. The ICSB Presidential Award winners are selected from the pool of exceptional ICSB members who integrate both service and empathy into their roles as innovative leaders.
She co-authored a textbook titled Financial Planning and Personal Finance – 1st Edition in Australia and New Zealand, published in September 2022 by the Cengage Publishing House.
She won teaching awards at the University of Sydney Business School, Top Education Institute, and SDU University and was recognised as TOP 20 at the UTS Business School. She is a Grant Holder/Principal Researcher for the National Bank/Central Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the project titled " Combating financial fraud, in particular financial pyramids, Internet and telephone fraud".

Degree Qualifications
Institute of Community Directors Australia:
Course for New Community Board Member (2020)
International Council for Small Business in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA): ICSB Global Certificate: 10×10 Program (2018)
Charles Sturt University, School of Business, Australia: PhD in Finance (2016)
Dissertation: “Australian SMEs and their access to external debt finance.”
Harvard University (Graduate School of Education), Boston, USA: Management Development Program (2011)
University of Technology Sydney (Australia): Master of Business in Finance (2005)
Charles Sturt University (Sydney, Australia): Bachelor of Business Studies (2003)
Martin College (Sydney, Australia): Diploma of Business Administration (2001)

Corporate Finance: Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics and Institutions
Financial Modelling and Analysis: International Finance
Capital Markets: Financial Statement Analysis
Critical Thinking in Business: Financial Institutions and Market
International Finance: Principles of Finance
Accounting for Business Decisions: Personal & Entrepreneurial Finance
Financial Management: Research Proposal and Literature Review
Succeeding in Business: Business Research Methods
Financial Technologies in Banking: Investment Management


  • Cengage Publishing House. Co-author of the Financial Planning and Personal Finance: Australia and New Zealand” textbook.  Published in September 2022.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2019). Overview of Finance: A Collection of Infosheets. ASIN: B07RWSS9BL. Amazon Publishing.

Teaching Case
Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (January, 2023). Financial Management of FinTech Start-ups in Times of Uncertainty: Lessons from Australia. Sage Business Cases.

Journal Articles

  • Invited paper
    Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021). Blockchain for SME Finance: Call for Empirical Testing. Asian Development Bank and Institute of Global Finance Working Paper Series.
  • Terdpaopong, K., Rickards, R.C., Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2020). Techniques used and adjustments made in valuing privately-held enterprises in Thailand: Initial Research. Corporate Ownership and Control Journal.
  • Yesseleva, M. (2013). Professional Advice and its effect on SMEs access to external debt finance in Australia. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal Vol. 5 No. 1.
  • Yesseleva, M. (2011). Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Data Sources in Australia. Global Journal of Business Research. Volume 6(2), pages 83-92.
  • Yesseleva, M. (2010). Australian Small Enterprises and Their Business Banking and Finance Needs. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 57″.

Conference, Report & Congress proceedings

  • Taufiq, A. & Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (7 April, 2022). Embedding Sustainable Behaviors: Case of Origin Energy Australia. CIGRE Symposium held in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Taufiq, A. & Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (23 October, 2021) Intrapreneurship and the Role of Hackathons in Australian Corporate Energy Sector. George Washington University Conference, United States.
  • Prajapati, B., Yesseleva-Pionka, M. and Majumder, S. (23 October, 2021). Exploring the Significance of Organisational Learning on the Sustainability of SME Family Firms in Australia. George Washington University Conference, United States.
  • Mavani, J., Yesseleva-Pionka, M. and Valinatajbahnamiri, M. (23 October, 2021). Exploring the Influence of Servant Leadership at Promoting Women’s Intrapreneurship in the Australian Construction Industry. George Washington University Conference, United States.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 12-16 July). Financial Management of FinTech Start-ups in Times of Uncertainty: Lessons from Australia. 65th ICSB World Congress held in Paris, France.
  • Taufiq, A. & Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 12-16 July). Future of Clean Energy: Free Electrons-Global Accelerator Program for Start-ups. 65th ICSB World Congress held in Paris, France.
  • Thapa, S., Voola, A.P. & Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 12-16 July). Leadership and Digital Communication in the Australian SMEs amid COVID-19. 65th ICSB World Congress held in Paris, France.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, May 12). Digital Transformation of the Entrepreneurial Finance. 2021 ICSB Global Entrepreneurship Education Report.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2020, 26-28 October). Blockchain for SME Finance and the Policy Environment published in the e-publication launched at the Global SME Finance Forum 2020 organised by the International Finance Corporation member of the World Bank Group.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2020, 23 September). Blockchain Network System for assessing SMEs’ creditworthiness. Asian Development Bank. A conference titled “FinTech to Enable Development, Investment, Financial Inclusion, and Sustainability”.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2020, 27 June). Blockchain for SME Finance. Published in the ICSB 2020 MSME Global Report submitted to the United Nations.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (December 2019) “FinTechs and the speed of financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)32nd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney.–fintechs-and-the-speed-of-financing-for-smes.ashx
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (June 2019). Australian Higher Education Sector and SMEs. 64th ICSB (International Council for Small Business) World Congress “The Future of Entrepreneurship”, held between 18-21 June 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Received the Best Paper from Australia and New Zealand Award.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2018). Emerging Trends in SME Finance. George Washington University October Conference organised by the ICSB. Received the “Best Paper Award”.
  • Terdpaopong, K., Yesseleva-Pionka, M., Gibson, B., & Weaver, M. (2017). How small business is valued – An Overview of Valuation Methods in Thailand. Proceeding of the ICSB 2017 World Conference. Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 27 – July 1, 2017.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M., Steen, A., Wong, A. (2016), “Factors affecting Australian SMEs access to debt finance”, 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Monthly Finance Column
ICSB Entrepreneurial Finance Series

  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 22 March). Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs. International Council for Small Business.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 22 April). The Crucial Elements of the Financial Decision-Making Process. International Council for Small Business.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 18 May). Alternative Investments and Cryptocurrencies.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2021, 21 June).  Ethical Finance.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka M. (2021, 20 July). Environmental Sustainability and Global Finance
  • Yesseleva-Pionka M. Alternative Investments and Pink Diamonds. (2021, 16 August).
  • Yesseleva-Pionka M. (2021, 10 September). Investment Choices and The Power of Gold Shield. 
  • Yesseleva-Pionka M. (2021, 10 October). Behavioural Finance and Generation Z.
  • Yesseleva-Pionka M. (2021, 10 December). Alternative Finance Landscape and Roboadvising
  • Yesseleva-Pionka M. (2022, 14 January).  From Digital Revolution Back to the Barter System in One Day.

Research Interests
Financial literacy, personal finance, entrepreneurial finance, traditional and alternative ways to finance small and medium enterprises (SMEs), corporate finance, policies for the small business sector, innovation and SMEs, AI, FinTechs and Blockchain.

Membership of professional organisations

  • Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) 
  • International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
  • European Finance Association 
  • American Finance Association 
  • Western Finance Association

Scholarships & awards
ICSB Presidential Award
Teaching awards at the University of Sydney Business School, Top Education Institute, and SDU University and was recognised as TOP 20 at the UTS Business School.

Marek-Marian Pionka

Senior lecturer


Senior lecturer

MBAe in Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
MSCHE in Chemical Technology, University of Technology in Radom, Poland

Marek Pionka, an Australian citizen, is a professional who catalyses innovation and collaboration. He stands at the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, international business, and leadership. Equipped with an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master’s in Leather Tanning Technology from Radom, Poland, Marek blends extensive experience in academia and industry insights and is a compelling collaborator and consultant for corporate clients seeking innovative solutions navigating the complexities of corporate landscapes, and brings a unique blend of academic prowess and practical experience to his teaching endeavours.

Marek Pionka is a dynamic Senior Lecturer currently serving at Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, since October 2023. His teaching portfolio includes undergraduate courses in Financial Management, Monetary Economics, Entrepreneurship, Professional Skills, Wellbeing and Leadership, along with postgraduate instruction in Financial Modelling, Developing Yourself for Professional Success and Developing Enterprise. Marek’s expertise extends beyond the classroom, having played pivotal roles such as Director of Eurasian Entrepreneurial Hub (E2HUB), senior consultant in the industry for chemical engineering and Founder of the Academy of Social Dance (ASD) Company.

Fluent in English, Polish, and Russian, Marek’s multicultural background enriches his teaching and research initiatives. His passion for entrepreneurship, coupled with his proficiency in academia, makes Marek Pionka a valuable asset in shaping the next generation of business leaders and innovators.

Ilyas Imachikov

Senior lecturer


Senior lecturer

Ilyas joined SDU in 2009, after he developed his personal business. His primary areas of interest include securities trading and analysis, portfolio management and business development. Hobbies include crossfit and mountain hiking.

Degree qualifications
MSC in Economics, 2012, SDU, Kazakhstan

Portfolio management
Equity Valuation
Accounting according to IFRS
Fixed income securities

Research interests
Equity trading and valuation, asset management, portfolio management

Diana Tashanova

Senior lecturer


Senior lecturer

Diana Tashanova is an alumna (2015) of SDU University (SDU) and joined as a Senior Lecturer in 2023. Since 2015, she has had diverse business experience in brand operations, accounting, finance, and supply chain management in global companies such as Procter & Gamble, DeFacto, and CNP Company. Her academic career began at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, where she worked as a Course Assistant in the i-MBA program at the Business School.

Degree Qualifications
BA in Finance (2015), SDU University
MS in Innovation Management (2019), Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
MS in Finance, Data Science Concentration (2021), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

CERTIFICATE: Summer School – 2023: Inclusive Education

ACC 303, BA, Tax and Taxation
FIN 204, BA, International Financial Reporting Standards

Investment Opportunities and Strategies in an Era of Coronavirus Pandemic (2020). Elsevier Inc.

Research interests
Innovations in FinTech
Blockchain in Finance

Scholarships & awards
BOLOSHAK scholarship for the Master degree, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA 2021

Rustem Kamirov




Rustem Karimov joined the SDU University in 2024 as a teacher. He graduated SDU in 2014. His research interest is management accounting and financial management. In addition, human resources management and organizational behavior studies is also interested reseach areas. Rustem enjoys sports, reading and travelling.

Degree Qualifications
BSc in Management
MSc in Accounting and Audit
MSc in Accounting, Finance and Management

Certificate of Participation on Seminar on theme “How to create the Ideal Bookkeeping”, Competence’ Business School, June 2022
Certificate of Appreciation for significant contribution to the process of development and implementation of training programs in the framework of the project Sales academy project, JV Coca-Cola Almaty Bottlers LLP, February 2016
Certificate of successfully completing of MS Excel course, Almaty School of Management, December 2015
Certificate of successfully completing of “Financial Analysis of Activities of Organizations” professional development course, Professional Development Center “Pro-Consulting”, August 6-7, 2014
Certificate of participation in the educational program (seminars and lectures) organized by the Department of Education of the Halkbank of Turkey, June-July 2013
Certificate of participation in a seminar “Modern Concepts in Accounting” organized by Nowy Sacz School of Business, National-Louis University, Nowy Sacz, Poland, June 2015

FIN 316, BA, Corporate Finance
ECO 206, BA, Macroeconomics

“Karimov Rustem, (2013). “”Small Business in the Republic of Kazakhstan: How is it easy to open a new business?””, M75 Youth
Research Forum: Social & Economic Sciences. Collection of articles on materials of the IV International Scientific Student Conference, – Moscow, Russia: Ed. “”International
Center for Science and Education””, 2013, ISSN 2310-0362, No. 4(4), 118-124 pp. D”

Karimov Rustem, (2015). “International Public Sector Accounting Standards in Kazakhstan”, Collected articles of young scientists/International Conferences/, “Economics, Finance and Management: Problems and Prospects” – Almaty, Kazakhstan: Ed. “University of International Business”, 2015, ISBN 978-601-7144-74-6, 12-17 pp.

Certificate of participation in the VII International scientific and practical conference “Innovative development and the relevance of science in modern Kazakhstan”, Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Leader of the Nation, December 6, 2013
Certificate of participation in the I Student Forum “Competitiveness of Kazakhstan’s economy: sustainable growth, and the way forward”, Kazakh- British Technical University, February 15, 2013
Certificate of participation in the Business Seminar «Doing Successful Business Startup», KIMEP, July 27, 2012

Research interests
Managerial Accounting in SME
Creative Accounting, Accounting Manipulations, and Impression Management in Accounting and Finance
Organizational Behavior

Scholarships & awards
Bolashak International Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, August 1, 2017
Educational grant for Master’s degree in specialty Accounting and Audit, Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of the Kazakhstan, August 25, 2014
Educational grant for Bachelor’s degree in specialty Management, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, August 5, 2010
Educational grant of Rector of the University of International Business for Bachelor’s degree in specialty Accounting and Finance, June 15, 2010
Educational grant of Rector of the Eurasian Market Institute for Bachelor’s degree in specialty Finance, in March 27, 2010

Zhansaya Zhengis




Zhansaya Zhengis joined the SDU University in 2023 as a Lecturer. Her research interest is fintech, corporate finance, SMes and accounting. She had 3 years industry experience in finance and accounting sphere. Zhansaya enjoys reading, hiking and travelling.

Degree qualifications
BA in Finance (2021), SDU University
MA in Economics (2023), SDU University

FIN 307, BA, Cost Accounting 
FIN 306, BA, Managerial Accounting

Young researchers conference (2022)

Research interests
Finance and accounting in Smes

Chingis Rustemov




Chingis joined the SDU University in 2024 as a lecturer of macroeconomics, statistics, and mathematics of economics. He worked as an investment manager in insurance companies, as a data analyst in various enterprises, as a business intelligence developer in commercial banks, as a team lead of business intelligence developers in KPMG.
In his MSc diploma, he made contributions to enhancing macroeconomic models with time-varying parameters, especially solving a problem of near zero interest rates by introducing the sliding windows approach in these models. He wants to make further developments in building advanced economic models.

Degree Qualifications
BA in Finance, NARXOZ University
MSc in Economics, the University of Warwick

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect Expert
Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate
AWS Certified: Developer

ECO 212, Macroeconomics (CIMA)
ECO 212, Statistics II
ECO 111, Mathematics for Economics

Research interests
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Data Science
Cloud Economy

Scholarships & awards
BOLOSHAK scholarship

Aigerim Tursynbekova




Aigerim Tursynbekova joined SDU University in 2022 as a lecturer. Starting from September 2023 alongside her role as a lecturer, Aigerim became a coordinator of EMBA and MBA in Healthcare programs. Her research interests are Statistical Methods in Finance and Trading strategies. She enjoys skiing and walks in the fresh air.

Degree Qualifications
BS in Mathematics (2019), Nazarbayev University
MS in Financial Engineering (2022), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scholarships & awards
Bolashak scholarship for a master degree at UIUC

Yerzhan Syzdykov

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Yerzhan Syzdykov joined the SDU University in the Kazakhstan in 2015 as a lecturer for the bachelor level students: he had worked as a junior lecturer until 2018. From 2018 to 2019, Yerzhan was senior lecturer of the Business school in Management field. Since 2019, he has been working as a coordinator of management and economics programs. He is currently completing his PhD studies in University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia.

Degree qualifications
BA in Economics (2012). SDU University, KZ
MSc in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (2014). University of Essex, UK
PhD in Organizational Behavior, Management (in progress). University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

ACC 403, Bachelor, Financial Statement Analysis
MAN 209, Bachelor, Management
MAN 213, Bachelor, Cases in Management
ACC 206, Bachelor, Corporate and Business Law
MAN 203, Bachelor, Organizational Structure and Behavior
MAN 609, Masters, Organizational Behavior

Research interests
OB, HRM and Management

Aruzhan Zhaksylyk

Assistant instructor


Assistant instructor

Аружан Жақсылық 2022 жылдың қыркүйек айынан бастап SDU-да жас маман ретінде еңбек жолын бастады. Экономика негіздері сабағынан оқытушы. Бос уақытында әртүрлі бағыттағы кітаптарды оқығанды, жеке тұлғаны дамытуға арналған іс-әрекеттермен айналысқанды ұнатады.


Degree Qualifications
BA Finance (2022) SDU Univeristy

ECO 109 Бакалавр, Principles of economics/ Экономика негіздері


Program Coordinator

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Қатысушылардың Instagram желісіндегі парақшасында SPT олимпиадасы туралы қызықты әрі креатив пост жариялау арқылы 1-ден 5-ке дейін бонус ұпайға ие болу мүмкіндігі бар. Пост сурет, мәтін немесе видео сияқты кез келген форматта бола алады.

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Арманыңды жаз, әңгіме құрастыр, видео түсір, достарыңа мотивация бер,  оларды да қатысуға шақыр!

Бұл – тіпті қосымша 0,5 ұпайдың грант иесі атануда шешуші рөл атқара алатын тұсы. Сондықтан мұндай тамаша мүмкіндікті міндетті түрде пайдалануға кеңес береміз.


  • Қызықты және креативті пост жариялау (мәтін 50 cөзден кем емес, қатысышының өз атынан жазылады)
  • Cуретте @sdukz белгілеу (tag)
  • Хэштег – #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Пост соңында аты-жөнін, кластер мен ЖСН соңғы 6 цифрін хэштег арқылы көрсету (мысалы, Ахметов Айбек, #Кластер5, #123456).
  • Қатысушы парақшасы 10 наурызға дейін ашық болуы керек.

*Посттарды олимпиада ұйымдастырушылары былай бағалайды (жалпы ереже):

▫️1 ұпай:
— Пост жарияланған, талаптарға сай;
▫️2 ұпай:
— Мәтіні өте жақсы жазылған пост;
▫️3 ұпай:
— сапалы түсірілген және монтаждалған видео-пост;
▫️4 және 5 ұпай:
— Көп қаралым жинаған, лайк пен комментарий саны көп сапалы пост. 

Алайда баға беруші посттың сапасына көбірек қарайды. Яғни, тек қана мәтінмен-ақ +5 балл алу мүмкіндігі де бар. Немесе керісінше, көп лайк жинаған пост сапасыз болғандықтан 1 ұпай ғана жинауы мүмкін.

Посттар онлайн тіркелу аяқталғанға дейін қабылданады.

Как заработать бонусные баллы?

Участники имеют возможность заработать от 1 до 5 бонусных баллов, написав интересный и креативный пост об олимпиаде SPT на своей странице в Instagram. Пост может быть в любом формате, как текст, фото или видео.

Творчеству нет предела, дай волю своим фантазиям!
Напиши мечту, сочини рассказ, сними видео, мотивируй своих друзей, пригласи их участвовать вместе!

Это тот самый момент, когда даже 0,5 баллов решают, достоин ты гранта или нет. Поэтому очень советуем воспользоваться этой  возможностью.


  • Опубликовать интересный и креативный пост (с текстом не менее 50 слов, от имени участника)
  • Отметить @sdukz на фото (tag)
  • Хэштег #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Указать в посте ФИО, кластер и последние 6 цифр своего ИИН через хэштег (например, Ахметов Айбек, #кластер2, #123456.
  • Страница участника должна быть открытой до 10 марта.

Посты оцениваются организаторами олимпиады таким образом:

▫️1 балл:
— есть пост, выполнены все условия;
▫️2 балла:
— пост с хорошо написанным текстом;
▫️3 балла:
— интересный пост с качественно снятым и смонтированным видео;
▫️4 и 5 баллов:
— качественные посты с хорошим охватом, количеством лайков и комментариев.

Оценивая посты, организаторы в первую очередь обращают внимание на качество поста. То есть, даже с текстом можно получить максимальный балл. Или наоборот, посты которые набрали тысячи лайкав, могут получить только 1 балл из за плохого качества.

Посты принимаются до завершения онлайн регистрации.


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«Болашақ» халықаралық стипендиясының екі дүркін иегері. 2011 жылы Англияның Newcastle университетінің магистратурасын Халықаралық мультимедиалық журналистика мамандығы бойынша бітірген. Ал 2021 жылдың наурыз айында Шотландияның Glasgow университетінде үш жылдан астам уақыт бойы жазған докторлық диссертациясын мерзімінен бұрын сәтті қорғап шықты. 1 айдан кейін оған Медиа және мәдени саясат мамандығы бойынша ресми түрде Философия докторы ғылыми атағы берілді. Dr Әсел негізі 1451 жылы қаланған университеттің Мәдени саясатты зерттеу орталығында (Centre for Cultural Policy Research) қызмет еткен. Аты әлемге әйгілі, nationalism ұғымының Ұлыбританияда негізін қалаушылардың бірі Эрнест Геллнерден тәлім алған Филип Слесинджердің шәкірті. Сондай-ақ, ол  магистратура студенттеріне Зерттеу әдістері (Research Methods) пәнінен дәріс оқып, Қазақстаннан тұңғыш рет PhD дәрежесін иеленген маман атанады. 

Докторлық диссертациясы, «Қазақ киносы және ұлт: сыни талдау» тақырыбы, ұлт құрылысы (nation building)  тәсілімдемесі арқылы зерттелген (Kazakh cinema and the nation: a critical analysis – Enlighten: Theses ( Ғылыми еңбекте ол қазақ киносына британ әлеуметтанушы Энтони Смиттің энтосимволизм концепциясы бойынша талдау жасап, қазақ халқының ұлт болып қалыптасуына атажұрттық фильмдердің әсері қаншалықты деген сұраққа жан-жақты жауап беруге ұмтылады. 

Диссертацияның жаңалығы – бұл отандық Еуразия Халықаралық  кинофестивалін академиялық тұрғыдан алғаш рет зерттеп, ғылымның фильм фестивальдері (film festival studies) атты жаңа саласына EurIFF ұғымын тұңғыш рет енгізді (бұл турасында ағылшын тілді ғылымда бір де бір диссертацияны айтағанның өзінде,  ғылыми орта назар аударарлық мақала да жоқтың қасы). Сонымен қатар, осы саланы зерттеп жүрген әлем зерттеушілеріне қазақ киносын, Қазақстанның халықаралық фестивалін ғылыми еңбегі арқылы танымалдандырды. 

Бұған дейін Әсел Қамза «Хабар» арнасында 2006-2010 жж. аралығында  «Азамат» жастар бағдарламасының редакторы, кейіннен продюсері, «Біз айтсақ…» ток-шоуының шеф-редакторы, қазақ және орыс тілінде хабар таратқан «Бизнес мекен» таңғы бағдарламасының сценарисі қызметін атқарып, ондаған тікелей эфирлерде жұмыс жасап, практик-журналист ретінде тәжірибесін толықтырды. Оның ішінде 2008-2009 жылдары «Қазақстанда жасалған» атты отандық өндірушілерді қолдау мақсатында ашылған тележобаның сценарист-редакторы әрі жүргізушісі болып жұмыс істеген. 2011-2014 жылдары «Қазақстан темір жолы» ҰК» АҚ Ішкі протокол және бұқарамен байланыс департаментінде маман деңгейінен бастап, жарнама бөлімінің бастығы позициясына дейін көтеріліп, 160 000-нан астам қызметкері бар  ұлттық компанияның  PR стратегиясын дамытып, үйлестіруге үлес қосқан. 

Сулейман Демирель Университетінде бакалавриат және магистратура шәкірттеріне қазақ және ағылшын тілдерінде Масс коммуникация теориясы, Зерттеу әдістері, Масс коммуникациядағы зерттеу әдістері, Медиа Социология және Бейне композиция пәндерінен сабақ береді. Ұлыбританияда 5 жылға жуық уақыт ішінде жинаған бүкіл өнегесі мен бар тәжірибесін күнделікті дәрісінде пайдалануға тырысады. Студенттеріне сыни ойлауға, сындарлы пікір білдіруге жөн сілтейді. Ғылыми жұмыс жазған кезде, кеңестік кезден келе жатқан дәстүрлі жүйе бойынша, тек ғылыми жетекшінің жөн-жобасын ғана басшылыққа алуды ғана үйретпей, шын мәнінде бүкіл жауапкершілікті өз мойнына алуға, өз бетінше, еркін және тәуелсіз жұмыс істеуге дағдыландырады. 

Мақалалары отандық ғылыми журналдарда жарық көрген. Қазіргі таңда толерантты журналистика, автобиографиялық фильмдерге қатысты зерттеу жұмыстарымен айналысады. 

Өмірлік ұстанымы – талап, сапа, нәтиже!

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