Doctoral study in the speciality "Economics":
provides elite preparation of specialists of the highest scientific qualification of the international level for scientific, scientific-pedagogical, production, and innovation spheres of activity;
expands possibilities of your career development;
guarantees that you will become the most demanded specialist with a systemic vision of economic problems that can determine commercial opportunities for applying and implementing research results, carry out the expertise of research problems, and effectively manage knowledge-intensive projects.
The strategic priority of the graduating department is scientific and research work. Fundamental and applied scientific research on actual economic problems is conducted by the department's leading professorial and teaching staff. Doctoral students of the speciality "Economics" are involved in the research projects of the department.
Themes of fundamental research projects:
Integration effects of economic interaction within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union
Integration Effects of Cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Themes of applied scientific projects:
Management of the process of internationalization in higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Actual problems of state and local government
The mechanism of formation and development of "green" business in Kazakhstan
Construction of the ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurship in the Republic of Kazakhstan
In this context, the department's research work is an integral part of the educational process in general, the most critical factor in strengthening intellectual potential, the basis for the continuous updating of educational and methodological support.
A modern knowledge-based economy leads to the mobility of career prospects for holders of doctoral degrees. The fundamental knowledge, skills, and habits acquired during the postgraduate studies significantly improve employment and career development opportunities inside and outside the academic sphere. Receiving a doctorate contributes to successful professional career advancement in the research, project-economic, analytical, organizational, administrative, and pedagogical fields.
The competencies obtained by doctoral candidates correspond to employers' expectations, who highly appreciate the potential that doctors possess, their research capabilities, the ability to integrate knowledge from different sources, and the ability to work on the boundaries of academic and professional expertise.
The professional level of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the speciality "Economics" allows:
To make a scientific career – to work in research institutes and centres, to receive domestic and foreign research grants.
To choose a teaching activity – start with a docent, eventually becoming a leading domestic and foreign university professor.
To make a managerial career – to become a manager of production and commercial companies.
To make an administrative and managerial career – to take responsible positions in state and local government bodies.
To choose an analytic career – to engage in business consulting, work in large companies' analytical departments.
The most important thing is that the degree of PhD provides guaranteed employment and a high-income level. The demand for highly qualified specialists in the labour market, both in Kazakhstan and abroad, is continually growing.