IT Entrepreneurship

IT Entrepreneurship


The IT Entrepreneurship Education Program is aimed at creating ideas and processes for business that allow entrepreneurs with good technical preparation to adapt to changes in the market and to create a business base.

The programme provides leadership and venture analysis skills for successful entrepreneurs. The competitive advantage of an entrepreneur is knowledge of information systems aimed at integrating thinking about information systems, the use of information technologies for the success of organizations and competitive advantages, as well as strengthening skills with the latest Internet applications to solve management problems.

Profile subjects: geography + mathematics

Career opportunities

– Entrepreneur
– Project Manager
– Businessman
– Product Manager
– Marketer
– Business Analyst
– Online Sales Manager
– Personal Brand Manager
– Foresighter
– Front-End developer
– System Administrator/Analyst

The goal of the EP

Training of highly qualified specialists and product managers with entrepreneurial skills capable of efficiently solving applied economic problems and developing IT business infrastructure

How to proceed

Educational programs

Students life


Objectives of the EP

  • Educating learners about the need to use modern information and communication technologies in business.
  • Creation of an environment oriented to the development of skills for the development of an enterprise development plan.
  • Формирование у обучающихся компетенций по созданию информационных моделей бизнес-процессов с определением состава и функции информационных систем.
  • Developing learners' general and professional competencies that include self-development, critical thinking and leadership.

6В04 – Business, Management and Law

Education code and classification

041 – Business, Management and Law

Code and classification of training directions

044– Management

Education Programs Group

Requirements for evaluating the learning outcomes of the educational program

The following forms of examination are used as an assessment of learning performance: computer testing, written examination (answers to sheets), oral examination, project (course project), practical (open questions on computer, computer problem solving), integrated (test/written/oral+other). According to table 1, the following ratio of examination forms is recommended:
  • To assess the reality of the environment on the basis of philosophical positions, and also to demonstrate civic and social activity and a culture of interpersonal communication, the development of personal qualities in sports, spiritual and voluntary spheres.
  • To be able to justify the historical continuity of statehood in the context of world history and analyse the development patterns of Kazakhstan’s modern history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find solutions using creative, analytical and logical (sequential) conclusions, as well as to use mathematical modelling tools and applications to solve professional and scientific problems.
  • Use current trends in software development and select suitable tools to improve software performance.
  • Ability to identify and apply concepts and mechanisms of functioning of international IT business, e-money market and payment systems, world high-tech market
  • To be able to apply methods of economic calculations for finding and taking decisions in the field of IT-company activity planning, its infrastructure, city environment, organization of investment activity, motivation and remuneration, cost management and correct modelling of the situation, taking into account the technological, behavioural, institutional and legal features of the digital economy
  • Implement modern approaches to the protection of information technology products and systems implemented in existing domestic and international IT security standards based on blockchain technology
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques to collect primary information for research, as well as to develop effective solutions to problems.

The list of competencies and the results of the educational program


As a result of this educational programme, the student will:
OK1. To have the necessary knowledge of information technology and general disciplines and to understand their applicability in the field of information technology.
OK2. Know how to process, analyse and present data and how to use them for detail in different areas.
OK3. Analyse the requirements for the subject area, the possibilities of constructing or modernizing information technologies when validating the analysis results with research methods and modelling tools.
OK4. Competent in the choice of methods of ICT and mathematical modelling for solving specific engineering problems, the ability to be ready to reveal the natural scientific essence of problems arising in the process of professional activity, and the ability to attract an appropriate mathematical apparatus to solve it
PC1. Develop original algorithms and software tools, including modern intellectual technologies, to solve professional problems;
PC2. Initiate research on emerging information and communication technology markets;
PC3. Create concepts for new IT products for business;
PC4. Organize IT business.
PC5. Apply theories and methods of theoretical and applied IT-management, management systems and strategies, quality management of innovative IT-projects
PC6. Develop a product development plan and programme
PC7. Conduct feasibility studies on innovative IT projects and programmes
PC8. Apply mathematics theory and methods to the construction of qualitative and quantitative models of objects and processes in the field of science and science


Upon successful completion of this educational programme, the learner will:
LO1. To analyze independently the processes and phenomena that are taking place in modern society; to formulate their thoughts in a correct and reasoned way in oral and written form; to use the acquired knowledge in specific situations; to possess alternative, New and/or innovative approaches to addressing professional challenges
LO2. To have a command of Kazakh/Russian and foreign languages at a level that allows for the implementation of basic speech activities; various means of oral and written communication; and skills of adequate response in situations of domestic, academic and professional communication.
LO3. To organize the work of the project team in order to achieve the stated goal, to find and take management decisions, to evaluate the quality and efficiency of the work, costs and results of the activity of the team; to define the policy of the enterprise or organization in the IT sphere.
LO4. Develop theoretical and econometric models of the processes, phenomena and objects under investigation in the field of professional activity; create information models of business processes and define the composition and functions of IP.
LO5. Independently analyse the research needs of stakeholders or units of the organization, the ability to make rational decisions on the integration of individual information systems;
LO6. To choose, justify and apply different mathematical and statistical methods to solve management problems; to use a systematic approach to the process of quantitative analysis of information for management decisions; Skills in statistical analysis of information in management decision-making;
LO7. Mastery financial management techniques for asset valuation, project investment decisions, financing decisions, financial risk analysis and mitigation techniques; investment project performance measurement tools; Financial planning skills.
LO8. Correctly define the essence and content of the processes of management, management, entrepreneurship and management; analyse the internal and external environment of the subject matter of management, social and psychological factors;
LO9. To know the theoretical basis of information technology, the basis of web-site development, software, object-oriented programming, human-computer interaction, software development project management and software developer management; To define an innovative solution; to plan IT projects; to form business requirements; to have skills in problem solving, professional communication and behaviour, design design, and creating a healthy working environment for software developers
LO10. Critically analyze modern problems of IT-management, set tasks and develop research program, choose appropriate methods of solving experimental and theoretical problems, interpret, present and apply the obtained results.

Assessment of learning outcomes

Exam form Recommended ratio, %
1 Computer testing 20
2 Written 10
3 Oral 5
4 Project 30
5 Practical 30
6 Comprehensive 5

Course Curriculum


Mandatory component

OK1Modern history of Kazakhstan

The course considers the modern history of Kazakhstan, how part of the history of mankind, the history of Eurasia and Central Asia. The modern history of Kazakhstan is a period in which a holistic study of historical events, phenomena, facts, processes is carried out, the identification of historical patterns that took place on the territory of the Great Steppe in the twentieth century and to this day.


The course involves the study of the discipline of philosophy as a special form of spiritual studies in its cultural and historical development and modern sound. The main directions and problems of world and national philosophy are studied. Philosophy is a special form of cognition of the world, creating a system of cognition of the general principles and foundations of human life, about the essential characteristics of a person’s relationship to nature, society and spiritual life, in all its main direction.

OK3Foreign Language (English)

The course includes an intensive English language study program focused on grammar and speaking skills. The course includes topics that reflect the latest advances in information technology, and a terminological dictionary makes them directly relevant to the needs of students.

OK3Kazakh (Russian) language

The course occupies a special place in the system of training bachelors with an engineering education. For students of a technical university, the study of professional Kazakh / Russian languages is not only an improvement of the skills acquired in the school, but also a means of mastering the future specialty.

OK4, PC1, PC2Information and Communication Technologies

The course includes the study of modern information technologies, including methods and means of communication of people in ordinary and professional activities using information technology. Technology data is studied in relation to the search, collection, storage, processing and dissemination of information.

OK1Module of social-political education: Political science

The course is devoted to general political knowledge for specialties in the field of information technology. The course includes political self-awareness, improving one’s political outlook and communicative competencies. Teaching political knowledge is communicative, interactive, student-oriented, result-oriented, and largely depends on the independent work of students.

OK1Module of social-political education: Sociology

The course includes knowledge of sociological subject areas, research methods and directions. The course will discuss in detail the basic sociological theories and the most effective ways of gaining deep knowledge about various aspects of our modern society. The special significance of this course for students is the opportunity to develop a sociological imagination, to understand the basic concepts of sociology as a science.

OK1Module of social-political education: Psychology

The course presents questions of psychology in a wide educational and social context. The knowledge and skills acquired and formed as a result of mastering the course content give students the opportunity to put them into practice in various areas of life: personal, family, professional, business, social, in working with people from different social groups and age groups.

OK1Module of social-political education: Cultural studies

The course will help to become the basis for studying the whole complex of social and human sciences, as well as an addition to general courses in history and philosophy. The course includes topics such as morphology, semiotics, anatomy of culture; the culture of the nomads of Kazakhstan, the cultural heritage of the proto-Turks, the medieval culture of Central Asia, the formation of the Kazakh culture, the Kazakh culture in the context of globalization, the cultural policy of Kazakhstan, etc.

OK1Physical Culture

The course is devoted to the formation of physical culture of a person and the ability to use various means of physical culture in a targeted way to preserve and health promotion.


University component

PC2, PC5Entrepreneurship

The academic discipline is devoted to defining the essence of entrepreneurial activity, to show the role and place of small enterprises in the modern conditions of the economy. Also understand the basic principles and content of the business plan of business entities, consider organizational forms of business activity, its registration and termination.


University component

PC3Mastering Design Thinking

Mastering the course will help you master the concepts of design thinking: a powerful problem-solving process that includes understanding the needs of customers at a deeper level. The course includes the basics of design thinking, empathy to understand the problem, ideas and the correct construction of communication, prototyping and testing users, along with the questions that arise, will also make you an expert in the field of business strategy and innovation, which will allow you to manage the design thinking culture on workplace.

PC4, PC8Mobile Development 1 (Android) / Mobile Development 1 (iOS) / Database Programming 1 (PL/SQL)

This discipline is designed to learn the basics of mobile development using the Android Studio development environment for the Android operating system. The mobile applications produced as a result of the course can be downloaded to the university’s repository, as well as displayed in the Play Store; to study mobile development for the iOS operating system. Mobile applications derived from the course can be downloaded to the university’s repository and also displayed in the Apple Store; to learn basic procedural programming using the Oracle PL/SQL programming language and the Oracle database.

PC2IT system and infrastructure

Introduction to both computer architecture and architecture and communication. networks, with a focus on the services and capabilities that IT-infrastructure solutions allow in the organizational context. This provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to communicate effectively with professionals, whose emphasis is on hardware and system software technology, and to develop organizational processes and software solutions, requiring deep understanding of IT
infrastructure capabilities and constraints. It also prepares students for organizational roles that require interaction with external suppliers of IT infrastructure components and solutions. The course focuses on Internet solutions, computer and network security, business continuity and the role of infrastructure in accordance with regulatory requirements.

PC1Project management

To be able to use project management tools at various stages of the project life cycle, to make a qualitative and quantitative assessment of project risks, to determine project effectiveness.

PC1Startup ecosystem: tools and methods

The course is aimed at exchanging information regarding various IT projects, their implemented activities, results achieved, lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations. Case studies of IT projects can serve as examples for solving similar problems and opportunities, as well as for reproducing best practices.

PC2, PC9Industrial practice

The practice reinforces the knowledge and skills acquired by students through theoretical courses, develops practical skills and contributes to the comprehensive development of the students’ cultural and professional competencies.


Component by choice

PC14Digital transformation of the world economy

Provides a fundamental interdisciplinary understanding of the digital economy and its importance for sustainable economic development. It covers the foundations of a platform economy, a basic understanding of data science, key factors of digital transformation, and new trends and technologies. Emphasis is placed on (a) assessing the impact of new technologies on firms and mega-cities and (b) developing skills to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by new technologies.

PC2Market planning for high-technology innovation

The discipline provides systematic and practical knowledge of the step-by-step process of developing and placing an innovative product on the market.

PC3, PC7Risks in the Digital Economy

The course includes the identification of theoretical approaches to the definition of economic risks; the definition of the concept of the digital economy; the identification of the main risks of the digital economy; and the identification of the main directions of risk neutralization of the digital economy.

PC3, PC7Business economic security

The curriculum provides theoretical and practical approaches to business economic security. Consideration is being given to ensuring the economic security of the State and the enterprise in the face of so-called market failures. Ways of ensuring economic security in the process of crisis management were analyzed.

PC3, PC9Program Process Management

The discipline contains theoretical foundations of programme project management, modern methodologies, methods and tools of project management. Practical project management developments carried out by students are aimed at acquiring skills in detailed planning of program projects in an automated environment.

PC3, PC9IT Operations Management

Service Management Strategy Service Design Service Transformation Service Exploitation Service Continuous Service Improvement

PC3, PC9Flexible management in virtual environments

Use of distributed virtual switches. Distributed virtual switch architecture. Comparison of standard and distributed virtual switches. Filtering and labelling of packages with rules. Health Check switch configuration control technology. Scalability of data storage Scalability of hypervisors and infrastructure management
Memory Optimization Control key performance characteristics of processors Optimize use of data warehouses

PC3, PC9IT management and auditing

Introduction to IT audit IT audit planningTechnologies Common controls and application controls Database technology and management elements Common infrastructure management elements Business application transactions Top-down riskData input and processing model Application management elements Application management testing Application control documentation End-user data processing

PC3, PC9Pre-graduate practice

Collection and analysis of training materials and data for diploma writing

PC2, PC9Writing and defending diploma work (project) and passing a comprehensive examination

A diploma project is a graduate thesis, which is a synthesis of the results of an independent study by a student of one of the topical problems of a particular speciality of the corresponding branch of science, Having an internal unity and reflecting the development and results of the chosen theme.


University component

OK4, PC5Algebra and geometry

The course involves the study of the foundations of algebra and geometry at the university level and includes matrix theory, linear equations systems, vector theory, analytical geometry, limit and differentiation of functions of one variable

OK4, PC5Mathematical Analysis

The course introduces students to the important branches of calculus and its applications in computer science. During the educational process, students should become familiar with and be able to apply mathematical methods and tools to solve various applied problems. Moreover, they will study the fundamental methods of studying infinitesimal variables using analysis, the basis of which is the theory of differential and integral calculations.

OK4, PC5Discrete mathematics

The course is part of mathematics devoted to the study of discrete objects (here discrete means consisting of separate or unrelated elements). In a more general sense, discrete mathematics is used whenever objects are counted, when relationships between finite (or countable) sets are studied, and when processes involving a finite number of steps are analyzed. The main reason for the growing importance of discrete mathematics is that information is stored and processed by computers in a discrete way.

PC3, PC5Business Project (Simulation)

The course is devoted to the probability and statistics of any events, as well as the relationship between mathematics and programming, operating systems as part of an interdisciplinary training program covering the section of mathematical analysis, modern statistical methods and economic theory.

PC3, OK4Organization Management

Organization Management Course. Management includes activities to develop an organization’s strategy and coordinate the efforts of its employees (or volunteers) to achieve their goals by using available resources such as financial, natural, technological and human resources. The term “management” may also refer to those people who manage the organization.

PC3, PC6Micro and Macroeconomics

Microeconomics as an academic discipline ensures that students acquire knowledge in the main areas of microeconomics: consumer behavior, producer behavior, market structures, general equilibrium, welfare economics, asymmetric information theory.
The subject and method of macroeconomics. Macroeconomic indicators and their relationship. General macroeconomic equilibrium. Model AD-AS. Consumption and savings. Money market. Macroeconomic equilibrium in the commodity and money markets. Model IS-LM. Monetary policy. Fiscal policy. Capital accumulation and economic growth. The state budget and its structure. Government debt and methods of financing it Balance of payments and its structure. Currency system and exchange rate. International trade and trade policy.

OK3, PC1Professional English

The course includes an intensive, more advanced program for studying academic and applied (area of information technology) English, oriented skills in professional speaking and understanding common terminology. The course includes topics that reflect the latest advances in information technology, and a terminological dictionary makes them directly relevant to the needs of students.

PC8Computer Organisation and Architecture

IT architecture is a comprehensive structure that combines all the information technologies and resources used by a particular organization or company. The information technology infrastructure includes all computers, installed software, communication systems, information centers, networks and databases.

PC3, PC6Entrepreneurial law

The academic discipline includes introducing students to the legal bases of entrepreneurial activity in the context of the modern development of the market economy of Kazakhstan, and to the theory and practice of the application of the norms of entrepreneurial law, To develop practical skills in the application of the acquired knowledge in relation to the materials of economic dispute resolution.

PC8Operating systems and computer networks

The course is mainly an analytical and descriptive task, including the selection and analysis of the corresponding case of IT operations from the students’ place of work. Issues related to the case are described, modeled and the goals of improvement are identified. Students decide which areas are subject to a digital plan of operations.

PC3, OK4Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics

The discipline in which the statistical analysis of different mathematical models, information will be considered. In statistics, all ways of data analysis are considered and advanced mathematics is used.

PC4Educational practice

Students’ educational practice is an integral part of the learning process and ensures that their skills are strengthened and that they are equipped with the skills and skills to perform practical tasks.


Component by choice

Human capital in the digital economy

The objective is to examine the theoretical underpinnings of human capital management in the digital economy. The study of this discipline will enable students to acquire and develop skills for analysis and diagnosis of problems of management of human capital, modern methods of solving problems of management of human capital, as well as familiarize with modern specifics of management of human capital in domestic and foreign organizations.

PC5Fundamentals of programming С++

The course is designed to study programming, debugging and implementation of tasks.
The principles of the operation of network technologies, access to local and remote network resources, programs using the C ++ language are analyzed.

PC5Fundamentals of Python

The academic discipline is designed to teach programming, debugging and implementation. During the course, the principles of operation of the main components of programming, access to local and remote network resources, programs using the language (Python) are analyzed.

PC5Methodology and IT-consulting practice

Acquisition of competences necessary for professional tasks in carrying out consulting IT-projects. As a result of the discipline, the student should know the characteristics of the IT market and trends, the main types and content of IT consulting services, the model stages of consulting projects and their documentation, the methodological base of IT product projectsconsulting and methodological approaches to the justification of IT outsourcing.

Benchmarking in the IT-industry

Search for examples of best business practices; Continuous or systematic process of measuring its and competitive performance; Study of best management practices of competitors or partners; Borrowing of efficient production or management technologies; Continuous process of qualitative comparison of work of individual company with industry leaders; Marketing intelligence; Competitive analysis; Process of increasing competitiveness of enterprise.

PC1ERP-systems and corporate portals

Study of the history of the emergence and development of MRP, MRPII, ERP, To assess the effectiveness of ERP systems; to review the classification and history of corporate portals; to examine the structure and benefits of corporate portals

PC6Business Process Engineering

The course provides students with knowledge to understand existing or future business processes, their formal description, the development of new business processes and the identification of improvements. Students will learn how to develop a digital twin process and how to model digital processing and IT systems to form a consistent supply chain for the process.

PC5Data visualization

The discipline focuses on the study of data analysis, especially in the fields of data mining, descriptive analysis, clustering, data visualization, reporting, decision-making, predictive modelling of data handling, statistical methods, Machine learning, optimization and simulation tools

PC9System management of databases

A specialized program (often a suite of programs) designed to organize and maintain a database.

PC9NoSQL Database Systems

Database design methodology for NoSQL systems. The approach is based on NoAM (the NoSQL abstract model), a new abstract data model for NoSQL databases that uses common features of different NoSQL systems and is used to define an application independent of the data representation system. In general, the methodology supports the scalability, performance and consistency required for next-generation web applications.

PC14Fundamentals of information security

The curriculum is designed to teach basic information security with a focus on software security.

WEB technologies 1 (Front End)

The academic discipline teaches students to use the programming language (front end and back end) to develop functional websites and to master the basics of working and interacting with the database. During the course the development of a high-quality and secure server-based web-application is envisaged.

PC6Research methods and tools

The discipline aims to provide students with a broad understanding of research methodology, including theory of science and qualitative and quantitative methods, and to enhance students’ skills for critical reading of scientific literature and development of a research proposal for a diploma project. By the end of this course, students must be competent in the planning, implementation, evaluation and presentation of the research project.

PC6Quantitative analysis

The academic discipline introduces basic concepts of business quantitative analysis to provide a clear understanding of key elements of decision-making. It discusses methods that are widely used in business organizations that provide tools and skills to approach, analyse and address problems of different scales.
The course develops and refines skills in identifying unstructured business issues and their components; employing effective methods to solve major problems; and providing decision-making support; interpreting and supporting its decision with qualitative explanations

PC6The game industry and business

An overview of the field of electronic games, ranging from technology, design/psychology and art foundations to business models and structures, markets and distribution, financial planning and organization, development and business processes. Within the module you will play and analyze a number of games, as well as develop a product / business plan for a new game in group work.

PC6Logic and artificial intelligence

Use of neural networks and construction of artificial intelligence systems, processing and analysis of large amounts of data.

PC6Electronic payment systems

The aim of the discipline «Electronic Payment Systems» is to study the main ways of making electronic payments by means of the Internet, credit and debit cards. The aim of the course is to present the theoretical basis of the operation of electronic payment systems, allowing to obtain full information on modern methods of payment in an electronic environment. Digital currency and blockchain technology

PC4, PC8E-marketing strategies

A system representation of the modern concept of Digital marketing, which is used in the course of business activities of enterprises in order to solve marketing problems, studying the main sections of Digital marketing at the enterprise level, Acquisition by students of knowledge and skills in the use of Digital marketing tools in professional activities

PC4, PC8Network Problems and Marketing

Modern theories of organization and strategic management: basic approaches and evolution of the network concept. Organizational ecology. Relationship marketing. New forms of integration. Quasi-integration.

PC4, PC8Marketing B2B

«Business to Business» views the interaction of business organizations, participants of value chains and networks, with each other, with participants of other chains and networks, with other organizations (including state, with institutions in the field of education, health care, etc.)

PC4, PC8Financial Management

It focuses on the essence and different operating models of financiers, and includes topics covering different aspects not only of evaluating the performance of financiers but also of their integration.

How to proceed

Educational programs

Students life