On November 15, 2019, an official graduation ceremony was held at Satbayev University. The specialized dual degree master’s program in Project Management was conducted in the context of cooperation between the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and Satbayev University.
Diplomas were awarded by Vice-Rector for Corporate Development Bakhytzhan Barmagambetov, Vice-rector for Research and Academic Affairs Dilda Nauryzbaeva and Director of Project Management Institute Alisher Aldashev. Families of graduates took part in the ceremony too.
— I am very happy that my son graduated this postgraduate program and received two prestigious diplomas, — said one of the parents of graduates. — It was long and hard way for him, and it has left unforgettable emotions. We are thankful to Satbayev University for the opportunity provided to our children.
The unique dual degree program in project management was opened at Satbayev University in 2018. This program was attended by 15 undergraduates who received master’s degree in Economics and Business from Satbayev University and master's degree in Project Management from the Polytechnic University of Valencia – one of the most famous and prestigious universities in Europe, included into the top 7 best universities of Spain.
The educational program was held according to the standards of the Project Management Institute (Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA) and IPMA (International Project Management Association), which provide graduates with the opportunity to work on projects of international level. The course modules were constructed by Satbayev University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia according to European standards. Graduates of dual degree specialized master’s program became qualified professionals in project management skills and knowledge, which are unique for Kazakhstan.