American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Curriculum

TALENT Program Curriculum


Core curriculum revolves around major components of talent management such as:

  • strategic planning, 
  • career planning, 
  • talent recruitment and retention, 
  • learning, motivation and communication skills. 

Along with regular courses it's suggested to design training programs focusing on (1) developing right mindset of potential leaders in an organization, (2) improving interpersonal skills and negotiation skills, (3) boosting self-awareness and belief system, (4) developing emotional/social intelligence. As the latter is strongly underpinned by cultural settings proposing a training program is to take into account specifics of Central Asian cultures.  Human capital outflow represents actual problems in the region, in KG in particular. Special attention should be paid on how to find, recruit and retain talented employees.


First Year

Fall semester


Talent Management 6 credits
Work, Organization and Society 6 credits
Research Methods in TALENT Management 6 credits
Employment Law 6 credits
Elective courses 6 credits
Total: 30 credits  



Spring semester


Individual, Groups and Organization 6 credits
Work Motivation 6 credits
Strategic Aspects of Human Potential Development 6 credits
Master Thesis I 6 credits
Internships 6 credits
Total: 30 credits  




Second Year

Fall semester


Applied HRM 6 credits
Cross-cultural and comparative research in Talent Management 6 credits
Master Thesis II 6 credits
Elective courses 12 credits
Total: 30 credits  



Spring semester


Emotional Intelligence Training 6 credits
Ethical and Legal Issues in Organization 6 credits
Independent Study 12 credits
Elective courses 6 credits
Total: 30 credits  



Please find detailed courses descriptions here >>

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