Almaty Management University is an entrepreneurial, socially responsible world-class university.
"We are making the world better through the development of education, research and entrepreneurship".
34 years on the education market, the oldest private university in the country, the first business school of the Republic of Kazakhstan, pioneer of business education in CIS.
History of AlmaU started with a small School of Management in 1988. School, which was the first swallow, turning out managers of a new generation for our young country. In 1996, when the first stage of development was successfully passed, Almaty School of Managers (ASM) was transformed into International Academy of Business. And 25 years after creation, IAB came to the next turn of the spiral leading upwards - Academy received the status of UNIVERSITY. According to a new strategy of AlmaU, in 2014 the university took a course to create a model of an entrepreneurial university.
University achievements – teaching management first Kazakhstan entrepreneurs, first MBA and DBA programs in Kazakhstan, best academic staff and in-demand graduates. The University provides general education on all levels, outreach, upskilling and reskilling, capacity building on various topics in humanities and social science, arts and IT and other important areas, such as, but not limited to economics, law, technology, human rights, ecology, climate change, sustainability, and so on.
Key values of the University:
At AlmaU there are 9 Schools, 4 Centers, the Institute for Education Development and AlmaU Extension (executive education): Graduate School of Business, School of Management, School of Economics and Finance, School of Politics and Law, School of Digital Technologies, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Hospitality and Tourism, School of Media and Film, AlmaU Sharmanov School of Health Sciences, Urban Center, Center for Creative Industries, Sports Management Center, Language Center.
Classes are conducted in 3 languages: Kazakh, Russian and English, in more than 20 specialties, including: management, finance, marketing, restaurant and hotel business, regional studies, software engineering, business analytics and big data, etc.
University has a continuous system of education:
College — Bachelor — Master programs — Doctoral studies
MBA — EMBA — DBA
Short-term programs, courses and trainings.
Development strategy of AlmaU is aimed at establishing the University as a socially responsible organization which promotes strengthening of positive relations in the society. The University has "Program for supporting rural schools by the country universities", "Limitlessly capable" social project, “Ulytau” cultural and linguistic camp, "ZachOt" contest for media and authors writing on the themes of education, “Charity Wish Tree” social project, from 2015 a new discipline of Service Learning (training through service to society) was introduced for students. Within the framework of the policy of financial support of entrants and students: more than 100 million tenge are allocated annually for grants and discounts for talented youth.
AlmaU has representative offices in the cities of Astana, Atyrau, Aktau, Aktobe, Kyzylorda, Shymkent. Main direction in the work of representative offices is training of heads of small and medium business on MBA and DBA programs, as well as seminars and trainings.
Accreditations and rankings
AlmaU is one of few Universities of Kazakhstan, which is recognized and has accreditations and awards of Kazakhstan and international level.
National accreditations (institutional and specialized)
Institutional accreditation of an Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) for a period of 5 years (2019-2024)
Specialized accreditation of an Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) for a period of 5 years (2022-2027)
Specialized accreditation of an Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IAAR) (2016-2021)
Specialized accreditation of an Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IAAR) for a period of 5 and 3 years (2021-2024, 2021-2026)
QMS compliance certification
The MBA program "Financial Engineering" of Graduate School of Business is accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) to pass an international exam on risk management in finance (FRM) (2019-2022)
The undergraduate program "Accounting and Auditing" is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK (2022-2026)
The undergraduate program "Accounting and Auditing" is accredited by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK (2022-2024)
The School of Management accredited in accordance with the certification procedure according to the rules of the Kazakhstan Project Management Association (KPMA), meeting the ICB 4.0 standard of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) (2022-2023)
TOP-200 in rating of the best business schools in the world, according to Eduniversal ranking agency, France, 2021
TOP-3 the best business schools in the geographical area of Central and South Asia, according to Eduniversal ranking agency, France, 2017, 2019
Ranking of global business schools in Russia and CIS countries - 2022
TOP-2 – among business schools of CIS, implementing programs of double diplomas with foreign universities, which have "first level" accreditation.
TOP-6 - among CIS business schools, in terms of the number of partnerships with foreign universities that have "first level" accreditation.
Dr. Gulnara Kurenkeyeva - the winner of the CEEMAN Champion Awards in the School Leader of the Year category, 2021
Prof. Aurora Diaz – the winner of the CEEMAN Champion Awards in the Teacher of the Year category, 2022
Prof. Alberto Frigerio – the winner of the CEEMAN Champion Awards in the Responsible Management Educator of the Year category, 2022
Based on the results of «ТОРJARGAN – 2017» authoritative rating Almaty Management University:
TOP - 1 in "Topjargan" reputational rating of Kazakhstani companies in "Education" section.
TOP - 6 in overall reputational rating of the best Kazakhstani companies.