Accrediations, rankings, awards

Educational institution Almaty Management University (AlmaU, previously “International Academy of Business” (IAB)) operates based on a license of Kazakh Education and Science Ministry (ESM). In 2012 following the results of the Kazakh Education and Science Ministry’s review board AlmaU was certified for 5 years. The lifetime statutory license АА 0000165 dated 2 February 2002 year.

2021

AlmaU is the only Kazakhstani university included in the shortlist of the Times Higher Education Awards Asia 2021 in the "Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year 2020" category

AlmaU was shortlisted for the Times HIgher Education Awards Asia 2021 in the Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year category. The shortlist of this category includes 8 universities from Singapore, China, Vietnam, India and Saudi Arabia. The number of participants is 500 universities. In the shortlist this year: 66 universities from 22 countries.

Learn more: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/times-higher-education-awards-asia-2021-shortlist-announced

 

 

2021

The First Vice-rector of Almaty Management University - Dean of the Graduate School of Business, member of the AMBA & BGA Asia Pacific Advisory Council (UK) - Gulnara Kurenkeeva received the CEEMAN CHAMPION AWARDS 2021 in the School Leader of the Year nomination! The award will be presented on September 23 at the 29th Annual CEEMAN Conference (September 22-24, 2021 in Trieste, Italy).

This is not the first award of AlmaU in the CEEMAN Champions Award, previously, the staff and faculty of the university were champions:

  • in 2017 in the category "Responsible Management Education".
  • in 2014 in the category "Institutional management".

2021

AlmaU took the 3rd place in the IQAA National Ranking of the best humanitarian and economic universities of Kazakhstan - 2021

The national ranking of the best universities of Kazakhstan is issued in 2021 for the thirteenth time by the IQAA-ranking agency. "Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education - Ranking" is a non-profit organization established to improve the quality of education and the competitiveness of foreign and Kazakh educational institutions, providing information to interested persons in Kazakhstan and abroad about conscientiously working educational organizations.

 

2021

The analytical center "Expert" for the 5th time has presented the "Map of business schools internationalization in Russia and the CIS countries - 2021".

The project analyzes the promotion trends of CIS business schools in the international educational market.  AlmaU is recognized as one of the best universities in the category of " business schools actively advancing on the international market" (with a development through accreditations and partnerships trajectory). Among double degree programs at all levels of training (bachelor's, master's, MBA, DBA), AlmaU took the 2nd place among 26 business schools in the CIS, among business school that have partnerships with foreign universities obtaining "first-level" accreditation, the University took the 6th place out of 10 participants. AlmaU was marked in the list of leaders in the number of partnerships with business schools in Russia and the CIS, the university currently has 6 partners among business schools in Russia and the CIS.

2021

The Executive MBA programme of the Graduate School of Business of Almaty Management University (GSB AlmaU) and the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) was ranked 22nd among the best joint programmes in the QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021 (Joint Programmes).

Read more: https://www.topmba.com/emba-rankings , https://gsom.spbu.ru/en/all_news/event2021-06-050/

 

2021

AlmaU in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021

Almaty Management University entered the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 and was ranked 601-800 place among 1115 universities in the world.

There is a significant increase in participants in the 2021 - 1115 universities from 94 countries of the world (applications were submitted from 1240 institutions from 98 countries; for comparison, in 2020, 768 universities from 85 countries of the world entered the ranking, and the number of applications submitted in 2020 was 859 organizations).

2021

AlmaU Master's and MBA programs in the international Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2021

We are particularly happy to announce you that the following programs of AlmaU are ranked in the Best Masters & MBA Ranking 2021:

  • Master of Science in Project Management
    Top 200 - Regional ranking within the 9 geographical zones
    Ranked N 1 in Innovation and Project Management, Central Asia
  • Masters in Finance
    Top 200 - Regional ranking within the 9 geographical zones
    Ranked N 2 in Corporate Finance, Central Asia
  • Masters in Management
    Top 200 - Regional ranking within the 9 geographical zones
    Ranked N 2 in Economics, Central Asia
  • Master in Marketing
    Top 200 - Regional ranking within the 9 geographical zones
    Ranked N 2 in Marketing, Central Asia
  • Master of Information Systems
    Top 200 - Regional ranking within the 9 geographical zones
    Ranked N 2 in Information Systems Management, Central Asia
  • Kazakhstani MBA Program (Management)
    Top 200 - Regional ranking within the 9 geographical zones
    Ranked N 5 in MBA full time, Central Asia
  • MBA in Healthcare Management
    Top 50 - Global Ranking
    Ranked N 19 in Health Management, Worldwide
  • Distance MBA Programme
    Top 100 - Global Ranking
    Ranked N 30 in MBA part time, Worldwide

 

2020

Almaty Management University reaffirmed the status of the best business school with significant international influence, having received the award of Eduniversal global ranking agency - 4 Palmes of Excellence.

2020

In December 2020, AlmaU successfully passed post-accreditation monitoring according to the analysis of Reports on the implementation of the action plan for the implementation of recommendations by the external expert group of the Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) on specialized accreditation of 10 educational programs. The current specialized accreditation of 10 educational programs is valid until May 2022.

1. 5B050600 - Economy

2. 5B050700 - Management

3. 5B050800 - Accounting and audit

4. 5B050900 - Finance

5. 5V051100 - Marketing

6. 6M050900 - Finance

7. 6M050700 - Management

8. 6M051100 - Marketing

9. 6M050600 - Economics

10. 6M051800 - Project Management

2020

In December 2020, AlmaU received the results of the II stage of post-accreditation monitoring under the specialized accreditation of the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency (IAAR) of 2016. The I stage of post-accreditation monitoring was held on December 6, 2018. The activities of accredited educational organizations are monitored once in two years. The current certificates of specialized accreditation for 8 educational programs are valid until December 2021.

By the decision of the IAAR Accreditation Council, the post-accreditation of the following educational programs was successfully completed:

  1. 5В030100 Jurisprudence
  2. 5В050500 Regional Studies
  3. 5В051400 Public Relations 
  4. 5В090800 Valuation 
  5. 5В091200 Restaurant business and hotel business
  6. 5В090900 Logistics (by industry) 
  7. 6М090900 Logistics (by industry) 
  8. 5В070300 Information Systems 

2020

10 undergraduate programs of AlmaU were included in the rating of universities’ educational programs by NCE RK "Atameken".

For the third consecutive year NCE RK "Atameken" issues the rating of universities’ educational programs on request from the Ministry of education and science of Kazakhstan. The rating evaluates programs according to 17 criteria grouped into three blocks: "Career prospects of graduates", "Quality of the educational program" and "Achievements of students".

In 2020, the study covered 2,000 educational programs, analyzed the employment of 68 thousand graduates, and involved more than 600 industry experts from all regions of Kazakhstan. As a result, 6 thousand expert opinions were received for 108 universities.

 

Specialty

2020

place

score

Restaurant and hotel business

1 place out of 9

3.50

Logistics

2 place out of 11

3.44

Public relation

3 place out of 3

2.98

Marketing

5 place out of 16

3.20

Economy

6 place out of 64

3.42

Legal studies

9 place out of 62

3.18

Management

11 place out of 38

3.35

Accounting and audit

11 place out of 71

3.30

Information systems

21 place out of 55

3.18

Finance

23 place out of 74

3.25

2020

AlmaU entered the top 200 global MBA programs and top 25 MBA programs in Asia

The General MBA program of the Graduate School of Business of Almaty Management University is the only one in the CIS to be included in the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2021 and took the 23rd place in the TOP 25 MBA programs in Asia.

Almaty Management University took the 23rd place in the top 25 MBA programs in Asia. The rating of MBA programs Asia is represented by the 33 best programs (25 in 2019).

The QS ranking еvaluation of the best universities in the world is based on five criteria: employment (40%), return on investment (20%), entrepreneurship and graduate results (15%), thought leadership (15%), and diversity (10%). In 2020, the rating included 258 business schools, in 2019 – 240 schools from 38 countries, in 2018 – 232.

 

 

    2020

    The Accreditation Council of the Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) awarded AlmaU the IQAA institutional accreditation for the maximum possible period of 5 years.

    The accreditation process includes an assessment of a number of areas of the University's work, including the mission, strategy and policy in the field of quality assurance, assessment of management, academic performance, effectiveness of teaching programs, quality of teaching staff, etc.

    Receiving re-accreditation confirms that our University implements high quality standards in education.

     

     

      2020

      For the first time, the EMBA program entered the TOP - 100 of the QS Global EMBA Rankings 2020

      QS Global EMBA Rankings is a world ranking of the best EMBA programmes in the world. The joint EMBA program of the GSB AlmaU and the GSOM SPBU took the 95th place in the ranking.

      In 2020, the ranking included 161 business school, in 2019 – 156, in 2018 - 143.

      Evaluation of the best universities in the world for EMBA programs in the ranking of QS is based on five criteria: career growth (20%), diversity (10%), reputation among employers (30%), career profile (15%), thought leadership (25%).

      2020

      AlmaU was ranked 301-400 in Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

      766 universities from 85 countries participated in the ranking. From the Central Asian countries, the rating includes 2 universities from Kazakhstan and 1 university from Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan is represented by 2 universities - AlmaU and NARXOZ University.

      In 2020, the University ranked 301-400 out of 766 universities and showed results for 9 UN sustainable development Goals.

       

      2020

      AlmaU took the the 3rd place in the IQAA’s National Ranking of the best Humanitarian and Economic HEIs of Kazakhstan – 2020

      In 2020, the institutional ranking was held for the 12th time in a row, starting in 2008, and the ranking of undergraduate / graduate educational programs will be held for the 8th time, starting in 2013. The advantages of IQAA rankings are time-tested credibility, objectivity and reliability.

      This year's rating included 7 indicators: indicator 1 - diversity of  the students contingent; indicator 2 - student learning outcomes; indicator 3 - academic staff; indicator 4 - research and innovation; indicator 5 - international cooperation; indicator 6 - information support; 7 - employment results of graduates.

       

        2019

        AlmaU was ranked third among the business schools of Central Asia according to the Eduniversal.

        Almaty Management University reaffirmed the status of the best business school with significant international influence, having received the award of Eduniversal global ranking agency - 4 Palmes of Excellence and entered the Top 3 best business schools in the Central Asian zone.


          2019

          AlmaU 10 Master's and MBA programs in the international Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2019

           

            2019

            11 undergraduate programs of AlmaU were included in the NCE RK “Atameken” rating of educational programs of universities

            2019

            Almaty Management University’s MBA programs are in the TOP-200 in QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020 and TOP-20 in Asia

            At the end of September 2019, the Quacquarelli Symonds’ QS World University Rankings updated its official ranking of the world's best MBA programs, which is available on the website.

            Almaty Management University is the only higher education institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States included in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020.

             

            2019

            We are happy to announce that according to the official results of Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, our Almaty Management University was ranked 301+ among the most impactful universities in the world.

            Kazakhstan is the only Central Asian country listed among 76 countries in the ranking and is represented by Almaty Management University and L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

            For more information, please visit:

            https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2019/overall#!/page/0/length/-1/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats 

            2018

            On 21st September The Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) published the winners in several categories.

            Almaty Management University took the 1st place in the nomination "Leader in Internationalization" and took 1st place in the nomination "Leader in promoting the university on the Internet space".

             

             2018

            In the rating of NCE RK "Atameken" and MES RK, Almaty Management University took the following places:

            • Specialty "Accounting and Audit" - 1-place;
            • Specialty "Public Relations" - 1-place;
            • Specialty "Marketing" - 5-th place;
            • Specialty "Economy" - 12-place;
            • Specialty "Finance" - 13-place;
            • Specialty "Information Systems" - 21 place.

            The main criteria in the ranking were such factors as the relevance of educational programs and educational literature, the novelty of the subjects taught, the level of employment and the average salary of graduates, as well as questionnaires.

            2018

            University was ranked as one of the top among the universities in category Top Institutions by Science Fund:

            • subject area Computer Science - 12th rank
            • subject area Social Sciences - 14th rank.

            In category Top Authors:

            • Computer Science – Sapargaliyev D. (5 rank).
            • Social Sciences - Sapargaliyev D. (8 rank).
            • Economics, Econometrics and Finance -  Alzhanova N. (14 rank), Smykova M. (86 rank).

            Link: http://science-fund.kz/o-fonde/poleznaya-informaciya


            2018

            On the 15th of June, National Ranking of the best Humanitarian and Economic HEIs of Kazakhstan in 2018 was published by the Independent kazakh agency for quality assurance in education (IQAA).

            Almaty Management University has been awarded 3rd place in the institutional rating IQAA, collecting 82.42 points in total. The evaluation was carried out according to the following criteria: effectivness of HEIs performance, expert evaluation, reputation among employers.

            Certificate awarded Almaty Management University for 3rd place in National Ranking of the best Humanitarian and Economic HEIs of Kazakhstan in 2018.

            Additional information: https://nkaoko.kz/rejting-vuzov/rejting-vuzov-kazakhstana-2018/natsionalnyj-rejting-luchshikh-gumanitarno-ekonomicheskikh-vuzov-kazakhstana-2

            2018

            On the 15th of May, the list of 20 best universities of Kazakhstan in 2018 was published by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR).

            Almaty Management University has been awarded 18th place in the institutional rating IAAR, entering the TOP-20 leading universities of Kazakhstan. Moreover, AlmaU has achieved 9th place in preparing specialists of “social sciences” and 3rd place for "public relations”.

            2017 

            Almaty Management University ranked third among the Top Business Schools of Central Asia according to Eduniversal. 

            More: http://convention.eduniversal.com/docs/pr2017/DeansVote2017.pdf

            2016 

            The Certificate of Conformity of the Quality Management System of EI Almaty Management University to the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2008. (Please see)

             

            2017 

            The Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) ranking

            Almaty Management University took the 2nd place in the national ranking  of the best humanitarian and economic universities of Kazakhstan

            More: http://nkaoko.kz/rejting-vuzov/rejting-vuzov-kazakhstana-2017/natsionalnyj-rejting-luchshikh-gumanitarno-ekonomicheskikh-vuzov-kazakhstana

            2017

            Ranking  of global business schools in Russia and CIS countries

            Almaty Management University took:

            • the 2nd place among business schools implementing double diploma programmes with foreign universities, which have "first level" accreditation

            • the 4-5 place among business schools, in terms of the number of partnerships with foreign universities that have "first level" accreditation

            More: http://www.acexpert.ru/analytics/ratings/reyting-globalnih-biznes-shkol-rossii-i-stran-sng-.html

            2017

            2 place among private universities in the institutional ranking of the Republican ranking agency (the 13th place in the general rating)

            More: http://rraranking.com/?page_id=331

            2017 
            AlmaU was awarded CEEMAN European institutional re-accreditation in quality of business education.

            2016

            Almaty Management University has successfully passed re-accreditation by AMBA -  Association of MBA'sUKLondon for the maximum period - 5 yearsАМВА is one of the most prestigious accreditations in world business education,

            Programmes of GSB-AlmaU are the only AMBA accredited and re-accredited in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. In the CIS region, apart from AlmaU, only 8 Russian business schools have AMBA for 5 years.

            2017

            Certificate of accreditation as a subject of scientific and (or) scientific and technical activity (Please see)

             
            2016
            Accreditation by Association of Chartered Certifed Accountants (ACCA) of Accounting and Audit Bachelor level programme is the world's most recognized qualification accredtitation that is aimed at providing professional development in the area of finance.
            2016
            IAAR ranking results 2016

            Bachelor's programmes ranking:

            • Logistics – 1 place
            • Restaurant and Hotel Business – 2 place
            • Marketing – 4 place
            2016
            IQAA ranking reaults 2016

            National rating of the best humanitarian and economic institutions of Kazakhstan, 
            Almaty Management University took 3rd place

             

            Rating of specialities by directions «Social sciences, business and economics»,

            2015
            IAAR ranking results 2015

            Ranking of bachelor's programs:

            • Public relations – 2 place
            • Reatsaurant and Hotel Business – 3 place
            • Regional Studies – 4 place
            • Management – 4 place
            • Marketing – 5 place

            PhD

            Social sciences, business and economics – 4 place

            2015
            IQAA ranking results 2015

            Almaty Management University took 5th place in the National ranking of the best humanitarian and economic institutions of Kazakhstan.
             

            Ranking of «Social sciences, business and economics» related programmes:

            • «Management» graduate – 1 place
            • «Marketing» undergraduate – 2 place
            • «Management» undergraduate – 3 place
            • «Finance» undergraduate – 3 place
            • «Accounting and audit» undergraduate – 4 place

             

            2014 Certificate of Institutional accreditation #14008551 by IQAA dated June 11, 2014
            2013
            International accreditations - AMBA (Association of MBA's, UK) MBA AlmaU were awarded one of the most prestigious international accreditations - AMBA (International accreditation AMBA (Association of MBA's, UK)
            2013
            AlmaU received the Eduniversal ranking’s 4th Palme of Excellence, making it into the top 300 business schools of the world. In 2008 to 2011 IAB was recognised the #1 business school in Kazakhstan by Eduniversal evaluation agency with three Palmes of Excellence.
            2012
            Kazakhstan’s best employer among domestic recruiters “Senim-2011”
            2010
            IAB was awarded CEEMAN European institutional accreditation in quality of business education
            2010
            People’s quality mark “Impeccable” by Kazakhstan’s National League of Consumers.