Almaty Management University


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About university

Almaty Management University is a world-class entrepreneurial, socially responsible university.


"We are forming a new generation of leaders with entrepreneurial thinking and contributing to the development of the knowledge economy of dynamically developing societies."

30 years in the education market, the oldest private university in the country, the first business university of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a pioneer of business education in the CIS.

The history of AlmaU began with a small School of Management back in 1988. Schools, which became the first swallow graduating new generation managers for our young country. In 1996, when the first stage of development was successfully completed, the Almaty School of Managers (ACM) was transformed into the International Academy of Business. And 25 years after the creation of the MAB, it entered the next round of the spiral leading up - the Academy received the status of a UNIVERSITY. In accordance with the new AlmaU strategy, in 2014 the university took a course towards creating a model of an entrepreneurial university.

The university has taught the management of the first Kazakhstani entrepreneurs, the first MBA and DBA programs in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the best teachers and sought-after graduates.

Key values of the University:

  • 1 Partnership for the benefit of society
  • 2 Leadership
  • 3 Freedom
  • 4 Responsibility
  • 5 Team spirit and synergy130909_pexels-photo-842567.jpeg bruce mars / pexels

AlmaU today

There are 4 Schools in AlmaU: Graduate School of Business , Graduate School of Public Policy and Law , Graduate School of Management , School of Engineering Management , as well as the Faculty of Basic Training and the Hospitality Center.

The training takes place 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 global data, etc.

The University has a continuing education system:

  • College - Undergraduate - Postgraduate - Doctoral
  • MBA - EMBA - DBA
  • Short-term programs, courses and trainings.

Accreditation and Ratings

  • AlmaU is one of the few universities in Kazakhstan that is recognized and has accreditations and awards of both Kazakhstan and international levels.
  • National Program Accreditation of the Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance in Education ( IQAA ), Kazakhstan, 2017
  • European institutional re-accreditation in the field of quality business education CEEMAN , 2017
  • Re-accreditation of the Association of MBA's (AMBA) for a maximum term of 5 years. AlmaU Graduate School of Business MBA programs are the only ones in Central Asia and Kazakhstan that are accredited by AMBA , UK, 2016.
  • “Top business school with significant international influence” - “ 4 palm branches ”, according to the global rating agency Eduniversal , France, 2008-2016.


  • International certification of the Association of Chartered Certifed Accountants (ACCA) for the undergraduate program "Accounting and Auditing", UK, 2016.
  • Certificate of compliance of the University Quality Management System with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2008.

Recognition in Kazakhstan

According to the results of the authoritative rating "TORZHARGAN - 2017"

Almaty Management University:

  • TOP - 1 in the reputation rating of Kazakhstani companies "Topzharkan" in the "Education" industry.
  • TOP - 6 in the overall reputation rating of the best Kazakhstan companies.
  • TOP-3 in the national rating of “The best humanitarian and economic universities in Kazakhstan”, according to the Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA), Kazakhstan, 2018130910_pexels-photo-618613.jpeg Snapwire / pexels

Recognition in the CIS

Rating of global business schools in Russia and the CIS countries - 2017

  • TOP - 1 - among the CIS business schools that are actively promoting themselves in the global market.
  • TOP - 2 - among CIS business schools implementing double degree programs with foreign
  • TOP - 5 MBA and Master programs in Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, France, 2017
  • TOP - 250 of the best business schools in the world, according to the Association of MBA's (AMBA), UK, 2017
  • TOP - 200 in the ranking of the best business schools in the world, according to the international rating agency Eduniversal, France, 2017.
  • TOP - 3 best business schools included in the geographical zone of Central and South Asia *, according to the international rating agency Eduniversal, France, 2017.

Social responsibility

AlmaU's development strategy is aimed at establishing the University as a socially responsible organization, contributing to the strengthening of positive relations in society. The university has a “Program for Supporting Rural Schools by Higher Education Institutions of the Country”, a social project “UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES”, a “cultural and linguistic camp Ulytau”, a competition for media and authors writing on education topics Zachot, and a social project Charity Wish Tree, from 2015 a new discipline Service Learning has been introduced for students (training through service to society). In the framework of the policy of financial support for applicants and students: annually more than 100 million tenge is allocated for grants and discounts for talented youth.

Representative Offices

AlmaU has representative offices in the cities of Astana , Atyrau , Kyzylorda , Shymkent , Ust-Kamenogorsk and Aktobe . The main direction in the work of representative offices is to train managers of small and medium-sized businesses in MBA and DBA programs, as well as in seminars and trainings.



Розыбакиева 227
050060 Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan


ул. Казанат 1/1, Бизнес-центр Time
020000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan


12 мкр. Бизнес Центр «Dastan Hotel»
Aktobe, Aktobe Province, Kazakhstan


ул. Журбы 12
Kyzylorda, Kyzylorda Province, Kazakhstan


ул. М.Утемисова 123В, Бизнес Центр «KZ»
Atyrau, Atyrau Province, Kazakhstan


б.Кунаева, 83/1, БЦ «Атамекен»
Shymkent, South Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan


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