The history of AlmaU started in 1988 with a small School of Management, which became the first sign of a new generation of managers for our young country. In 1996, when the first stage of development was successfully completed, Almaty School of Managers (ASM) was transformed into the International Academy of Business (IAB). And 25 years after its creation, the university entered the next turn of development spiral going up – Academy got the status of UNIVERSITY. According to AlmaU new strategy of, in 2014, the university took a course on creating a model of an entrepreneurial university.
The university is credited with teaching management of the first Kazakhstani entrepreneurs, the first MBA, and DBA programs in Kazakhstan, the best teachers, and popular graduates.
AlmaU can be called a driver of Kazakhstan education, a university which is always at the peak of educational innovations and moving forward, accepting new challenges and conquering new heights. This is evidenced by numerous awards of the university.
Almaty Management University is in the TOP-3 ranking of the best business schools in Central and South Asia according to Eduniversal International Ranking Agency (France); TOP - 3 in national rating “Best humanitarian-economic universities of Kazakhstan”, a leader in international development and in Internet technologies using and in promoting the university in the Internet space according to IQAA ratings - Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, Kazakhstan.
AlmaU is a university which creates meanings.