KIMEP University is the oldest and the largest North American-styled University in Central Asia that was founded in 1992 by decree of Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. KIMEP is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution serving a multicultural and multinational student body, situated on a modern campus in the center of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan. Out of 167 faculty members, 61 are holders of Western PhD degree. International faculty members come from 20 different countries, including the USA, the UK, Canada, Italy and Russia.
The University offers 17 English-taught degree programs, including 9 undergraduate programs in Accounting and Audit, Finance, Management, Marketing, Law, Economics, International Relations, Public and Municipal Administration, Journalism and 7 graduate programs in Business Administration, International Relations, Public and Municipal Administration, International Journalism, Economics, International Law and Foreign Languages. It also offers an Executive MBA program and a wide range of certificate programs and short professional courses.