International Management Institute of St. Petersburg (IMISP)
International Management Institute of St. Petersburg (IMISP)
International Management Institute of St. Petersburg (IMISP)
IMISP - Independent Russian Business School Since 1989

IMISP – first business school to be founded in St. Petersburg and one of the first in the territory of the former Soviet Union, established on 20 July 1989.

IMISP – one of the leaders in Russian business education, ranked as one of Russia’s TOP 3 most world-famous business schools according to International ratings (Eduniversal, 2018) and a leader (1-2 spots) among the TOP-20 and TOP-30 Russian schools according to independent Russian ratings ( – 2017, 2018, Sekret Firmi, Kommersant, 2007, 2008).

IMISP – private school with a limited graduating class, offering products and services of superior quality and practical orientation. IMISP – first in Russia to have earned the prestigious international institutional accreditation IQA (International Quality Accreditation). Since 2006, the IMISP МВА/Executive МВА Programme Portfolio has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This represents the first АМВА accreditation in St. Petersburg and one of the first in Russia. IMISP is a certified provider of the Project Management Institute - PMI (USA).

IMISP quality has been confirmed in the feedback provided by corporate clients, Executive MBA programme students, and interviewed graduates and in the comments elicited from students in other programmes. The quality of IMISP services is ISO certified.

The "Master in Management" Professional Retraining Programme, the titular brand of the business school and standard-bearer of its continuing education programmes, has earned the highest grade (category “А”) of the Commission for the Training of a Managerial Corps for Organization of the National Economy under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation. Five other IMISP programmes, as presented by their authors – IMISP staff lecturers – are winners of the annual academic-programme competition organized by the Russian Association of Business Education (RABE) and the ETF (European Training Foundation).IMISP – member of the Russian Association of Business Education (RABE), the Russian Foundation for the Development of Continuing Professional Education, and the Association of Private Institutions of Higher Education.

Our mission

IMISP contributes to sustainable development of Russian and international companies, skillfully applying the best educational technologies, research and consulting practices in preparing business leaders, professional managers and efficient entrepreneurs.

IMISP’s mission is focused on creation of an educational, research, consulting, and professional environment designed to establish conditions for the development of individuals and companies, for successful work in business. We are partners with students and companies in creating and implementing educational paths and in presenting a wide range of consulting and information services.

We see our tasks as:

  • establishing a modern teaching environment for educating professionals and developing professional communities;
  • enabling career growth for graduates, their well-being, and their attainment of a stable position in life;
  • ensuring prosperity of Russian and foreign companies/organizations through the development of their employees' potential, and provision of quality consulting and applied research services.
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