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IMISP — independent Russian business school. Since 1989.



Every year, why do more than 1,000 managers choose IMISP as their platform for receiving continuing business education?

  1. Reputation that stands the test of time;
  2. Prestigious and current education;
  3. Systematic business education;
  4. Quality business education;
  5. More than 25,000 graduates, including many managers among Russia’s managerial elite;
  6. Recognition and weight of the brand in the business community and among employers, head-hunters and recruiters;
  7. Professional lecturers;
  8. In-house resource base, comfortable conditions, and the "easy instructional atmosphere" noted by the majority of enrolled students;
  9. Broad spectrum of programmes;
  10. Flexible conditions and study schedule.

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, 2011) and a leader (1-2 spots) among the TOP-20 and TOP-30 Russian schools according to independent Russian ratings (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, 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 "Manager" 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, skilfully applying the best educational technologies, research and consulting practises 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/organisations;
  • through the development of their employees' potential, and provision of quality consulting and applied research services.


Sergei K. Mordovin

Sergey K. Mordovin

Rector, Doctor of Economics, professor

Joined IMISP team in 1989

Area of Competence Leadership, Human Resource Management
Achievements One of the key roles in IMISP creation (1989); National Russian Order of Friendship of Peoples (2005); Honoured Worker of Russian National Professional Education (2005); Medal "Merit of the Republic" (2010);
Graduate Education Diploma of Engineer (1974), Leningrad Mechanical Institute
Scientific Degrees

Doctor of Economics (2004), St Petersburg State Unversity of Economics and Finance;

PhD in Economics (2000), St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance

Social Activity RABE, Member of Board; CEEMAN, Member of Board
Publications 9 monographs, incl. "Human Capital. Principles and Social Technologies of Innovative Analysis of Situations", "Managing People. Today Russian Pratice" and others


Contact us

50, Liniya 9, Vasilievsky Ostrov,
St. Petersburg, 199004, Russia
tel. +7 (812) 318 3404