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International accreditation ACBSP (USA) / Institutional and specialized accreditation IQAA (Kazakhstan)

International Accreditation

For fast integration of the system of higher education of the country into the international educational space in dynamically changing world, we need to increase the responsibility for the quality of educational services. The most common model of quality assurance in higher education is accreditation.

Описание: Преимущества международной аккредитации

Accreditation of educational organizations is a recognition procedure, when accrediting body acknowledges educational services to specify requirements and standards in order to provide objective information about the quality and confirm the presence of effective mechanisms for its improvement. (Education Act of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of July 27, 2007).

Accreditation is based on the principles of voluntary participation, independence, objectivity, openness and transparency.

According to the structure, accreditation is divided into: institutional, implying accreditation of the institution as a whole (eg, university, academy, institute) and specialized for the accreditation of individual educational programs (majors).

KAFU International partners in the U.S. recommend one of the most respected and recognized international agencies - Council for Accreditation Business Schools and Programs (early name Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs). 

Today, KAFU became the first and so far the only university in Kazakhstan, passed the full procedure of international accreditation in the Accreditation Council.

Accreditation is valid for 10 years was obtained in all economic fields undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs, as well as MBA program for managers.


KAFU Accreditation status can be confirmed on the official website of the Accreditation Council on (section: list of regions №8).

Описание: Аккредитация организаций образования


Key Benefits of International Accreditation for Kafu:


  • International recognition, comparability and convertibility of degrees and qualifications in economic majors, got from KAFU.
  • Development of KAFU image and strengthening the competitive position on the local and international market of educational services.
  • Confirmation of the international status of the university, guarantees high quality education and services that meeting of international standards.
  • Empowering collaboration with other universities, especially with the other members of the Association, who share the same high quality standards.
  • Increase of stakeholders` confidence in the effectiveness and efficiency of KAFU educational programs.


  • Preparation of expert opinion, including the strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for each standard to improve educational programs.
  • Professional assistance from the ACBSP in programs improvement, innovations introduction, increase of the competitiveness of the university in the educational market.
  • Increased objectivity of information about the activities of the faculty and the university as a whole to make KAFU management decisions.
  • Involvement of all faculty members into the work to ensure quality, increasing its commitment to the values ​​of the university as well as the culture of quality.

advantages for teachers and staff:

  • all management and staff of the department of Business are automatically and without additional contributions are members of ACBSP and have the right to use information resources, opportunities, and corresponding rights and privileges.
  •  teachers can participate in the competition for the title "Best teacher". ACBSP annually presents 18 awards (2 for each of the nine regions). The award is presented at the annual international ACBSP conference.
  • new professional opportunities - every week ACBSP members receive information bulletin, which publishes information on new job openings for administrative and teaching positions at universities - a member of ACBSP (for messenger need to register ACBSP).
  • firm-on-firm assessment and opportunities for benchmarking - universities, members of the association jointly conduct research, statistical comparisons, share experiences and innovations.
  • participation in regional (all participants are divided into 9 regions) and in international conferences ACBSP.

for students:

  • international recognition of diplomas - accreditation confirms the quality of education.
  • possibility of transfer to foreign universities - members of ACBSP by offsetting credits obtained at KAFU.
  • simplification of enrollment in other foreign universities to continue their education in graduate and doctoral studies.
  • enhancement of employment opportunities for graduates and increase their competitiveness on the international labor market.
  •  possibility of membership in the international honor society (Sigma Beta Delta and Delta Mu Delta).


Описание: Этапы аккредитации

 June 5, 2014 АСBSP  (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) is included into the National List of Accreditation Bodies of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.




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