NIMA at a glance


1. Established in March 25, 2008 with the financial collaboration of the World Bank
2. NIMA Offers 14th level education and medium of instruction is English
3. Currently it has a total number of 873 students, out of which 335 are female students.
4. NIMA has employed 79 Academic Faculty and 49 Administrative Staff.
5. NIMA has graduated a total number of 2124 students till date, with 1452 students in 2011 from the first batch, given an accredited diploma from the University of Jyvaskyla Finland. The second,  third & fourth batch graduated 672 students in 2013-14 given a  Ball State University (BSU) diploma.
6. Based on tracer study, 55% of students are employed by public and private sectors
7. NIMA’s current international partner is Ball State University in the USA
8. Ball State will certify NIMA’s graduating cohorts over the next two years and help NIMA to achieve accreditation from an international body


The National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA) is dedicated to providing world-class post-secondary education in Management and Administration, Information Technology and Accounting. It prepares qualified male and female professionals for industry and public service in Afghanistan and produces skilled workers to meet the needs of Afghanistan and the region. NIMA’s primary objectives are to:

1.  Contribute to economic growth of Afghanistan’s private sector;

2.  Play role in improving and enhancing government services;and

3.  Provide NIMA graduates with better career opportunities.


The National Institute of Management and Administration will rank among the outstanding national institutes in Afghanistan and South Asia. The Institute will be known for academic and professional programs that provides enlightened instructions in key areas that serve the development of the country and promote the aspirations of its students. These areas include Management, Accounting, Information and Communication Technologies as well as specialized areas such as Hotel Management, Disaster Management, Mining Management and Diploma in English, as Afghanistan’s requirements dictate.
NIMA will operate from a spacious, attractive campus that is equipped with excellent, up-to-date facilities and technical capacity. The Institute will employ a diverse, highly educated national and international faculty to attract and instruct the finest male and female students in the country in a thriving environment of social inquiry.
Graduates will learn to think critically, meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, be competitive with graduates of other 14th grade institutes, achieve outstanding levels of technical expertise, develop new enterprises and employment opportunities, and assume leadership positions in business, education, social services, government, law, and other sectors. Together, the Institute and its constituents will contribute to the progress and prosperity of Afghanistan and the region.


The National Institute of Management and Administration is committed to rigorous transparency in all areas as it advances academic freedom and the disciplined pursuit of knowledge. It respects the principles of equality and fairness without regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, or kinship, and will conduct itself accordingly. NIMA embraces diversity and community, understanding that personal responsibility and ethical behavior enhance the collective achievements of students and other constituents of the institutes. The Institute is committed to playing an active role in the extension of educational services to the people, agencies, businesses, and organizations of Afghanistan.
This Business Plan provides the Deputy Ministry of Education and NIMA’s Management a plan for developing and sustaining the National Institute of Management and Administration (hereafter “Institute”), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  Under the guidance of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education, steps were taken to create a Governing Council and adopt a mission, vision, and values for the Institute. Since its inception, the NIMA’s Management has also begun steps necessary to stabilize the Institute, improve its academic curriculum, faculty capacity, educational facilities and resources, and administrative policies and procedures. These steps are continuing and are documented in this business plan.