National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA)



  • Established in March 25, 2008, with the support of the World Bank;
  • NIMA Offers 14th level education, Medium of instruction is English;
  • NIMA currently have 982 students in 3 registered school courses, (ICT, Management & Accounting) of which 220 are female students.
  • NIMA employs 40 faculty and staff members.
  • NIMA graduated 1058 students as first batch in 2011 with accredited diploma from University of Jyvaskyla, Finland;
  • Based on tracer study, 75% of students are employed by public and private sector;
  • NIMA’s current international partner is Ball State University in the USA.
  • Ball State will certify NIMA graduating cohorts over the next two years and help NIMA 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 that prepares qualified people for industry and public service in Afghanistan and produce skilled people to meet the needs of Afghanistan and the region. NIMA’s primary objectives are to: 1) provide Afghans with superior career opportunities; 2) position graduates for further education in university programs within Afghanistan and abroad; 3) facilitate economic growth of Afghanistan’s private sector and, 4) improve government services.


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 provide enlightened instruction 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, asAfghanistan’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 ofAfghanistan and the region. The Institute will expand to other Provinces.


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 ofAfghanistan.

This Business Plan provides the Deputy Ministry of Education and NIMA Management a plan for developing and sustaining the National Institute of Management and Administration (hereafter “Institute”), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  Under the guidance ofAfghanistan’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 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.

You can download NIMA Business Plan from here: NIMA BP 31 October 2013