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General Information

Southern University (IMBL) is the territory of success


Private educational institution of higher education “Southern University (IMBL) was established in 1991 and it is the first private institute in contemporary Russia.
Currently university has more than 300 faculty members and about 3000 students. Over the course of work more than 20 000 skilled specialists were graduated from the university. 
Southern University (IMBL) was one of the first institutes in the South of Russia to obtain lifetime license for education from Federal service for supervision in education and science.
Bachelor’s and Master’s programs have been nationally accredited (certificate is valid until 12.07.2022). Graduates receive state-recognized diplomas of Russian Federation, which confirm the quality of education. As one of the best private institutes in the country, university was granted budgetary funds for offering students free education for the first time in the history of modern higher education in Russia. 
University is one of 19 Russian institutes and the only one in the South of Russia recognized by Eduniversal global ranking and ranks 12th in the list of participants from Russia.  The ranking   determines 1000 best institutions from 154 countries.
In 2013 by the results of monitoring of Russian higher educational institutions efficiency, which was conducted by the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, SU (IMBL) ranked second among the institutes of Rostov region and left behind other well-known institutes. Five of six monitoring indicators meet the criteria of efficiency, and such important indicator as employment of graduates is among them. According to Employment centre data, which were taken into account during monitoring, more than 98% of our graduates successfully find employment according to their specialization. This indicator is traditionally considered by our university as the most important. All the system of educational and extra-curricular work is directed to prepare competent specialists, highly demanded in the labour market and capable of gaining success both in professional sphere and in life as a whole. For this purpose university introduces new methods of professional competencies training, modern technologies of education and education process. For instance our university was one of the first in Russia to conduct final project defence with all the transparency of this process. Defence of final projects is broadcasted online, representatives of Rostov employers actively use this possibility.    

University was one of the first in Russia to use the opportunities of new Federal education law, which allows to carry on target training of students for the specific employers taking into account features of their work. According to the agreement already concluded, we are preparing bachelors for one of business corporation. We are ready to expand this work area in the future as the most effective and the most appropriate for the modern labour market and system of higher education.


Educational programs

You can start from studying in specialized school, where students get not only general education, but also learn the basics of business, law, management and work of business corporations. In College of rational education students get general knowledge and at the same time gain a profession and become more competitive in the labour market – this is an advantage of college over high school. For those who are willing to get higher education Southern University (IMBL) offers Bachelor’s programs. And for those who don’t want to rest on their laurels and strives for great achievements there are programs of second higher education, Master’s programs, programs of management excellence MBA and EMBA, post-graduate programs.  

For working specialists there are various programs of International Business School, where in short time you can gain all the spectrum of practical skills required for professional problems solving. For those who have limited free time or for residents of other cities technologies of distance learning are being developed actively.
International education programs of SU (IMBL) are very popular and give students competitive advantages not only in Russian, but also in global labour market. Educational process is carried on with the newest technologies – that’s why studying in SU (IMBL) is prestigious and interesting. Our institute was one of the first in Russia to grant diplomas recognized in Europe. This document gives the opportunity to continue education and to start a career on the whole European area.  

Today time requires comfort conditions of education. It is impossible to educate qualified and well demanded in the labour market specialist without using modern technologies. That’s why our university, which aims primarily at training successful graduates, pays much attention to all the questions concerning organization of educational process and students’ life activity at the university campus.


Admission process

We would be glad to see you among our students. Every student is an individual business project for us, and we make business perfect!
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Contact us:


Admission centre:

+7 (800) 77-55-012

+7 (863) 245-45-65, 292-43-33



Rector’s office:

+7 (863) 292-43-73, 292-43-80


Accounts department:

+7 (863) 292-43-80 (ext. 112)