Rector carries out the direct leadership the university. Rector acts on the principles of one-man management and decide independently all issues of university's activity according to competence of it defined by the legislative of RK and the university's Charter.

The Academic Council and Supervisory Board are collegial bodies of the university's administration.

Наблюдательный совет СКГУ им. М.Козыбаева создан приказом министра образования и науки Республики Казахстан №455 от 7 июля 2016 года. В состав совета вошли представители Министерства образования и науки РК, региональной исполнительной власти, финансового сектора, сферы образования, частного бизнеса.

The Academic Council is the collegial body of the university's administration and exercises a common leadership of university's activity. A rector, vice-rectors, deans, director of ILL, heads of subdivisions, a teaching staff, student and social organizations of a university.

The vice-rectors carry out the direct leadership of definite type of activity according to the rector's orders and affirmed by him the official duties. In structure of the NKSU named after M. Kozybayev are defined the following vice-rectors by directions:

  • Vice-rector for academic affairs;
  • Vice-rector for science and innovations;
  • Vice-rector for educational work and social affairs;
  • Vice-rector for maintenance work.