Institute of Management in Economic, Environmental and Social Systems (IMES) was created by execution of the Order N 507-OD in December 25, 2013, entitled » The establishment of Institutions in the structure of Engineering-Technological Academy» which was aimed at carrying out the process of reorganization of the Faculty of Management in Economic and Social Systems and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Humanities at Engineering-Technological Academy (ETA) of Southern Federal University (SFedU).
The faculty of Management in Economic and Social Systems was formed in 1995 with the purpose of training of professionals in the spheres of Economics, Management and Law. The duties of the Dean of the faculty, from 1995 to 2011, were permanently performed by Professor Gennady I. Ivanov, Doctor of Technical Sciences. From 2012 to 2014, the Department was headed by Professor Inna K. Shevchenko, Doctor of Economic Sciences. From 2014 to 2015, Professor Victor V. Petrov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, was the Director of the Institute of Management in Economic, Environmental and Social Systems.
From September 28, 2016, Professor Pavel V. Pavlov, Doctor of Economic Sciences and Doctor of Law Sciences, is the Director of the Institute of Management in Economic, Environmental and Social Systems.