The aim of Free University is to have a "short" hierarchical chain and a "lean" organizational structure in order to shorten the distance on one hand between students and the learning process and on the other hand, to speed up the decision-making process. For this purpose, University constantly grows the effectiveness of the management. As an indicator, distribution of gross payroll expenses clearly reflects the hierarchical layers - according to the expenditure for the year 2017, administrative wage costs at Free University amounted to only 25% of the total gross salary fund.
Decision making at Free University is based on project management principles – for each issue there is a task and for each task an appropriate working group is formed. The working group is responsible for tasks’ performance within the given timeline. After achieving the objectives, the group is dismissed. For each new issue, a relevant working group will be formed again.
The Chief Academic Officer of the university is the Rector. The Chief Executive Officer is the Chancellor. The Vice-Rectors manage the academic operations and programme development.
Professors and lecturers are recruited and contracted directly by the administration on a merit-based system and shared by the various programs.
The Rector reports to the Director of the Knowledge Fund, the founder of the University.