The Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics  invites applications from qualified Diaspora Armenians who would like to study for an MBA degree at AUA.

Every year, the MBA program enrolls several students from the Armenian Diaspora who meet all admission requirements and express a willingness to live and study in Armenia for two years.  With skyrocketing costs of the MBA degree around the world, the AUA MBA program is an affordable yet high quality educational option thanks to the University’s tuition policy in favor of Diaspora students.

In the recent past, students have come from countries such as Georgia, Iran, Lebanon, Russia, Syria and the United States. These students have taken the opportunity to combine the many benefits arising from studying in a high quality MBA program with the possibility to experience life in Armenia. Their experiences include studying and making friends with local students, doing an internship or working part-time, and participating in the dynamic cultural and artistic life of Yerevan.  Diaspora students have an ample occasions to immerse themselves in the Armenian life.

According to the Diaspora alumni, studying in Yerevan is one of the most pleasant and enriching experiences an Armenian student may have during his or her lifetime. The Armenia experience may, however, last beyond the MBA program. Data shows that most Diaspora alumni have stayed in Armenia after completing their MBA studies. Some have created successful businesses while others have reached leadership positions in various local and international companies and organizations.