BAB Faculty – College of Business and Economics (CBE)  

BAB Faculty

Knar Khachatryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, BAB Program Chair
Knar Khachatryan, Ph.D.Associate Professor, BAB Program Chair

Knar Khachatryan joined the CBE in 2013 as an Assistant Professor. She holds a PhD in Management from SKEMA Business School, France, and a double degree of French Doctorate from University of Nice, France.

Prior to joining the AUA, she was a visiting faculty at the French University in Armenia (UFAR). Also she worked at SKEMA Business School as teaching assistant lecturing both in English and French, and administering business simulations. Her scholarly activity focuses on microfinance, financial inclusion, poverty and development studies.
Her recent publications have appeared in Review of Development Economics, Journal of Eastern European Economics, Caucasus Survey, Strategic Change. She has a number of on-going research projects focusing on multidimensional poverty, financial inclusion and regional development.

She is an associate researcher at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance(CERMi), Belgium.
In 2016 and 2018, her articles were nominated among the three finalists for European Microfinance Network (EMN) Research Award. In 2015 her PhD thesis was nominated as the best research on sustainable finance and was awarded SAB Trophy.
Dr. Khachatryan was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Auburn University, Alabama; and Center European Research on Microfinance (CERMi), Belgium.
She has successfully initiated and completed a number of international and local research grant projects such as the Atlas South Caucasus Research Fellowship (FMSH, France), University of Southern California Institute of Armenian Studies (US), ISTC Research Grant (Armenia).
Currently, she is the PI for a two-year EURASIA program which is funded by Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education. The project focuses on Financial Inclusion and is in partnership with University of Adger, Norway.

Higher education

  • Double degree of French Doctorate from University of Nice, France
  • D. in Management from SKEMA Business School.
  • MSc in International Business and MSc in Research both from SKEMA Business School
  • BA in Management from French University in Armenia

 

Publications:

Khachatryan, K., Baghdasaryan, V., Hartarska, V. (2019), Is the model “loans-plus-savings” better for microfinance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia? A PSM comparison, Review of Development Economicsforthcoming.https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12589.

Grigoryan, A., Khachatryan, K., Ter-Matevosyan, V. (2019), Armenia-Turkey border opening: What determines the attitude of Armenians, Caucasus Survey 7(1)25-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/23761199.2018.1499298.

Grigoryan, A., Khachatryan, K. (2018), Remittances and emigration intentions: evidence from Armenia, CERGE-EI WP series 626, ISSN 1211-3298. (currently under review at Journal of Development Studies)

Khachatryan, K., Avetisyan E. (2017), Microfinance Development in Armenia: Sectoral Characteristics and Problems, Strategic Change 26(6), 587–595. DOI: 10.1002/jsc.2169.

Khachatryan, K., Hartarska, V., Grigoryan, A. (2017), Performance and Capital Structure of Microfinance Institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Journal of Eastern European Economics, 55(5), 395-419.

E-mail: kkhachatryan@aua.am
Phone: +37460 61 25 68
Office location: 208W (PAB)

Aleksandr Grigoryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, MBA Program Chair
Aleksandr Grigoryan, Ph.D.Associate Professor, MBA Program Chair

Aleksandr Grigoryan has a PhD from University of Turin and a Master Diploma from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, both from the economics field. Starting in 2009, he has worked at the Research Department in the Central Bank of Armenia and has been teaching at the American University of Armenia (AUA), School of Political Science and International Affairs.  Since April 2012, he has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Armenia. In August 2014, Dr. Grigoryan has been appointed as a chair of the Master of Business Administration program, at the College of Business and Economics.

Aleksandr Grigoryan is very active in research and publishes in peer-reviewed journals regularly. He has publications in Journal of Income Distribution and Eastern European Economics, among others. His research covers topics from development economics such as income distribution, migration, transformation of industry structure etc. Dr. Grigoryan has solid research consultancy experience, working with international and Armenian research organizations.

Aleksandr Grigoryan is an Affiliate Fellow of CERGE-EI since 2013. He is a board member of the Armenian Economic Association (AEA) and served as the AEA president in 2015-2017.

Education: 

  • Ph.D in Economics, University of Turin, Italy, 2005 – 2008
  • Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, Austria, 2003 – 2005
  • Yerevan State University of Economics, Armenia, 1996 – 2004
    • Post graduate study, 2001 – 2004
    • Graduate study, 1996 – 2001, Diploma in Economics (with Hobor)

 

Courses taught:

MBA
BUS322 Managerial Economics
BUS320 Data Analysis for Business Decisions
BUS365 Marketing Research
BUS050 Quantitative methods
BUS328 Economic Policy for Development and Competitiveness
BUS396 Capstone
BAB
ECON229 Time series econometrics
BUS299 Capstone
PSIA
PSIA350 Macroeconomics
PSIA351 Microeconomics

 

Publications: 

  • Armenia-Turkey border opening: what determines the attitude of Armenians? (with Knar Khachatryan and Vahram Ter-Matevosyan), Caucasus Survey, 6/3, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/23761199.2018.1499298
  • Performance and capital structure of microfinance institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with Knar Khachatryan (AUA) and Valentina Hartarska (Auburn University). Eastern European Economics, 2017, 55:5, 395-419, DOI: 10.1080/00128775.2017.1336064
  • A model with indivisible investments in different environments. Armenian Economic Journal, 2015, Volume 1 [http://aea.am/journal.html].
  • A model for anocracy, Journal of Income Distribution, Volume 23/1, 2013.
  • Remittances and emigration intentions: evidence from Armenia, with Knar Khachatryan (AUA). CERGE-EI WPS626, ISSN 1211-328, October 2018.
  • Positional concerns and Social capital: evidence from South Caucasus, with Armenak Antinyan (Tianjin University of Finance and Economics) and Vardan Baghdasaryan (AUA). CERGE-EI WPS625, ISSN 1211-3298, September 2018.
  • Multidimensional poverty in Armenia, with Pundarik Mukhopadhaya (Macquarie University). Forthcoming in ADB Economics WP Series, 2018.
  • Inclusive economic development in Armenia, with Vardan Baghdasaryan (AUA). Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia; ADB, 2015-2017. Forthcoming in ADB Economics WP Series.
  • Employment and labor market policies in Armenia, with Vardan Baghdasaryan (AUA). Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia; ADB, 2015-2017. Forthcoming in ADB Economics WP Series.
  • Armenia: Income Gaps. World Policy Journal, (2015) 32(1): 3-11 [short article].
  • Migration and power. EERC WP 15-03E, 2015.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

  • The effects of the exchange rate on exports: the case of Armenia, with Gor Khachatryan (RA Ministry of Economic Development and Investments).
  • Interaction between income inequality and monetary policy: theory and evidence, with Hayk Sargsyan (Central Bank of Armenia).
  • Compulsory versus Voluntary Savings as Incentive Mechanism in Microlending Contracts: theory and evidence, with Knar Khachatryan (AUA), Oliver Bruno (SKEMA) and Roy Mersland (University of Agder).
  • Performance and Capital Structure of Microfinance Institutions: spatial patterns, with Knar Khachatryan and Valentina Hartarska (Auburn University).
  • Social expenditures and multidimensional poverty: evidence from the Armenian Household Survey Data, with Pundarik Mukhopadhaya (Macquarie University).
  • Seasonal versus permanent migration: common patterns in South Caucasus, with Sona Kalantaryan (European University Institute) and Armenak Antinyan (Tianjin University of Finance and Economics).
  • Testing monetary policy: Discretion versus Commitment, with Narek Ohanyan (University of Pompeu Fabra).

E-mail: aleksandr@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 14

Office location: 205W (PAB)

Website: algrigoryan.weebly.com, ResearchGate

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Agassy Manoukian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Agassy Manoukian, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Agassy Manoukian is an Associate Professor who has joined the MSCBE team in Fall 2013. He currently teaches Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management of Information Systems, Project Management and Entrepreneurship courses. He has also been involved with California State University, Northridge and California Lutheran University as Visiting Professor. He holds PhD in Manufacturing and Technology Management (University of Toledo, OH, USA), Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business (University of Toledo, OH, USA), Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (American University of Armenia, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (State Polytechnic University of Armenia) degrees. Dr. Manoukian has wide research interests, including operations management, entrepreneurship, partnership synergy technology commercialization, and clean-tech/renewable energy. He has a vast practical prior experience as president and CEO of a hydrogen fuel cell company, which he led for decade since its establishment. Also, Dr. Manoukian has been involved in a number of international and local projects in various roles, including as a leader, consultant, trainer, and mentor. He has coauthored several books and many scientific/research articles. Dr. Manoukian has delivered keynote speeches and presentations at scientific conferences around the world.

Education: 

  • Manufacturing and Technology Management, PhD, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2013
  • International Business and Finance, MBA, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2000
  • Industrial Engineering, Master of Engineering, American University of Armenia, 1996
  • Mechanical Engineering, Diploma, State Polytechnic Institute of Armenia, 1994

Courses taught:

  • BUS 280 – Operations Management
  • BUS 380 -Operations and Process Management
  • BUS 382 -Supply Chain Management

 

Research activities:

Wide research interests, including operations management, entrepreneurship, partnership synergy technology commercialization, and clean-tech/renewable energy. 

Publications:
  1. V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, Innovative Renewable Energy Technology Projects’ Success through Partnership, International Journal of Energy Sector Management (accepted for publication on September 9, 2018, publication pending)
  2. A. Manoukian, V. Odabashian, Operations Management View of Technology Innovation, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute: Proceedings. 2017, pp. 1286319 1 – 1286319 8
  3. A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, V. Odabashian, A Proposed Framework for Renewable Energy Technology Commercialization and Partnership Synergy: A Case Study Approach, American Journal of Business, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp. 147 – 174, 2015.
  4. A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, V. Odabashian, Technology Commercialization Review: Aiming at a Fresher Perspective Based on Partnership Synergy, International Journal of Management Research & Review, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2015.
  5. V. Odabashian, The UN Initiative “Sustainable Energy For All” and Results of a Study on Investment Environment For Sustainable Energy Development In Armenia, Annual Scientific Conference of the State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan, 2015.
  6. A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, V. Odabashian, Impact of Management Compensation on Success of Startups. Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Tampa, FL, USA, 2014.
  7. A. Manoukian, V. Odabashian, R. Mnatsakanyan, Certain Prospects of Higher Temperature PEM Fuel Cells Research and Development, 2006 Fuel Cell Seminar, Honolulu, HI, USA, November 13-16, 2006.
  8. V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, A Hydrogen Outlook from a Transition Economy: Development of Hydrogen Fuel Cells by H2 ECOnomy in Armenia. The International Seminar on the Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 28-29, 2006.
  9. A. Tadevosyan, N. Beknazaryan, V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, G. Shushanyan, Optimized Decision Making in International Business and Marketing: Practical Problems, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2006, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).
  10. A. Manoukian, A. Tadevosyan, V. Odabashian and A. Lalayan, Manual on International Marketing, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2005, (in Armenian language, Manual adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).
  11. A. Manoukian, A. Tadevosyan, and V. Odabashian, International Management, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2004, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).
  12. V. Odabashian, A. Tadevosyan, and A. Manoukian, International Business Basics, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2003, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).
  13. G. Karamyan, R. Mnatsakanyan, H. Sargsyan, Kh. Gyulumyan, V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, V. Melikyan, V. Vardanyan, A. Danielyan, Development of Fuel Cells by H2 ECOnomy, 2003 Fuel Cell Seminar: Fuel Cells for Secure, Sustainable Energy, Miami Beach, FL, USA, November 3–6, 2003.

 

E-mail: amanoukian@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 22

Office location: 232W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment

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Mané Beglaryan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mané Beglaryan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Mané Beglaryan is an assistant professor at the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics, American University of Armenia teaching management-related courses to Professional MBA, MSSM and B.A. in Business Administration students. Dr. Beglaryan comes with a background in management consulting both in public and private sector having worked for leading consulting companies in Washington, DC. USA. Her main areas of interest are public and private sector management, strategic planning and execution, organizational   gap analysis, development and optimization, change initiation and institutionalization, program evaluation.  Her teaching expertise includes organizational management, negotiations and human resources management.  Dr. Beglaryan has completed her Coach Certification with Erickson International – one of the leading coaching programs affiliated with International Coach Federation (ICF) and is also CMI certified (UK-based) on organizational change management and strategic leadership.

Education: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy, (PhD), National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia, 2018.
  • Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Maxwell School  of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, U.S.A. 2004

 

Courses taught:

  • BUS 306 -Professional MBA program: Managing People and Organizations (BUS 305, 3 credits), Human Resource Management (BUS 307, 3 credits), Managerial Negotiations ( 2 credits).
  • MGMT 341 – in Strategic Management: Organizational Behaviour (3 credits).
  • BUS 112 – A. in Business: Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 credits), BUS 105 – Foundations of Management (3 credits), BUS 207 – Human Resource Management (3 credits).

 

Publications:

–   Beglaryan, M. Identification of Existing Gaps between the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and Armenia’s Institutional Framework on Anti-Corruption
UNDP Publication, Yerevan 2008, Armenia.

–   Beglaryan,  (contributor) Analysis of Youth Employment Opportunities in Armenia-Supporting Young EntrepreneursUNIDO, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, 2012.

–   Beglaryan, M., (contributor) Women Connect Across Conflicts:  Building Accountability for Implementation of UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, Gender Mapping Study: Armenia ChapterUN WOMEN Georgia, 2012, Tbilisi, Georgia.

–        Beglaryan, M. The Classification of  SME-s in Armenia and abroad: Comparative Analysis, Journal of Finance and Economics, #11-12 (207-208), 2017, pp.102-106.

–   Beglaryan, M. Peculiarities of implementation of management function in SME. “Problems of Science” publishing house, “ECONOMICS”, №2 (34), 2018, pp. 14-19.

–   Бегларян М.А., Проблемы организационных структур малых и средних предприятий в Армении. Научный журнал «ИНТЕРНАУКА», Издательский дом “Интернаука”, № 4 (44), 2018, 2 т., с. 7-10.

–   Beglaryan, M. Tax Management Problems in the Sphere of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship,  Herald of Social Sciences, №1 (652), 2018, pp.215-22.

–   Beglaryan, M. Priorities of State Regulation of Small and Medium-sized businesses, Journal of Public Administration, 1-2/2018, pp.139-147.

–   Beglaryan, M. The Impact of AMO Framework on SME’s Performance, (with Gregorio Sanchéz-Marín and Gabriel Lozano-Reina), Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, under review.

 

E-mail: mbeglaryan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 15

Office location:  230W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Sergey Tantushyan, MBA
Director of AUA Extension, Assistant Professor
Sergey Tantushyan, MBADirector of AUA Extension, Assistant Professor

Sergey Tantushyan is the Director of Extension Programs at the American University of Armenia and a Strategy professor in the MBA program at AUA. Sergey was formerly a Deputy CEO at IDeA Foundation, a major philanthropic organization undertaking headline development projects in Armenia. He has a management consulting background with 15 years of experience in strategic planning, project implementation, and strategy advice, in New York, Yerevan and Moscow.

He has worked at the Central Bank of Armenia and served as a consultant at the OSCE office in Yerevan. Sergey’s private sector experience includes management positions in investment and consulting companies in Russia, from 2005 to 2007. Back in Armenia, Sergey headed the Strategy Development Division of AmeriaBank in Yerevan from 2007 to 2009, and thereafter pursued his MBA in Boston. Before returning to Armenia in 2012, he worked as an Economist at The Conference Board in New York.

In addition to his 2011 MBA from Brandeis International Business School in Boston, MA, Sergey also holds an MSc in Economics from Yerevan State University, an MCLS from AUA, and a Doctorate degree in Finance and Economics from the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. As a 2006 Fulbright Fellow, he pursued studies in Strategic Development and Global Economy at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. Sergey is also an alumnus of the Eurasia Executive Leadership Program (2008), University of Cambridge, UK. In 2009, he became a Sauvé Scholar and Academic trainee at McGill University, Canada.

Education:

  • Brandeis University International Business School, MBA, 2009-2011
  • National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, PhD in Economics, 2004-2007
  • Yerevan State University, Master of Science in Economics, 2002-2004
  • American University of Armenia, Master in Comparative Legal Studies, 2002-2004
  • Yerevan State University, Bachelor of Science in Economics, 1998-2002

Courses taught:

  • MGMT 323-Business Strategy
  • BUS 177-Business Communication

 

Research activities: Business Case Writing, Research in Innovation in Education

Publications:

1.  AUA Business Case: HDIF- searching for balance between social purpose and entrepreneurship (2015), case taught as part of Strategy class at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, as well as Competitive Strategy course at AUA, published at Harvard Business Review

2.  AUA HR Case: Synergy International Systems, Inc. (2015), case taught at the AUA as part of Management class

3.  Shifting Nature of the US Housing Market –contributor (March 2012)

4. Mortgage Market Development and Introduction of Securitization of Assets as a new Financial Tool in the Republic

of Armenia, Doctorate Dissertation, published by Higher Attestation Commission of Armenia (April 2007)

5. Benchmarking of Armenian IT Policies from the Perspective of Increasing IT Cluster Competitiveness. USAID Competitive Armenian Private Sector research. Published on CAPS web site (August 2007)

6. Analysis of Regulation of Abuse of Dominant Position in Armenia. European Journal for Comparative Economics, Italy

7. Psychological, Gender and Economic Aspects of Loan Repayment. Scientific Periodical of National Academy of Science of Armenia (#11, 2005)

 

E-mail: stantushyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 27 00

Office location: 110 M (MB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Vardan Baghdasaryan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, MSSM Program Chair
Vardan Baghdasaryan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, MSSM Program Chair

Vardan Baghdasaryan is Assistant Professor and a Program Chair for MSSM. He has been teaching various economic-related courses to BAB, MBAA and MSSM cohorts since 2014. Dr. Baghdasaryan has been a Senior Consultant at the AVAG Solutions, Ltd, providing consulting to various international donor agencies.  For detailed information, please refer to www.vardanbaghdasaryan.com

Education:

  • Graduate School in the Economics and Finance of Public Administration (DEFAP) Catholic University of Milan, Italy, 2009 – 2014
  • PhD in Economics (Aspirantura) Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan, Armenia, 2004 – 2007
  • Diploma of Manager-Economist (with honorary distinction), Yerevan State Institute of Economy, Department of Management Yerevan, Armenia, 1999 – 2004
  • ACCA affiliate (all exams passed)  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, 2004-2010

Courses Taught: ECON 221 – Intermediate Microeconomics

Research Activities:

1. Baghdasarayan V., Iannantuoni G. and Maggian V., “Electoral Fraud and Voter Turnout: Experimental Study”
Working paper available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2696203

2. Baghdasaryan V., Manzoni E., “Set them (almost) free. Discretion in Electoral Campaigns”
Working paper available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers2.cfm?abstract_id=2885145

3.  Khachatryan K.,  Baghdasaryan V., Hartarska V.,    “Role of Deposits in MFI performance in Central Asia and Eastern Europe”

Publications:

Antinyan A., Baghdasaryan V., Grigoryan A., “Relative position and social capital in South Caucasus“

 

E-mailvbaghdasaryan@aua.am

Phone: +374 60 61 25 67

Office location: 207W (PAB)

Office hours: Tuesday 13:30-15:00, or by appointment via email

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Gayane Barseghyan, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Gayane Barseghyan, Ph.D.Assistant professor

Gayane Barseghyan has joined the AUA as full time faculty in 2015. Dr. Barseghyan teaches various Economics courses to bachelors and masters students and supervises theses. Prior joining AUA, she held a senior economist position at the Central Bank of Armenia. She has received her PhD degree in Economics from Yerevan State University in 2013. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. Dr. Barseghyan has received grants and awards for her research and has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Education:

  •  PhD, Yerevan State University, 2013

Courses taught:  

  • ECON 122-Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 221-Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 320-Microeconomic Theory

 

Publications:

In international peer-reviewed journals:

  • Barseghyan G., Grigoryan A. Competitive Equilibrium with Capacity Constrained Firms: A Classroom Experiment, Journal of Economic Education, forthcoming
  • Barseghyan G., Baghdasaryan V. Optimum Currency Area Theory: Evidence from Post-Soviet Countries and Implications for Eurasian Economic Union, Post-Communist Economies, forthcoming
  • Barseghyan G., Hambardzumyan H. The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Exports: Evidence from Armenia, Applied Economics Letters 25, 1266-1268.

 

E-mail: gbarseghyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 04

Office location: 236W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Gurgen Aslanyan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gurgen Aslanyan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Dr Gurgen Aslanyan has served as an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Armenia since 2016. Currently he is a Teaching Fellow at CERGE-EI Prague and a Researcher at the Economics Laboratory of the Ural Federal University. Prior to that he has been teaching (classroom, seminars, trainings) in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, Russia, the UK, and the US. Dr Aslanyan is a Development Economist with a focus on policy evaluation. Over the years he has consulted private and public sector, such as the Central Bank of Armenia, and as a researcher has been affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and the Czech Academy of Sciences. Dr Gurgen Aslanyan has presented his research and published internationally, is a recipient of various awards, and currently is elected to serve as the President of the Armenian Economic Association.

He holds dual doctorate degree from the Charles University in Prague and the University of the State of New York.

Education:

  • PhD  in Economics, CERGE-EI and Charles University
  • MA in Economics, CERGE-EI
  • BSc in Economics, Yerevan State University

Courses taught:

  • PSIA 352-Economics for Political Science
  • Bus 233-Public Finance
  • Econ 228-Economics of Development
  • Econ 225-International Economics
  • Econ 229-Special Topics (Policy Evaluation)

 

Areas of research and teaching specialization

Areas of research: Public Economics, Population Economics, Economics of Reforms, Economics of Education
Areas of teaching: Economic Development and Growth, Labour Economics, Micro- and Micro-Economics, Public Economics, Inernational Economics

Research projects:

  • Non-Selective Migration and Unfunded Public Pensions: Can They Coexist?
  • Melting Pot v Cultural Mosaic: Dynamic Public Finance Approach
  • Financial Literacy and Behaviour: Quasi-Experimental Study (with Derdzyan and Mkhitaryan)
  • Multinationals, Competition and R&D investments (with Torosyan and Levonyan)
  • Bank Reforms and Real Economy: Utilising Synthetic Controls

Published research:

  • Migration Challenge for PAYG, Journal of Population Economics, doi: 10.1007/s00148-014-0516-x

Awards and honours:

  • Alumni Hero Award, CERGE-EI, 2016
  • Armen Alchian Award, Armenian Economic Association, 2014
  • Best Paper Prize, Warsaw International Economic Meeting, 2011

 

E-mail: gaslanyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 04

Office location: 236W(PAB)

Hilda Grigorian, MBA, Ph.D
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Hilda Grigorian, MBA, Ph.DAdjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Hilda Grigorian joined AUA College of Business and Economics in 2013, teaching “Effective Communication” to MBA cohort and “Business Communication” to BAB cohort. Dr. Grigorian has over 25 years of professional experience in private sector in U.S. with over 16 years of experience in International Development arena including 8 years of working for USAID and other donor agencies in Afghanistan, where she served as Senior Development Adviser to the U.S. and NATO Armed forces. As a Subject Matter Expert for Afghanistan, she played a key role in training both civilian and military personnel prior deployment to Afghanistan in the areas of: cultural awareness, communication and ethics.

In May 2011, Dr. Grigorian was recognized by the U.S. Congress for her achievements in Armenia and Afghanistan.

Dr. Grigorian earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy and International NGO Management from Walden University.

Education:
  • B.S.- Business Administration- University of LaVerne, California, U.S.A.
  • MBA- Executive Business Management- University of La Verne, California, U.S.A.
  • Ph.D.- Public Policy- The University of Walden, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Courses taught:
  • BUS 177- Business Communication
  • BUS 301- Communication in the Work Place
Research activities:
  • The Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Sub-National Governance (Case of Armenia)
  • The Impact of Gender Mainstreaming to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- (case of Armenia and Afghanistan)
  • Using Corporate Social Responsibility as a tool to tackle rural poverty (case of Armenia)
  • Building Sustainability through Capacity Building (Case of Afghanistan)
Publications:
Phone: +37460 61 26 16
Office location: 231W (PAB)
Office hours: By appointment

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Karen Sarkavagyan, MBA
Lecturer
Karen Sarkavagyan, MBALecturer

Karen Sarkavagyan joined the MSCBE team in Fall 2013 to teach Introduction to Business to undergraduate freshman students. Since 2015, he has been teaching Start-up Management to undergraduate junior and senior students. Karen is also involved in coordinating the internship program for undergraduate students, and he has been a supervisor to MBA Capstone projects. Karen’s research interests include entrepreneurship and small business management. Karen has been with Every Day CJSC since 2008, where he earned most of his experience in small business management. Before that, Karen worked in commercial lending. He earned his MBA from University of Oregon.

E-mail: ksarkavagyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 05

Office location: 220W (PAB)

Vahe Odabashian, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Vahe Odabashian, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Vahe Odabashian joined the MSCBE team in Fall 2015 as an Adjunct Professor of Operations Management and Management Information Systems. He holds MBA in Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management degree received with honors from Willamette University, Salem, OR, USA, and a PhD degree in Industry Economics and Management from Yerevan State University. For ten years he has held executive positions in American-owned hi-tech companies in Armenia. After that Mr. Odabashian has been involved in various projects as a consultant, such as the World Bank/IMF Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy, UNIDO GEF Global Cleantech Innovation Program and many more. He also has been teaching at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia since 2003. Mr. Odabashian has coauthored six textbooks currently used as teaching material for BSc and MBA students at several Armenian universities, as well as numerous articles and other publications. He has been a frequent presenter at conferences, industrial exhibitions and other events both in Armenia and abroad.

Education:

  • PhD in Industry Economics and Management, National Polytechnic University of Armenia and Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, 2016 – 2018
  • MBA in Business, Government & Not-for-Profit Management (with Honors), Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Salem, OR, USA – 1998 – 2000
  • Diploma of English Translator, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, 1988 – 1990
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, 1984 – 1992

Courses taught:

  • BUS 280 –  Operations Management
  • BUS 281  – Management of Information Systems

Research activities:

Technology Innovation Management, Operations Management, Management Information Systems

Publications:

1. V. Odabashian, G. Karamyan, Fuel Cells Development in Armenia, Renewable Energy: Reality and Perspectives. Conference Proceedings, Yerevan, 2003.

2. G. Karamyan, R. Mnatsakanyan, H. Sargsyan, Kh. Gyulumyan, V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, V. Melikyan, V. Vardanyan, A. Danielyan, Development of Fuel Cells by H2 ECOnomy, 2003 Fuel Cell Seminar: Fuel Cells for Secure, Sustainable Energy, Miami Beach, FL, USA, November 3–6, 2003.

3. V. Odabashian, A. Tadevosyan, and A. Manoukian, International Business Basics, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2003, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).

4. A. Manoukian, A. Tadevosyan, and V. Odabashian, International Management, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2004, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).

5. A. Manoukian, A. Tadevosyan, V. Odabashian and A. Lalayan, Manual on International Marketing, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2005, (in Armenian language, Manual adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).

6. A. Tadevosyan, N. Beknazaryan, V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, G. Shushanyan, Optimized Decision Making in International Business and Marketing: Practical Problems, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2006, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at State Engineering University of Armenia).

7. V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, A Hydrogen Outlook from a Transition Economy: Development of Hydrogen Fuel Cells by H2 ECOnomy in Armenia. The International Seminar on the Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 28-29, 2006.

8. A. Manoukian, V. Odabashian, R. Mnatsakanyan, Certain Prospects of Higher Temperature PEM Fuel Cells Research and Development, 2006 Fuel Cell Seminar, Honolulu, HI, USA, November 13-16, 2006.

9. V. Odabashian, Financing Innovation and Technology: H2 ECOnomy’s Case, Advancing Innovation in ECA 2007 Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, September 17-20, 2007.

10. V. Odabashian, IC Technologies in the Renewable Energy, Bridging the Development Gap: Sustainable Growth in Information and Communication Technologies and Hi-Tech through Education, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, November 20-23, 2007.

11. V. Odabashian, S. Khachatryan, Renewable Energy in Armenia, “21-st CENTURY”, Yerevan, No. 1 (3), 2008 (English language edition).

12. V. Odabashian, Hydrogen Economy, ArmTech Congress ’08, Yerevan, Armenia, October 4-5, 2008.

13. A. Ranjbari, S. Grigoriev, V. Odabashian, V. Fateev, Y. Lu, P. Millet, Reversible Electrolyzer-H2/O2 Fuel Cells Using PEM Technology, Fundamentals and Developments of Fuel Cells Conference 2008 – FDFC2008, Nancy, France, December 10-12, 2008.

14. V. Odabashian, H. Altunyan, S. Khachatryan, The Role of Renewable Energy in Development of Innovation System in Republic of Armenia, The 4th International Renewable and Clean Energy Conference, Yerevan, October 5-7, 2009.

15. V. Odabashian, Hydrogen Economy: Recent Developments and Prospects, Round Table Discussions on the Renewable Energy Development Roadmap in Armenia, Arzakan, Armenia, June 25-26, 2011.

16. V. Odabashian, H. Gzraryan, E-business as a Modern Form of Economic Activity and Management, State Engineering University of Armenia Bulletin: Collection of Scientific Papers, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2012.

17. V. Odabashian, Economic and Marketing Considerations of Applying Renewable Energy Sources in the Telecommunication Industry, State Engineering University of Armenia Bulletin: Collection of Scientific Papers, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2013.

18. V. Odabashian, Fuel Cells: Industry Trends, Technological/Economic Considerations and Commercialization Barriers, The 5th International Renewable and Clean Energy Conference (The Prospects of Low Carbon Development in Armenia), Yerevan, Armenia, October 24-25, 2013.

19. V. Odabashian, Some of the Current Realities in Commercialization of Hydrogen and other Fuel Cells Technology, State Engineering University of Armenia Bulletin: Collection of Scientific Papers, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2013.

20. V. Odabashian, Enabling Environment for Development of Renewable Energy in Armenia: a Summary of the RISE Project, Renewable Energy Conference in Armenia (by R2E2 and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung), Yerevan, Armenia, December 10-11, 2014.

21. A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, V. Odabashian, Impact of Management Compensation on Success of Startups. Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Tampa, FL, USA, 2014.

22. V. Odabashian, The UN Initiative “Sustainable Energy For All” and Results of a Study on Investment Environment For Sustainable Energy Development In Armenia, Annual Scientific Conference of the State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan, 2015.

23. A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, V. Odabashian, Technology Commercialization Review: Aiming at a Fresher Perspective Based on Partnership Synergy, International Journal of Management Research & Review, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2015.

24. A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, V. Odabashian, A Proposed Framework for Renewable Energy Technology Commercialization and Partnership Synergy: A Case Study Approach, American Journal of Business, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp. 147 – 174, 2015.

25. V. Odabashian, Innovation and Innovative Technologies: Problems and Solutions, “21-st CENTURY”, (Armenian language edition), No. 5 (69), 2016, pp. 47-68.

26. A. Tadevosyan, V. Odabashian, T. Nasoyan, Marketing of Service Industry Enterprises, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2016, (in Armenian language, Textbook adopted for instruction at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia).

27. V. Odabashian, The Main Management Issues of Technology Innovation Process in Academic Literature, National Polytechnic University of Armenia Bulletin: Collection of Scientific Papers, Vol. 1, 2017, pp. 477-481.

28. A. Tadevosyan, V. Odabashian, Stimulation of Innovation and Innovative Technologies as a Primary Objective of Scientific-Educational Institutions, National Polytechnic University of Armenia Bulletin: Collection of Scientific Papers, Vol. 1, 2017, pp. 482-487.

29. V. Odabashian, The Issue of Developing Cooperation and Partnership Networks in the Process of Creation of Innovative Technologies, “21-st CENTURY”, (Russian language edition), No. 3 (44), 2017, pp. 63-73.

30. A. Manoukian, V. Odabashian, Operations Management View of Technology Innovation, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute: Proceedings. 2017, pp. 1286319 1 – 1286319 8

31. V. Odabashian, A. Tadevosyan, The Problem of Forming Innovation Culture in the Process of Creating Innovative Technologies, National Polytechnic University of Armenia Bulletin: Collection of Scientific Papers, Vol. 1, 2018, pp. 317-321.

32. A. Tadevosyan, V. Odabashian, T. Nasoyan, Exercise Book for Marketing of Service Industry Enterprises, Tchartaraget, Yerevan, 2018, (in Armenian language, Exercise book adopted for instruction at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia).

33. V. Odabashian, A. Manoukian, H. HassabElnaby, Innovative Renewable Energy Technology Projects’ Success through Partnership, International Journal of Energy Sector Management (accepted for publication on September 9, 2018, publication pending)

 

E-mail: vodabashian@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 22

Office location: 232W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Ara Khzmalyan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Ara Khzmalyan, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Khzmalyan teaches several courses on international law to bachelors and masters students at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University since 2009, where he had before served as assistant professor since 2006. He received a legal degree from Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University in 2006, and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Public International Law by Yerevan State University in 2009. Dr. Khzmalyan has published several articles on international law topics in Armenian and Russian scientific journals.

In parallel to his academic career, for the last seven years he occupied managerial positions in the legal field at Yerevan Brandy Company CJSC and Pernod Ricard Armenia CJSC. His experience also includes working in legal consulting with Ameria CJSC. Currently Dr. Khzmalyan is Partner, Legal Advisory, at ADWISE Business and Legal Consulting LLC.

 

E-mail: akhzmalyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 15

Office location: 230W (PAB)

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Hrachya Hovhannisyan, MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Hrachya Hovhannisyan, MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Mr. Hovhannisyan has joined the CBE team in Spring 2014. Mr. Hovhannisyan has about 20 years of experience in auditing, consulting and financial management in Grant Thornton CJSC, FINCA UCO, Millennium Challenge Account Armenia and currently is Audit Partner of BDO Armenia CJSC, one of the big five global accountancy firms.

Mr. Hovhannisyan has acted as engagement partner for many biggest enterprises in Armenia and abroad operating telecom, public utilities, energy, financial services and other industries. He also performed as an expert for review of translated IFRS.

Mr. Hovhannisyan is an ACCA member, licensed auditor of the Republic of Armenia, lecturer and examiner member of AAAA (Association of Auditors and Accountants of Armenia).

In parallel with his professional career Mr. Hovhannisyan started lecturing professional qualification courses in IAB Center, Financial Banking College and AAAA since 2005.

 

Education:

  • Gladzor University LL.M 2010
  • Professional qualifications ACCA member since 2006, FCCA since 2010
  • Licensed Auditor of Republic of Armenia since 2007
  • Licensed by the Central Bank of Armenia as Chief Accountant and since 2006
  • American University of Armenia, MBA 2002
  • Yerevan State University, Oriental Studies 1998

Courses taught:

  • BUS 145-Introduction to Financial Accounting, CBE BAB
  • BUS 146-Introduction to Managerial Accounting, CBE BABA
  • BUS 245-Intermediate Financial Accounting, CBE BABA
  • BUS 344-Accounting For Decision Making, CBE MSSM
  • BUS 345-Financial Accounting, CBE MBA
  • BUS 355-Advanced Financial Accounting, CBE MBA
  • BUS 348-Financial Statements Analysis, CBE MBA

 

E-mail: hhovhannisyan@aua.am

Phone: +374 60 61 26 07/26 08

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Habet Madoyan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Habet Madoyan, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Habet has over 5 years of experience in teaching data science, organized different trainings and workshops in this field and consulting local and foreign companies in data science-related projects․ Habet was responsible for preparing the data and assignment for Youth Data Science Competition.

Habet has a PhD from Armenian National Academy of Sciences and MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Habet is also co-founder of a marketing research automation company myChoice (http://mychoicesurveys.com/), registered and operating in Singapore. Habet Madoyan is currently the chair of BS in Data Science program at AUA. 

 

Education: 

  • The University of Missouri, Columbia – Crosby MBA Program, May 2012
  • National Academy of Sciences of RA: Institute of Economics, June 2007
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Emphasis in Management
  • Yerevan State University of Economics, Republic of Armenia, May 2004
  • Economist-Mathematician in the Field of Math Methods and Transaction Analysis in Economy

Courses taught:

  • BUS321 – Data Mining
  • CSE341 – Data Mining
  • CSE352 – Data Science
  • CSE270 -Sports Analytics
  • BUS110 – Applied Statistics

 

E-mail: hmadoyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 99

Office location: 323w

Office hours: Always

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Isabella Adilkhanyan, MS
Lecturer
Isabella Adilkhanyan, MSLecturer

Mrs. Adilkhanyan has joined the AUA in Fall 2016. She teaches Introduction to Finance and Money, Banking and Financial Institutions courses to the bachelors of the BAB program. She has received a Master’s degree from the Yerevan State University in 2005.

In parallel to her academic career, for the last twelve years, Isabella occupied managerial positions in several companies in the financial sector of Armenia. Currently, she works as Chief Financial and Operating Officer of C-Quadrat Ampega Asset Management Armenia.

Education: 

  • 2003 Isabella has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and in 2005 a Master’s degree in Finance, both from Yerevan State University. Isabella is a CFA charter holder and a member of CFA Institute.

Courses taught:

  • BUS 226-Money, Banking & Financial Institutions
  • BUS 230-Introduction to Finance

E-mail: iadilkhanyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Edgar Begrakyan, MSE
Adjunct Lecturer
Edgar Begrakyan, MSEAdjunct Lecturer

Edgar Begrakyan is adjunct faculty at the MSCBE. He has joined the AUA team and teaches “Introduction to Finance” course (BUS 230) since 2015. He previously was adjunct faculty at the Yerevan State University. He earned his Diploma in Information Systems from Yerevan State University of Economics and his M.S. in Economics from Stockholm University.

Parallel to his academic work instructor Begrakyan is supervisor at the Central Bank of Armenia. He specializes in banking supervision and credit risk analysis. Before joining the financial supervision team he was economist/researcher at the CBA and his interests were in the area of income inequality and economic growth relationship. He has several articles on examining this relationship.

Education:

  • Master of Science in Economics, Stockholm University, Department of Economics (www.ne.su.se), 2008-2010

Courses taught:

  • BUS 230-Introduction to Finance

 

E-mail: ebegrakyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 07

Office location: 217 W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Research activities: Credit risk analysis and management

Mary Hrachoohi Boghosian, Ph.D., MBA
Adjunct Professor
Mary Hrachoohi Boghosian, Ph.D., MBAAdjunct Professor

Adjunct faculty at AUA since January 2015, teaching Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity for undergraduates at S. Manoogian College of Economics (CBE), also at Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE), and Startup Ecosystem and Social Entrepreneurship for MSSM program, and Management of Information Systems (MIS) for MBA program. Dr. Boghosian brings international experience from eight universities, together with 16 years of work experience from USA/(NASA and Air force) organizations, where she held different positions with increasing level of responsibilities in variety of space innovations and missions programs. She is a recipient of many prestigious NASA innovation awards as well as author of 40+ peer reviewed international journals articles. Since Fall 2015, Dr.Boghosian also teaches at Yerevan State University (YSU), School of Journalism, as Adjunct Faculty, developing and delivering graduate courses in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in PR and Journalism, and conducting training and workshops locally.

Education:

  • MBA (Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), NY, USA (1997)
  • PhD  (Physics of Magnetic Materials), London University, Imperial College, London, UK (1984)

Courses taught:

  • BUS211-Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AUA)

Research activities:

Startup ecosystems, Social Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in Armenian Journalism

Publications: https://www.cipr.am

E-mail: mboghosian@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 25 38; 093 144040

Office location: 235W (PAB)

Office hours: Thursday (12:30 PM to 2:30 PM) or by appointment

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Anna Hambardzumyan, MS
Lecturer
Anna Hambardzumyan, MSLecturer

Anna Hambardzumyan is Instructor on Intermediate Managerial Accounting and been teaching at AUA from fall 2016. Ms. Hambardzumyan also teaches Managerial Accounting at the Agribusiness Teaching Center. Anna Hambardzumyan has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector. Her core experience is in internal auditing, governance, risk management, and internal controls. Currently, Ms. Hambardzumyan works as an Internal Auditor at the Central Bank of Armenia since 2010 and is a chartered accountant and a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is also Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree, Major in International Economic Relations, Yerevan State University, 07.07.2005
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Economist, Yerevan State University, 30.05.2003

Courses taught:

  • BUS247 -Intermediate Managerial Accounting

E-mailahambardzumyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 08; 091 43 84 68

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Sevak Kamalyan, MBA
Lecturer
Sevak Kamalyan, MBALecturer

Sevak Kamalyan, MBA, Instructor on Management Information Systems and Operations Management. Sevak Kamalyan has joined the BAB team in Winter 2017. He received his MBA with concentration in Finance from American University of Armenia in 2016.

Apart from academics, he is an active Entrepreneur providing Data Science services to Pharmaceutical Industry.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, American University of Armenia,  2014 – 2016
  • BS IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Armenian State University of Economics Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, 2005 –  2009

Courses taught:

  • BUS 280-Operations Management
  • BUS 281-Management Information Systems

 

E-mail: skamalyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 22

Office location: 232W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Dmitriy Kha, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Dmitriy Kha, Ph.D.Lecturer

Dr. Dmitriy Kha joined the AUA College of Business and Economics in 2017, teaching Applied Statistics and Introduction to Econometrics courses to BAB students. Dr. Kha has over 18 years of teaching experience at various international institutions around the world.  He played a key role in developing the International School of Economics in 2010-2014, a joint program run by the London School of Economics and Kazakh-British Technical University in Kazakhstan.

Dr. Kha earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA. He has published on election competition and is currently doing research in marriage economics.

Education:

Dmitriy Kha, Ph.D. Suffolk University, 2010

Courses taught:

  • BUS 110 Applied Statistics
  • ECON224 Introduction to Econometrics

Research activities:

Marriage Economics, Inflation

Publications: 

“Three-Candidate Spatial Competition When Candidates Have Valence: Stochastic Voting” (with Haldun Evrenk), Public Choice, June 2011, Volume 147, Issue 3-4, pp. 421-438.

E-mail: dmitriy.kha@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 07

Office location: 221W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment via email

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Mher Martirosyan, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Mher Martirosyan, Ph.D.Lecturer

Prof. Martirosyan has joined the CBE team in Fall 2015. He has been teaching a wide range of mathematical courses for more than two decades at Yerevan State University. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Analysis by YSU in 1999, and assigned to a position of Associate Professor in 2005. Prof. Martirosyan is author of many scientific papers published in local and international journals. In parallel to his university and research career, he is an International Baccalaureate Examiner and co-founder of Mathico.

Education:
Mher Martirosyan, Ph.D. in Mathematical Analysis, YSU, 1999

Courses taught: 
BUS 109 – Business Mathematics

Publications:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/31qzwdalfgibrce/List%20of%20publications.docx?dl=0

E-mail: mhmartirosyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 99

Office location: 317W (PAB)

Office hours: Monday (14:15-15:15), Friday (15:00-16:00)

 

Vahe Movsisyan, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Vahe Movsisyan, Ph.D.Lecturer

Vahe Movsisyan, PhD, Instructor on Applied Statistics course. Dr. Movsisyan has joined the BAB team in 2013. He received a diploma in Economics from Armenian State Institute of Economics in 2004 and was awarded a PhD. degree in Economics by Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI) in 2007.

Dr. Movsisyan started his professional career as a financial market analyst at the Monetary Police Department (2005-2006) of the Central Bank of Armenia, after he moved to Statistics Department (2007-2015). In 2015 he has joined Economic Research Department. He has participated and presented methodological and applied research papers in numerous national and international conferences. He is a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) and International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS).

Dr. Movsisyan is a co-founder and of Datamotus LLC, a company that provides Data mining and statistical analysis services.

Education:

  • Vahe Movsisyan, PhD, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, 2007

Courses taught:

  • BUS 110 – Applied Statistics

 

Publications: 

  1. Accuracy of Expectations in Business Surveys: Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia
    https://www.bis.org/ifc/events/wsc_isi/ips023_galstyan_paper.pdf
  2. Economic Policy Uncertainty for Armenia: Armenian Economic Association 2018 annual Conference, June 15, 2018
    http://aea.am/files/papers/w1805.pdf
  3. The Relationship between Education and the Dimensions of Social Capital in Armenia: Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia
    http://www.crrc.am/hosting/file/_static_content/conferences/2013_june/CRRC-Social_Capital-Conference.pdf
  4. Social Engagement in Armenia: Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia
    http://www.crrc.am/hosting/file/_static_content/publications/Vahe%20Movsisyan%2C%20Social%20Engagement%20in%20Armenia%2C%202012.pdf
  5. Quantification of qualitative data: the case of the Central Bank of Armenia: Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia
    http://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb33.htm
  6. Consumer Confidence Survey in Armenia: Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia
    http://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb30.htm

E-mail: vmovsisyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 25 38;+374 93591989

Office location: 235W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Hovsep Patvakanyan, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Hovsep Patvakanyan, Ph.D.Lecturer

Dr. Patvakanyan has joined MSCBE team in 2017. Dr. Patvakanyan taught several courses on Intermediate and Advanced Econometrics at Russian-Armenian University since 2013 and has published articles on monetary economics, migration, taxation in Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia. In 2016, he published a book on “Inflation forecasting: how much should we care about external factors?” in Saarbrucken, Germany.

In parallel to his academic career, Hovsep Patvakanyan is working as an Economist-Consultant contracted by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and is the Founder and CEO of the platform Invest in Armenia. For 4 years he has been engaged with Washington based Jacobs, Cordova & Associates in the capacity of regulatory cost assessment expert engaged with Governments of Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. His short-term contracts cover working with German Federal Foreign Office, US Embassy of Armenia, International Visegrad Fund, World Federation of United Nations, etc.

Education:

  • Russian-Armenian University, PhD in Economics, 2016
  • Central European University, MA in Economics, 2013
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Erasmus+ Program, 2009

Courses taught: 

  • ECON 224-Introduction to Econometrics

Research activities: Monetary Economics, Migration Economics, SME Development

E-mail: hpatvakanyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 01

Office location: 223W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Emil Vassilyan
Lecturer
Emil VassilyanLecturer

Emil Vassilyan, FCCA, Instructor on Intermediate Auditing. Mr. Vassilyan has joined the MSCBE team in Winter 2017. Mr. Vassilyan has an extensive training experience teaching auditing, International Financial Reporting Standards for both students and those already working in the public practice. Mr. Vassilyan has also delivered trainings for the students who desire to get the qualifications offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK).

In parallel to his academic career, Mr. Vassilyan is the Head of Assurance and Partner of the leading audit firm in Armenia – Grant Thornton cjsc. He has started his career in this firm from 1999 and starting from 2003 he has been promoted to a partner of the firm. Mr. Vassilyan is also a member of different professional groups organized within Grant Thornton International (GTI). Recently he has been nominated as a person in charge for the trainings and support of the new audit tool in the regions of the CIS and the Middle East. Currently Mr. Vassilyan participates in the courses of Senior Leadership Program offered by the GTI together with the Oxford University (he will get the certificate by the end of 2018).

Courses taught:

  • BUS 254 – Intermediate Auditing

 

E-mail: evassilyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 07; +37493 42 09 17

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Kristine Sargsyan, MBA
Lecturer
Kristine Sargsyan, MBALecturer

Kristine Sargsyan is teaching business communication at American University of Armenia starting from 2016. She brings together more than twenty years of coaching and consulting experience in public speaking and organizational development. Previously Sargsyan worked for TACIS, World Learning, USDA, Unicef, UNDP, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Caritas Armenia, Real Medicine Foundation and TED. With a background in foreign languages, Sargsyan obtained her MBA from CMU.

Kristine Sargsyan is the founder and licensee of TEDxYerevan conference in Armenia. In 2010 Sargsyan became an International Visitor Leadership Program fellow – a US Embassy Program, financed by the US Department of State. She is also a TED OTP fellow and TED Global participant. In 2015 she has been recognized as one of the 28 TED-Ed Program innovative educators, selected from 250000 educators worldwide. In 2017 Sargsyan has been recognized as one of the 21 remarkable women changing the Eastern Europe. In 2018 Kristine Sargsyan has become a Skoll World Forum fellow, at Oxford Saaid Business School.

Education:

  • MBA, CMU 2006-2008

Courses taught:

  • BUS 177 – Business Communication

E-mail: kristine.sargsyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 16

Office location: 231W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Anna Tabidze, MA
Lecturer
Anna Tabidze, MALecturer

Anna Tabidze, Instructor of Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business has joined MSCBE team upon relocation to Armenia in January 2017. Ms. Tabidze has graduated from Rijskuniveriteit Groningen in the Netherlands and Tbilisi State University in Georgia, currently she is engaged in postgraduate study at University College London, the UK. Anna Tabidze has served as an assistant professor since 2007 at Caucasus University, School of Law as well as at the Center of Social Sciences, Tbilisi State University/Soros Foundation.

Along with her academic career, Ms. Tabidze has carried out research on Crimes Against Humanity in East Timor, served as a consultant with international organizations in Sri Lanka, Georgia and Armenia and has worked at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Ms. Tabidze’s private sector experience covers legal practice with MKD Law Firm since 2007 advising KPMG, NewsCorp and Rompetrol on market applicable legal regulations. Public sector employment of Ms. Tabidze includes her engagement as a legal specialist with the investigation team of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia on sexual misconduct in peacekeeping missions abroad.

Education:

  • MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management, University College London/Institute of Education, the United Kingdom, 2019
  • International Law and the Law of International Organizations, LLM, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2007
  • LLB, Public International Law, Tbilisi State University, Georgia, 2005

Courses taught:

  • BUS 112 – Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Publications:

Employing Workers, Reforming through Difficult Times, Doing Business, co-publication of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and Palgrave Macmillan;

Admitting Pharmaceutical Products into the Georgian Market –Overview and Highlights, publication of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia;

Georgia: Trademark vs. Domain – Shortfalls in the Regulation of the Issue, Magisters IP/TMT Group. Issue 2. October 13;

Starting Business, Doing Business, co-publication of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and Palgrave Macmillan;

Getting Credit, Doing Business, co-publication of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and Palgrave Macmillan;

Teaching Analytical Reasoning and Legal Writing: Problems and Ways to Solve Them, Teaching Theory and Academic Writing: A Guide to Undergraduate Lecturing, Ed. Malte Brosig; Kinga Kas;

 

E-mail: atabidze@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 05

Office location: 220W (PAB)

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.00-13.00 and by appointment

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Marianna Movsesyan, MBA
Lecturer
Marianna Movsesyan, MBALecturer

Marianna Movsesyan, MBA, ACCA, joined the MSCBE team in Spring 2014. Ms. Movsesyan teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting in BAB program. Her academic experience includes teaching ACCA courses in IAB center. Marianna has extensive experience in audit and assurance with PwC including managing audit engagements and supervising professional staff. Her career with PwC also brought her to Moscow where she worked for the Insurance division for two years. Her clients included Kapital Insurance Group, Chartis, Alico, ACE Insurance, Zurich Insurance, etc.

In parallel to her academic career, for the last four years, Ms. Movsesyan occupies the position of the CFO at Megafood LLC, a company specialized in import and distribution.

Marianna earned her MBA from AUA and Bachelor degree from Yerevan State University, department of Economics. Marianna is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has been the first prizewinner on several ACCA papers in Armenia.

Education:

  • MBA with specialization in Finance and Accounting: American University of Armenia, 2006.
  • BA in Economics: Yerevan State University, 2004.

Courses taught:

  • BUS 145-Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS 146-Introduction to Managerial Account

 

E-mail: mmovsesyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 07/26 08

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Hrant Davtyan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Hrant Davtyan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Hrant Davtyan joined the MS CBE team in 2016 as an Adjunct Lecturer of Business Mathematics, Principles of Macroeconomics and Business Analytics courses. His research interests range from Game theory to Mechanism Design to Machine Learning

Hrant Davtyan is also the co-founder and CTO of METRIC research center and a contracted expert providing consultancy on Statistics and Economics to several private and international organizations. His core competences and expertise include Big Data Analytics, Statistical Modelling, Customer/HR Analytics and Operations Management.

Education:

PhD in Management and Economics

Courses taught:

MGMT325-Business Analytics

 

E-mail: hdavtyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 24

Office  location: 234W (PAB)

Office hoursFridays, 5-6 pm

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Eliza Tigranyan, MBA
Lecturer
Eliza Tigranyan, MBALecturer

Eliza Tigranyan has joined the CBE team in Spring Semester 2014.   Ms. Tigranyan is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of Glasgow, UK, Management Consultant and Armenian Licensed Auditor. She upgraded her professional knowledge in several Western European countries, USA and in the University of Cambridge, Judge Institute of Management Studies (UK).

Ms. Tigranyan has about 25 years of combined experience in strategic business planning, financial management and forecasting, financial modeling, business and investment valuations, feasibility and sector studies, value chain analysis. She also has extensive experience in transaction support services and enterprise, project and NGO audit, internal audit; experience in loan disbursement, grant making activities and monitoring projects after getting financed.

In addition, Ms. Tigranyan has conducted trainings for managers of established and startup companies, for the clients and staff of international organizations and banks.  She has work experience in Armenia and in a number of CIS and Western European countries.  Ms. Tigranyan has extensive practice in project and company management and employment records in several international consulting companies and organizations.  She worked for 17 years in Grant Thornton in Corporate Advisory Department and had a position of Senior Manager.

Education:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK), Qualification: Chartered Certified Accountant, 2002-2005
  • University of Cambridge, Judge Institute of Management Studies (UK) Executive Management and Leadership Program, 2003 – 2003
  • American University of Armenia (Affiliate of the University of California, USA), College of Business Administration, Degree: MBA, 1993 – 1994
  • Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, Department of Computer Sciences, Degree: Engineer of Computer Sciences, 1985 – 1990
  • Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, Department of Public Sciences, Degree: Journalist, 1987 – 1989

Courses taught: 

  • BUS 146- Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 253-Introduction to Auditing
  • BUS 145-Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS 248- Introductions to Financial Statement Analysis

 

E-mail: etigranyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 07; 093 40 39 89

Office location:  217 W (PAB)

Office hours: Wednesday 12:30 pm-13:30 pm and by appointment via email

Samson Avetian, MBA
Lecturer
Samson Avetian, MBALecturer

Samson Avetian is Adjunct Faculty at CBE since winter 2015. He teaches micro and macroeconomics for undergraduates and has a 6 day annual commitment at Heratsi Medical University teaching fundamentals of business and economics for Executive MBA students. Mr. Avetian has MBA from Harvard Business School, MSc. In Financial and Industrial Management from Gothenburg University and BSc. in International Relations from Stockholm University.

Mr.Avetian is also active in the private sector managing a boutique investment company Avetian & Co, is co-founder of Angel Investment Club of Armenia, advises and consults private sector entities, publishes economic research on the proprietary site Ainsights.am and is expecting to publish a book on Armenia’s economy since its independence.

  • Managing Director of Avetian & Co, a macro research firm
  • Co-founder and VP of Angel Investor Club of Armenia
  • Author of the book: “Armenian Economy: the Next 25 Years.”
  • MBA, Harvard; MSc in Financial Management, Gothenburg School of Business; BSc in International Relations, Stockholm University
  • President of the Harvard Club of Armenia, 2013 & 2017

Education:

  • Harvard Business School, MBA, 2010
  • Stockholm University, BSc. in International Relations, 2006
  • Gothenburg University, MSc. In Financial and Industrial Management, 2004

Courses taught:

  • ECON-122 -Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

Research activities:

  • Book titled “Armenia’s Economy – the Next 25 years and 3 Ways to Restructure” is due to be published end of 2018.
  • Other macroeconomic research on Armenia and the global economy is published at Ainisghts.am

E-mail: savetian@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 26 24; +37496 53 30 00

Office location: 234w (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

 

 

Liana Tadevosyan, MBA
Lecturer
Liana Tadevosyan, MBALecturer

Liana Tadevosyan, MBA, adjunct instructor has joined the MSCBE team in the Summer of 2016. Mrs. Tadevosyan teaches several courses to bachelor students at AUA, such as Strategic Brand Management, International Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Integrated Marketing Communications.
She received her MBA from Lund University, School of Economics and Management in Sweden in 2008.
In parallel to her academic career, Mrs. Tadevosyan also is a founding partner at “Gradus Solutions” consultancy for strategic management; founding partner at “LAVNA” business initiative that promotes healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Throughout her career she has worked both in the non-profit as well as profit sectors and her marketing portfolio includes a diverse specter of industries. Currently Liana holds the position of the GM at Nova Hotel Yerevan, a boutique hotel on Sayat-Nova avenue.

Courses Taught:
BUS 262  – Consumer Behavior
BUS 263  – Brand Management
BUS 265 –  International Marketing
BUS 276  – Integrated Marketing Communications

 

E-mail: ltadevosyan@aua.am

Phone: +37460 61 25 69

Office Location: 237W (PAB)

Office Hours: By appointment only via email