MBA Faculty - College of Business and Economics (CBE)  

MBA Faculty

Mané Beglaryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, MBA Program Chair
Mané Beglaryan, Ph.D.Associate Professor, MBA Program Chair

Mané Beglaryan joined AUA in 2011 initially teaching in the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program and, subsequently, at the School of Business and Management. She has been a full-time lecturer at CBE since 2012. In 2018 she assumed a position as assistant professor teaching courses in Foundations of Management, Organizational Behavior, Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, HRM, Managing People and Organizations and Managerial Negotiations in the Bachelor of Arts in Business (BAB), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and MBA programs. She has supervised a number of internships and capstones for undergraduate and graduate students, and has coached many students in making a successful transition to the marketplace and getting employed. In February 2020 Dr. Beglaryan was appointed as the Program Chair of MBA.
Within the Erasmus+ mobility program, Dr. Beglaryan has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Audencia School of Business, France; University of Murcia, Spain; Warocque School of Business, University of Mons, Belgium; and Frederick University, Cyprus. She has served on several academic standing and ad-hoc committees, including the Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Senate as vice-chair, as well as on student admissions and faculty selection and interview panels for BAB, MS in Management and the MBA programs. Her research interests include leadership traits and characteristics, organizational learning and corporate culture ecosystem,  strategic human resource management, employee wellness and innovative work behavior (IWB).

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 -MBA program: Managing People and Organizations (BUS 305, 3 credits), Human Resource Management (BUS 307, 3 credits), Managerial Negotiations ( 2 credits).
  • MGMT 341 – in  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: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 15

Office location:  230W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Theofanis Varvoglis, Ph.D.
Professor
Theofanis Varvoglis, Ph.D.Professor

Faculty member’s name: Theofanis Varvoglis

Contacts (E-mail, telephone): [email protected],+374 60 61 2569

Office hours and room: PAB 237W

Short bio-career description of the faculty member

Fanis Varvoglis has a Doctorate in Marketing from Virginia Tech and specializes in Marketing Strategy and Entrepreneurial Decision Making. He is also an internationally certified mediator specializing in corporate disputes. He has been a professor of Marketing at San Diego State University, California, USA, adjunct professor at the University of Macedonia and the University of the Aegean in Greece, and Chair of the Business School at the American College of Thessaloniki. Since 2017 he is professor of Marketing at the American University of Armenia.

Essays and articles of his have been published in American, European, and Greek publications, and he has appeared on American and Greek television on issues relating to Marketing. He has implemented and coordinated studies and research in the private sector both domestically and abroad on education, strategy for corporations, startups, and not-for-profit organizations.

In 1998 he was president of the Greek Institute of Marketing, Macedonia, Greece. In 1997 he founded the volunteer group of the Alumni Association of the American College of Anatolia, of which he was a member of the Executive Board from 1995 to 1999 and president from 1999 to 2001. He has been a trustee of Anatolia College from 2001 to 2012 and a member of the Board of Directors of the State Museum of Contemporary Art from 2011 to 2014. He was President of the Anatolia Alumni Association in Athens in 2015. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Anatolia School of Business Entrepreneurship Hub from 2014 to 2016.

Education and Degrees:

  • Doctorate in Marketing from Virginia Tech, USA
  • MBA, Adelphi University, USA
  • Bachelor in Macroeconomics, University of Macedonia, Greece

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Courses taught:

  • Marketing Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Pricing Competition
  • Market Research
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Advertising
  • Industrial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

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Areas of specialization:

  • Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Pricing

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Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.Visiting Professor

Dr. Aboolian is a Professor of Operations Management and the Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management Department. He was also the Faculty Director of Specialized Accelerated MBA (SAMBA) program during the first two years of the program. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. He teaches Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Revenue Management, Business Forecasting, Business Statistics, Project Management and Decision Models at undergraduate and MBA levels.

Education 

  • Ph.D.  Operations Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1998-2002
  • M.S.    System Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1989-1993
  • B.Sc.   Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1984-1989

Courses taught:

  • BUS 324-Business Analytics (AmericanUniversity of Armenia)
  • BUS 382-Supply Chain Management  (AmericanUniversity of Armenia)

Research activities:

 Supply Chain Management

  • Facility Location
  • Non-Linear Integer Programming
  • Production-Distribution Network Design
  • Preventive Health Care System Design

 

E-mail[email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location: TBD

Office hours: By appointment only via email

 

Dr. Aleksandr Grigoryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Aleksandr Grigoryan, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Dr. Aleksandr Grigoryan has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Turin (UOT) and a Master’s degree from the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna (IAS). Since 2009, he has worked at the Research Department in the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) and has taught at the American University of Armenia (AUA), the School of Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA). Since April 2012, he has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics (CBE) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at the AUA. Dr. Grigoryan has served as the chair of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the CBE from 2014-2020. His research covers various development topics, such as microfinance, migration, poverty, gender, monetary policy, and international trade. Dr. Grigoryan has publications in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Empirical Economics, International Migration, Eastern European Economics, International Economic Journal, and Journal of Income Distribution, among other journals. He has a rich experience in economic research and policy consultancy in collaboration with well-known international organizations.

Dr. Grigoryan is a board member of the Armenian Economic Association (AEA) and served as the AEA president from 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 Honor)

Courses taught:

  • Time Series Econometrics (ECON 229)
  • Research Methods (BUS 295)
  • Data Analysis for Business Decisions (BUS 320)

Publications: 

  • Armenak Antinyan, Vardan Baghdasaryan, and Aleksandr Grigoryan (2022). Charitable giving, social capital, and positional concerns. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2022.
  • Aleksandr Grigoryan and Knar Khachatryan (2022). Remittances and emigration intentions: Evidence from Armenia. International Migration, pages 1–37, 2022.
  • Aleksandr Grigoryan, Knar Khachatryan, Knarik Ayvazyan, and Pundarik Mukhopadhaya (2022). Chapter 23: Financial inclusion and poverty: evidence from a developing country. Forthcoming in Handbook of Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Development. Edited by Valentina Hartarska and Robert Cull. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022.
  • Vardan Baghdasaryan, Aleksandr Grigoryan, Hrant Davtyan, and Knar Khachatryan (2022). Comparison of econometric and deep learning approaches for credit default classification. Strategic Change, volume 30, pages 257–268, 2021.
  • Narek Ohanyan and Aleksandr Grigoryan (2020). Measuring monetary policy: rules versus discretion. Empirical Economics, volume 61, pages 35–60, 2020.
  • Gor A. Khachatryan and Aleksandr Grigoryan (2020). Export growth dynamics and real exchange rate: Evidence from Armenia. International Economic Journal, volume 34, pages 493–509, 2020.
  • Aleksandr Grigoryan, Knar Khachatryan, and Vahram Ter-Matevosyan (2019). Armenia-Turkey border opening: what determines the attitude of Armenians? Caucasus Survey, volume 7, pages 25–43, 2019.
  • Knar Khachatryan, Valentina Hartarska, and Aleksandr Grigoryan (2017). Performance and capital structure of microfinance institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Eastern European Economics, volume 55, pages 395–419, 2017.
  • Aleksandr Grigoryan. A model with indivisible investments in different environments (2015). Armenian Economic Journal, volume 1, pages 109–144. Armenian Economic Association, 2015.
  • Aleksandr Grigoryan (2013). A model for anocracy. Journal of Income Distribution, volume 22, pages 3–24, March 2013.

 

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 14

Office location: 230W (PAB)

Office Hours: 16:30 – 17:30, Tue/Thur and by appointment

 

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: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 22

Office location: 232W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment

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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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Marianna Amirbekyan
Adjunct Lecturer
Marianna AmirbekyanAdjunct Lecturer

Marianna Amirbekyan is a CFO in Central Bank of Armenia, leading financial planning, reporting and accounting teams. She is an EMBA student at Said business school, University of Oxford and a full member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of Glasgow, UK. Having profound knowledge of IFRS, financial analysis, internal and external auditing she has provided lecturing in top Armenian universities and professional trainings over the last 10 years.

She has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of the Republic of Armenian In 2014 and was nominated for the AUA Teaching Excellence Award for 2014-2015.

 

Education:

  • Since Jan 2020 EMBA student at Said business school, University of Oxford
  • Since 2014 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK Glasgow FCCA member
  • 2004-2007 “International Accountancy Training Centre” Education Fund (IATC), Armenia, Yerevan Master degree in Accountancy
  • 2000-2004 Yerevan State University, Armenia, Yerevan Bachelor of Economics

Courses taught

  • BUS348 Financial Statement Analysis

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location: TBD

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Armen Avakian, MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Armen Avakian, MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Faculty member’s name: Armen A. Avakian

Contacts (E-mail, telephone): [email protected],060 61 26 05

Office hours and room: N/A

Short bio-career description of the faculty member

Mr. Armen A. Avakian is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Hacker at Metrica Group. He was previously an advisor to the Prime Minister of Armenia, the CEO of Business Armenia and a Partner/Regional Director at the Garrison Marketing Group.

Armen has personally overseen projects that cover over 120 brands worldwide. He has operated in over 25 countries. His client list includes, but is not limited to Danone, Carlsberg, EFES, P&G (multiple countries), Carlsberg Balkans, LEGO Denmark, Sportmaster Russia, Raiffeisen Bank Hungary, etc.

Armen is a Professor of Applied Marketing Strategies (MBA level) at the American University of Armenia. He has previously also taught at CEU Business School based in Budapest, Skolkovo, IE Business School, etc.

He is also the Pavilion Director for Armenia as a participant of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Armen is a published marketer with articles in leading marketing and advertising magazines in different countries.

Education and Degrees:

  • MBA, CEU Business School
    MA in Finance, Armenia State University of Economics

CV (uploaded)

Courses taught:

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing

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Articles:

The Doctor House of Marketing

Nov 1, 2012

BrandAge Magazine Turkey

The Consumer Perspective – Celebrities and Brands Alignment

Apr 2013

MediaCat Turkey

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Varoujan Avedikian (MPA, LL.M.)
Adjunct Lecturer
Varoujan Avedikian (MPA, LL.M.)Adjunct Lecturer

Varoujan Avedikian teaches Adaptive Leadership at the AUA Business School and Creating Business Transactions at the LL.M. program. He also teaches Business and Financial Laws at the French University in Armenia since 2000. Currently Varoujan is the Managing Partner at TK & Partners Legal and Advisory and advises clients on corporate and financial law matters. Before joining the law firm, he was the General Counsel of the Central Bank of Armenian for 12 years, where he also established the Insurance Foundation of Servicemen and leads it since 2017. Varoujan is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School (MPA), Boston University (LL.M.), University of Leicester (LL.M.) and University of Nicosia (BA).

Courses taught

  • BUS 309 – Leadership
  • LAW 359 Topics in Business Law: Creating Business Transactions
  • LAW 359 – Topics in Business Law: The Impact of Financial Regulation on Us

 

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: by appointment by email only

Ara Chalabyan, MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Ara Chalabyan, MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Mr. Chalabyan is an adjunct lecturer, teaching Auditing and Finance to MBA and MSM cohorts.  Mr. Chalabyan holds an MBA from AUA and a Bachelor degree from the Yerevan State University.  Mr. Chalabyan holds a Chartered Certified Accountant certification (ACCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC). Mr. Chalabyan is the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Armenia, an active member of Financial Services Guidance Committee at Global Institute of Internal Auditors in Florida, and  ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).

Education:

  • MBA, AUA, 2001
  • Bachelor of Economics, YSU, 1997

Courses taught:

  • BUS330 – Financial Management
  • BUS332 – Corporate Finance
  • BUS353 – Audit and Evaluation Controls
  • MGMT326 –  Managerial Finance

Awards:

AUA Teaching Excellence Award 2018
ATC Teaching Excellence Award 2016

Publications:

Elevating Team Performance – Internal Auditor Magazine, 2018 April issue

E-mail[email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location: 209W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Martin Galstyan, Ph.D., MPA
Adjunct Lecturer
Martin Galstyan, Ph.D., MPAAdjunct Lecturer

Dr. Galstyan teaches Industry and Competitive Analysis in affiliation with Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. His core expertise is in strategy formulation and implementation, analysis of competitiveness, theory and practice of adaptive leadership, and statistics. Mr. Galstyan is the Head of Statistics Department to Governor at Central Bank of Armenia. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a doctorate degree in International Economics from Yerevan State University. Dr. Galstyan has presented research finding and participated in numerous national and international professional conferences.

Education:
 John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, MPA 2010

Courses taught:

  • BUS 327 – Microeconomics of competitiveness in affiliation with Harvard Business School
  • BUS 302 – Intro to Business strategy

 

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Garegin Gevorgyan, Ph.D., MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Garegin Gevorgyan, Ph.D., MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Dr. Gevorgyan teaches Corporate Finance and Risk Management at AUA MBA program. His core expertise is in corporate finance and valuation, risk management and investments, strategic management, capital markets and investment management and microfinance. Garegin is the CEO of SEF International, a WorldVision microfinance operation in Armenia. Prior to that Garegin consulted for Symbiotics, a microfinance intermediary, on bond issuance for Armenian lenders, developed renewable energy financing program at Cascade Credit with EBRD and World Bank. He has also, helped set up a financial services group, advised Armenian banks on risk management, developed investment proposals for venture capital firms in NY, USA, and set up risk management systems for international reserves at Central Bank of Armenia. Dr. Gevorgyan holds a Doctorate degree from Yerevan State University, an MBA from Hofstra University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Education: 

  • General Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA, May 2016
  • MBA with Distinction, Hofstra University, Zarb School of Business, NY, USA, 2001
  • Ph.D. in Economics and Finance, Masters in Economics with Honors, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, 1999, 1996    

Courses taught:

  • BUS 336-Management of Financial Institutions
  • BUS 338-Investment Management and Analysis
  • BUS 339-Special Topics in Finance: Behavioral Finance
  • BUS 311-Entrepreneurship

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location: 208E (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Research activities: Product development, digital strategy, entrepreneurship

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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.

Education

  • Legal degree from Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University in 2006
  • Ph.D in Public International Law from Yerevan State University in 2009

 

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +37460 61 26 15
Office location: 230W (PAB)
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Samson Avetian, MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Samson Avetian, MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Faculty member’s name: Samson Avetian

Contacts (E-mail, telephone): [email protected],+374 (0) 96 533 000

Office hours and room: 234w, upon booking

Short bio-career description of the faculty member:

  • VP and Cofounder of Angel Investor Club of Armenia;
  • Board Member at Riviera Capital;
  • Invited professor at EMBA at YSMU;
  • Founder and MD at Avetian & Co;
  • Senior Consultant at Capgemini Consulting

Education and Degrees: Harvard University (MBA);

Gothenburg University (MS in Fin & Ind Mgnt);

Stockholm University (BS in Int Relations)

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Courses taught:

  • Managerial Economics (MBA);
  • Principles of Microeconomics (Undergrad);
  • Principles of Macroeconomics(Undergrad)

Mission

  • Education: Circulate contemporary best practices among students and participants with focus on business & management, new technology, innovation and productivity for the benefit of the domestic economic development
  • Outreach: To facilitate community development within one’s own network and more specifically between Armenia and the diaspora business people and entrepreneurs
  • Research: Build on international and diaspora sourced best practices, thought leadership and market know-how in the domains of business and entrepreneurship

Areas of specialization:

  • Entrepreneurship, Finance & Business
  • Economics & Armenian Economy

Projects and researches conducted:

Title of the research/project

 

Podcast host: TechCastAM

 

Book Author: Armenia’s Economy: The Next 25 Years and 3 Ways to Adjust The Ugly, The Bad and The Beautiful

Founder and blog editor: Ainsights.am

Field/ Disciplines

 

Entrepreneurship, innovation and sciences in Armenia and the Diaspora

 

International macroeconomics, Armenia, Development economics

International macroeconomics

Partners

EVN Report

 

Publications:

Articles: Various articles and opinion pieces published in Forbes Armenia, EVN Report, Azatutyun.am, Hetq.am and various other news outlets

Vahe Movsisyan, PhD
Adjunct Lecturer
Vahe Movsisyan, PhDAdjunct Lecturer

Dr. Movsisyan joined AUA in 2013. He started his professional career at the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) and worked at the Monetary Police Department (2005-2006), Statistics Department (2007-2015), and Economic Research Department (2015-2020) and left CBA in 2020. He has participated in and presented methodological and applied research papers at numerous national and international conferences. He has been a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) for 5-6 years. Dr. Movsisyan is a co-founder of Datamotus LLC, a company that provides Data mining and statistical analysis services.

Higher Education:

  • Diploma in Economics, Armenian State Institute of Economics, 1999-2004 ,
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI), 2007.

Courses taught:

  • BUS 110 – Applied Statistics
  • BUS 50 – Pre-term Quantitative Methods
  • BUS 320 – Data Analysis for Business Decisions
  • BUS 321 – Data Mining for Business
  • ECON 310 – Economic Statistics
  • CS 107 – Probability
  • CS 108 – Statistics
  • DS 110 – Statistics 2

Areas of specialization:

  • Statistical Analysis
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Data Science

Publications:

1. Accuracy of Expectations in Business Surveys

Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

2017 61st ISI World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, Morocco:

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://www.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

Social Capital: Definitions, Applications, Cultural contexts: CRRC-Armenia 2013 Conference on Social Capital Proceedings, 6 June 2013

https://www.crrc.am/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CRRC-Social_Capital-Conference.pdf (pp 26-39)

4. Social Engagement in Armenia

Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) – Armenia: A program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Yerevan, December 24, 2012,

https://www.academia.edu/5900839/Social_engagement_in_Armenia

5. Quantification of qualitative data: the case of the Central Bank of Armenia

Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

IFC Bulletin No 33, The IFC’s contribution to the 57th ISI Session, Durban, July 2010

(https://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb33t.pdf)

6. Consumer Confidence Survey in Armenia

Martin Galstyan and Vahe Movsisyan, Central Bank of Armenia

IFC Bulletin No 30: The use of surveys by central banks, July 2009

(https://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb30d.pdf#page=43 )

Office location: 337W, PAB

Office hours: By appointment

Artashes Tonoyan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Artashes Tonoyan, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Artashes Tonoyan brings to his teaching 20+ years of executive and leadership experience in entrepreneurial companies having undertaken numerous executive roles as either CEO, Private Equity (PE) Investor, Lender, Sell-side and Fund Raising Adviser.

He took up a position of CEO of GoodCredit (www.goodcredit.am), a start-up specialist non-bank financial institution in SME/micro- and consumer finance space back in 2012. In 3 years, he scaled it up and successfully sold it to a strategic investor (one of the biggest European digital consumer lender – 4finance.com) and where he was retained as a CEO (and later combined Board’s Chairman role) to lead the digital transformation initiative.

Before GoodCredit, Artashes Tonoyan worked for 6 years as a banker at EBRD, based in London/Yerevan, in the Small-cap PE team (up to USD 10 million of growth investments for minority positions in frontier markets of Caucasus and Central Asia). He has experience in full PE cycle: origination, due diligence and valuation, structuring and closing, post-investment management and value creation (including holding of Board seats) and exits.

Before joining the EBRD in 2006, he was involved with development and economic policy design and implementation as a public servant and later as a consultant. He has extensive experience in the economic policy field such as with competition policy and consumer lending regulation issues.

His interests lie in such sectors as fintech, banking retail/FMCG/HORECA, telecommunications, real estate and building materials sectors.

Education

  • Diploma in Economics from Yerevan State University (1998),
  • MBA from American University of Armenia (2000),
  • Post-graduate degree in Competition Policy from Institute of Economy and Management (2001)
  • Masters in Finance from London Business School (2011).
Emil Vassilyan
Adjunct Lecturer
Emil VassilyanAdjunct Lecturer

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: [email protected]

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

Office location: 217W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Mihran Aroian, MBA
Visiting Lecturer
Mihran Aroian, MBAVisiting Lecturer

Mihran Aroian is an entrepreneur and teacher. Mr. Aroian taught at one of the top 20 business schools in the USA – the McCombs College of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Management. In addition, he is the faculty-in-residence for Student Judicial Services working with faculty and administrators from around the campus to improve academic integrity at the university. Mr. Aroian is also a part-time lecturer at the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University. As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in several start-up companies and has experience in the transference of technology from academia to industry. Most recently, he has been involved with two companies in the pharmaceutical industry – Science Partners, Inc. and The Bruckner Group. Mr. Aroian spent five years in the venture capital industry working for one of the largest venture capital firms in the USA – Austin Ventures. In his spare time, Mr. Aroian performs regularly with the Allandale String Quartet, works with several non-profit organizations involved in reducing domestic violence, and is chairman of the Armenian Church of Austin.

Education: 

  • MBA from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Courses taught

  • BA700 Business Strategy
  • BA396 Business Policy & Strategy (Capstone)
  • BUS313 Corporate Ethics
  • BUS390 Entrepreneurship

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 060 61 2600

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