MBA Faculty

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: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech, 1987
  • Master of Business Administration, Adelphi University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Graduate Industrial School of Economics, 1979

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

Phone: 060 61 26 14

Website: algrigoryan.weebly.com, ResearchGate

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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).
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 of Marketing and Management. She is an affiliated researcher with Knowledge, Technology and Organization (KTO) research center, SKEMA Business School (France) and GREDEG research lab, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). Her research centers on microfinance and development finance.

Dr. Khachatryan contributed to the Global Microscope 2014 of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) also consulted to Artsakhbank for Microfinance portfolio development in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Kharabagh Republic. Prior to joining the AUA, she worked at SKEMA Business School as teaching assistant lecturing both in English and French, and administering business simulations. Dr. Khachatryan was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Auburn University, Alabama; and Center European Research on Microfinance (CERMi), Belgium.

Dr. Khachatryan holds a BA in Management from French University in Armenia, MSc in International Business and MSc in Research both from SKEMA Business School, a Doctorate degree in Economics from University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and a Ph.D. in Management from SKEMA Business School. The Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Khachatryan won the 2014 SAB Trophy for Sustainable Finance.

E-mail: kkhachatryan@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 25 68

Publications:

Armenia-Turkey border opening: what determines the attitude of Armenians? (with Aleksandr Grigoryan and Vahram Ter-Matevosyan), Caucasus Survey, 2018
Performance and Capital Structure of Microfinance Institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (with Valentina Hartarska and Aleksandr Grigoryan), Eastern European Economics, 2017; 55(5):395-419.
Michael Kouchakdjian, Ph.D.
Professor, EPIC Director
Michael Kouchakdjian, Ph.D.Professor, EPIC Director

Michael Kouchakdjian is Professor in the College of Business and Economics, teaching courses in business, management, and entrepreneurship.  He is also the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center at AUA (EPIC).  Professor Kouchakdjian’s background is in the biotech industry, where most recently he was founder and president of Blue Stream Laboratories, Inc. (Cambridge, MA).  Previously at AUA, Kouchakdjian was Director of Administration (Prorector), Director of the Center for Business Research and Development, and Project Executive for the construction and startup of the AUA Business Center.

Education:

  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 1992
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1990
  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1885

Courses Taught:

  • Bus 101-Introduction to Business
  • Bus 211-Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • BUS299 –  Capstone

Room: PAB Room 235W, 520M (EPIC)

Phone: 060 61 25 38

Office hours: By appointment only

Email: mkouchak@aua.am

Websitelinkedin.com/in/mkouchak

Research interests:  Technological innovation, entrepreneurship, human capital and advanced workforce fluidity, industry cluster and ecosystem development

Publications: 

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/34809209_Michael_Kouchakdjian

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

Theofanis Varvoglis has a doctorate in Marketing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia.  He received his MBA from Adelphi University, New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Macedonia, Greece.  He has been a professor at San Diego State University, and also taught at the University of Aegean and the University of Macedonia.  His research findings have been presented in the United States at conferences of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science and has appeared on television in the United States and Greece on topics related to his specialty.  He has written articles in the area of consumer behavior, marketing strategy and non-profit marketing.  He has also participated and ran transnational European projects on education.  He is also, a certified international mediator specialized in commercial dispute resolution.  He had his own consulting firm and also worked as in independent consultant.  He was Dean of the Anatolia School of Business at the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece and served on the Board of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.  He has been a trustee of Anatolia College for 12 years and President of its Alumni Association and of the Greek Institute of Marketing as well as member of the executive board of the Greek Management Association.  His research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship, managerial decision making and consumer behavior.  He currently is Professor of Marketing at the American University of Armenia.

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech, 1987

Master of Business Administration, Adelphi University, 1982

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Graduate Industrial School of Economics, 1979.

 

Courses taught:

  • BUS 275-Market Research
  • BUS 369-Special Topics in Marketing, Price Competition
  • BUS 160-Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 262-Consumer Behavior
  • MGMT 361-Marketing Management

 

Office location: 237W PAB

Office hours: By appointment only via email

 

Research activities:

Consumer Behavior

Marketing Theory

 

Phone: 060 61 25 69

E-mail: fvarvoglis@aua.am

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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: 

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

Courses taught:

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

Office location: 232W

Email: amanoukian@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 22

Office hours: By appointment

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.

 

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Pierre Rostan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pierre Rostan, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Pierre Rostan worked for more than 12 years in the industry, having developed expertise in derivatives and risk management. He has been New Products Manager in the R&D Department of the Montreal Exchange, Canada; Risk Consultant at APT Consulting Paris and Analyst at Clearstream Luxembourg. He holds a Ph.D. in Administration from the University of Quebec, Canada. He has teaching experience on four continents in Canada, France, India, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

As an Associate Professor at the American University of Armenia, he teaches courses in the area of financial markets.

Education:

  • 1998 – 2003, the University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Ph.D. in Administration, concentration finance
  • 1996 – 1997, the University of Quebec in Montreal
  • MBA, concentration finance
  • 1992 – 1994, the University of Quebec in Montreal
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, concentration finance
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, concentration finance

Courses taught:

  • BUS 239- Special Topics in Finance BUS239
  • BUS226- Money, Banking & Financial Institutions BUS226

Office location: 229W

Email: prostan@aua.am

Phone: +3746061 2628

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Research activities:

Primary research interest is in the field of quantitative and computational finance including:

  • Asset pricing;
  • Risk management;
  • Simulation methods;
  • Forecasting.

Publications: 

Please, visit the following link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=yeOBP4EAAAAJ&hl=fr

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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:

  • 2009 – 2014 PhD in Economics Title: “Essays on Political Economy” Awarded on 28th of May, 2014 Graduate School in the Economics and Finance of Public Administration (DEFAP) Catholic University of Milan, Italy
  • 2004 – 2007 PhD in Economics (Aspirantura) Title: “Foreign Direct Investments and Development of Corporate Governance in Armenia”  Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 1999 – 2004 Diploma of Manager-Economist (with honorary distinction) Specialization: Management Yerevan State Institute of Economy, Department of Management Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2004-2010 ACCA affiliate (all exams passed)  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK

Courses Taught: ECON 221 – Intermediate Microeconomics

Office Location: 207W

E-mailvbaghdasaryan@aua.am

Phone: +374 60 61 25 67; 060 61 25 67

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

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“

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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.

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Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Maxwell School  of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, U.S.A. 2004

Doctor of Philosophy, (PhD), National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia, 2018.

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).

Office location:  230W, PAB

Email: mbeglaryan@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 15

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Publications:

  • 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.
  • Analysis of Youth Employment Opportunities in Armenia-Supporting Young Entrepreneurs, UNIDO, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, 2012, Austria.
  • Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, Gender Mapping Study: Armenia Chapter, UN WOMEN Georgia, 2012, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • How has certificate program(s) contributed to your career advancement in the workplace? (work in progress).
  • Motivational factors driving employee performance  (upcoming publication)
  • 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.

 

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

Office location: 110 M
Email: stantushyan@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 27 00

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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)

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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

Office  location: 234W

Office hoursFridays, 5-6 pm

E-mail: hdavtyan@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 01

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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
Office location: 231W (PAB Building)
Office hours: By appointment
Phone: 060 61 26 16
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)
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Ara Chalabyan, MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Ara Chalabyan, MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Mr. Chalabyan is an adjunct lecturer, teaching Auditing and Finance to MBA and MSSM 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

Office location: 209W

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Awards:

AUA Teaching Excellence Award 2018
ATC Teaching Excellence Award 2016

Publications:

Elevating Team Performance – Internal Auditor Magazine, 2018 April issue

Emailachalabyan@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 00

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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

Email: garega@gmail.com

Phone: 060 61 26 00

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Research activities: Product development, digital strategy, entrepreneurship

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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 at the 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

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Email: mgalstyan@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 00

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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:

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

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

Office location: Yerevan, Armenia

Email: hhovhannisyan@aua.am

Phone: +(374) 93 481998

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

Office location: 323w

Office hours: Always

Phone: 060 61 26 99

E-mail: hmadoyan@aua.am

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Arpi Karapetyan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Arpi Karapetyan, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Karapetyan has joined the MSCBE team in 2016. Dr. Karapetyan teaches and lectures several courses on Career Development and Human Resource Management to masters students at American University of Armenia, French University in Armenia and Yerevan State University of Armenia since 2004. She received her master’s degree in psychology in 1995 and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Social Psychology by Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in 2014. Dr. Karapetyan’s postgraduate research paper was on the theme “Ethnic Psychology: Self-portrait of Armenians.”

Arpi Karapetyan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cascade People & Business (www.cascade.am). Besides, she is the Founder & Chairman of Armenian HR Association (www.hrclub.am) and the initiator of Regional HR Conference. She is an Internationally Certified HR Professional (SPHRi, SCP), Internationally Certified Coach (ECC), trainer and consultant. Arpi has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources Management, 10 years of experience in Human Resources Consulting, Personal Training and HR Community Development, 5-years of experience in Personal and Group Coaching. She has numerous designed development programs for individuals and teams.  

To learn more visit www.arpikarapetyan.com.

Education:  

  • Postgraduate studies in ethnic psychology (Ph.d.), Institute of Ethnology and Archaeology, 2013-2014
  • Honors Diploma (Master’s) in Sociology and Psychology, Yerevan State University, 1990-1995

Courses taught:

  • Human Resource Management, AUA Extension

Email: akarapetyan@cascade.am

Phone: +374 93 900 773, 060 61 26 00

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Publications:

Ethnic Psychology: Self-portrait of Armenians”, 2011

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Ashot Arzumanyan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Ashot Arzumanyan, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Ashot Arzumanyan is co-founder and partner with SmartGateVC, a Silicon Valley pre-seed venture capital fund investing in deep tech Armenian startups. The SmartGateVC team stands behind Yerevan Machine Learning Excellence Center, Gate42 Quantum Computing Research Lab, Y-Ledger Consortium of Blockchain Developers and Armenia Startup Academy pre-acceleration program. Ashot has extensive experience in mentorship, investment advisory and deal structuring for companies across many sectors, as well as consulting on finance, strategy, performance management, business valuation and sectoral research in CIS, US and Middle East. On a daily basis, Ashot works with entrepreneurs on driving their innovative companies to the next level. Ashot holds a PhD degree in Economics from the Yerevan State University. He teaches venture capital management for MBA students at the American University of Armenia.

Education: PhD in Economics, Yerevan State University, 2010

Courses taught: BUS 377-Venture Capital Management

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Office location:  221W

Phone: 060 61 26 95

E-mailaarzumanyan@aua.am

Francisco Bastida, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Francisco Bastida, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer

Francisco Bastida is a full-time professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of Murcia (Spain), teaching management accounting,  accounting information systems courses and various courses in master degrees. His current research focuses on the impact of transparency in government financial reporting from an international perspective, and on public finances. Dr. Bastida is an Editorial Board Member of the journal “International Journal of Economics and Accounting” and of the journal “Public Sector Economics”.
He teaches some courses at ENAE business school and at Panamerican Business School. He is involved in consulting projects on managerial accounting implementation.

Education:

  • Business Degree, Faculty of Business. University of Murcia (Spain), June 1996
  • Ph. D. in Accounting, Faculty of Business. Technical University of Cartagena (Spain),  April 2004

Courses taught:

  • BUS346-Managerial accounting and control
  • BUS351-Cost accounting

Office location: 219W

Emailbfrancisco@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 2600

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Research activities:

European Accounting Association Congress attended every year since 2002. Several researches projects.

Publications:

For the list of publications, refer to https://webs.um.es/alba/miwiki/doku.php?id=investigacion

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Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.Associate 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)

Office location:
Administrative Office of College of Business and Economy

Emailraboolian@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 00

Office hours: By appointment only via email

Research activities:

 Supply Chain Management

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

 

Armen Avakian, MBA
Adjunct Lecturer
Armen Avakian, MBAAdjunct Lecturer

Armen A. Avakian is currently the CEO of Business Armenia; Armenia’s national investment and trade promotion agency. His previous experience includes being an advisor to the Prime Minister of RA, a Partner & Regional Director at the Garrison Marketing Group; a specialized marketing consulting resource for multinational as well as large local brands. He is responsible for Russia, Ukraine & CIS, Turkey & the Middle East and South America. The Garrison Marketing Group is highly involved in leading-edge marketing throughout the region with clients such as Coca-Cola, Danone, IKEA, Sony PlayStation, Telenor, Pfizer, UniCredit Bank, Bayer, etc. Armen is a published marketer with articles in leading marketing and advertising magazines in different countries, such as Brand Age.

Education: 

Courses taught: BUS 369- Strategic Marketing

Office location:  224W 

E-mail: aavakian@aua.am

Phone: 060 61 26 00

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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