MBA Faculty – College of Business and Economics (CBE)  

MBA Faculty

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

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

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

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 060 61 25 38

Office location: 235W (PAB), 520M (MB) (EPIC)

Office hours: By appointment only

Websitelinkedin.com/in/mkouchak

 

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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

Research activities:
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Theory

 

E-mail[email protected]

Phone: 060 61 25 69

Office location: 237W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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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

 

Francisco Bastida, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Francisco Bastida, Ph.D.Visiting Professor

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

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

 

E-mail[email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 28

Office location: 229W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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Mohamed Ezz, MD, DM, MBA
Visiting Professor
Mohamed Ezz, MD, DM, MBAVisiting Professor

I am Mohamed Ezz, your Professor for this course. I am a Medical Doctor (MD), and I hold a Doctor of Management (DM), an MBA, a Masters of International Management, a Masters of Technology Entrepreneurship, and a Masters in Clinical Biochemistry & Microbiology. I am also a Professional Certified Marketer by the American Marketing Association.

I have been teaching at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) for 11 years; where I am a full-time Graduate Collegiate Professor at the School of Business, and the Course Mentor (Head) of the MBA Marketing Department. I teach Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Innovation, and Global Strategy. I also have an extensive worldwide marketing training experience in the medical diagnostics industry.

I have worked as General Manager for Alcon Labs running their operation in Saudi Arabia; Global Marketing Manager for Pharmaceutical Solutions Industry, a JV between Saudis and Fresenius Kabi; Product Manager for Abbott Laboratories in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Germany; Lab Pathologist at King Fahd Hospital in Saudi Arabia; and Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme, both in Cairo and Rome.

I live in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. My hobbies include scuba diving, sailing, and PC repair (I am a certified PC Repair specialist). My email address is [email protected] and my cell phone number is +1-919-448-7169. You can call me using WhatsApp (with appointment please).

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

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. Dr. Grigoryan has served as the chair of the Master of Business Administration program, at the College of Business and Economics from 2014-2020.

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 22

Office location: 232W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment

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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[email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 24

Office  location: 234W (PAB)

Office hoursFridays, 5-6 pm

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Habet Madoyan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, DS Program Chair
Habet Madoyan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, DS Program Chair

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[email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 99

Office location: 323w

Office hours: Always

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Sergey Tantushyan, MBA
Assistant Professor
Sergey Tantushyan, MBAAssistant Professor

Dr. Sergey Tantushyan is a Business Strategy and Effective Communication professor in the MBA, BAB and MSM programs at AUA. Until July 2019 he was the Director of Extension Programs at the American University of Armenia. Sergey was formerly a Deputy CEO at IDeA Foundation, a major philanthropic organization undertaking headline development projects in Armenia.

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: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 27 00

Office location: 110 M (MB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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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

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

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 26 00

Office location:  224W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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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 – Special Topics in Management- Leadership
  • LAW 359 Topics in Business Law: Creating Business Transactions

 

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 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

 

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

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: [email protected]

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

Office location: 234w (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

 

 

Vahe Movsisyan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
Vahe Movsisyan, Ph.D.Adjunct 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: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 25 38;+374 93591989

Office location: 235W (PAB)

Office hours: By appointment only via email

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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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Haig Messerlian
Visiting Lecturer
Haig MesserlianVisiting Lecturer

Haig Messerlian is an American of Armenian origin, born in Beirut, Lebanon. He lives in Santa Clarita, California. He has worked for thirty years as a creative in various in advertising agencies, from Junior Art Director to Senior Creative Director, and Director of Creative Services, VP, twenty-four years of which with McCann-Erickson in London, Athens, Hamburg, Madrid, Chicago and Mexico City. Currently he is a creative consultant to the Hammurabi advertising agency in Mexico City.

Accounts he has worked on or handled in various creative capacities in North America and Europe, include: Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Gillette, Goodyear, Exxon, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Hilton, Hertz, Budget Rent-a-car, Sears Menswear, Norwich Union Insurance, Shelter–Campaign for the Homeless, Martini & Rossi, and many others. I speak English, Armenian, French, Spanish, Arabic and some Turkish.

As a visiting lecturer at the AUA, he teaches Advertising Management at the AUA Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics since 2008.  He is an active member of the AGBU in the US, having serving it in leadership positions such as Executive Director, District Committee Chairman, etc.

As a staunch supporter and a believer in AUA’s vision and mission, he is a proud member of AUA Development Committee, based in California. In 2015, he received the Armenian Ministry of Diaspora Gold Medal, the AGBU Silver Medal and was designated as AGBU Honor Member.