American University of Armenia

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About AUA

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private institution of higher learning, offering a global education in Armenia.

AUA is affiliated with the University of California and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

Founded in 1991, AUA provides a high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education that encourages civic engagement and promotes democratic values, fostering scholarship in a setting that values and develops academic excellence, free inquiry, integrity, scholarship, leadership, and service to society.

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AUA’s graduate program offers master’s degrees in eight fields of study: Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Computer and Information Science, Political Science and International Affairs, Economics, Public Health, Law, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. These programs are intended to develop critical analysis and depth of knowledge through advanced coursework, independent study, and research.

AUA’s undergraduate program offers bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications, Computational Sciences,and Business. Through its undergraduate courses, the University offers students depth of knowledge for career preparation and further studies as well as breadth and a foundation of general knowledge and skills for life-long learning.

The American University of Armenia is registered as the American University of Armenia Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in the state of California and is also registered as the American University of Armenia Foundation– a foundation (Հիմնադրամ) in the Republic of Armenia.

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Master

Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The two-year IESM program (a.k.a. Operations and Systems Management) is designed to provide a broad-based education in the areas of operations management, service and production systems, information technologies, and communication. [+]

The two-year IESM program (a.k.a. Operations and Systems Management) is designed to provide a broad-based education in the areas of operations management, service and production systems, information technologies, and communication. Through a set of core courses, students learn the basic methods of formulating and solving problems. Attention is given to the changing nature of demands and capacities, principles of decision-making under uncertainty, risk management, quality management and assurance, effective use of information technologies, modeling and analysis of large systems, and techniques for finding optimal solutions applicable to businesses today. IESM students have the chance to minor in Business, Energy, Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Learn how to: operate business more effectively optimize business decisions improve and assure quality in a business transform an idea into a viable product or business IESM Course Overview Students must complete 9 core courses, the environmental management requirement, a master thesis or project, a number of elective courses, plus a minor. Some of courses cover the following content: Quality control and assurance Simulation, forecasting and optimization Supply-chain management Risk management, investment evaluation Business-process analysis Product development, value creation Project management Energy decision tools Prototyping, CAD/CAM Entrepreneurship and business startups IESM Application Requirements To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the AUA general admission requirements and the CIS and IESM specific requirements. Applicants are expected to: Hold an undergraduate degree in fields including mathematics, science and engineering. Students with degrees in non-science disciplines may be admitted, depending on their completed course work. The... [-]

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may also require interviews with applicants. Graduation requirements To graduate... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Computer and Information Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The two-year CIS program is an applied program that helps students gain the necessary skills required to be productive and innovative leaders in the computing and related industries. As such, graduates gain broad training in the technical areas of the field including higher-level programming, [+]

The two-year CIS program is an applied program that helps students gain the necessary skills required to be productive and innovative leaders in the computing and related industries. As such, graduates gain broad training in the technical areas of the field including higher-level programming, object-oriented design and development, databases and web applications, cyber security, as well as in the supplemental areas of business, management and entrepreneurship. CIS students have the chance to minor in Business Management, Energy, Design and Manufacturing, and IESM. Learn how to: integrate info systems into business apply computational fundamentals to innovate technology & solutions manage complex IT project transform an IT idea into a viable product or business CIS Course Overview Students must complete 8 core courses, 6 elective courses (including 3 courses in a minor field: IESM, Energy, CAD/CAM or Business Management), 1 Environmental Management course and a capstone. Some of the topics covered in the CIS curriculum include: C++ and Java programming Object-oriented design and development Database and web applications Data structures and algorithms Operational systems principles Software engineering and project management Cryptography and cyber-security Artificial intelligence Entrepreneurship and business startups CIS Application Requirements To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the AUA general admission requirements and the CIS and IESM specific requirements. Applicants are expected to: Hold an undergraduate degree in fields including mathematics, science and engineering. Students with degrees in non-science disciplines may be admitted, depending on their completed course work. The undergraduate degree must include, as a minimum, two... [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) offers a Master of Science in Economics (MSE) to prepare graduates for careers and advanced study in economics, applied research and public policy. [+]

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) offers a Master of Science in Economics (MSE) to prepare graduates for careers and advanced study in economics, applied research and public policy. The MS in Economics is an academically rigorous program with strong quantitative and applied research components, targeting students who have work experience and professional aspirations in the fields of economics, finance and forecasting. The program emphasizes extensive training in mathematical and statistical methods, including significant exposure to econometrics and forecasting, and working with data sets and statistical software. This gives students the applied skills necessary to succeed at the workplace or further pursue advanced doctoral level degrees. The curriculum aims to: Equip students with theoretical knowledge, quantitative skills, and applied analytical abilities to investigate and solve economic problems Prepare students for careers and advanced studies in a wide range of fields in economics and finance AUA aims to prepare not only well-grounded specialists but also well-rounded individuals, able to think critically and creatively, to learn independently, to understand different thought processes, to work collaboratively, and to communicate effectively with people from different cultures and disciplines. Career options for graduates of this program include government employment, public and private banking or financial institutions, insurance, consulting, corporate strategic planning, real estate, environmental, urban and regional planning, and quantitative analysis. Degree Requirements The MS in Economics requires successful completion of a minimum of 36 semester-credits. These are divided into core courses and track electives in Monetary and Macroeconomic Policy, Quantitative Finance and Applied... [-]

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Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The program is committed to sustainable development in academic excellence and scholarship, free inquiry, leadership, integrity, and service to society. More specifically, the Department strives to: [+]

Mission Statement The program is committed to sustainable development in academic excellence and scholarship, free inquiry, leadership, integrity, and service to society. More specifically, the Department strives to: 1) address the growing educational needs of English language teachers by offering both a Certificate and a Masters’ in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), 2) address the academic needs of prospective students preparing for graduate studies at AUA by providing instruction in the English for General Purposes Program, and 3) foster research for the professional development of faculty and students. The two-year AUA Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) Program is a professional degree that aims to prepare teachers of English as a foreign language for schools and colleges. Graduates typically work in schools and universities as instructors, curriculum designers and language proficiency evaluators. The program also offers a graduate certificate: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (C-TEFL). The curricula of these programs closely follow the requirements and standards of similar courses and degree offerings at institutions in the United States and international best practices. Graduation Requirements To graduate with a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL), students must successfully complete 46 credit units including courses from the MA TEFL curriculum and a 1-credit unit course in environmental science. In addition to the coursework, students must complete one of the three capstone options: Master’s Thesis, Master’s Paper, or, for students starting Fall 2013, Comprehensive Examinations. Admission Requirements To be... [-]

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American University of Armenia

Address Marshal Baghramyan Ave. 40
0019 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Website https://aua.am/
Phone (+374 60) 69 40 40