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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TRANSLATION

The Graduate Certificate in Translation (CTr) is a program offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is open to anyone interested in the program, including senior undergraduates and graduate students enrolled at AUA who wish to prepare for rewarding careers as translators and cross-cultural communications specialists. If you have a passion for languages, want to keep up with the latest developments in the field, and want to work with some of the best scholars and translators in the region, this program is for you.

Full-time students complete the program over the course of one year while part-time students over the course of two years. The program typically consists of two fifteen-week semesters. Courses are scheduled during evening hours. Upon successful completion of the coursework (4 courses at 3 credits each for a total of 12 credits), students receive a Certificate in Translation from English into Armenian and vice versa.

For more information about the program, please visit chss.aua.am/ctra.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CTEFL) program enhances the professional knowledge and practical skills of in-service and pre-service classroom teachers in Armenia and throughout the region. It is designed to meet the needs of those current and future teachers who may not have the time or aspiration to pursue a Master’s degree but want to keep up with the latest developments in the field and improve their teaching.

Students may select one of two formats in pursuing the CTEFL Program:

• Year-round hybrid format: In this format, CTEFL students take 50% of their coursework face-to-face on AUA campus in Yerevan, and the other 50% of coursework – online via Zoom and Moodle. Face-to-face classes on AUA campus are scheduled intensively every day for about a week. Online classes are scheduled 2-3 times a week.

• Summer intensive format: It is an intensive format typically lasting from six to seven weeks .

In 2022, the intensive CTEFL program will be offered to COAF teachers. Other applicants are encouraged to apply although seats will be limited. The program will combine 50% of classes on AUA campus and the rest of the classes spread out between online synchronous classes conducted in Zoom and a few classes held at the COAF SMART Center in Lori. Two CTEFL courses will be offered between June and July. The last course, Teaching Practicum, will be offered during Fall 2022. Classes typically take place in the mornings and afternoons.

To successfully complete the CTEFL program, students must complete all required courses/modules with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. CTEFL recipients who wish to pursue further study towards the MA TEFL may transfer their CTEFL courses towards the MA TEFL program.

For more information about the program, please visit: tefl.aua.am/ctefl.



GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FINANCE

Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding career in the field of Finance? Then the Graduate Certificate in Finance is for you. The one-year program offered by the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics (CBE) helps professionals boost their financial acumen by providing training in many aspects of finance including:
• the theories behind financial and risk management and portfolio investment
• financial instruments and portfolio diversification
• practitioner’s perspective for asset allocation and multi-asset investing
• analysis and valuation of traded securities
• tools for portfolio performance measurement and asset pricing models
• index models, and applied time series analysis
• insights of corporate finance theory and application of the theory to real-life financial decisions
The one-year program consists of three semesters, including a summer session. For more information about the program, please visit cbe.aua.am/gcf-2.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DATA ANALYTICS

Interested in a rewarding career in the field of Data Analytics? Then consider AUA’s Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics (CDA). The 16-month program offered by the Master of Science in Economics (MSE) program in the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics (CBE) provides professionals with the skills required to be globally competitive in the field of data analysis. Students explore introductory and advanced topics in statistics, data management, analysis, and visualization. Throughout the four graduate level courses required for succession completion of the program, students will study probability theory, statistical analysis methods and tools, visual presentations, concepts and techniques for data mining and web scraping.  Professionals who complete the CDA will have a robust knowledge of data analysis methods and tools, including:

  • understanding of Econometric theory
  • working knowledge with real-world data sets
  • ability to formulate the research question and design studies
  • ability to discover and present information hidden in the data
  • working knowledge of statistical software and programming languages like Stata and Python

 

The 16-month program consists of four semesters, including a summer session. For more information about the program, visit cbe.aua.am/gcda.

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HOTEL AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

The Graduate Certificate in Hotel and Hospitality Management (GCHHM) is a 13-month (two-semester) program offered by the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics (CBE). 

The program is open to those interested in a rewarding career in the field of tourism and hospitality management. The program will provide students with the skills required to succeed in the fields of tourism and hospitality management through exploring the fundamental concepts of management related to these industries. The Program will help graduates prepare for the next step in their careers by developing the skills and know-how essential for managerial-level professionals, including advanced business acumen, strategic insight, high-level management skills, and specialized industry knowledge.  

Lectures will be held by leading specialists in the field paired with guest speakers from throughout the hospitality industry.

Upon successful completion of coursework (seven courses totaling 14 credits), students receive a Graduate Certificate in Hotel and Hospitality Management. 

To successfully complete the GCHHM program, students must complete all required courses/modules with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  GCHHM graduates who wish to further pursue their studies toward the MBA program may transfer their GCHHM courses and credits toward the boot camp and/or free electives.

For more information about the program, please visit  cbe.aua.am/gchhm.

 

GRADUATE EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT

The Graduate Executive Certificate in Management (GECM) is an 8-month program offered by the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics (CBE) jointly with Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering and Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian College of Health Sciences. The program is open to professionals with 8+ years of experience, aspiring a managerial career in IT, Finance or Healthcare. The Program will help graduates prepare for the next step in their careers by developing the skills and know-how essential for managerial-level professionals including effective communication & personal management, leadership & work psychology, as well as specialized knowledge per industry: project & product management for students aspiring a successful managerial career in IT, and high-level managerial skills tailored for students aspiring managerial careers in Finance and Healthcare.

To successfully complete the GECM program, students must complete all required courses/modules (12 credits, including 3 credits from industry-specific elective) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Classes include Effective Communication, Managing People & Organizations, Special Topics in Leadership, and industry-specific electives.

For more information about the program, please visit  here.

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