Graduate Executive Certificate in Management

What is the ECM?

The Executive Certificate in Management (ECM) targets the educational needs of prominent industries in Armenia that acknowledge the imperative of building strong management teams in order to be able to capitalize on opportunities suggested by local and international dynamics in this sphere. The Program is based on a needs assessment of several key industries in Armenia. Like most companies with unique competencies that are on a growth pattern, a lot of companies in Armenia have a model of promoting internal human resources into managerial positions (rather than attracting managerial personnel from outside). Not surprisingly, employees with high technical capabilities often lack soft skills. The Certificate aims to help graduates prepare for their career advancement through developing skills essential for managerial-level positions.

ECM is comprised of 4 x 3-credit courses (12 credits in total), over two semesters (30 weeks). Classroom teaching will be intensive with two 3-hr-45-min modules per day, yet students will lock only one weekend per month in their schedules (alternating 2-day and 3-day weekends every next month).

Class Structure

To ensure that classroom discussion and team projects are of value-adding quality for all students enrolled in the Program, the Manoogian Simone College of Business & Economics (CBE), the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), and the Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at AUA target professionals with 8+ years of industry experience, with a predicted average age of 30 to 35. Targeted intake each year will be no more than 25 students.


Graduate certificates are a popular form of academic programs that are specifically designed for students who either don’t have time and resources for a full graduate degree or who want to add a specialization to their current degree.