Programs

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TRANSLATION

The Graduate Certificate in Translation (CTRA) is offered by the Center for Research in Applied Linguistics in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is open to anyone interested in the program, including graduate students enrolled in other programs at AUA, who wish to prepare for rewarding careers as a translators and cross-cultural communications specialists.

The one-year program consists of two fifteen-week semesters. Upon successful completion of the coursework (4 courses at 3 credits each for a total of 12 credits), students will 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 own teaching.

The program follows an intensive format lasting from four to eight weeks during the months of June and July. Classes take place in the mornings and afternoons at the AUA campus as well as in partner schools for fieldwork assignments.

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 Science in Economics (MSE) 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 (pending WSCUC approval)

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 4 semesters, including a summer session. For more information about the program, visit cbe.aua.am/gcda.