The Ph.D. program at ASUE is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced study and
conducting original research in Economics and Management. The Ph.D. equivalent degree (Doctor of
Economics) is awarded after course work and completion (defense) of dissertation.
In advancing to the Ph.D. equivalent degree, students pass through two major stages:
four semesters, students take courses to achieve competence in econometric methods, IT,
technologies of research and advanced methods of economic fundamentals of microeconomic and
macroeconomic theory. They also passed research and pedagogical internships in corresponding
departments of ASUE.
embodies the results of the student's original research. Work on the dissertation usually takes two-
three years after completion of course work. Students working on dissertations participate
actively in research workshops. The dissertation represents a significant contribution to the body
of Economic knowledge. After completion, faculty committee must approve the dissertation. The
student takes final oral examinations (minimum exams) on the subject of the dissertation. Defense
of dissertation and awarding of degree is organized by ASUE specialized council under State
Supreme Certification Commission of RA.
ASUE provides PHD studies in different areas of Economics and Management and offers 6 special PHD
The Ph.D. program in Economics at ASUE trains students in economic theory and the tools of
economic analysis. Through course work, participation in seminars, and supervised research
students are taught to conduct theoretical and empirical research at the highest level. The
program equips its graduates with modern economic techniques.
2. Economics and Management of Economy and Economic Branches
reserved for individuals wishing to pursue academic research or teaching careers as professors at
management or business schools. Students are offered to conduct applied research in different
fields, such as management, marketing, microeconomics, business, environmental economics.
The program enables students to take leadership positions in economic research in the academic,
business, and government worlds.
3. Finance, Circulation and Credit
institutions, focusing on Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance,
International Finance, Financial Institutions and Macroeconomics. The program is designed to
provide a broad based training in theoretical and empirical research in Finance.
4. Accounting and Statistics
The Program trains students to conduct research on accounting and Statistical issues. Emphasis is
placed on developing a conceptual framework and set of skills for addressing the general problem
of evaluating accounting alternatives. Issues of financial reporting, managerial accounting, and
taxation are the ultimate concern. Special emphasis is given to applying basic knowledge of
economics, finance, decision theory, and statistics. As a result, the PhD Program offers broadly
based, interdisciplinary training that develops the student's skills in conducting both analytical
and empirical research.
5. Global Economics
The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the
research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. Students are
required to attend advanced courses in International Economics, covering the most recent
developments both in trade theory and policy and in international money and finance. Successful
and consulting organizations, and financial institutions.
The aim of the Program is to educate graduate students in the fields of mathematical analysis and
mathematical modeling, Information technologies and in the applications of mathematical and
numerical analysis to science and technology. The goal is to enable PhDs to work as high level
researchers in these fields in universities, research institutes, and private companies. The program
offers two specializations- Economic -mathematical modeling and Information Technologies in
Rules of admission you can find on ASUE Web site ( http://www.asue.am/en/admission/post-graduate-