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This course submerges you into the Armenian business world and culture. You will gain unique insights into a region that is at the crux of international economic and political issues among Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.It provides an overview of a range of international business issues, with a focus on South Caucasus and Armenia. The topics covered include: the transition of former Soviet Republics from socialist to market-oriented systems; business strategy and marketing issues for companies operating in South Causcasus, with special emphasis on Armenia. The course consists of a combination of lectures by Marquette and Yerevan State University faculty, business visits and presentations, and cultural experiences.
Business Visits Include:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Impact Hub and Homeland Development Initiative Foundation
Yerevan Brewery Factory
Yerevan Brandy Factory
ARMAS wine factory
MICROSOFT in Armenia
Coca Cola in Armenia
Grand Candy
UN House
IMEX Group

Cultural Excursions:

Excursion to the museum of ancient manuscripts Matenadaran
Introduction to the Armenian gastronomical culture
Concert at Opera House
Garni, Geghard, Lake Sevan
Zvartnots temple and Echmiadzin
Genocide Museum and Monument
History Museum of Armenia
Natioanl Gallery of Armenia


Your course grade will be calculated from 2 components:
attendance, participation, and citizenship (25%)
and performance on a final exam (75%)
The final is a take home essay exam on topics drawn from lectures, business visits, and cultural experiences included in the program.
This course is worth 3 credits.
Yerevan State University will provide its guest accommodation facilities at low cost for the course.


The guest house, built and furnished in compliance with all requirements of modern European hotels (19 rooms, conference hall, canteen) is ready to host eminent scientific and cultural figures of YSU, as well as honorable guests and foreign tourists in the limits of possibility.From here you can walk to the favorite tourist attractions such as the Liberty and Republic squares, Northern Avenue, Matenadaran, Museum of History, etc.


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Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia and one of the three hubs of the South Caucasus. It's home to over a million people - the largest Armenian community in the world.

In Soviet years, Yerevan underwent massive reconstruction, following architect Alexander Tamanyan's new plans to make a perfect city. His vision was a neo-Classical town with wide avenues to resembe Paris, Vienna and Saint Petersburg.Central Yerevan is a true jewel of early Soviet architecture. She is also home to some large scale Modern and Post-Modern marvels which are mostly the result of Soviet-Armenian architectural megalomania. In Soviet days Yerevan had already become known as the Pink City as much due to the colour of the stone used for building as for the flamboyant spirit of her young population, Yerevan is a city full of contradictions – top-of-the-range Mercedes sedans share the roads with Ladas so old they should be in museum collections; old-fashioned teahouses sit next to chic European-style wine bars; and street fashions range from hipster to babushka with many weird and wonderful variations in between. In the summer, locals take to the streets every night, claiming tables at the city's many outdoor cafes, sauntering along its tree-filled boulevards and congregating around the much-loved musical fountain in Republic Square. In the winter, freezing temperatures encourage people off the streets and into the many pandoks (taverns) around town, where khoravats (barbecue meats), oghee (fruit vodka) and traditional music are enjoyed with gusto. Few traces of the city's ancient past remain, with most of the building stock dating from the Soviet era. Fortunately, the stolid architecture is softened by a wealth of gardens and parks, as well as a number of handsome public squares.

Yerevan State University

Yerevan State University is the oldest continuously operating public university in Armenia. Founded in 1919, it is the largest and most prestigious university in the country. It is thus informally known as Armenia's "mother university".Now approximately 100 000 students have graduated from YSU. About 20000 students study at 19 faculties of this HEI. The educational process is conducted by more than 1600 highly qualified specialists and experts (207 professors, 581 associate professors, 375 assistants, 453 lecturers). 15 academicians of NAS RA and 19 associate members of NAS RA are also involved in the educational process of this higher education institution. Owing to highly qualified scientists significant researches related to different modern scientific branches are implemented at YSU. The educational and research activities are organized at more than 100 chairs, which are periodically replenished with modern techniques and equipment.

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