New Suggestions by the Trained Lecturers at the European Universities: the Issue of Introducing Improved Training Courses is Being Discussed

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In January-February, Edgar Aghabekyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Finance, PhD in Economics, Mare Khachatryan and Srbuhi Israyelyan, Assistant Professors, PhDs in Economics, have been trained respectively at University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, Technical University of Košice within the frames of Reforming Master Programmes In Finance In Armenia And Moldova (REFINE), “Erasmus +” KA 2.
Today, they presented to the lecturers and students of Finance Department the outcomes of the training, in particular touching upon the Master's degree programs (which were mainly improved versions of the courses). The meeting was attended by Paruir Kalantaryan, Vice Rector of Educational Methodological Matters, Ashot Salnazaryan, Head of the Chair of Finance, Doctor of Sciences, Professor, lecturers teaching at Master’s degree and students.
First, Srbuhi Israyelyan reported on improvements of “Current Issues in Corporate Finance” course.

Then, Edgar Aghabekyan and Mare Khachatryan drew the attendees’ attention on the updated versions of “Investment Analysis and Package Management”“Computer Skills in Financial Planning” courses.
Both lecturers and students made suggestion after reports.
Paruir Kalantaryan approved one of the suggested approaches, i.e. student should be aware of the lecture’s topic before it starts in order to participate in discussion and to collaborate with the lecturer.
Ashot Salnazaryan told ASUE Media and Public Relations Division that the mentioned courses will be conducted since new academic year (by the way, the final versions of the programs should be presented to the experts of the European universities). He thanked the organizers of REFINE project for the lectures to be trained and the latters for interesting reports.
Note, that Gayane Harutyunyan, Assistant Professor of the Chair of Banking and Insurance, PhD in Economics, has been trained by this project.

Let’s recall, “Reforming Master Programmes in Finance in Armenia and Moldova” (REFINE) is a three-year Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project which is co-funded by the European Union. It is coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna (UAS-BFI) and will be implemented by a consortium of ten higher education institutions (HEIs) from 2017 to 2020.

ASUE Media and Public Relations Division