Departments of Tourism and Services

About department

       The department was created on 05/10/2021 by splitting the Department of Management, Business and Tourism. 

       Upon completion of training in the direction of "Tourism", students acquire such professional competencies in the field of tourism activities, such as design, production and technology, organizational and management, service and research, which gives them the opportunity to continue to work professionally in various areas of the tourism industry. The main directions of scientific research of the department: organizational and technological problems of service and tourism; hotel and restaurant business; sustainable tourism and the competitiveness of the destination; creation, advertising and promotion of competitive tourism products and the brand of Armenia in the international tourism market; development of tourist infrastructures; insurance activities, etc. 

       The department develops cooperation with leading tourism organizations, with hotel and restaurant organizations and other organizations of the tourism industry, in which students undergo educational, industrial and pre-diploma practice, acquiring practical skills. For the same purpose, the development of practical skills in students with the simultaneous development of creative potential and awareness of the social significance of the future profession, additional activities are also organized during the period of study, such as the organization of tours of various orientations and the organization of events aimed at the preservation of cultural and historical monuments and sustainable development tourism. 

Scientific activity of the department

The main scientific directions of the department 
  • topical problems of the development of the tourism industry at the present stage 
  • innovative directions of tourism business development 
  • the state and development prospects of the hotel and restaurant business 
Constantly functioning scientific seminars 
  • State regulation of the tourism sector
  • State policy for the development of tourism 
  • Quality management of services in hospitality 


Tigran Davtyan

PhD in Economics, Associate Professor


Brief information (biography)

1987-1990 – Moscow State University           
Faculty of Political Economy
1990-1993 - Yerevan State University          (Higher Education)
Diploma of Economist-Matematician
2005 - Became PhD in Economics
1991-1994 - Investment company "Balents Invest"
1994-1998 – Central Bank of Armenia
Financial Operations Department
Head of Department

Internal Financial Markets Operations Department
Head of Department

Department of Securities
Head of Department

1998-1999 – Prime minister's staff
Advisor to the Prime Minister for Financial Markets
1999-2002 - Central Depository of Armenia
CEO / Chairman Management Board
2002-2004 - USAID/IBM Business Consulting Services
Capital Markets Development Program of Armenia
Head of Department

2002-2004 - “PricewaterhouseCoopers”
AF Department
Head of Department

2004-2006 -  Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Armenia
State Institution Energoinvest SI PIU

Manager of the project (World Bank and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) the development of the energy system of Armenia)
2006-2008 - US Agency for International Development (USAID) program for the development of financial markets
Representative Office of the Emerging Markets Group
Managing Director

2008-2009 - Converse Bank
Deputy Executive Director
Head of Financial Markets Department
Member of the Management Board

2009-2016 - Converse Bank
Executive Director
Chairman of the Management Board

2016-2018 - Eurasian Economic Commission
Financial Policy Department
Director of the Department

Since 2018 - InecoBank
Executive Director
Chairman of the Management Board

1995-2008 - Yerevan State University
Senior Lecturer
1998-2003 - Finance and Banking College
Senior Lecturer
Since 2003 - at Russian-Armenian University
Associate Professor

Main scientific works

Author of the textbook "Operations with securities"
Co-author of the textbook "Modern banking system and banking"
Author of numerous publications.


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Tigran Davtyan

PhD in Economics, Associate Professor

Stepan Mantarlyan

Ph.D in Economics, Associate Professor