Student Success

ICARE’s primary focus is academic activity, carried out through the Agribusiness Teaching Center (the Undergraduate Agribusiness Program and the Master of Agribusiness Program) and through the EVN Wine Academy (the Enology & Wine Business Program).

Excellence in teaching and student success are reached through:

  • a student-centered environment
  • a highly qualified faculty
  • innovative educational methods
  • academia-industry partnerships
  • effective quality assurance mechanisms

As of 2016, ICARE has matriculated 419 highly qualified graduates from the Undergraduate Agribusiness Program, 76 top-class graduates from the Master of Agribusiness Program, and 14 well-prepared graduates of the Enology and Wine Business Program.

These graduates receive salaries that are from 2 to 2.5 times higher than what graduates from comparable programs receive, while nine percent of ICARE graduates are entrepreneurs working in Armenia. In fact, 81% of ICARE graduates currently live and work in Armenia. Graduates have a 92% job placement within six months of graduation.

ICARE provides a life-transforming experience to its students. Following is a list of just some of the 500+ ICARE alumni and their career paths:

Anna Grigoryan – Brand Manager, Megafood, Armenia

Gnel Gabrielyan, PhD – Post Dr. Associate, Cornell University, USA

Armen Harutyunyan – Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Armenia

Demna Dzirkvadze – Agricultural Advisor, USDA FAS, Georgia

Hayk Ghazaryan, PhD – Tax Senior, Ernst and Young, USA

Naira Zakaryan – Business Cycle Manager, Carrefour MAF, Armenia

Alexandre Maisashvili, PhD – Research Economist, Agricultural and Food Policy Center, TX, USA

Christ Melkonyan – Marketing and R&D officer, Kverneland Group, Germany

Hayk Khachatryan, PhD – Assistant Professor, University of Florida, USA

Asanet Aloyan – Senior Tax Inspector, State Revenue Committee of Armenia

Tatev Adamyan – Program Coordinator, AYB Learning Hub, Armenia

David Ubilava, PhD – Assistant Professor, University of Sydney, Australia 

Suren Aloyan – Founding Director, Dasaran.am, Armenia

Astghik Bagdasarova – Marketing Manager, SAS Retail Group, Armenia

Ani Movsisyan – Community Manager, Everplaces, Denmark

Hasmik Gevorgyan – Accounting and Control Manager, HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC, Armenia

Vahan Melkumyan – Branch Manager, HSBC Bank Armenia

Garnik Sevoyan – Field Operations Manager, UNIDO, Armenia

Narek Vardanyan, PhD – Founder, Leelit Survey System, Armenia

Nino Olgesashvili – Program Office, CNFA, Washington D.C., USA

Albert Hovakimyan – Founding Director, Wow Effect Furniture LLC, Armenia

Mariam Saghatelyan – Founding Partner, InVino Wine Club, Armenia

Mariam Meloyan – Internal Auditor, Central bank of Armenia, Armenia

Paata Brekashvili – MBA Program Director, Grenoble Ecole De Management, Georgia

Vahe Mkrtchyan – Chief Winemaker, Getnatun Winery, Armenia

Vahan Melkumyan – Branch Manager, HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC, Armenia

Lusine Tadevosyan – Project Coordinator, SFEWRA Project, USAID PEER, Armenia

Tea Makharadze – Officer, Patrol Police of Georgia, Georgia

Arman Khojoyan – Business Development Project Manager, CARD Foundation, Armenia

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