Ph.D. Finance, 2013. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
M.B.A. Finance, 2006. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Affiliate, 2004. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.
M.A. Political Science, 1999. American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.
B.A. Russian Language and Literature, 1997. Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia.
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Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Mkrtchyan's research interests fall within the field of corporate governance, and mergers & acquisitions. Her research interests are mirrored in her choice of teaching interests, which include corporate finance, financial institutions, and international finance.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Mkrtchyan worked as an Instructor for finance courses at Pennsylvania State University, an accounting course at the French University in Armenia, and a variety of business courses at Association of Accountants and Auditors of Armenia. Her industry experience stems from positions as a Senior Auditor at Grant Thornton in Yerevan, Armenia and an Internal Controller at the Central Bank of Armenia.
Services to the Profession
Professor Mkrtchyan has served as a discussant and session chair for the Financial Management Association, as well as work as an ad hoc referee for the Journal of Empirical Finance.
Awards & Recognition
The American Finance Association Doctoral Student Travel Grant, 2011
Nomination for Ossian R. MacKenzie Teaching Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2011
100% Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship, 2004-2006