Ariana Cela

A. Çela, PhD


  • PhD in Leisure Youth and Human Services – University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • MSc in Leisure and Environments – University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • A. in Finance and Accounting – University of Tirana, Albania 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Public policy, public finance, performance based budgeting, international management, regional development, tourism management, cultural heritage management, project financing

Subjects taught at UNYT:

  • Bachelor: Business Policy and Strategy, Entrepreneurship and SME Management, Public Finance, Intercultural Management, Cultural Heritage Management, Internship.
  • Master: Business Research Methods, Cross-cultural Management, Intro to Consultancy Project/ Thesis, Graduate Conference.
  • Doctoral: Advanced Strategic Management, Dissertation Seminar. 

Previous Teaching & Research Experiences:

  • University of Northern Iowa, USA, 2004-2006;
  • University of Tirana, Albania, 2006-7;
  • Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program, Iowa, USA, 2004-2008

Author, co-author, and editor of:

One book (dissertation published), four peer-reviewed articles