Mel Arat studied Russian Language and Literature and received an MBA degree. He continued his PhD study in the same university with a thesis about entrepreneurial mind. He completed a one-year long “Entrepreneurship” certificate program at NYU. Besides, he completed a Corporate Strategy Program at MIT. At Harvard University, he completed a two months long “Leadership” program.
As an amateur mountaineer, he climbed Ararat Mountain for four times and Kaçkar Mountain for one time.
Since 1993, he has been a columnist for several national newpapers and magazines.
He lectured in English at LSE, New York Public Library, and some other esteemed institutions. Extraordinary Life Skills, MBA21, School of Entrepreneurship, New Life, Science for Kids are some of the educational programs developed by Melih Arat.
Besides lecturing all around the world, as a visiting professor Melih Arat lectures in some European Univercities.
He is the author of Extraordinary Life Skills and 10 other books in the field of business management and self help.