As the aviation industry rebuilds after the COVID-19 crisis, a new Aviation MBA has been launched to provide the skills needed to help airlines navigate the future.
The flexible online Aeronautical MBA was developed in partnership by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Embry-Riddle – Worldwide Aeronautical University (ERAU).
ERAU is a private university focused on aeronautics and aerospace programs while IATA represents some 290 airlines representing 83% of global air traffic.
Frederic Leger, IATA’s Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services, said as aviation rebuilds after the COVID-19 crisis, laying the foundations for the workforce is critical. work of the future.
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“Companies in the aviation value chain are hiring again, hence the importance of putting programs in place that will provide the right skills for the talent of tomorrow,” Léger said.
“By partnering with one of the most renowned academic institutions in the field of aviation, we are pleased to offer a suitable course for those wishing to pursue a career in airline management.”
The Dean of ERAU’s College of Business on the Global Campus, Dr Maneesh Sharma, said a “revolutionary” MBA program had been developed.
“Partnering with IATA to create the Airline Management Certificate will allow students to advance their careers as leaders in this industry and beyond,” said Dr. Sharma.
“The fact that this degree is the result of collaboration between two of the leading organizations in the aerospace industry – ERAU, one of the world’s top aviation universities and IATA, the trade association representing the global transportation industry air.”
A statement from the organization said the jointly developed curriculum aligns with ERAU’s modular degree program and IATA’s expertise in aviation management. Through three blocks consisting of 36 credit hours, the program applies modern business concepts, methods, and tools to the challenges and specificities of the aviation industry, creating an academic degree that combines core business skills with a foundation aeronautics.
The first block of this virtual program will focus on the importance of creating highly reliable organizations by teaching the fundamentals of risk, risk management and building resilience. The second block will focus on core business activities and its structure is based on input from the aviation industry on how to provide students with the skills needed to advance their careers in functional department management. The third block is a specialization in Aviation Business Management, focusing on different airline business models and revenue management strategies.
Classes will be offered from October 2022.