After this course students, should have a good understanding of the broader issues affecting air transportation at international and local level for both government and operators of services. Additionally, students should gain sufficient insights into wider business issues relating to this highly regulated and complex industry.
Airline Operations Management
The purpose and aims of this course are to study various safety, technical, legal and operational issues relating to certification and airworthiness of aircraft, certification and regulation of airports and aviation organisations, flight operations, and operational control. Historically these topics have complex technical, legal and facilitation issues that were made more difficult by the management standards imposed by different states. In recent times with the harmonisation of regulatory standards, significant progress has been made with some logical alignment of technical and legal issues to support the overall globalisation of the Air Transportation industry. The topics have been approached in a way that is relevant, functional and useful for mid-level personnel and managers in operational and technical roles.
Business and Strategy in Aviation
After this course students, should have a good understanding of several business aspects of commercial aviation as well as strategy development and application in aviation. Business practice aspects include code-shares, alliances, and other facets of airline management and strategy. Airports and the business of airports will be considered as well.Operational planning and network development will be seen in the context of strategic goals.
Marketing in Aviation
After this course students, should have a good understanding of the way in which Marketing affects Air Transportation. Additionally, students should gain sufficient insights into wider business issues relating to this highly regulated and complex industry, including yield management and alliances.
Management of Aviation Security
In the changing landscape of criminal attacks on civil aviation and security regulations, the role of the Security Manager is vital in assuring efficient and compliant operations. This course provides students with essential management and administration techniques to run business while complying with national and international legislation. Also it provides tools to test the ability to work under pressure in crisis situations and respond to common problems in the daily operations.
Airport Planning and Design
At the completion of this course students should have a good understanding of the role of airports in the air transport industry, the evolving nature of ownership and management of airports, the regulatory and planning requirements applicable to airports and the design parameters applicable to new and developing airports.
Research Methodology & Business Reporting
The first part of this course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for business research. It introduces the processes for developing research and considering different research designs and approaches together with statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation. The second part of the course teaches students how to report and present research findings using computer technologies and other presentation aids.
This course is designed to enable students to identify central issues and problems in business organizations to suggest alternative approaches and then present well-supported recommendations for future actions. The course will accomplish these objectives by explaining concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. The course will cover topics such as characteristics of strategic decisions, strategic decision makers, social responsibility and ethics in strategic management, situation analysis and corporate strategy, business and functional strategies in addition to strategy implementation and control. A case-study oriented approach will be heavily used in this course.