December 9, 2022

IATA & Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to Launch Master of Business Administration in Aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is collaborating with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide (ERAU) to launch the Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA).

In addition, they will be issuing a stand-alone certificate in Airline Management, Erudera College News reports.

Announcing the launch of the course, IATA said in a press release that the jointly developed program aligns with IATA’s expertise in aviation management as well as the university’s modular degree program.

The program is built through three blocks that consist of 36 credit hours, where students can learn about the application of modern business concepts, methods, and tools to challenges and other issues related to the aviation industry.

According to the statement, during the first block of the virtual program, students will learn about the importance of creating high-reliability organizations, while the second block will focus on crucial business activities and its structure is built through the input of the aviation sector on how to offer students the necessary skills which can help them to succeed in their career.

Furthermore, the third block is made up of an aviation specialization in commercial management.

“As aviation rebuilds from the COVID-19 crisis, laying the foundation for the workforce of the future is essential. Companies across the aviation value chain are recruiting once again and hence the importance of having programs in place which will provide the right skillset for the talent of the future.” Senior Vice President for Commercial Products & Services at IATA, Frederic Leger, said.

Leger expressed delight that IATA, in collaboration with one of the most popular academic institutions in aviation, will be offering the course to those who want to pursue a career in aviation management.

Meanhile, Dean of ERAU’s College of Business on the worldwide campus, Maneesh Sharma, is optimistic that the program developed in partnership with IATA will help students to advance their leadership careers in the aviation business and beyond.   

“The fact that this degree is the result of collaboration between two of the leading organizations in the aviation space- ERAU, one of the top aviation universities in the world and IATA, the trade association representing the global air transport sector,” Sharma added.

The program will start in October 2022, and those who are interested should book the course online.

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a renowned institution dedicated to the aviation industry. During the 2020/21 academic year, the university enrolled nearly 33,000 students, offering more than 100 degrees in several fields such as aviation, applied science, business, engineering, computers and technology, intelligence, security, and space. 

IATA is a trade association consisting of the world’s airlines, established in 1945.