Today’s aviation industry needs dynamic and sound management to meet the challenges it faces. So Coventry University and Emirates Aviation University will be delivering an exclusive course to aviation professionals in both the UK and the UAE from January 2017. Graduates will be awarded a dual MBA in Aviation Management (Executive) from these two high profile institutions.
The course explores the nature and implications of challenges within aviation. Professionals will develop the skills and mindset needed to meet these challenges. And they will gain key leadership and strategic management skills they will need in future executive careers.
Leading academics will deliver an exclusive blend of modules, with an international view enhanced by studying in both the UK and the UAE. An Executive MBA will help managers already in the industry, or those wishing to join from outside, accelerate their careers. It is also the ideal way for pilots, engineers and other aviation professionals to move into a management role.
Course content and delivery has been tailored to fit the lives of busy professionals. Four days of intensive short block teaching, followed by supported study, means maximum learning and minimum disruption. Graduates round off the course with a 6 month industry based Masters Dissertation, showcasing the skills and knowledge they have learned in the first 12 months.
Why enrol on this programme?
The course aims to develop those working in the aviation industry who will be able to apply the following business and management skills to:
- Develop critical strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills which can be used in complex and changing environments within the aviation industry.
- Apply the theory, knowledge and understanding of business and business processes to the aviation industry.
- Empower and enable professionals to make improvements in business and management practice within the aviation industry.
The Executive MBA will allow professionals the opportunity to step back from their operational roles and benefit from interaction with other senior managers within the aviation sector, allowing them time to explore current ideas and latest thinking in the aviation industry.
The first 3 modules of the programme will be delivered in Dubai, which has witnessed extensive growth in both airline passenger numbers, cargo volumes and airport infrastructure development over the last decade.
The last 3 modules will be delivered in Coventry University, which has been awarded University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2015) and Modern University of the year from 2014 to 2016.
Apart from the 4 day taught modules, professionals enrolled in the programme will get the opportunity for organised visits to relevant aviation related organisations in Dubai such as Dubai International Airport the new Al Maktoum International Airport, Emirates Airline, Emirates SkyCargo, Dnata (Emirates Ground Handling Division) and Emirates Flight Catering.
Professionals enrolled on the programme will also benefit from guest lecturers and presentations from industry professionals providing insight into the latest industry practices.
In Coventry, UK professionals will have the opportunity for organised visits to a range of relevant organisations within the aviation sector.
Dual site delivery will provide an added dimension to this programme, allowing professionals to gain an insight into the operation and management of established and developing aviation sectors.
The Executive MBA includes a unique combination of aviation related modules and general management modules which are contextualized within the aviation industry.
The programme is targeted at professionals within the industry. The taught element can be completed within a compressed time frame of 12 months.
The award carries recognition from the industry through its association with Emirates Aviation University.
The programme is designed to develop strategic managerial skills necessary to meet the challenges currently facing the aviation industry today. As such it is an ideal route for professionals already working in the aviation industry who wish to broaden their skills.
It is also relevant to professionals in other disciplines, keen to develop their understanding of business and management within a complex environment, and who may be seeking a transfer to a managerial position within the aviation industry.
You will have the opportunity to gain international experience both through the content of your course and through the course being delivered at Coventry in the UK and Dubai in UAE.