#CoursesGalore: Airport/Airline Management (Also Aviation Management)
What is it?
With its foundation in general business, this course is driven by the high-tech world of aviation and transportation. It combines air travel industry knowledge with academic and personal skills development to give you a well-rounded proficiency in every area of airport operations.
What will you study?
Besides subjects such as ground handling, safety and security, air travel finance, airline economics and human resources, you will concentrate on subjects as diverse as wildlife hazards, ecosystem management, airfield safety, and emergency planning and control.
Airline and airport marketing; air travel finance; airline economics; research methods; principles of management; tour operations; strategic management; environmental management; airport terminal design; airline branding; commercial management; globalisation.
Given the global nature of the travel industry, you may be required to pick up one or two foreign languages such as French or Spanish depending on the institution.
Typical course duration
A degree in this subject will take at least three years to complete.
There are no specific prerequisite subjects for this course.
What do graduates do?
You would take up operational roles with airlines and airports, and as handling agents on the ground and in the air.