BBA in Aviation Management

BBA Aviation Management

Program Details

The BBA in Aviation Management program offered by UPES School of Business is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry. Over the course of three years, students will develop a strong foundation in business management principles, including finance, marketing, operations, and human resources. They will also gain specialized knowledge of the aviation industry, including strategic planning, decision-making, and organizational management within the aviation context.

One of the key focuses of the program is to equip students with the skills needed to analyze data, conduct research, and solve complex problems within the aviation management field. Through critical thinking and research methodologies, students will learn to address challenges specific to the aviation industry. The program also emphasizes the development of leadership qualities and teamwork skills, preparing students to work effectively in diverse teams and assume managerial roles within aviation organizations.

The BBA in Aviation Management program at UPES offers two specializations: Aviation Service Operations and Travel & Ground handling operations. In the Aviation Service Operations specialization, students will learn to manage and optimize service operations in the aviation industry. This includes understanding customer expectations, service design, quality management, and the role of technology in enhancing service operations. The Travel & Ground handling operations specialization focuses on managing travel agency operations and coordinating ground handling services to ensure a seamless and satisfying experience for passengers. Students will learn about customer service, effective communication, and problem-solving techniques specific to the travel and ground handling context.

Program Highlights

  • Students engage in major projects and summer internships, gaining hands-on experience in airport operations, cargo handling, airline services, ground handling, or consulting.
  • The BBA in Aviation Management program emphasizes real-world exposure through case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures from industry experts.
  • Students gain proficiency in advanced software and technology, including tools like advanced Excel, R-studio, and analytics tools.
  • The UPES School of Business offers modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a comprehensive library, and advanced analytical tools.
  • Students can participate in student exchange programs, study abroad experiences, and semester exchanges with renowned international partner institutes of UPES.
  • The BBA in Aviation Management program provides additional certifications, such as the IATA foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus and the IATA Certification course in DGR Cat 6 for Cargo Operations in partnership with GMR Aviation Academy.

The BBA in Aviation Management program offers students the necessary skills and knowledge for mid-management positions in industries such as airlines, airports, air cargo, e-commerce, warehousing, research, and consulting. With a shortage of competent professionals in the aviation sector, our program focuses on practical learning through internships and on-the-job training, giving students a competitive advantage. The curriculum covers essential topics including aviation industry fundamentals, airport and airline operations, cargo handling, ground handling operations, and aviation safety and security management. Students also benefit from real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures by experts. Exposure to industry software and technologies further enhances employability and job prospects. Overall, the BBA in Aviation Management program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the aviation industry and prepares them for rewarding careers in various sectors within the field.

Career Opportunities

The BBA in Aviation Management program offered by UPES School of Business presents diverse career prospects for students, providing them with opportunities to work alongside prestigious organizations and gain invaluable experience in the corporate realm. Through summer internships, live projects, and placements, students can explore their career interests, establish connections with potential employers, and potentially secure job offers. They can specialize in three key areas: airport operations, airline operations, and consulting. Career profiles in this field include roles such as Airline Operations Manager, Airline Sales and Marketing Executive, Airline Customer Service Manager, Revenue Management Analyst, Route Planner, Airline Ground Operations Supervisor, Airline Training Coordinator, Airline Operations Analyst, Airport Facilities Manager, Airport Business Development Executive, and Airport Airline Relationship Executive.


In recent years, the placement scenario for students pursuing a BBA in Aviation Management has greatly improved. Renowned companies such as GMR Group, Adani Group, Vistara Airlines, Spice Express, Accenture, Kuehne Nagel, TATA Airlines, and Indigo Airlines, among others, provide attractive employment opportunities for these students. Moreover, numerous mid-sized start-ups are eager to recruit BBA in Aviation Management graduates. The job prospects encompass various roles, including airline operations manager, airport operations supervisor, aviation sales executive, airport customer service manager, aviation consultant, air cargo operations coordinator, aviation safety officer, airport business development executive, aviation training coordinator, and airline marketing specialist. These positions offer opportunities to work in diverse areas such as airline management, airport operations, sales and marketing, cargo handling, safety and security, business development, and training. Freshers in BBA in Aviation Management can expect a starting salary typically ranging from INR 4-10 lakh per annum, which is influenced by their skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Principles and Practices 
of Management
Business Economics I2103
Business Mathematics3003
Business Accounting3003
Business Communication I2023
Organizational Behavior3003
Business Environment2002
Introduction to Aviation Industry3003
Living Conversations2002
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change (Theory)
TOTAL   27

Semester 2

Business Economics II2103
Business Statistics3003
Financial Management3003
Technologies of the Future 2002
Human Resource Management3003
IATA Travel & Tourism (Foundation)6006
Community Engagement and 
Social Responsibility
Marketing Management3003
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change (Living Lab)
Operations Management3003
TOTAL   32

Semester 3

Airport Functions of Airlines3003
Cargo Handling3003
Research Methodology & Report Writing3003
Minor/Exploratory I3003
Business Ethics and CSR2002
Global context of Business1001
Aviation Marketing3003
Meta 1011001
Working with Data2002
TOTAL   21

Semester 4

Airport Customer Services3003
Specialization  Paper I 
(Chose one from Airport 
Capacity Management; 
Travel Agency & Tour Operations)
Industrial Visit0001
Minor/Exploratory II3003
Minor/Exploratory III3003
Business Analytics3003
Environmental, Social and Governance3003
Design Thinking2002
TOTAL   21

Semester 5

Allied Aviation Services3003
Specialization  Paper II 
(Chose one from Aviation 
Demand Forecasting; 
Ground Handling Operations)
Essentials of Strategic Management3003
Minor/Exploratory IV3003
Minor/Exploratory V3003
Dissertation I0002
Summer Internship 0002
Airport Economics3003
Project Management3003
Consumer Behaviour & Market Research3003
Leadership and Teamwork2002
Aviation Safety and Security3003
TOTAL   33

Semester 6

Dissertation II0004
Minor/Exploratory VI3003
Start your Start-up2002


Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for BBA in Aviation Management, which are as follows: Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students who wish to pursue BBA in Aviation Management at UPES rely on the individual's performance in Entrance Exam (UPESMET-UG) / UGAT’23/ CUET.


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Varied Specialisations to pick from

Aviation Service Operations

Aviation Service Operations

Travel and Tour Operations

Travel and Ground Handling Operations