MBA in Aviation Management

MBA Aviation Management

Program Details

The MBA in Aviation Management program offered by UPES School of Business is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry and equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the field. The program covers various aspects of aviation management, including operations, regulations, market dynamics, and challenges. Students gain insights into different sectors within aviation, such as airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturing, and aviation services.

The program offers specialized knowledge in areas such as aviation finance, airport management, airline operations, aviation safety, air traffic management, and aviation marketing. This ensures that students are well-prepared to address the unique challenges and opportunities in the aviation industry. Moreover, the program takes a global perspective, covering international regulations, cross-cultural management, and the impact of globalization on the industry. This prepares students to work in diverse and multicultural environments, which is essential in today's globalized aviation landscape.

The MBA in Aviation Management program is suitable for entrepreneurs and professionals who are looking to move into mid or senior management roles in various aviation-related industries, both within India and globally. The program combines a strong foundation in business principles with a focus on the unique aspects of the aviation sector. It offers a comprehensive learning experience through summer internships, live projects with companies, industrial tours, dissertations, and talks from industry experts. This ensures that students gain practical exposure and insights into the real-world challenges and trends in the aviation industry.

Program Highlights

  • Students undertake major projects and summer internships with companies, providing hands-on experience in airport operations, air cargo operations, airline revenue management, or consulting.
  • Students of MBA in Aviation Management program are exposed to real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures from industry experts, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the aviation sector.
  • Encouragement for student and faculty exchange, research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships, fostering academic and professional growth.
  • Students gain proficiency in advanced software and technology, including advanced Excel and analytics tools like R-studio, equipping them with essential skills for data-driven decision making.
  • The UPES School of Business provides modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a well-stocked library, and advanced analytical tools to enhance the learning experience.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in student exchange, study abroad, semester exchange, and programs with leading global partner management institutes, broadening their perspectives and building international networks.

The MBA in Aviation Management program offers a promising future scope for students seeking mid and senior management roles in various aviation-related industries worldwide. With a significant shortage of skilled professionals in the field, this program aims to equip students with the necessary expertise to effectively manage the demands of the aviation industry. Emphasizing hands-on learning, the curriculum incorporates internships and on-the-job training, enabling students to apply their classroom knowledge to practical scenarios and gain a competitive edge in the job market. Covering a comprehensive range of subjects including airport operations and management, airline revenue management, air cargo management, and aviation security, the program provides a deep understanding of industry practices and challenges. Real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures from experts further enhance students' knowledge and exposure. Additionally, the program incorporates the use of software and technology, enhancing students' employability and increasing their market value. Overall, the MBA in Aviation Management program prepares students for leadership positions in airlines, airports, e-commerce, consulting, and other related industries by equipping them with industry-specific knowledge and practical experience.

Career Opportunities

The MBA in Aviation Management program at UPES School of Business presents a wide range of career prospects. Students have the chance to work with renowned organizations and immerse themselves in corporate culture by engaging in summer internships, live projects, and placements. This enables them to discover their career interests, connect with prospective employers, and potentially secure job offers. The program offers diverse placement opportunities in three key areas: airport operations, airlines, and operations consulting. By pursuing this program, students can explore various career paths and gain valuable experience in the aviation industry.


The placement scenario for students pursuing an MBA in Aviation Management at UPES School of Business has shown remarkable improvement in recent years. Numerous well-known companies such as GMR Group, Adani Group, Vistara Airlines, Spice Express, Accenture, Kuehne Nagel, TATA Airlines, and Indigo Airlines, among others, present attractive employment opportunities to these students. Additionally, several promising startups are actively seeking to recruit graduates with an MBA in Aviation Management. The range of job prospects for these graduates includes roles such as airline revenue analyst, aviation sales and marketing, airline network planning, aviation analyst, air cargo operations, and business analyst. Freshers with an MBA in Aviation Management typically receive starting salaries ranging from INR 6 to 10 lakh per annum. The offered salary is contingent upon the candidate's skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Organizational Behaviour3003
Marketing Management3003
Managerial Economics3003
Accounting for Managers3103
Business Communication 1102
Quantitative Techniques for Managers3003
Fundamentals of Airline Operations3003
Airport Planning & Management3003
Business Environment1102
TOTAL   25

Semester 2

Human Resource Management3003
Financial Management3003
Specialization Paper-I 
(Chose one from Airline 
Service Operations; Aviation Marketing)
Airport Operations management 3003
Airport Economics3003
IT Application in aviation sector3003
Business Research Methods3003
Industrial Visit0001
Managing Digital Transformation3003
Business Ethics and CSR1102
TOTAL   27

Semester 3

Airline Revenue Management2002
Specialization Paper-II 
(Chose one from Crew and 
fleet Management; Aviation MRO)
Aerodrome Design & Operations 
(Annexure 14)
Airline Economics 3003
Air Cargo Management2002
Strategic Management 3003
Data Analysis and decision 
making in Supply Chain
Summer Internship 0042
Project Management3003
Global context of Business1001
TOTAL   25

Semester 4

Aviation Regulatory Management3003
Aviation forecasting techniques3002
Aviation Security & safety 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 0003
Environmental, Social and Governance3003
TOTAL   17


Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for MBA in Aviation Management, which are as follows: Minimum 50% marks in Class X, XII and Graduation. Graduation From a recognized University in any stream.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students interested in enrolling in the MBA in Aviation Management program at UPES School of Business is determined by the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams/ CUET followed by Personal Interview.

*CUET-UG 2024 - 60 Percentile

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