MBA (Aviation Management) - Aviation Enterprise Management


Program details

The MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) program at UPES is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry and its management principles. The curriculum covers various aspects of aviation, including operations, regulations, market dynamics, and challenges. Students gain specialized knowledge in aviation finance, airport management, airline operations, aviation safety, air traffic management, and aviation marketing. This prepares them to tackle the unique challenges and opportunities in the aviation sector. The program offers a well-rounded learning experience to students through practical exposure. They engage in summer internships, collaborate on live projects with companies, participate in industrial tours, and undertake a major project. These experiences provide hands-on learning and allow students to interact with industry experts, enhancing their understanding of the aviation industry and paving the way for a successful career.

The Aviation Enterprise Management specialization within the MBA in Aviation Management program delves into strategic planning, competitive analysis, market positioning, and mergers and acquisitions in the aviation industry. It also explores technological advancements such as digital transformation, automation, and data analytics and their impact on operations, safety, and customer experience. The course covers key components essential for effective management of aviation enterprises, including strategic management, leadership, aviation economics, risk management, marketing, supply chain management, logistics, and entrepreneurship. Through case studies and projects, students apply their learning and develop practical skills to manage aviation enterprises effectively and strategically.

Overall, the MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) program at UPES offers a comprehensive and practical approach to prepare students for leadership roles in the rapidly growing aviation industry. With a focus on relevant industry trends and practical exposure, graduates of this program are well-equipped to excel in various sectors within the aviation domain.

Program Highlights

  • Undertake major projects (dissertation) and gain practical experience through summer internships and live projects with companies, preparing students for real-life challenges in the aviation industry.
  • Choose from various career paths such as airport operations, air cargo operations, airline revenue management, or consulting, providing flexibility and specialization in the aviation sector.
  • Encouragement for student and faculty exchange, research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships, fostering a vibrant learning community and industry connections.
  • The MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) program provides exposure to real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures from industry experts, offering valuable insights and hands-on knowledge.
  • Acquire essential skills in advanced Excel, Analytics tools (like R-studio), and other software and technology, enhancing data-driven decision-making capabilities.
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities, including modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a well-stocked library, and advanced analytical tools, promoting a conducive learning environment.

The MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) program equips students for mid and senior management positions in various aviation-related sectors, both in India and globally. The industry faces a significant shortage of skilled professionals capable of efficiently managing its demands. Through hands-on learning, internships, and on-the-job training, students gain practical experience to apply their classroom knowledge effectively. The comprehensive curriculum covers airport and airline operations, economics, cargo management, and safety, with real-world case studies and industry expert insights. Additionally, exposure to cutting-edge software and technology enhances their employability. This program offers a promising future scope for graduates to thrive in airlines, airports, e-commerce, warehousing, research, and consulting industries, addressing the industry's ongoing demand for competent aviation management professionals.

Career Opportunities

The MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) program at UPES School of Business opens up a wide array of career opportunities for its graduates. Through summer internships, live projects, and placements, students gain valuable experience in the corporate culture and interact with renowned organizations. They can choose from various career paths, including roles in airport operations, airlines, and consulting. The potential career profiles include Airline Manager, Airport Manager, Aviation Consultant, Aviation Analyst, Aviation Sales and Marketing Manager, Aviation Operations Manager, Aviation Financial Manager, Aviation Safety Manager, Airline Revenue Manager, Aviation Policy and Regulatory Specialist, Aviation Entrepreneur, Air Cargo Manager, Air Cargo Sales and Marketing Manager, Cargo Operations Analyst, Cargo Network Planner, and Air Cargo Consultant. These diverse options enable students to explore their interests and secure promising job opportunities with leading industry players.


Over the last few years, there has been a remarkable improvement in the placement prospects for students pursuing an MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management). Distinguished companies such as GMR Group, Adani Group, Vistara Airlines, Spice Express, Accenture, Kuehne Nagel, TATA Airlines, and Indigo Airlines, among others, present attractive career opportunities to these graduates. Notably, several promising startups also show great interest in hiring postgraduates from the MBA in Aviation Management program. Job roles encompass airline revenue analyst, aviation sales and marketing, airline network planning, aviation analyst, air cargo operations, and business analyst. Fresh MBA graduates can expect a starting salary ranging from INR 6-10 lakh per annum, with variations depending on individual skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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Interested students must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) 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 who wish to pursue an MBA in Aviation Management (Aviation Enterprise Management) at UPES depend on the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams/ CUET followed by Personal Interview.

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