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College of Business

Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

Type Postgraduate
Credit Hours 33 Hours
Duration 1 Year
Language English
Study mode Full Time / Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Evening or Weekend
Campuses Al Dhafra, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Overview

Through one of the largest MBA programs in the UAE, you can transform your career and become an accomplished global leader in the Aviation Management field. 


Aimed at experienced managers, in addition to the core MBA courses, you will learn specific skills related to Airports and Airline Operations, Aviation Regulations, Safety and Quality Management Systems, and Aircraft Fleet Strategy delivered through ADU’s College of Engineering. The development of leadership, communication, team-building and critical thinking skills, the ability to critically evaluate business performance, as well as an understanding of organization sustainability, are also the cornerstones of this program. 


You will be immersed in a stimulating and diverse blend of case studies, exercises, group work, simulations and lectures provided by the MBA program. This blended teaching approach is designed to maximize the learning experience, giving you the knowledge and skills to manage, motivate, innovate and, most of all, lead in the dynamic airline industry in the MENA region and beyond.


The program is comprised of eight core courses (24 credit hours) and three concentration courses. Our unique six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete your MBA in one year. It also allows you to better manage your workload as you take only two courses per term delivered in the evenings and weekends. If professional or personal commitments dictate that you need to miss a term, it is easy to catch up.  Ours is the only MBA in the UAE that offers such flexibility. 


If you already hold a general MBA degree, or have a professional interest in Aviation Management, you have the option to take the concentration courses on their own and receive a certification from Abu Dhabi University.


Students should note that up to two concentration courses may be offered in our Abu Dhabi campus only.

“You have to be passionate to succeed in this very competitive and diverse sector.”


Dr. Huettig is an aeronautical engineer by profession and spent almost 40 years working in various sectors of the aviation industry before joining ADU in October 2016. He worked with Airbus Industrie in France, was Managing Director of the Flight Simulation Training Center for Airbus aircraft, and professor and head of the Air Transportation Department at the Technical University of Berlin, where he also obtained his Ph.D. In addition, he was a licensed Airbus pilot with over 4000 flight hours. Before joining ADU, he worked as project director and consultant for German government aviation-related projects in developing countries.


“The aviation industry is still a growing sector and an important contributor to the economy -  the aviation sector in the UAE makes up almost 15% of the GDP. My drive is to instill in future aviation professionals a thorough understanding of what is important in the industry, as well as the complex role of the numerous stakeholders and how all these roles integrate within  this dynamic industry.


My passion for the industry in which I have worked my entire life is something I strive to pass on to my students. And you have to be passionate to succeed in this very competitive and diverse sector.”


Dr. Gerhard Huettig

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Al Ain

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Al Dhafra

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Dubai

Course Type
Total (Aed)
87,780
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,660
Required Credits
33

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

The fast-growing aviation industry in the MENA region and Asia affords many opportunities to graduates of this program. Airline management and airport operations including safety and security, ground support services and airport management are popular career choices. Flight safety and aviation regulation, business analysis and aviation research and development and commercial and customer operations are other sectors relevant to graduates of this program.


The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Entry requirements

Course outline

College
0 credit hours
Majors
24 credit hours
Major Electives
0 credit hours
Open Electives
0 credit hours
Concentration
9 credit hours
Dissertation/Project/Thesis
0 credit hours

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