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Business Administration
with a specialization in Aviation Management

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Undergraduate Degree

Duration
36 months

Start Date
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Mode
Full-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
180

CH Credits
135

Tuition Fees
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Why Aviation Management?

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the number of air travelers will balloon to 7.2 billion in 2035, a near doubling of current levels. This trend is supported by the growth of the middle class in China and its impact on domestic travels and the economic rise of the Asia Pacific as an international destination.

Aviation Management not only provides pertinent knowledge of the aviation industry, but it also provides students with the business skills necessary to enter this industry. The career opportunities range from Airport Management to Aviation Law and offer travel opportunities within a multicultural environment.

Conveniently located near the company headquarters, The International Aviation Transportation Association (IATA), AUS is uniquely positioned to offer its students access to knowledgeable professors, internships, and IATA certification that is unparalleled by any other institute of Higher Learning.

Degree Overview

While at AUS, the student will acquire the necessary skills to fast-track their management career in aviation management. Grounded in cutting-edge business theory, the student will learn to sell ideas while establishing, implementing, and overseeing an aviation structure for an organization.

All courses are taught onsite by AUS professors, distinguished leaders in the fields of air transportation, hospitality, and business management. The curriculum is comprised of ever- evolving theory and real-world practical examples, and internships are required for candidates during their third term of study.

To support internship placement, AUS is partnering with leaders in the aviation eld. PrivatPort is a company backed by Swissport International Ltd, which provides best-in-class airport ground services on behalf of more than 50 client-companies for some 2 5 million passengers annually in 50 countries.

On the 24th May 2019, the International Aviation Transportation Association (IATA) and the American University in Switzerland (AUS) announced a partnership recognizing AUS as an IATA Authorized Training Center. So, in addition to an accredited degree, students can also earn industry certification that is recognized worldwide.

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Undergraduate Degree

Duration
36 months

Start Date
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Mode
Full-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
180

CH Credits
135

Tuition Fees
Tuition Fees Page

Hybrid Learning

Are you interested in getting ahead? Unsure about travelling to Switzerland? Don´t put your education on hold with AUS Hybrid Learning
 
The American University in Switzerland is continuously committed to delivering high-quality education to students around the global. Given this commitment, AUS is adapting and tailoring its programs to support current and prospective students during Covid-19. Our new hybrid learning model will make it possible for students to study remotely if necessary at the start of the Fall 2020 term and travel to Switzerland to continue their education when possible. If you are interested in finding out more about our new hybrid learning model, contact a member of our team.

Modules

5 Foundation

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Module Examples

– Business Management –

– Human Resource Management –

– Marketing –

24 Core

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Module Examples

– Air Transport Fundamentals –

– Airline Marketing –

– Management for Travel Agencies –

12 Specialization

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Module Examples

– Managing the Travel Business – 

– Aviation Security Awareness –

– Social Media for the Travel Industry –

“Over the next two decades, the demand for air transportation will double, resulting in ever-increasing job creation.”

The degree starts with several foundation modules. These are followed by core modules that give students a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business, such as Finance, Economics, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Students can select topical modules to tailor their degree.

Module Descriptions

Marketing

This course provides an introduction to all aspects of marketing, including strategic marketing planning, marketing research, product planning and development, promotion planning, distribution and pricing. It provides an understanding of the theories of the marketing mix variables, and a practical application in the context of the marketing management cycle processes of research, planning, organization, implementation and control.

Air Transport Fundamentals

This course will provide you with an overview of the air transportation system that illustrates the interdependence among its components: airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and air navigation services.

Upon completing this course you will be able to:
▪ Apply your knowledge and skills in the aviation industry and make more effective decisions
▪ Become a more valuable employee or potential employee by having a thorough knowledge of the air transport industry, its function and role
▪ Provide insight into current trends and issues in civil aviation, such as aviation safety and security, law and new technology
▪ Build management and leadership skills
▪ Respond to management challenges effectively

Airline Marketing

Stay ahead of the competition by understanding and applying sound marketing principles.

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:
▪ Interpret and understand customers’ needs
▪ Segment your targeted markets
▪ Exceed customers’ expectations with product innovation, product quality and efficient distribution
▪ Develop creative and cost-effective marketing strategies

Managing the Travel Business

With more than 1 billion international trips each year, the travel industry offers travel professionals excellent business opportunities. This course will help you take advantage of these opportunities by improving your skills in supervising and managing people and by building business relationships based on win-win negotiating strategies. Learn how to be competitive by developing new products and market them effectively. You will also gain insight on agency accounting procedures to build business plans that lead to good financial health.

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:
▪ Increase your opportunity for career advancement
▪ Become entrepreneurial and creative
▪ Open your own travel agency or tour company
▪ Grow your business and profits
▪ Improve operational processes

Aviation Security Awareness

Security is a concern for everyone in the industry, affecting virtually all areas of operation. Whether you work with passengers, cargo or at a security checkpoint, you have a role in keeping the industry safe. This course introduces you to the security measures and regulations you need to know to work responsibly in the industry. It also provides examples of practices you can apply in your workplace to identify and prevent potential security threats.

By the end of this course, you will understand:
▪ Your role as a future security professional in the overall aviation security framework
▪ The types of threats to consider in a security risk assessment
▪ Steps for enforcing security in your work areas
▪ The role of human factors in maintaining security

IATA Authorized Training Center

The American University in Switzerland is proud to be named as an official IATA Authorized Training Center. Offering both Bachelor and Master level degrees with a specialization in Aviation Management as well as specific IATA certified training courses, enables students to gain expert industry knowledge from a global organization in air transport.

Courses available to students will complement the AUS curriculum and give real-industry insight to support the academic knowledge. Topics such as Air Transport Fundamentals, providing an overview of the air transportation system and illustrating the interdependencies among its various components and Aviation Security Awareness, which looks at introducing security measures and regulations to keep the industry safe.This opportunity provides students a real advantage when seeking employment by showcasing their expertise and applied knowledge through gaining industry-recognized certifications.

Internships and Placements
Career Opportunities

During their degree students must undertake at least one internship. Students are support by our dedicated careers team and faculty to ensure they can find an internship relevant to their career path. Students are also encouraged to undertake additional internships in other fundamental business areas in order to broader their experience and enhance their CV.

Although the increase in cyber attacks isn’t good news for any of us, there has never been a better time to consider a cybersecurity career. The growth in the digital sector and the increased requirements for organizations to protect their information and data has made cybersecurity professionals invaluable. Studying Cybersecurity Business Management, you could progress into careers including;

  • Security Administration
  • Information Systems Analytics
  • Information Security Management
  • Security Consultancy
  • Software Management
  • Information and Data Governance

Why Switzerland?

Rated in the Top 2 Countries to Study Abroad in Europe, Switzerland is an exceptional location to live, study and work. Its cultural diversity, magnificent landscape and innovative environment offer first-class conditions for both personal well-being and career achievement. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horology eminence and more than 1.5 million cows, Switzerland offer an international study experience like no other.

Among its many charms, Switzerland scenery tops it all. Stunning Lake Geneva lends itself to great boating and swimming, and of course the mountains are there for memorable hiking. If you love to ski and snowboard, there is no better place than Switzerland. And if you don’t know how to ski and snowboard, there is no better place to learn. From Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts.

Why AUS?

The American University in Switzerland (AUS) is a private and fully accredited institution of Higher Education located near beautiful Lake Geneva. With a professor to student ratio of only 1 to 7 and a graduation rate of nearly 95%, students will experience the individual attention they deserve and obtain the career they desire.

At AUS, we recognize that business leaders today must not only master the hard skills needed to make data-driven decisions but also the soft skills needed to make them a better collaborator. To thrive in this field and to truly create value in an organization, leaders must acquire the management skills necessary to interface across the organization.

Recognizing the need for this skillset in the market, AUS has developed a holistic approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Download a copy of our brochure today and launch your career
in Aviation Management with an AUS Bachelor Degree.

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