University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt launches MBA in Aviation Management course in India

The Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main (FH FFM) in collaboration with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), head-quartered in Dehradun has launched a course offering an MBA in aviation management. 28 students have taken up their studies in programme launched in Indian aviation’s metro hubs Delhi and

EU to India ambassador – Mr. João Cravinho lighting the inaugural lamp with fellow project authorities for the start of Delhi batch

A third batch of students is scheduled to begin in Bangalore in early summer. The programme is being supported by a grant from the European Union until 2015. In team teaching sessions, professors from FH Frankfurt and from UPES are preparing the gradual transition to an Indian faculty-led sessions. While in Mumbai German professors present 90% of the lectures, in Delhi it will be 50%.

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Ziegler, Dean and Project Director, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Business and Law Division said

“Aviation industry interest in the Master’s programme is tremendous,”

“The degree course was co-developed with partners from the industry and is therefore adapted to their needs and requirements.”

The four-semester, part-time MBA is aimed at aviation professionals with a minimum of two years of professional experience and offers them an internationally oriented curriculum. Subjects of the curriculum include strategic expertise in aviation, international management and leadership skills as well as consulting and project management.

Rhetoric and press training, airport tours and meetings with industry lobbyists, as well as a focus on the students’ personality development complete the programme. One-to-one career coaching, 360-degree feedback, business etiquette sessions and fireside chats with political and business leaders will prepare students to deal with the professional challenges of a leadership position.

The main objective of the programme “European Indian Institutional Capacity Building for the Civil Aviation Sector – Aviation Diploma Project” is to strengthen the booming Indian aviation sector by educating highly qualified employees and establishing an institutional network between German and Indian universities and business communities.

The application deadline for prospective students of the MBA Aviation Management taking place in Bangalore is May 22, 2013; the programme starts on 4 June. For more information, log on to: or contact Ms. Himani Raghwani, Project PR and Marketing, FH FFM: Tel:+91-8743-842-145, E-Mail: [email protected]

About Devesh Agarwal

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