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Master in Air Transport Management

Are you passionate about all things aircraft and transportation? Put yourself at the center of aviation logistics with a specialized master's program, in the heart of Western European air travel and immerse yourself in the global economy that is tied to it. Together with your fellow international students, you will explore all the aviation trends, strategies and the management skills that will boost your career. Welcome to our flying network.

Language

English

First start date

09.09.2024

Duration

1 year

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management

Language

English

First start date

09.09.2024

Duration

1 year

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management
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Program

Core Curriculum


Fundamentals of the Air Transport Industry

Everything starts with an understanding of how the aerospace industry works. We explore the diversity of materials, market players and how they affect market organization. On a field trip to Brussels airport, you will see this theory come to life. This not only gives you the right foundation to tackle the rest of the curriculum, but also to tackle the transportation world you'll enter after graduation.

Introduction to Global Supply Chain Management

You're looking forward to a specialized career in aviation, but in doing so, it's important to also master the principles of broader transportation economics and supply chain. With knowledge of different transportation types, logistics economics, policies, profit and loss principles, you will be able to critically evaluate supply chain solutions and management strategies, and understand how movements such as globalization, digitalization and environmental impacts affect the industry.

Technology, Digital Innovation & Sustainability

As a typical growth sector, the world of air transportation is constantly evolving. What technological and innovation trends are already contributing to the sustainability of the sector today? How does an innovation network work and how do airlines, ports, logistics organizations and technology suppliers benefit from it? How do you assess the effectiveness of new digital solutions? You will discover it all.

Air Transport Market Analysis & Forecasting

Time to take action. The research question "What factors create and influence air travel demand?" will be your guide in this course. Based on the resulting data, you will determine the most appropriate model to create a traffic forecast. With this knowledge, you will be able to evaluate your own work and that of other specialists to confidently determine the best solution and results.

Air Transport Economics & Finance

Air transportation is a low-margin industry. Therefore, a good understanding of the economics of airlines, airports, ground handlers and other players is essential to understand and optimize their added value for air transport. Together we will explore financial trends, prospects and differences in regional market developments. With various practical examples and case studies, you will quickly thrive as an expert with extensive practical insights.

Airline Marketing

Marketing is more than the strategy an airline adopts - although the possibilities, the dos and don'ts for strategy building will also be discussed in detail. It also covers passenger and cargo segmentation, changes in market environment and customer behavior (after the pandemic), price and revenue management and the increase in alliances, mergers and joint ventures. More than enough food for thought!

Airline Management and Strategy

Whether you are looking forward to a position in an airline or in the broader industry, these organizations will play an important role in your future career regardless. Therefore, it is important to understand how they operate and interact with airports, air navigation suppliers, ground handlers, etc. We will examine the different business models and strategies, highlight key features and explore new concepts from the world of airlines.

Airport Management and Strategy

Running an airport is a huge operation. As a manager, you are not only responsible for airport strategy and planning, but also for smartly addressing new challenges to your pricing strategies, sustainability, air traffic, marketing - you name it. Discover how you can skillfully lift your airport's performance to the next level.

Airline Revenue Management

After completing this course, you'll be surfing along smoothly with the cash flows going on in your airline. With a thorough understanding of the various operational research models for revenue management and airline pricing behavior, you'll know how to assess the scientific integrity and strategic feasibility of revenue management strategies. In short, a financial acumen to be proud of.

Airline Business Game

In this course, we will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Step into the shoes of a real life aviation manager and develop your own business plan. Play along! In this simulation, we will execute your business plan for the first year and determine your successes with an annual report. This way you get used to the stressful environment that the aviation industry can bring and see how your new knowledge translates to the workplace.

Master Project

Last but not least, there is the Master Project in which you can make full use of all your talents. Assisted by an academic advisor, you and your group will work out a real business case for an existing company - as if you were part of their team. This provides you with a nice crowning achievement for your work over the past year and the chance to impress industry professionals.

Note: This curriculum is subject to change.

International trip to London

You can't talk about air transport without mentioning the international nature of the sector. That's why we like to take you across the border to discover how things work in foreign airports and aviation organizations. The series of lectures and visits will not only give you the chance to gain new experiences, but also to expand your network with new business contacts and - of course - friendships.

Electives

In addition to the standard curriculum, you can also enrich your studies with an elective course tailored to your interests and learning needs. For the Master in Air Transport Management, you can choose between 2 tracks:

Research Methodology Track

Are you fascinated by academic and practical research? We will present you with the necessary skills to independently set up research projects according to the most common methodologies in transport economics. With a critical eye, you will evaluate research procedures and results to arrive at valuable tools that will give your future in academic research or consultancy a powerful boost.

Global Leadership

Your personal development is just as important as the technical knowledge you will gain this year. Therefore, this module challenges you to get to know yourself better: What is your personality like? How do you work with others? What career goals do you want to pursue? This valuable awareness and the soft skills that go with it will strengthen you as a person to take the next professional step.

Learning objectives

After completing this program:

  • ...you will have specialized knowledge and understanding of the complexities of transportation chains, logistics management and related regulations.
  • ...you are aware of contemporary issues and the interdependencies of the transportation related business.
  • …you will have a critical and international perspective on social developments and their impact on the transport sector.
  • ...you are able to formulate a research question, draw up a research plan and critically evaluate research results.
  • ...you will know how to develop effective solutions and make business policy decisions for the transport chain and your organization.

Faculty

Wouter Dewulf, PhD

Academic director Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management

Roel Gevaers, PhD

Professor of logistics and supply chain innovation & management

Ans De Vos, PhD

Chairholder SD Worx Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers, associate dean of education,  academic director Global Leadership Skills full-time master's programs

Rosário Macário, PhD

Coordinator of EIT Urban Mobility at University of Lisbon

Valentin Carlan, PhD

Professor logistics and transport

Thomas Van Asch, PhD

professor, postdoctoral researcher at UA, Strategic Projects Manager at Air Cargo Belgium

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Every year we only accept a select amount of candidates. We advise you to start the noncommittal application process as soon as possible.

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