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MBA Aviation and Tourism Management

Study our well-established MBA in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Aviation and Tourism has been a growth market for the last decades. There haven’t been any major declines. However, recent socio-political, environmental and economic events have extensively impacted on the aviation and tourism industry. Today, the industry is confronted with big questions such as the consequences of climate change, over-tourism as well as the negative effects of globalization, leading to disruption, uncertainty and increasing competitive pressure.

With our MBA Aviation and Tourism Management, we draw on more than ten years experience in delivering education to future executives. The newly developed curriculum provides you with the skills you need to meet current and future challenges in the industry. With our new modules you will be empowered to initiate change, rethink processes holistically, and develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the future aviation and tourism industry. Our MBA program will equip you with the relevant skills in digitalization, strategic business development, sustainability and innovation management to actively shape the industry’s transformation process. In particular, drawing on Tourism and Aviation knowledge we prepare you to understand the connectivity of both industries regarding customer centricity, sustainability, mobility and destination management. Furthermore, the part-time MBA program will also qualify you in general management as well as in leadership competencies.

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Receive 750 € off Tuition Fee when applying by April 15, 2023.

Application without Academic Degree

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Your benefits

Enjoy studying at one of the world's largest aviation hub and benefit from our customized MBA part-time program, designed together with well-known industry leaders like DFS, Fraport and MUC Airport.

Expand your network, learn from peers, listen & talk to top executives at fireside chats and get stimulated by program partners like the University of Huddersfield and the University of the Aegean. You will also receive a globally recognized IATA Training Certificate.

Complement your academic training with seminars developing your rhetoric skills as well as your personality and enjoy networking with the industry's renowned lobbyists.

Enhance your knowledge & skills in general corporate management such as strategies, business development, transformational leadership while focusing on the particular requirements of the aviation and tourism industry.

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Further information about our MBA

Application requirements

Entry Requirements

  • First academic degree (minimum 180 ECTS)
  • Proven minimum of one year of professional experience
  • Motivation letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Proof of good academic English Skills of at least B2 level (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, DAAD or other proof of language competence of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) ) not older than three years. If your first professional university degree was obtained in an English-speaking country or at a bilingual educational institution you do not need to submit any language test.
  • Succesful selection interview
  • An APS certificate is required for students applying from India, China and Vietnam.

Application without Academic Degree

In accordance with § 20 of the Hessian Law on Higher Education (HHG) you can apply for the Lateral Entry to the Masters Programs. Your application shall be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A copy of your higher education entrance qualification
  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates of full time employment of at least four years

Application

The MBA starts every year in the winter semester.

Application Deadlines:

  • Application deadline for candidates with foreign degrees: July 15th 2023
  • Application deadline for candidates with national degrees: July 15th 2023
  • Application deadline for the qualifying examination in accordance with paragraph 20 HHG: February 15th 2023

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Degree
The combination of the practical experience with the acquired theoretical knowledge prepares you for management positions in general management. Additionally you will approve your knowledge in the areas of marketing & sales, operation management, logistics, consulting, finance and controlling in the aviation and tourism industry.
Career perspective

After completing this MBA you will work as a consultant or expert within aviation and/or tourism industry. You will advise companies in change processes or general management issues, bring in strategic knowledge and problem-solving skills. You will also be qualified to take on leadership or management positions with tasks in the areas of corporate strategy and sustainable business development. With a unique blend of creative thinking, business acumen and an innovative approach, you have the ability to transform business ideas and products into a marketable offering.

Duration
The part-time study course is divided into four semesters (24 months). Teaching takes place in two 11-day blocks per semester at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM), a campus of the University of Applied Sciences close to the Frankfurt International Airport. Three modules are held at the partner universities abroad.
Module plan

New module plan (start September 2023)

Tuition fee

Total costs for the two-year study program amount to €19,900 plus semester fees.

Tuition fees can be paid in instalments.

In addition to the tuition fees participants are responsible

  • for travel expenses,
  • food and accommodation,
  • for obtaining a visa (if required) in time for the start of semester

Please, note that these costs are fully deductible from income tax in many countries (e.g. Germany). Please find information on financing options here. Under point 4 you may find information that is relevant to you.

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