Created in partnership with Etihad Airways, the MBA is designed by aviation professionals and accredited by the UAE's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The College of Business Administration of the Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has launched the Capital's first Master of Business Administration (MBA) in aviation management.
Created in partnership with Etihad Airways, the MBA is designed by aviation professionals and accredited by the UAE's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as well as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The MBA in aviation management is a 33-credit hour programme that can be completed in one year. The programme accepts applications from working professionals of any nationality with a degree in any professional aviation qualification, such as a commercial pilot licence, aircraft engineer, mechanic licence, cabin crew licence, dispatch licensees or a military qualification.
"This unique programme was designed based on international models ... and is accredited as part of the college's international academic accreditation from the AACSB," said Dr Nabil Ibrahim, chancellor of ADU.
Wissam Hachem, Etihad Airways' vice-president of learning and development, pointed out that this is not the first time Etihad Airways and the ADU has worked together on educational programmes.
"We have continuously collaborated with the ADU and have been offering a four-year bachelor's degree in aviation science. Today we are pleased to expand this partnership to include a masters' programme in aviation management."