Strategy and Business Models - University of St. Gallen


This course will help you to test your management skills and strategic thinking. Over 3 days you will explore the benefits of different network types as well as the different definitions of business models. You will learn to look at business models from different angles based on different factors, and how to create business model innovation processes. The course provides a combination of lectures (Business Model Innovation), various strategy theories using customized case studies and exercises so that you will be able to create scenarios and apply them in an aviation context.

This course is part of the IATA - University of St. Gallen Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Global Aviation Management.

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Course Code: TALL-37

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by lecturers and professors at the University of St. Gallen.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

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Strategy and Business Models - University of St. Gallen

Switzerland, St. Gallen (USG-IATA)
23 - 25 March, 2022
Please register by 02 Mar
All prices are before tax. Class no: 149728 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,920
USD 1,920
USD 1,920

Geneva Training Center information

For more information, please contact:
Dr. René Puls
Program Manager Global Air Transport Management
Center for Aviation Competence (University of St. Gallen)
Dufourstrasse 40a
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Phone: +41 71 224 73 46

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the network strategy in aviation and airline business models
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and their application in practice
  • Recognize business models and their relevance
  • Interact with your ecosystem while (re-)thinking concepts and implementations
  • Distinguish between the different dimensions of business models

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Network theory
  • Strategic networks
  • Strategic thinking and management
  • Business model frameworks
  • Business model applications
  • Business models in Aviation


  • Exercises and reflections

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Executives
  • Key Account, Project, Product Managers
  • Risk Managers, Controllers, Regulators
  • Cockpit and Cabin Crew

Certificate awarded

A CFAC-UNISG Confirmation of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the course and assessment (required for DAS Program).

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