Cargo Airline Management with Business Simulation (Classroom, 5 days)

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 49 participants from 14 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Air cargo business leaders are facing an unprecedented and volatile environment, and the theories and models that guided decision making in the past no longer provide all the answers. The course gives in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of cargo airline business management strategy, skills, and development tools, and equips participants with critical competencies to succeed in an ever-changing global air cargo business environment.

Through lectures and a business simulation game you will gain a comprehensive and practical insight into advanced cargo airline business management. You will make executive-level decisions as part of the simulation game, drawing on your experience and knowledge acquired during the course to achieve the desired business objectives.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TCGG-18

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor
  • 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.

How to register

Next class

Cargo Airline Management with Business Simulation (Classroom, 5 days)

Belgium, Brussels (IATA)
16 - 20 August, 2021
Register before 26 Jul, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 26 Jul
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132408 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,490
USD 3,230
USD 3,600

1 additional classes are scheduled

Cargo Airline Management with Business Simulation (Classroom, 5 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
8 - 12 November, 2021
Register before 08 Aug, 2021 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 18 Oct
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132923 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,072
USD 2,664
USD 2,960

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the competitive forces that influence corporate success
  • Identify which departments are critical and how they interact within an organization
  • Develop crucial skills needed to lead cross-functional and multicultural teams
  • Practice advanced strategic and managerial skills
  • Recognize the leadership needed to monitor and evaluate an organizations performance
  • Know the value of firms and the strategies valued by shareholders
  • Understand effective marketing strategies to exceed customers’ expectations
  • Analyse the key elements of contribution management and KPI monitoring

Course content

  • Business strategy and planning principles, planning cycle, and monitoring tools
  • Setting strategies and plans into action with a focus on goals and return on investment (ROI)
  • Leading trends, innovation, and improvement processes
  • Key elements for profitability and KPI structure
  • Market and competitor research, analyses, and tracking
  • Contribution method essentials, and benefits of optimization
  • Leading an organization in challenging times
  • Future marketing tools and advertisement channels
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)


  • Interactive business games
  • Case studies and analysis
  • Guest speaker

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo executives, management level, high potential and future leaders
  • Functional managers recently transitioned or will soon transition into a business leadership position

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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