IATA - University of St Gallen Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Global Air Transport Management

About

The ongoing liberalization of markets, rapid technological changes, digitalization and the establishment of new business models in aviation raise new questions related to theory and practice. Current and future developments in aviation are thereby shaped by the industry actors and structures, in short, the Aviation System. To lead your company or department efficiently from a systemic management point of view, a deeper understanding of the industry and all actors on a global scale is essential for aviation managers. The diploma encompasses 12 courses, which will enable you to explore and analyze topics in-depth, ranging from aviation systems and revenue management to sustainability and change management. You will become a trusted leader by gaining greater knowledge on the global aviation industry as a whole and the crucial regulations and their impact on business strategies and operations. Frameworks for quality and safety management, as well as for auditing processes will help you and your companies to comply with these regulations.

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Course code: DIPL-126

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:

  • Describe the crucial regulations and their impact on business strategies and operations
  • Provide an overview of the global aviation system
  • Assess the impact of your strategic decisions and fine-tune your strategy and tactics continuously
  • Recognize and adopt leadership behaviors to sustain and build change capabilities
  • Track and monitor revenue management initiatives and policies

Key Topics

  • Aviation system
  • Business strategy
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Risk management
  • Revenue management
  • Cost management

Prerequisites

  • You should have a minimum of 8 years of working experience
  • University degree
  • Responsibility for company / division / department / product / service / process
  • Affiliation with the Civil Aviation industry (Airlines, Airports, Ground Handling, Supply Chain, Association, Services)
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
  • Ability to travel to Switzerland, Canada and Singapore

Program 2021-2022

The program consists of 12 courses; the 6 courses following (check back for more details soon) and the 6 Required courses below.

Aviation Systems and Accountable Management
An overview of the air transportation system, illustrating the interdependence between its key stakeholders: airlines, airports, service providers, civil aviation authorities and the ecosystem’s supply chain.

Integrated Management and Organization
Learn how general management is integrated into an organizational context. You will learn about management and organization models and systems, and apply the theory with practical case studies and workshops. You will be able to use a structured approach to organize and manage international organization in an integrated manner.

International Negotiation Skills
Providing you with useful models, perspectives, tools and applicable competencies to prepare, conduct and lead successful (and intercultural) negotiations in the aviation industry with sustainable results.

Leadership Development
You will learn how to answer key questions related to strategic management by applying core elements of the St. Gallen Management Model and the latest research of leadership competencies.

Strategy and Business Models
This course will help students to test their management skills and strategic thinking. You will be able to understand the benefits of different network types and know different definitions of business models.

Risk Management and Safety
The management of risks is highly relevant for any company. It has to be addressed on a corporate and operational level and is part of good corporate governance. Aviation safety is highly regulated, but is regulation enough? This module explains how to be compliant with regulations and offers tools and practices to be efficient.

Schedule 2022

  • Aviation Systems and Accountable Management | 17-21 January 2022 | St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Integrated Management and Organization | 22-23 January 2022 & 21-22 March 2022 (2 sessions for this module) | St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Strategy and Business Models | 23-25 March 2022 | St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Environment and Sustainability | 28-31 March 2022 | Geneva, Switzerland
  • Change Management with Interactive Simulation | 18-21 April 2022 | Online
  • Revenue Management and Pricing with Simulation | 11-13 May 2022 | Montréal, Canada
  • Airline Cost-efficiency Practices & Value-add Strategies | 18-20 May 2022 | Montréal, Canada
  • Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning | 23-26 May 2022 | Montréal, Canada
  • Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies: virtual simulation program | 30 May - 6 June 2022 | Online
  • Leadership Development | 13-15 June 2022 | Singapore
  • International Negotiation Skills | 2-4 September 2022 | St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Risk Management and Safety | 5-7 September 2022 | St. Gallen, Switzerland

Who should attend

  • Executives (C-level) and Accountable Managers
  • Key Account and Corporate Development Managers
  • Project Managers, Risk Managers and Auditors / Controllers
  • Safety Managers, Cockpit and Cabin Crews transitioning into corporate roles
  • Regulators

Registration

The total cost for the IATA - University of St Gallen Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Global Aviation Management Program (12 courses) is USD27,500.

A passing mark of 70% is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that are incorporated in this program.

Please contact us for more information about this program and for details on how to register.

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 6 Required courses

Required courses

Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies: virtual simulation program - University of St Gallen (LIVE virtual classroom)

Sharpen your management skills and apply newly acquired knowledge in a real market-based simulation game vying for market share and profitability against fellow professionals from the industry!

  • English
  • Course

Airline Cost-efficiency Practices & Value-add Strategies - University of St Gallen

Learn how to continuously improve your airline by containing specific airline costs by reviewing a number of airline strategic cost-cutting plans and incorporating necessary mechanisms and procedures to maintain a viable cost reduction program.

  • English
  • Course

Change Management with Interactive Simulation - University of St Gallen (LIVE virtual classroom)

Using a change management simulation, learn through serious play, how to effectively lead and manage important organizational changes through proven methodology and experiential exercises

  • English
  • Course

Environment and Sustainability - University of St Gallen

Learn how airlines and airports are trying to reduce and minimize their environmental impact, as well as their plans for continued future improvement.

  • English
  • Course

Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning - University of St Gallen

Contribute to your company’s success by learning how to develop and optimize a route network, select, acquire and manage the optimum fleet and create a competitive flight schedule.

  • English
  • Course

Revenue Management and Pricing with Simulation - University of St Gallen

Explore the fundamentals and principles of airline revenue management (RM) through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, and validate your learning using our sophisticated airline revenue management simulator.

  • English
  • Course

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