Fundamentals of Project Management for Airline Finance (Classroom, 3 days)


Airline finance’s success will depend on its flexibility and ability to adapt to rapid change and greater business complexity. Use project management methods and tools to implement strategic finance initiatives and maximize the benefits of effective business transformation while maintaining performance levels throughout the transition.

This course will enable airline finance professionals to: Manage their activities as projects; Discover the fundamentals of project management with a focus on the practical application of methodologies using examples from airline finance transformation projects; Learn how to apply essential project management concepts, deal with changes and challenges, and check the impact of their decisions on project outcomes; and Develop their skills of managing real airline finance projects and receive coaching by a project management expert.

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

Course code: TALF-89

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants should have a university degree in finance, accounting, business administration or economics and at least 2 years work experience in airline finance (not necessarily in the Finance department)
  • Recommended level is Intermediate
  • 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

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the disruptions impacting the airline industry and develop a change mindset
  • Define project objectives, minimize scope changes and prevent scope creep
  • Develop time and cost estimates, create and control the schedule and the budget
  • Communicate project progress, maintain stakeholder engagement and develop plans for managing risks
  • Manage scope, resources, schedule and team dynamics

Course content

  • Scope of project deliverables
  • Prevent, minimize and respond to risks
  • Assigning tasks and managing project teams
  • Project progress and changes

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for Managers in:

  • Finance
  • E-commerce
  • Distribution

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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