Aviation & Air Transport


Aviation and Air Transport Content Overview

If you are an aviation professional or manager from any background then the Aviation & Air Transport track is for you.

The aviation industry witnesses exponential annual growth in Asia alone, and requires trained and experienced airline managers to pilot its demands. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has partnered with the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) to design a curriculum specifically for aviation professionals. This is the first time that IATA is collaborating with an Asian university to develop and upgrade human capital for the global aviation industry.

Participants will attend residential on the NTU Singapore campus and a three-week segment at IATA’s Training and Development Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, where they analyse hot-bed issues. This full-time 4-week program addresses key aviation concerns such as:

  • Aviation Law & Environment (IATA, Geneva)
  • Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies (IATA, Geneva)
  • Airport Business Management (IATA, Geneva)
  • Managing Aviation Safety & Security (IATA, Geneva)
  • Accounting and Finance Management (NTU, Singapore)
  • Airline Business Foundations (NTU, Singapore)
  • Global Leadership & Innovation (NTU, Singapore)
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Aviation & Air Transport Objectives

The Aviation & Air Transport AMP is specially crafted so that aviation professionals like you can take greater advantage of Asia, the single largest market in the world. You will reward from a rich curriculum at the prestigious International Air Transport Authority (IATA) while expanding your global network.

The Advanced Management Program in Aviation & Air Transport enables you to:

  • Acquire a broad understanding of critical business concepts from international faculty
  • Share a highly interactive learning environment with a global peer group
  • Expand your network in the aviation industry. Graduates will be part of the Learning and Innovation Network and gain opportunities to participate in high level industry initiatives and events
  • Receive instruction under faculty chosen from professionals with vast experience in the aviation industry

Who Should Do It

If you are a senior aviation professional or manager with the foresight to be a leader and play a role in the development and growth of the aviation industry, then the Aviation & Air Transport AMP is for you.

Our class profile for the Aviation & Air Transport AMP includes exceptional senior managers with more than 8 years’ experience in the aviation and air transport sectors. They usually have a minimum of 5 years’ managerial experience and have an average age of 37. While majority of our participants are Singaporeans, we have also seen many international students.



International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Established in 1945, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a global industry trade group of airlines, with international headquarters in Quebec, Canada, executive offices in Geneva, Switzerland and operations in more than 150 countries.

The association currently comprises 240 airlines from 126 countries, which comprise 84% of the total air traffic. In line with its overarching mission to represent, lead and serve the airline industry, IATA spearheads numerous activities designed to provide safe and secure transportation to its passengers. The designation of airport codes, travel agent accreditation, cargo accreditation and myriad member services are among IATA’s activities.

You Gain Professional Recognition

This Advanced Management Programme and Executive MBA Programme grant you the professional credential of Certified Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) and you will be registered with IATA. You can use this AvMP designation after your name on business materials as a symbol of excellence and professionalism in the industry.  Records are archived with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and are available for verification upon request.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the IATA-Nanyang AMP in Aviation & Air Transport for 2015-16 academic year is S$30,000(excluding Singapore taxes). The fee covers tuition, most teaching materials and meals when classes are in session. Other expenses, accommodation and travel-related costs, are not included in the programme fee. Participants are responsible for all travel and visa arrangements.

Programme Schedule

Participants attend two 2-week segments – a 2-week segment on the NTU Singapore campus, and one at the IATA headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  Please download accommodation form for stay in Geneva.


Date Venue Module
27 Mar to 8 Apr 2017 Focus
IATA, Geneva
Aviation Law and Environment
Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies
Airport Business Management
Managing Aviation Safety and Security
3 to 15 Jul 2017 Focus
NTU, Singapore
Accounting and Finance Management
Airline Business Foundations
Global Leadership and Innovation

* The programme date and structure may be subjected to changes.

Upgrade to EMBA

The 4-week AMP in Aviation & Air Transport can be attended without taking on the full EMBA.

Applicants to the AMP programme should inform the Admissions Officer their intention to upgrade to the EMBA Programme before the start of the AMP, so that participants can be graded during the course of the AMP.