MBA in Aviation Management. It is one of the most sought after career in the recent times due to increase in Air Travel and Logistics. You have a graduation in Biotech and may have to deviate from the basic qualification. The boom in the Aviation Industry has diverse managerial positions in the primary areas like, Fixed Based Operation Management, General Airport Management and Financial Management. As this industry is engulfed with major industries like tourism, e-commerce, customer care, steel and electronics the job opportunities are extensive. The other major working areas are Ground Handling, Cargo, Aviation Safety & Fleet Management, Regulatory Management, Fueling Management & other allied issues relevant to the Aviation Industry. The aviation industry is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18 per cent. India has 454 airports and airstrips, of which 16 are designated as international airports. The Aviation Industry is bound to grow and the job opportunities are plenty.
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India has pioneered MBA (Aviation Management) program. It prepares students on application of modern management concepts, methods and tools to the challenges of aviation industry. It is a 2-Years program. The eligibility requirement is graduation with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university. There are other institutes also offering the MBA in Aviation Management, but you need to check the credentials before joining such program.
Other institutes offering MBA in Aviation Management are Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Sciences’, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, New Flight Services (India) Ltd, American Flyers (India) Pvt. Ltd, Indian Aviation Academy, ILAM Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management; National Institute of Aviation Management and Research, Academy of Aviation Education and Hindustan University.
The MBA in Aviation Management is of recent derivation and you may have to just look for fulfillment of the mandatory Regulations and Guidelines given by UGC / AICTE by the Institutes offering this course. Regarding placements, most of the Institutes have tie-up with Aviation and related Industries and that may be the reason that they are promising 100% placements. However, you need to speak to the old students of the same institute and satisfy yourself on the claims made the institute.