- The only undergraduate program of this kind in the Sultanate of Oman;
- One of the largest programs of its kind in the GCC Region;
- Classes taught by both international lecturers who are active in the civil aviation sector and local practitioners;
- Opportunities for internships in the civil aviation sector;
- IATA courses are available offering internationally recognized certification for various civil aviation functions.
The civil aviation sector in Middle East and the Indian sub-continent are currently among the fastest growing in the world, with Africa poised to become a significant player in the world aviation marketplace. Oman, due to its strategic location in the Middle East with easy accessibility to both Africa and the Indian sub-continent, is in the process of augmenting their civil aviation capabilities with three new airports and the major expansion of both Muscat and Salalah airports to facilitate projected increases of both air passengers and cargo through this region and provide better connectivity to the rest of the world.
We at MCBS believe that the civil aviation activities that are either currently underway or planned for the future to support the economic development expected for this part of the world will require highly educated and trained aviation management professionals who are familiar with both the region and the various cultures that call this place home. The Bachelor of Science program in Aviation Management uses internationally accepted courses to prepare students for careers in the management of airlines, including areas such as customer services, flight dispatching, and ground operations. Students will also be exposed to airline marketing, ramp operations, and terminal management. In their final year of study, students are expected to serve a two-month internship within the civil aviation sector, and complete a final capstone project related to their studies.
Duration: Approximately 8 semesters of 4 years full-time (exclusive of Foundation Program classes preparing students for both verbal and written proficiency in English, the internationally accepted language in civil aviation).
Total Credits: 120
Program Delivery: 12-15 credits are earned per a normal semester, with 6 additional credits per summer semester.
General Education Courses (63 credits):
- Communication Skills – 12 credits
- Humanities – 9 credits
- Social Science – 9 credits
- Math/Computer skills: 9 credits
- Natural science – 3 credits
- General business and entrepreneurial requirements – 21 credits
Core Requirements (33 credits):
- AVIA 121 – Introduction to Aviation Management – 3 credits
- AVIA 120 – Introduction to Airline Management – 3 credits
- AVIA 207 – Introduction to Air Transportation – 3 credits
- AVIA 208 – Economics of Air Transportation – 3 credits
- AVIA 211 – Aviation Safety and Security
- AVIA 214 – Principles of Accident Prevention and Causation – 3 credits
- AVIA 215 – Introduction to Aviation Law and Policy – 3 credits
- AVIA 308 – Air Operations Management
- AVIA 309 – Air Traffic Management
- AVIA 335 – Special Topics in Airline Marketing and Promotion (Final Project) – 3 credits
- AVIA 393 – Strategic Management of Aviation Industry – 3 credits
Program Electives (24 credits):
- AVIA 121 – Introduction to Airport Management – 3 credits
- AVIA 218 – Airport Planning and Design – 3 credits
- AVIA 226 – Airport Administration and Finance – 3 credits
- AVIA 312 – Human Resource Management in Aviation Industry – 3 credits
- AVIA 318 – Airports and the Environment – 3 credits
- AVIA 320 – Airport Marketing – 3 credits
- AVIA 325 – Air Cargo – 3 credits
- AVIA 349 – Special Topics in Aviation Management: Airport Privatization – 3 credits
- AVIA 361 – Public Policy and Regulatory Issues in the Industry – 3 credits
- AVIA 389 – Internship – 3 credits