DAS Aviation Management – 2018


  • Gain in-depth understanding of the complexities involved in aviation economics, finance and regulatory issues
  • Explore international air law and strategic alliances programs, alongside quality management and control
  • Improve the participant's performance working in or with the aviation sector
  • Provide him with an overall understanding of the aviation industry
  • Equip him with the management tools that allow one to analyze his business environment
  • Map the main financial drivers in the industry
  • Identify, analyze and offer solutions to everyday challenges


Professional of the aviation, travel and transportation industries who has a minimum of three years work experience and who wishes to deeper his education in aviation, or for those who are considering making a career change and join the aviation field

Learning outcomes

Professionals of the aviation, travel and transportation industries who have a minimum of three years’ work experience and who wish to further their education in aviation, or for those who are considering making a career change and join the aviation field.


12 modules
August session | 2018

  • Airline Business Foundations
  • Air Transport Economics
  • Air Cargo Management
  • Project Management (online module)

November session | 2018

  • Airport Business Management
  • Airline Finance and Accounting Management
  • Managing a Travel Business (online module)

March session | 2019

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Civil Aviation
  • Aviation Security Management
  • Aviation and the Environment (online module)

June session | 2019

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • International Air Law


Prof. Thomas STRAUB, Geneva School of Economic and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva


Elisabeth LARSSON, University of Geneva


IATA, Training and Development Institute


August 2018 - June 2019
36 ECTS credits
288 Teaching hours
72 Distance teaching hours
4 blocks of modules + 3 online modules






Elisabeth LARSSON
Mylène Blanc
+41 22 379 81 18


University of Geneva and IATA


Registration deadline

15 July 2018
Modules can be followed individually
Edition 2017-2018: Modules can be followed individually


  • USD 18000.-* (includes all 12 modules)
  • USD 2500.-* per module
  • USD 400.- enrollement fee for application

* Costs are subject to change without prior notice. Invoicing is in USD

University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), have partnered to offer a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Aviation Management, in a new block format, tailored for professionals from the dynamic and international aviation industry. In this block format, participants travel only three times to Geneva. The Aviation Management enables tomorrow’s aspiring aviation leaders to face the challenges of today while planning for growth in the future without interrupting their career.
The program’s demanding curriculum includes courses on the foundations of general management as well as practical and up-to-date content from IATA, covering a wide-range of aviation management issues. Selected thought leaders and senior executives complement our world-class yet accessible faculty. Thanks to our particular blend of innovative teaching methods and strong alumni network, the participants gain highly relevant knowledge and expertise to cope with future management challenges. This unique program offers the opportunity to gain specialized training with full academic accreditation, an once-in-a-lifetime learning experience!

Admission criteria

  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Fluency in English. Competency in both written and spoken English at an academic level
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • The ideal candidate has a University degree or equivalent.

Detailed fees

USD 2,500.- per module
USD 400.- enrollement fee for application


International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Informations complémentaires:

Samah Atti
Olga Semenova


"This program has broadened my horizons into the various aspects of the aviation industry. New concepts were learnt and old concepts reinforced. The rich mixture of students from various backgrounds ensures that the teaching is not dominated by the lecturer, but enables the students to learn from each other. Also, it provides students with the opportunity of expanding their networks with people within the aviation industry - from all corners of the world. Furthermore, the DAS in Aviation Management is credited towards my Executive MBA at the University of Geneva. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who seeks professional enrichment". Qihua LIN Class of 2011-12 Senior Aeronautical Charts Specialist, Lufthansa Systems Flight Nav AG