When it comes to 12th standard passed students, BBA has surprisingly emerged as one of the favourite course among them! There are many factors responsible for this trend. First of all, students from all streams are eligible to apply for this course. Then there’s availability of Colleges. New and good quality Institutes have come up, offering BBA programs. In this concise article, I will cover details about one hot BBA program- BBA in Airport and Aviation Management. It is a job oriented program that guarantees graduates a job in the Aviation sector. I will cover basic course details, eligibility criteria, scope and job opportunities after graduation.
I’ve already mentioned that BBA programs allow students to specialize in a particular discipline. So, what makes Airport and Aviation management a hot discipline? First of all, the Aviation sector is booming. In this sector, one can also expect to climb the career ladder pretty quickly and build a rewarding career in the process!
BBA Airport Management basic course details
It is a 3 years long Undergraduate program. The 3 years duration is divided into 6 semesters each lasting 6 months. BBA program in Airport Management trains students to take on managerial as well as administrative roles in an Airport or in the Aviation sector.
An Airport requires large number of staff to work smoothly and properly. Also, factors like safety and security, technical factors, finances etc also have to be taken care of. To handle all these tasks, trained people are required to manage human resources as well as finance matters, safety measures etc at an Airport. This is when Airport Management professionals come handy! The BBA in Airport Management program has been designed to train students manage staff, deal with technical sections like Air Traffic and Control, maintenance staff, cargo department and coordinate them all, manage finances etc.
Important topics taught in this BBA program are- Functioning of Airport, Staff Management, Inter departmental coordination, safety and emergency situation management, Cargo management etc.
Let us take a look at some important subjects covered in this BBA program. Apart from the regular management lessons, subjects focusing on Airport management and Aviation technical subjects are also present in this program.
BBA in Airport Management- Important subjects & Syllabus
- Communication Skills
- Soft Skills
- Front Office Operations
- Management Process
- Basics of Aviation
- Travel Management
- Airport Operations
- Crew Management
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Airport Security Management
- Cargo logistics and Management
- Public Relations
- Aviation Law
- Air traffic rules and regulations
- Services Marketing
- Customer Care services
- Airline Business Management
Apart from the above mentioned subjects, practical sessions as well as Industrial training program and project work is also involved in the course.
Students who have passed 12th standard board examinations (any stream- Science/Arts/Commerce) are eligible to apply for this course. In case of some Institutes, minimum marks criteria could be present (around 45-50% marks).
Courses to do after completing BBA in Airport Management
The best course to do would be MBA. MBA Degree focusing on Airport Management/Hospitality/Aviation sector will help one add more value to his/her CV. Another good course to study is- LL.B. Having both management skills and knowledge of Law will make one valuable in the eyes of recruiters!
Scope, Salary and Job Opportunities
Talking about scope and career prospects, it is safe to say that in the near future, Aviation sector is all set to grow even more. Along with the growth, the sector will need more and more management professionals to handle Airport management tasks. So, BBA Airport Management professionals won’t run out of job opportunities! One may also follow up BBA with an MBA Degree and thus increase one’s qualifications. Starting salary is around 20-25k Rupees per month.
Following are some job posts available for Airport Management professionals-
- Airport Manager/Assistant Manager
- Cargo Manager
- Ground Staff Manager
- Safety and Maintenance Manager
- Customer Care Executive