Air Transport Management (MBA-ATM)
The unique MBA program from the University of Balamand aims to be internationally recognised as the leading academic qualification in air transport management, providing students with the highest quality of theoretical knowledge and practice-based competencies. With an MBA in Air Transport Management, graduates will be able to apply an analytical, innovative, creative, and adaptive approach to problem-solving; concerning sound decision-making, research, and solutions to air transport management problems. This MBA degree offers professional and managerial skills, equipping students with all the requirements for progression in the evolving aviation industry.
The aviation industry continues to grow, offering many career options for those with drive and ambition in this field. The Middle East is home to some of the busiest airports in the world, and with expansion of these operations, and the development of new aviation facilities, innumerable exciting opportunities are becoming available in a variety of fields within the industry.
An MBA in Air Transport Management will provide you with the knowledge and industry-grounding required to perform high-level duties within the fast-paced and time-critical world of airport operations, including employment opportunities such as:
Flight Operations Manager, Chief Pilot, Maintenance Manager, Engineering and Planning Manager, Safety Manager, Security Manager, Quality Manager, Ground Handling Manager, Air Navigation Service Provider Manager, Airport Manager, Airline Station Managers, General Manager.
All students pursuing an MBA in Air Transport Management must complete 39
credits. The core courses consist of 21 credits, and the rest may be met through one of the following tracks:
- - Field Project (ATMP498): Students who choose this track will have to take 15 credits in the ATM Field and a semester-long practical project (BUSN 498) that is equivalent to 3 credits.
- - Internship (ATMI499): Students who choose this track will have to take 15 credits in the ATM Field and carry out an internship period for three to four months at a related work setting and will have to write and present a report.
Students entering the MBA program with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than “Business” or "Economics" may need the following “bridging” courses or their equivalent:
- - Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting (ACCT 206)
- - Survey of Management and Marketing (BUSN 202)
- - Managerial Finance (FINE 220)
- - Fundamentals of Statistical Data Analysis (QMET 216)
| ACCT 206 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
|| (3.0: 3 cr. E)|
| The general aim of this course is to familiarize students with the basics of the accounting concepts from a financial and managerial perspective. The course aims at providing students with the basic accounting concepts and techniques. It deals with the different aspects of measuring, summarizing, communicating and interpreting financial information of business enterprise. It also includes those aspects more directly concerned with managerial functions, by clarifying the decision making requirements and the information needs of management. On a detailed level, students will be provided with the necessary knowledge helping them in applying appropriate costing and management accounting techniques and structuring and preparing reports for effective communication with managers and employees and advising and recommending alternative courses of action based on analyses undertaken. Attention will be drawn to the limitations of theoretical techniques when applied in practice. |
|BUSN 202 SURVEY OF MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING
|| (3.0: 3 cr. E) |
| A “bridging” course for non-business MBA candidates. Topics in Management include the functions of management (planning, organizing, directing and controlling) and their implementation. Topics in Marketing include the evolution of the marketing concept, segmentation and positioning, strategic decisions involving product, price, promotion and distribution. Pre-requisite: ENGL 203. |
| FINE220 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
|| (3.0: 3 cr. E)|
| A study the techniques used by the financial manager in planning and controlling the acquisitions and use of funds to maximize the value of the firm. Topics covered include: Cash budgeting, ratio analysis, capital budgeting, forecasting technique, project evaluation, financial leverage, risk and cost of capital, the principles and methods of asset management and planning and control for the attainment of both short and long-range objectives. Pre-requisites: ACCT 211, ECON 211,212, QMET 210, 215. |
| QMET216 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS
||(3.0: 3 cr. E)|
| This course emphasizes the use of quantitative methods as a tool to make better managerial decisions. Topics include: the meaning, role and types of statistics and statistical data, descriptive measures, statistical inference, analysis of variance, bivariate and multiple regression, correlation analysis, hypothesis testing, applications of sampling distributions such as chi-square, F and student t distributions and elements of probability theory. English Proficiency Level: ENGL 101. |
Admission into the program happens on a rolling basis. In applying to the program, candidates should provide the following documentation:
- - Certificate of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
- - A completed application form with a non-refundable application fee. The applicant also presents a statement indicating the applicant’s personal motivation for pursuing an MBA.
- - Past academic performance - original transcripts from previous universities attended as well as any additional information or grade point average, class rank, awards, publications, professional designations, etc. A minimum overall average of 80% or its equivalent is required. A student whose overall average is below 80% but at least 75 may be considered (See conditions for Conditional Acceptance).
- - A statement on past work experience (if acquired), presented in a current curriculum vitae that details managerial and/or professional experience,
- - Two letters of recommendation (two recommendation forms are enclosed within the application form),
- - An interview with the admission committee of the EMBA program
- - Evidence of English Language Proficiency, i.e., TOEFL or IELTS (a minimum of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or 7.5 on the IELTS exam.
All applications, supporting documents, and inquiries should be sent or submitted to the Office of Admissions and Registration. The Graduate Admission Committee evaluates applications promptly and forwards its recommendation to the Office of Admissions and Registration.
An MBA in Air Transport Management will provide you with the knowledge and industry-grounding required to perform high-level duties within the fast-paced and time-critical world of airport operations, including employment opportunities such as: Flight Operations Manager, Chief Pilot, Maintenance Manager, Engineering and Planning Manager, Safety Manager, Security Manager, Quality Manager, Ground Handling Manager, Air Navigation Service Provider Manager, Airport Manager, Airline Station Managers, General Manager.
Faculty of Business and Management
Ghassan Rizk Center for Executive Business Education
961-6-930250 Ext: 5702 - 5703