Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management école Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) L'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC)Executive MBA Program Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management 2016-11

Executive MBA Program Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management

Aeronautics and aviation industry has become the most active and influential field of science and technology in the 21st century. The important achievements in the industry represent development level in terms of human civilization, national comprehensive strength and science and technology. Aeronautics and Aviation Management is a typically complex and large scale system with interrelated but also relatively independent sub-systems that involves various aspects including airline operations and management, airport operations and management, airspace and routes resource scheduling and management and aviation manufacturing management. It is important to coordinate between various parts in the complex system and to improve operational efficiency of the entire aviation industry. It can not only bring enormous social and economic benefits but also embody national management level. It sets a good example and has vital political significance.

Although China's aeronautics and aviation industry has developed rapidly over the past few decades and several world-class airlines and airports have sprung up, it can only compete with others in scale, not in service. Unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable development, lack of core technology and management model and software system with independent intellectual property rights are the major problems. Chinese airlines still keep a low market share in international markets and have not gained the position of the three major international hub airports. It urgently calls for improvement in international competitiveness.

The Executive MBA Program Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management (EMBA) developed by School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (Tsinghua SEM), in partnership with école Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), and L'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) is the first program of its kind in China. Based on EMBA system of Tsinghua SEM, it incorporates professional disciplines and course content of aeronautics and aviation such as aviation management, airport management, aircraft management, air traffic control. It brings modern industrial management theories and analytical methods into aviation management and enhances scientific and systematic management skills of top management and integrates business administration theories and aviation management practices. The program also explores management theory and methods that is suitable for China's national and actual conditions.


Partner Schools

Tsinghua SEM is the first business school on the Chinese mainland to attain both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations and one of the four business schools in Asia that has attained AACSB, AACSB Accounting and EQUIS accreditations. Established in 1984, Tsinghua SEM aims to advance knowledge and cultivate leaders for China and the world. It strives to maintain its leading place in discipline construction, talents cultivation, scientific research and international exchange in China and has become one of the best School of Economics and Management in China and even in Asia. By providing undergraduate, master, PhD, MBA, EMBA programs and a variety of senior management training courses, Tsinghua SEM is dedicated to cultivating the future business leaders for China as well as the world and outstanding senior management personnel.

école Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) is the world’s most prestigious professional university in aviation. Owned by Direction Generale de I’ Aviation Civile (DGAC) in France, the school provides a complete range of higher education and advanced training courses in civil aviation, as well as flight training for pilots. The headquarter is located in Toulouse, France. It ranks 17 among the 205 France Engineering Schools list issued by China’s Ministry of Education, and ranks 11 among France Engineering Schools list issued by L’ Usine Nouvelle. Its teaching and research in aviation field are in world’s leading place.

Founded in 1716 and officially established in 1747, L'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) is under the supervision of the French Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Housing. In 1831, ENPC established world’s first Civil Engineering Laboratory, and invented cement, one of the most important construction materials. It ranks the 3rd in 2009 France top 10 Engineering Schools and the 2nd among 90 France Engineering Schools in 2008. It is exceptional in cultivating talents in public engineering. ENPC has rich experience in scientific research, teaching and practical in areas of municipal construction, road and bridge construction, urban planning, high-speed railway and highway network construction, tunnel construction and environment protection.


Program Values

l  China’s first Executive MBA Program Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management. Tsinghua SEM - top business school in China, in partnership with world-class French professional institutions jointly create top EMBA program Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management.

l  Part-time learning program with one intensive module per month (4 days per module). Complete the required courses within two years.

l  Overseas study opportunities and two weeks visit and study in Europe.

l  Bilingual teaching with full-time simultaneous interpretation. Bilingual textbooks and handouts provided.

l  Flexible teaching methods to ensure high-quality learning experience. Innovative action leaning including forum with guests of the aviation industry, case study, company visits. A platform of dialogue for participants to interact with top management from first-rate enterprises related to aviation industry including aircraft manufacturers, airport management and Civil Aviation Authority.

l Executive MBA Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management Degree jointly issued by ENAC and ENPC. 



Executive MBA Program Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management requires completing 19 core management courses and specialized courses. Curriculum not only includes traditional EMBA courses, but also provides courses on world’s advanced and professional management strategy, knowledge and skills in aviation involving the status quo of aviation industry, airline operation, information strategy, airport management, air traffic control, aircraft design and manufacture.


Core Management Course Modules

l  Team Building and Leadership 

l  Business Economics in the Global Economy

l  Financial and Managerial Accounting

l  Management Science & Decision Models

l  Corporate Finance

l  Strategic Marketing Management

l  Business Negotiations and Crisis Management

l  HR Management, Organization Design and Corporate Culture

Specialize Course Modules in Aeronautics and Aviation Management

l  The Aviation Industries in a Globalized World

l  IT Strategy and Application in Aviation Industry

l  Global Services and Operations Strategies

l  Logistics and Supply Chain Management

l  Policies and Laws of Aviation Industries 

l  Airline Operation and Management in a Global Environment

l  Airport Design and Development Management

l  Airport Operation and Management

l  Air Traffic Control (ATC) Management 

Overseas Course Modules

l  Aircraft Design and Manufacturing Management

l  Aviation Safety and Quality Control Management



All courses are taught by leading faculty and experts from Tsinghua SEM, ENAC and ENPC. Lecture speakers are senior experts and scholars in business administration and aviation industry with professional background and rich practical and management experience. They are intended to share the essence of corporate management, research results and experience in aviation management with participants in full length.


Target Participants

Participants should have Bachelor’s degree or above or equivalent degree issued or approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education, have been engaged in the aviation industry for 8 years and above, work in management position for over 3 years, in middle level management or above. Applicants with a college diploma, their professional backgrounds and development potentials shall be first assessed by the Admission Committee before being shortlisted.

It is tailored for management staff in institutions and corporate of aviation and relative industries including airlines, the Airport Authority, aviation and aeronautics service providers, aircraft manufacturers and suppliers.



Participants who completed all required courses and passed the thesis defense will obtain AMBA Certification, Executive MBA Specialized in Aeronautics and Aviation Management Degree jointly issued by ENAC and ENPC. And Tsinghua University’s Certificate of Completion of Postgraduate Training Courses. Qualified participants can attain equivalent education level as postgraduate students and apply for a Master’s degree of Tsinghua University.



Modules provided by Tsinghua SEM are taught in Chinese, and in English in modules provided by French schools (simultaneous interpretation provided). To ensure the most comprehensive learning experience, simultaneous interpretation is provided.



Aircraft Design and Manufacture Management and Flight Safety and Quality Control Courses will be taught in European countries. Other modules will be taught in China.


How to Apply

1. Submission Materials: an application form with signature, a copy of ID card, a copy of highest education record, 4 one-inch recent color photographs, corporate introduction (If recommended by previous students or alumni, please enclose a recommendation letter in unified format);

2. Applications will be carefully examined and selected by the Academic Committee co-founded by Tsinghua SEM, ENAC and ENPC. Interviews will be conducted if necessary;

3. Admission and payment notices will be issued to qualified applicants by Tsinghua SEM Executive Education;

4. Letter of registration will be issued to participants who have paid tuition;

5. Participants should register with the letter of registration.



Tuition fee for 2013-2014 academic year is 388,000 RMB, covering accommodation, meals and local transportation fees during the study in Europe; but tuition fee does NOT include fees of accommodation, meals and local transportation fees during the study in China, simultaneous interpretation, translation of assignments and graduation thesis, and international travel expenses.

Tuition fees should be paid no later than 15 working days before the start of the program.


Applications are accepted all the year round

Application Deadline for 2016: 5th of November, 2016


Contact Us

Please submit application form and required materials before November 5th, 2015 by mail or fax to the following address:

International Programs, Executive Education, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Address: Room 211, Shunde Building, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Tel: +86-10-62796479

Fax: +86-10-62792986

Email: sunw6@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn

Website: http://exed.sem.tsinghua.edu.cn


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