Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences


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Located in Germany's principal international airport hub and bustling business centre, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is a state university with a history of successful practice-oriented, yet academically sound study programmes.

Founded in 1971, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences now consists of four faculties: Architecture, Engineering, Business and Law, and Health and Social Work. 650 full-time professors and part-time teaching staff, chosen for their relevant professional experience as well as their academic qualifications, guarantee that our students receive a top quality training. They are complemented by 220 administrative staff, who, for instance, support students throughout the application process and in their day-to-day dealings with the university, or see to it that the implemented quality management translates into thoroughly monitored, and constantly improved programme delivery.

Frankfurt's dynamic and international culture is reflected in the university's student population: More than 10,000 students, sharing more than 100 nationalities among them, value Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences diverse culture as well as its longstanding partnerships with universities and corporations around the world a springboard to the global job market.

It is the Faculty of Business and Law has been especially active, offering nine Bachelor and six Master degrees. In addition to its long-running programmes in business administration and business law, it has built a portfolio of specialised programmes. In particular, it has cultivated its expertise in logistics and aviation. The faculty's Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management has been running as cooperative degree since 2006. Devised in close cooperation with strong industry partners like airport companies and airlines, the programme is tailored to provide the qualifications today's aviation managers need. Lectures include full-time aviation and business professors with a successful history in the industry and relevant Ph.D. degrees as well as part-time lecturers still actively involved in challenging management positions in their fields.

Building on this successful degree course, and again with relevant industry input, the faculty launched its MBA degree in 2011. In 2013 four new MBA Aviation Management cohorts have been started in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Frankfurt.


The University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main lies in the popular district of Nordend some 20 minutes by public transport from the main railway station. All departments and other facilities are located on campus. Modern lecture theatres and state-of-the-art laboratories contribute to the learning atmosphere. Lectures take place at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus Lectures take place at University of Huddersfield Campus Lectures take place in Mumbai at The Leela, in Delhi at the Hotel Metropolitan and in Bangalore at the Sofitel.

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MBA Aviation and Tourism Management

Campus Part time 4 semesters February 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The MBA Aviation and Tourism Management is designed to prepare those who already hold leading positions or who are aiming to do so to meet this challenge. [+]

MBA Aviation Management The MBA Aviation and Tourism Management is designed to prepare those who already hold leading positions or who are aiming to do so to meet this challenge. Students will experience important aspects of personal development and be instructed in the methodology associated with the aviation and tourism sector. Please note that a total tuition fee of €19,900 plus study fees of € 1,371.68 applies for this programme. MBA Germany Start: October 2016 Degree conferring institution: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS) Partners: University of Huddersfield, UK + University University of West London, Brentford/West London, UK and Embry-Riddle, Orlando, USA Type of degree: Master of Business Administration Category: Postgraduate Mode: Part-Time Language of instruction: English Credit points (CP): 90 Duration: 4 semesters Capacity (per year): 26 students Target Group The MBA Aviation and Tourism Management is designed to prepare those who already hold leading positions or who are aiming to do so to meet this challenge. The course contains elements of international management and leadership and is based on essential areas of aviation and tourism seen from the perspective of the sector’s key players, namely airlines, airports, air-traffic Controllers, travel agents, travel companies. Students will experience important aspects of personal development and be instructed in the methodology associated with the aviation and tourism sector.The course is also of interest to executives in professional associations, high ranking civil servants and specialists working for government agencies at a regional or national level. International applicants are welcome. In order to make things easier for students based abroad, the programme is organised in two presence blocks with a total of 23 days in semesters 1–3. To prepare students for international assignments this programme is conducted in English. Please note that the programme is also open to persons holding a non-business degree, e. g. engineers, natural scientists, mathematicians, social scientists and members of the legal profession. Professionals with a minimum of 4 years work experience and no first academic degree can qualify for the programme by taking an extensive aptitude test. Qualification Profile The MBA Aviation and Tourism Management prepares you for challenging and demanding management positions in the aviation and tourism industry. You will acquire competences in the area of general management and leadership as well as aviation management and applied research. After successful completion of the MBA programme, you will be able to: Use your broad knowledge and independent thinking to help aviation and/or tourism companies address the typical strategic challenges that occur in the aviation/tourism industry Recognise all relevant corporate functions, identify areas of interdependence and the importance these areas have for the successful management of a company Lead people in a national and international context, communicate effectively both internally and externally and perform in an authentic and ethically responsible manner Make appropriate decisions even when information is incomplete or limited, while always keeping in mind social and ethical issues and effects Apply scientific methodology to find solutions for demanding research questions of the aviation and/or tourism industry Keep pace with the technological and academic developments of the aviation and/or tourism industry throughout your professional life Work effectively in international teams and respect different opinions and approaches to work-related issues Place the importance of safety and security in a primary position and recognize the necessity of promoting sustainable management of the environment Teaching Methods & Personal Development Didactic methods You will benefit from different didactic methods that apply and extend your know-how and skills, including teamwork, expert lectures, online/offline self-study phases, work practice, role play, presentations and research papers. 360° Feedback The study concept takes into account the individual definition of learning targets regarding knowledge, skills and personal values based on a 360° Feedback. This is a method and tool that includes performance feedback from your supervisor, peers, subordinates and customers, as well as a self-evaluation. Fireside chats with top managers You will regularly come together with senior managers to share views on the challenges of managing companies and career development. Applied research projects Research projects are carried out in cooperation with international companies. These consulting projects are of mutual interest and benefit. Other highlights Press training workshop Negotiation skills workshop Team building events Intercultural experiences International business etiquette seminar Aviation on-site visits Costs & duration Total costs for the two-year study programme amount to € 19,900 plus study fees of € 1,478.84 (four semesters at currently € 369.71). Participants are responsible for all travel expenses as well as food and accommodation. Please, note that these costs are fully deductible from income tax in many countries (e.g. Germany). The part-time study course is divided into four semesters (24 months). Teaching takes place in two 14-day blocks per semester at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main. Two modules are held at the partner universities abroad. Entry requirements Preconditions First academic degree Minimum of two years’ professional experience in the aviation and/or tourism industry Exceptional professional achievements documented by a letter of recommendation (usually from the respective company) Cover letter stating your reason for wanting to participate in the programme Curriculum vitae listing relevant projects, work results and additional qualifications (seminars and training programmes) Good command of English (TOEFL 87 points, IELTS band 6.5 or similar test) Personal interview Required Documents Duly signed application form Curriculum Vitae - with relevant work experience and projects Letter of Recommendation - usually by senior member in the candidate's respective company A first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor Degree Certificate plus Transcript of Marks) School leaving certificate / Higher Education entrance qualification Copy of Passport Cover letters stating the applicant's reason for wanting to participate in the programme. Please send the copies by post as well as scanned copies in e-mail as well. Deadlines Application deadline for candidates with foreign degrees: July 31st Application deadline for candidates with national degrees: July 31st Application deadline for the qualifying examination in accordance with paragraph 16(2) HHG: February 15th [-]


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Address Friedberger Landstraße
60318 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone +49 69 15332411