Advanced Master Air Transport Management


Program Description

MS Air Transport Management

Taught in English

Economically and financially speaking, air transport companies are now accustomed to operating in a highly competitive environment demanding great adaptability. The Specialized Master's program in Air Transport Management aims to provide a systemic understanding of all aspects of the air transport sector, including air transport economics, operations, marketing and financial strategies, human resource management and performance, and main challenges and strategies for the future.

Graduates are equipped with all the essential knowledge required to pursue a career in the sector.


In general, candidates for admission to a specialized master's degree program must have a 5-year bachelor's degree [Bac + 5] or a 4-year bachelor's degree [Bac + 4] plus 3 years of professional experience. Candidates with a 4-year bachelor's degree and no professional experience may apply, but the number of places available for such candidates is very limited (maximum of 3).

When applying for the Specialized Master's program in Air Transport Management, the following degrees are highly valued:

  • Degree in business or engineering,
  • Degree in law, economics or management (two-year Master's degree, one-year advanced or specialized training degree, i.e. DESS, DEA or non-French equivalent).

Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have completed internships in airline companies, airports, travel agencies or aeronautical manufacturing companies.


Air transport companies need to fill a large number of specialized positions. However, only large companies (airlines, manufacturers, airports) are capable of recruiting a significant number of legal, financial and management specialists.In the case of medium-sized companies, a systemic understanding of the air transport sector is a necessary condition for achieving efficiency. A Specialized Master's degree in Air Transport Management is clearly a significant advantage for sector-specific activities such as the following: air transport marketing and market research, sales representative, network extension management, implementation of new aircraft, development of flight programs, operational research, airport capacity analysis and development, management auditor, ground handling manager, etc.


1st part: Theory (October to March)

15 modules of 1 to 2 weeks each

  • the role of an airplane within the global transport system,
  • international and European civil aviation law,
  • air transport economics and management,
  • air transport security,
  • sustainable development,

2nd part: In-company internship (April to September)

A 6-month internship in a professional environment, either in France or abroad.

  • airlines operations,
  • marketing,
  • team management,
  • financial management,
  • human resources management,
  • cargo,
  • passenger and quality service,
  • ground-handling,
  • communication and crisis management after an air crash,
  • airliners strategies.

It is supervised by a tutor from the host organization and by a scholarship tutor. The student is required to produce a thesis, which he/she defends before a combined jury.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

ENAC was founded in 1949 in Paris-Orly, and moved to Toulouse in 1968. The «Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile» (ENAC)is a unique example: it is the only aviation-oriented university in France and i ... Read More

ENAC was founded in 1949 in Paris-Orly, and moved to Toulouse in 1968. The «Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile» (ENAC)is a unique example: it is the only aviation-oriented university in France and in Europeoffering a wide and complete panel of aeronautics-oriented training programs and activities, serving the aeronautical world, and particularly the air transport sector. Read less