OPM 504: Trans­portation Management: Aviation

This lecture gives an introduction to the quickly changing world of airline companies and their business activities. The topics of the lecture are: aviation history, aviation technology, aviation and environment, air traffic development (historic and forecast), air trans­port policy, airline management (strategy, operations, financing, marketing & sales etc.), air cargo trans­port, airports and air traffic control systems.

Learning outcomes
Students will understand the dynamics and interdependencies of the global aviation industry. They learn about the characteristics of airline management in various areas.

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Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS9 SWS
ECTS credits4
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten exam (45 min)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Borislav Bjelicic
Prof. Dr. Borislav Bjelicic
Frequency of offeringFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf., M.Sc. Wirt. Math.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1
LiteratureNo overall textbook; specific literature will be communicated in the course
Course outlineTentative outline (subject to change):
  • introduction to the world of air trans­port
  • historical development of the aviation industry
  • air trans­port development
  • aviation technology
  • aviation policy
  • air trans­port and environment
  • air trans­port infrastructure (airports and air traffic control)
  • airline operational activities