Industrial Visit To Pune Airport
The full time, four semesters, two year MBA program was introduced in the academic year 2014. Under the guidance of the Director Dr. R Gopal, the program was incubated by Captain Shashikant Koppikar. He is a veteran of the aviation industry with a total experience of over 45 years. The program has been designed, keeping in mind employability across a wide spectrum of segments within the aviation industry, such as the Airlines, Airports, Airfreight, Corporate aviation and Airport planning. The accent is on finance, economics and management aspects specific to aviation.
Industry insiders and independent consultants alike are unanimous about the growth prospects of Indian aviation. Already the 9th largest in the world, it is expected to grow five times the present size by 2030, to become the 3rd largest. It is but natural that such explosive growth will require specialist aviation managers in large numbers. The recent policy pronouncements by the central and state governments are a clear pointer in the direction of growth.
At present there is a dearth of institutions in India, providing specialist higher education in the field of aviation management. Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Management’s MBA program aims at filling up this gap to provide aspiring aviation managers a career opportunity, which at once will be both rewarding and satisfying.