Foremost Airline distribution solution provider, Sabre Network West Africa has commenced its Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Airline and Travels Management programme in partnership with the College of Postgraduate Studies Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.
The commencement of the course is coming up two years after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In light of this, Babcock has become the first university in Nigeria to offer such a course in Aviation and the MBA programme with professional certification in Airline and Travel Management, 2019/2020 Academic Session is expected to run for 18 months.
Students who enrol for the programme will be trained on Managerial Economics, Organisation Behaviour, Management Theory, Aviation Safety and Security, Essential of Airline Training and Technology, Fundamental of Airline Operations, amongst others.
Speaking, on the development, the President, Sabre Network West Africa, Dr. Gbenga Olowo, stated the MBA programme was open to all holders of the first-degree certificate in any discipline across the world.
Olowo also gave an assurance that the programme would be of great benefit to Nigeria’s aviation industry. He further explained that the company chose Babcock because of its integrity and willingness to work with the organisation.
According to Olowo, “We are expecting as many as many people. In fact, we are thinking of 180 million Nigerians. Luckily, there is no university in Nigeria or on the continent that runs this programme. So, we are pioneering his programme.” .
“Nigeria has placed a huge emphasis on pilots and engineers training which constitutes its major cost. Hopefully, the economic health of our airlines will improve with the influx of would-be graduates into the industry,” Olowo added.
Sabre has been desirous in filling the gross manpower shortage especially in commercial aviation where airline wealth is generated.
The failure in this sector in Nigeria has been, regrettably due to an aging work-force and a very poor knowledge of Airline Economics.
Classes for the new session will commence on Sunday September 8, 2019, and intending students can click here to apply for the programme.