Bachelor of Science in Airport Management


Program Description

Program Overview

Bachelor in Airport Management is offered for students who wish to seek employment in this fast-developing logistics sector. The curriculum covers the latest business practices and management techniques that will help graduates manage modern airports. The courses are specially designed to enhance their skills in handling the challenges of a growing air transportation sector and its rising demands.

  • The only program of this kind in Oman.
  • Theory-to-practice learning: regular site field visits in the first two years.
  • Classes with practitioners.
  • Internship at the airport.
  • Additionally, MCBS offers IATA courses – internationally recognized certification.

Job Prospects

Oman’s Air Transportation industry is undergoing a restructure of expansion with new airports in Sohar, Duqm and Ras Al Hadd, to complete a network of 5 airports. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in any of these airports as well as in the supporting aviation services such as airlines.

The graduates of this program can assist employers in:

  • Supervision of airport facilities
  • Expansion of the air network
  • Making business decisions for the airport infrastructure
  • Strategic planning and execution of future plans
  • Finance and HR department
  • Training and recruitment
  • The aeronautical management services
  • Customer service enhancement

Admission Criteria

  • Recognized General Education Diploma or its equivalent.
  • English proficiency is equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL-iBT 65.

Applicants who do not have official IELTS or TOEFL scores are required to take MCBS English Placement Test. Based on the scores obtained in this test, students are allowed to begin their credit courses or register in the foundation program.

Program Structure

Duration: any Bachelor degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Total credits: 120

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: apart from courses closely related to the Program subject matter, students take general education courses(63 credits):

  • Communication skills: 12 credits
  • Humanities: 9 credits
  • Social Science: 9 credits
  • Math/Computer skills: 9 credits
  • Natural Science: 3 credits
  • General Business requirements: 21 credits

"Graduates of this program will help the aviation industry in the public and private sectors as well as airport operators in the Sultanate of Oman and worldwide. Graduates will have a chance to work in different governmental and non-governmental organizations such as CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) or IATA, scheduled and non-scheduled airlines (charter), general aviation, as well as for aircraft manufacturers and travel agencies".

Abdulrazaq Said Saleh Al-Mandhari, Adjunct faculty at MCBS Air Transport Expert, Oman Civil Aviation Authority (PACA)

Last updated Sep 2019

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The Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in the Sultanate of Oman is a private College licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and established in 1996. In 2004, MCBS sought institution a ... Read More

The Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in the Sultanate of Oman is a private College licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and established in 1996. In 2004, MCBS sought institution and program accreditation to offer Bachelor Degrees in Oman. MCBS was successful in its application and based on the strength of its submission, the College was provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Council of the Sultanate of Oman to offer Associate and Bachelor Degrees. The College offers educational programs to meet the needs of individual students as well as the needs of the business and industrial communities. Read less