Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management


Program Description

Program Overview

The Middle East is now a global logistics hub and is the fastest-growing air transport region in the world. Local airlines have become leaders of civil aviation and are predicted to augment their operations in the coming years. Oman is embarking on an exciting transition in the aviation industry with three new airports and the major expansion of Muscat and Salalah airports.

At MCBS, we believe this new development will take the country to a new era of Air Transportation. The objective of the Bachelor Program in Aviation Management is to prepare students for jobs in the management of airlines and their operations at airports, ranging from ground operations and passenger services to flight despatch. Students will also learn about terminal management, ramp operations, and airline marketing. In the final year, students gain work experience in an internship with airlines and work on a final project related to their studies.

  • The only program of this kind in Oman.
  • Classes with practitioners.
  • Internships with airlines or at the airport.
  • Additionally, MCBS offers IATA courses – internationally recognized certification.

Job Prospects

With the global average growth of 5%, the industry doubles every 15 years. By 2030, it is projected to have an economic impact of $6 trillion, and create 100 million jobs worldwide. Graduates of the Program can seek employment with airlines as well as airports.

Graduates will be prepared to support employers with:

  • Airfields services
  • Planning and operations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Marketing
  • Environmental impacts
  • Safety and security

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

"Aviation in Oman has become a large sector and the government has been investing wisely in the new airports and the national carrier. It is becoming the key economic driver and creates jobs, especially by facilitating the growth of tourism, trade, and manufacturing. Aviation provides excellent career prospects and options as well as global appeal. Graduates are well placed to start their career in the many areas of aviation with the airports, airlines, civil aviation regulators or the many service providers and concessionaires at the airports".

Hafidh Saif Al-Rawahy, Adjunct faculty at MCBS, Former Director of Air Navigation Services

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

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