The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B) and Toulouse Business School are launching a new executive general management programme in aerospace and aviation management. The two institutes will be working together in teaching and research. The two year part-time degree programme is being sponsored by Airbus. The new MBA programme to be run by Toulouse Business School is the first of its kind in India. The business school is already running a respected Aerospace MBA which will be enrolling 75 students every year in the course.
The CEO of Airbus India, Dwarkanath Srinivasan, said the aviation market in India is expanding and it will also give rise to the next generation of business leaders. The number of passengers in the aviation sector is increasing every year and therefore the need for expertise in aviation business is also increasing. Jacques Igalens, Toulouse Business School Dean says the aviation landscape is ever changing, and more world class leaders are needed in the aviation sector to anticipate emerging market trends and to work out solutions. The Aerospace MBA may provide answer to this requirement.