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Embry-Riddle Program

Graduate Certificate in Aviation

The Graduate Certificate in Aviation (Asian), an Aviation Management program, is specifically created to focus on the aviation industry in Asia. It consists of 7 Core courses and at least 1 Elective course, to be conducted face-to-face in a classroom in Asian countries, or online synchronous.

Airport, airline, air navigation service provider, aircraft management, banking & finance professionals learn to further operate and manage their aviation organization and to apply fundamental concepts to the global airline industry, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific Region.

Core Courses Learning Objectives

All Core courses are required for the Graduate Certificate

Airport Management

Students should understand the nature of airport components, the relationship between airport’s stakeholders, how to calculate the capacity of the different components of the airport system, the complex methodology for managing aircraft movements and passengers, airport facility management, and real cases and exercises of airport planning, design and operations will be applied within the context of Asia and international regulatory bodies.

Air Carrier, Passenger, and Cargo Management

Students should understand the broad perspective of passenger and cargo air carrier management within the Asian context. The focus lies in applied case studies of global economic development, alternative strategic approaches to route structure and product design, fleet selection, finance, revenue management, and the role of travel agencies, freight forwarders, global distribution systems and Internet portals.

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Students should understand the challenges faced in supply chain, the basic concepts of supply chain management, supply chain strategy, supply chain network, supply chain planning and forecasting. Case studies on supply chain in aviation in Asia will be used for discussion.

Aviation Applied Finance

  • This course will provide a solid comprehension of Airlines Financial Analysis, the most practical valuations techniques in the airline industry, all aspect of aircraft leasing and the jet fuel hedging techniques in different market volatility.

Applied Economics in Aviation

Students should understand the nature of air transportation demand and airline supply, the economic foundation for airline pricing and the complex methodology for managing passenger and freight fares, airline costs and methods of control, and fleet management. Economic theory will be applied to current and future predicted challenges in aviation within the context of Asia

Production and Procurement

Students should understand operations strategy, product design, process design and analysis, capacity planning, lean production systems, and the procurement process from sourcing to managing suppliers. Case studies on production and procurement in aviation in Asia will be used for discussion.

Strategic Marketing Management

Students should understand the elements of the marketing mix, competitive dynamics and pricing strategies, the integration of digital, brand and business strategies in order to drive the strategic marketing function of a business within the context of the Asian aviation industry. This course should enable students to create a comprehensive marketing strategy within the context of an overall aviation business strategy.

Elective Courses Learning Objectives

Choose at least 1 course

Managing Human Factors

Students should understand the basic aviation human factors concepts, key human performance issues relevant to aviation operations and integrate human factors knowledge into key areas of aviation operations in the local context. This course will also focus on applying operational human factors knowledge to safety investigation activities pertaining to the Asian aviation industry.

Performance Management and Managerial Accounting Practices in Aviation

Participants will be able to analyze Airline Financial Statements, evaluate relevant Cash Flows, techniques in preparing airline budget, costing analysis, key performance indicators evaluation and the design and application of the Airline Balance Scored Card.

Who Should Attend

  • Students (including cadet pilots/trainees) about to enter the workforce
  • Professionals (including line and management pilots) working in the airlines, airport and aircraft management, banking & finance
  • Professionals (regardless of industry) interested in aviation management in Asia

Training Method

  • Face-to-Face instructions in classroom or using Virtual Reality, or online synchronous
  • Supported by practical case studies
  • OJT may be provided if coordinated with airport authority.

Who Should Attend

Duration: Each course is 3 days or 20 hours, the entire program can be completed in 6-12 months

Venue: Local or Virtual Classroom


  • Familiarity with IT word-processing and presentation software
  • basic knowledge of aviation industry