Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] (Airport Management) - Course Overview




    3 YEARS


    Aviation Management



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Bachelor of Business Administration in Airport Management Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

BBA in Airport Management is a 3- year undergraduate course designed to train enrolled students to assume managerial and administrative roles in the Airport/Aviation sector. With the recent expansion of the airlines industry, both domestically and internationally, the number of personnel needed for its smooth operation has increased too, for addressing such areas as airport safety and security, technicalities, finances, etc. Trained professionals are hence required to serve in the industry.

The program primarily aims to train eligible candidates in managing staff, dealing with technical sections such as Air Traffic and Control, maintenance staff, cargo department, and coordinating between them efficiently. Areas of study covered in the course’s curriculum are:

  • Functioning of Airport
  • Staff Management
  • Interdepartmental coordination
  • Safety and emergency management
  • Cargo management
  • Airport management
  • Aviation technicalities.

Practical sessions, project work, as well as industrial training programs also form part of the course. The average fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 30,000 and 5 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to successful graduates of the field lie between INR 3 and 10 lacs.

BBA in Airport Management: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduate
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System
EligibilityGraduate from a recognized university
Admission ProcessDirect admission to colleges, and entrance test in some cases.
Course FeeINR 30,000 to 5 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 10 lacs
Top Recruiting Fields/AreasDomestic and International Airports, Domestic and International Airlines, DHL, Cargo Services, Travel Agents, etc.

BBA in Airport Management: What is it About?

In India alone, the aviation industry helps transport around 11 crore passengers every year. Hence, Airport Management ensures that flight operations run smoothly, passengers receive quality service, flights take off and land timely, security is maintained and commercial operations like duty-free shopping at airports, and airport retail return a good profit.

BBA in Airport Management: Who Should opt?

Listed here are the key skills that ideal candidates for the course would possess.

  • Communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Awareness of federal air regulations and transport security agency
  • Finance & budgeting skills.

Top Institutes offering BBA in Airport Management

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees in INR
Flying Goose Aviation AcademyKochi100,000
School of Airlines and Travel ManagementKochi100,000
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University [YCMOU]Nasik60,000
National College of AviationChennai100,000
Aptech Aviation and Hospitality AcademyBangalore80,000
Grand Scholar Aviation InstituteBangalore70,000
Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management, Bangalore
Indiranagar, Bangalore
SKYBIRD AviationBangalore100,000
Kasturi Institute of Management StudiesCoimbatore90,000
Remo International College of AviationChennai84,000
Aimfill International InstituteNew Delhi1,50,000

Eligibility for BBA in Airport Management

As a minimum criterion of eligibility, the course requires the candidate to have attained the 10+2 qualification in any stream, preferably Commerce, from a recognized institute, and with a minimum aggregate score of 60%.

Students awaiting the final year examination’s results are eligible to apply too.

BBA in Airport Management: Admission Process

Eligible candidates aspiring to pursue the course are generally selected based on their performance at the 10+2 level. However, often candidates are needed to qualify a relevant entrance test, which may be followed by additional rounds of interview as the final stage in the process of selection.

Listed here are the main entrance tests conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (GGSIPU CET)
  • All India Management Association Undergraduate Aptitude Test (AIMA UGAT)
  • Joint Management Entrance Test
  • GITAM University Admission Test
  • CET for DU-BMS

BBA in Airport Management: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester 1

Communication Skills
Professional Communication
Soft Skills
Front Office Operations
Management Process

Semester II

Basics of Aviation
Travel Management
Airport Operations
Fire Management
Aircraft Maintenance

Semester III

Airport Security Management
Cargo logistics and Management
Aviation Marketing
Aviation Law
Air traffic rules and regulations
Services Marketing

Semester IV

Customer Care services
Airline Business Management
Cargo & Transportation Management
Persona Management
Customer Service for Global Clientele
Air Fares & Ticketing

Semester V

Cargo & Transportation
Load Planning & DGR
Security & Legislation
Ancillary Services
Business Organization & Administration
Organizational Behavior

Semester VI

The Airport Milieu
Resource Management at Airports
IT in the Airline Environment
Airline & Travel Management
Crew Management
Airport Housekeeping

BBA in Airport Management: Career Prospects

Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Airport Manager/Assistant Manager, Cargo Manager, Ground Staff Manager, Safety and Maintenance Manager, Customer Care Executive, and the like.

Some of the popular avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Airport Management
Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
Airport ManagerAt both large international airports and smaller municipal airports, they ensure a safe and efficient operation of the airport on a daily basis.7 - 30 lacs
Cargo ManagerThey supervise and coordinate the activities of the ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft/airplane cargo or baggage. They determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute the aircraft center of gravity.5 - 8 lacs
Airport Ground StaffThey welcome passengers before an aircraft's take-off and after its landing. The airport ground staff and air operations personnel play a crucial role in areas such as commercial activities, airline operations and the running of airports. They work with the aircraft, crew, and customers to ensure that each flight is safe and pleasant.3 - 4 lacs
Safety and Maintenance ManagerThey oversee airport maintenance through human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, making schedules for, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees. They communicate job expectations, plan, monitor, appraise, and review job contributions, and plan and review compensations.7 - 10 lacs
Airport Customer Service AgentThey resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail, or social media. They reach out to customers and verify account information. They greet customers warmly and ascertain problems or reasons for calling, and assist with the placement of orders, refunds, and exchanges.
  1. 3 lacs



Annan Sahana Reddy

Can a mpc student do BBA aviation course ?

28 Nov, 2019 12:04
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Annan, yes, you may apply for admission to this course as candidates who have done intermediate (in any stream) with an aggregate of 50% are considered eligible for this course. Percentage criteria may however vary in accordance to the college/university you have applied for.

28 Nov, 2019 12:32
Suresh Magadum

I have completefd my pu science and result is 65/. Can i ablw to join

26 Sep, 2019 18:37
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Suresh, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as the percentage criteria differs from college to college.

27 Sep, 2019 13:05
Rahul Ceemala

Is BBA good for middle class students?

21 Aug, 2019 20:37
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rahul, as a course, BBA offers several career options and is one of the most sought after course now-a-days. Good or bad depends on the perspective of student and also where they see themselves in future. The course can also be determined good or bad on the basis of the college you are pursuing it from. However, you may check the following career options for which you become eligible if you are pursuing BBA:

  • MBA
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Government jobs like SSC, Bank PO, Indian Railways etc.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Law
  • Hotel management
  • Teaching etc.

22 Aug, 2019 12:04

can arts students do bba in aviation and airport management at Coimbatore kasthuri institute

26 Jun, 2019 19:12
Akhil Pasanth

Hi Baba, Yes you can do BBA Airport management from any stream, required eligibility is minimum 60% .

27 Jun, 2019 10:53
Tojit Thomas

I want know that when we have to apply for the course

09 May, 2019 11:56
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Tojit, this depends on the college in which you want to take admission as the admission dates vary from college to college. Thus, mention the concerned college so that we can provide you the relevant information or visit the official website of that college.

09 May, 2019 13:20
Meena Thiruppathi

I want fees structure

17 Apr, 2019 16:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Meena, as the fee structure varies for each college, it would be advisable to check the fee structure of that college from its official website. You may also mention the college here then, we can provide you the relevant information.

17 Apr, 2019 17:02

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