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Unit of Study

Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
UoS Code ITLS6400
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Prohibitions TPTM6160
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures : 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops.
Assessment individual assignment (50%), quiz (10%), individual and group presentation (20%), final exam (20%)
Description Aviation is an international growth industry offering extensive commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, banks, consultancies and other players along the aviation supply chain. This unit covers all aspects of international business and management along the aviation value chain from consumer, producer and investor perspectives. Students develop an understanding of the economics of operating airlines and other aviation entities, including financial analysis, risk management and implications of competitive strategies for the development of hubs and global alliances. The growth in air traffic particularly in the Asia/Pacific region creates endless opportunities and the unit thus covers forecasting and the role of the private sector in airline/airport development. The unit also examines the management and logistics of regional aviation. As a result of our strategic partnership with CAPA, students will have access to industry data bases, company information and aviation contacts/networks.