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IIM B to launch India’s first aerospace management course

The Economic Times:  March, 2014

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) and Toulouse Business School have signed an agreement to launch India's first executive general management programme in aerospace and aviation management. Airbus is sponsoring the two year part-time degree programme to develop and nurture local talent in the field of aerospace, Airbus said in a statement.

The Aerospace MBA will be the first of its kind in India and will be conducted by Toulouse Business School, whose own aerospace MBA course has a strong business focus. Each year up to 75 students will be enrolled in the course.

"India is one of the fastest developing countries in the aviation market and is also one of the richest talent pools for the next generation of business leaders and we want the best to enter the exciting world of aviation," Dwarkanath Srinivasan, CEO of Airbus India said in a statement. "With more passengers flying each year in India, there is an increasing need for expertise in aviation business," he added.

Jacques Igalens, dean of Toulouse Business School said: "With the constantly evolving aviation landscape, the aviation industry needs world class leaders to anticipate trends and provide innovative solutions in today's fast changing and uncertain globalised markets. This programme truly aims at answering this need."