Stanford University teams with IATA

California-based Stanford University and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said they have signed an agreement expanding their partnership to deliver advanced executive education for the aviation industry.

The Stanford–IATA Aviation Strategy Program, designed for mid to senior level managers in aviation and related industries is a specialized 10-day program taught by IATA instructors, Stanford faculty and industry experts.

According to the principals, the executive program builds on the success of the Stanford–IATA Aviation Management certificate which has been offered online since 2011 to aviation professionals around the globe.

The Stanford–IATA Aviation Strategy Program will provide valuable training for professionals in an industry expanding from a demand for services.

IATA said the programme is split into two weeklong in-person sessions: the first in Montreal, Canada and the second at Stanford´s campus, providing a unique blend of industry and university teaching.

The aviation industry analysis component starts in April of 2014and will be offered by IATA, an international trade body headquartered in Montreal and representing 240 airlines.

IATA will provide in-depth coverage of the air transportation system, its function, role and scope. Participants will learn the key facets of the main aviation value chain and business models. Focus will be given to global trends in the airport, airline and civil aviation segments.

The second week-long strategy component of the program, starting on June 16, 2014 at Stanford University will be delivered byStanford faculty through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. The week features courses on strategic analysis and planning, business model innovation, strategic execution and how to manage uncertainty in organizational change.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching ofStanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments.

IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of scheduled global air traffic.

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