Aerospace training: HEC Montréal launches AeroWorld MBA
Dec. 3, 2014, Montreal - Starting in September 2015, HEC Montréal will be offering an AeroWorld MBA. This MBA focusing on the aerospace industry is the only one of its kind in Canada, intended for managers seeking national and international positions and responsibilities.
The intensive program, offered full-time over a one-year period (54 credits), will be given in English, as it will welcome students from around the world. It should be of particular interest to people in the aerospace industry.
The AeroWorld MBA will be offered in Montreal, one of the main centres of the aerospace industry, in collaboration with international experts from the EBC AeroWorld Institute, an internationally acclaimed institution specializing in aerospace.
“Aerospace is faced with a series of transformations requiring that managers in this sector develop specific competencies,” explains Jacques Roy, Full Professor with the Department of Logistics and Operations Management at HEC Montréal and Academic Supervisor of the AeroWorld MBA. “These managers often start with scientific and technical backgrounds before moving into team or project management positions. An MBA will give them the skills they need to be more comfortable in these roles and speed them along their career paths.”
The AeroWorld MBA is a self-financing program whose costs are covered entirely by participants. It allows HEC Montréal and, more generally, Quebec to export their expertise.