Aerospace MBA in India with IIM Bangalore

The Indian Aviation sector is poised for rapid growth. As the industry grows, we see the need for professionals who combine technical skills with managerial acumen to take up leadership roles in this sector. Created in 1999 exactly for the same grounding reasons in Toulouse (France), the TBS Aerospace MBA program has a very special and rich history rooted into a unique world-class aerospace ecosystem. Located at the core of the biggest and most dynamic Aerospace Region in Europe, the Aerospace MBA is fully involved in the aerospace landscape and has developed strategic relationships with companies such as Airbus, ATR, Latécoère, Liebherr, Thales, Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defense & Space, CNES-French Space Agency, Aerospace Valley. Since its inception, the program has been supported by these key players in the sector (who encouraged its foundation).

In 2015, a new thrilling step in its development came up with the signature of a partnership with IIM Bangalore, one of the top leading business school in Asia to jointly deliver the program in Bangalore. Constantly ranked among the Top-70 global schools by the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is the only B-school from India to figure in this elite list.

This unique partnership has been very successful. Combining both institutions’ assets, expertise and networks, this program is managed jointly by TBS and IIMB, enabling faculty from both institution to lecture and event supervise some of the projects to be carried out by the participants. Beyond the in-class experience, the perfect complementarity of the two leading business schools on this high-level aerospace executive program lies in extra-activities such as company visits, conferences, team projects, and professional events.

Operated for about 2 decades, this MBA confirms its positioning: the only general & international executive program in the world dedicated to aerospace management for business. It brings together senior executives from diverse background from all over the world to experience challenging management environment.

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Gather individuals (delegates and contributors) from the aerospace industry and its sub-sectors (aviation, civil aircraft and engines manufacturing, defense and space) so that they share their experience and expertise, develop and deploy a global and international network of future leaders.


Develop individuals with high-level executive skills for management and leadership, who will become strategy accelerators and change leaders in a customer-driven global network, all the while being responsible for transmitting high standards and values to their teams.

An original and effective structure

Aerospace MBA is a two year programme delivered by both faculty members from TBS and IIMB together with industry experts from Aeronautics, Aviation, Space & Defence. First year (Stage 1) of the programme, called “GMAE” is dedicated to Aerospace and Aviation Core Management and second year (Stage 2) is dedicated to Aerospace and Aviation Sub-Sectors, Management Challenges and supervised projects. GMAE is a part-time certificate programme for working professionals from the Aerospace and Aviation sector. The programme is being offered by IIMB in partnership with Toulouse Business School, France. Participants who successfully complete the GMAE programme are eligible to pursue the Aerospace MBA being offered by TBS.

This programme offers an optional week in Toulouse where participants are given the opportunity to study and also visit major aerospace companies.
Successful participants will receive a certificate from IIMB and TBS for the General Management Programme for Aerospace and Aviation Executives at the end of the first stage and an Aerospace MBA from TBS after the completion of the second stage.

The GMAE certificate holders can choose to pursue the Aerospace MBA either immediately after completing the certificate programme or within 2-years of completing the Programme.

To be offered admission, applicants must have a Bachelor degree and 5 years of professional experience. We value candidates with:
• A passion for Aerospace
• Academic achievements
• Career progression
• Professional experience
• Managerial skills
• Leadership potential
• International exposure
• Specific career objectives
• Good interpersonal skills
• Openness and strong values

Participant's Profile:
• Middle and Senior management professionals with potential for growth.
• Graduates having minimum 5 years of work experience.
• Technologists seeking to broaden their knowledge of business and move on to general management responsibilities as business heads.
• Mainly from aerospace or related-sectors (*), but some external profiles - with real passion for this sector - are welcome to infuse “fresh air” and new perspectives!

(*) Aviation, Airline, Airport, Aircraft Manufacturer, Helicopters, OEMs, Drones, Defense, Consulting, IT, Subcontractors, MRO or Automotive, Railways, Transportation, Industrial sectors, Nuclear & Energy, Engineering, Research…

Programme Fee


On successful completion of the GMAE program (Stage 1), the participants are eligible to be admitted to IIM Bangalore Alumni Association. When participants are successfully continuing their journey into the Aerospace MBA (Stage 2)

About Partner Institutes

Toulouse Business School (TBS) is one of the French prestigious “Grandes Ecoles.” Created in 1903 by the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry, TBS is today one of the rare international business schools carrying the international triple accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. In 1999, TBS has successfully launched its internationally acclaimed Aerospace MBA and has since then developed a centre of competence in Aerospace Management Education and Research to support the development of best practices in management of aerospace companies.

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has been ranked for the eighth successive year as the No. 1 Business School in Central Asia by Eduniversal, a French Consultancy Group. IIMB has been ranked No. 2 in the India Rankings 2017 in the Management Education category under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the MHRD. IIMB has also obtained the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Established in 1973, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore today offers a range of post-graduate and doctoral level courses as well as executive education programmes. With a faculty body from amongst the best universities worldwide, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is fast emerging as a leader in the area of management research, education and consulting.
IIMB’s distinctive feature is its strong focus on leadership and entrepreneurial skills that are necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment.
IIMB has been ranked among the Top-70 global schools by the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2017. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is the only B-school from India to figure in this elite list.