Eligible for the HEC Paris Executive MBA

Executive Certificate

Aerospace & Aviation

Teaching language: English

Become a driving force in the world of aerospace and aviation

The Aerospace & Aviation Industry is one of the driving forces behind globalisation. It has radically changed our concept of distance, leading to the emergence of new economies and improved the quality of life of millions of people throughout the world. Over the last few decades the sector has undergone profound changes – deregulation on a global scale (challenged today with the rise of protectionism), the predominance of electronic ticketing and online booking platforms, increasingly fierce competition from Middle Eastern airlines & hubs,low-cost airlines & satellite launch services, the rise of Security & Defence challenges, aircraft connectivity, digital transformation and environmental concerns - to name but a few.


Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.


– Eddie Rickenbacker



The program will enable you to:

Understand the dynamics and complexity of these global deregulated markets

Acquire invaluable insights into anticipated impact of innovation in the industry value chain and business models evolution

Challenge your assumptions with leading professionals from the industry’s major companies and the industry international institutions

Develop the global vision needed to be a driving force in the world of Aerospace and Innovation

Academic Director(s)

Jacques Beauchesne

Academic Director

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Program content 

Consists of two 5-day sessions and a 5-month team research project


Session 1

Anticipating future trends and managing risks

Montreal, Canada

North American basics and vision of international aviation
International Institutions - ICAO, IATA, ACI, SITA – vision and challenges.

Session 2

European corporate strategies for growth

Toulouse, France

Airbus leading strategies to compete
European experts, vision and main challenges

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Team research project

To master innovative strategic planning

Taking into account participant profiles and the initial suggestions of potential topics to be addressed, the research is conducted on a team basis and the supervision of an HEC Paris mentor, and during the period of May to October.


Customize your learning journey

This program opens access to:

The HEC Paris Executive MBA 

Credits gained on successful completion of this program can be used towards the HEC Paris Executive MBA (EMBA), as the program is also a specialization within the EMBA. The EMBA selection process applies to all candidates.

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Total number of 

EMBA Hours

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The program is aimed at:
Individuals with significant interest in the Aerospace or Aviation sectors, 
Recognized professional achievements and/or involvement in their company’s strategy.

Training costs

15950 € excl. VAT

Teaching language


Next session

  • Session 1
  • Session 2

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Find out more about possible funding options, depending on the program you have chosen.


CPF eligible program
Code CPF 23 98 09
Competency set #4 from the RNCP 21 568

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For further information, please contact :

Barbara Tigre Maia

Admissions Assistant

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The new challenges of the Aviation and Aerospace sector

Learn in different environments

The  different locations enable you to experience the world of business from different angles and cultural perspectives. You will also be able to take a step back and develop your skills with hands-on training that you can apply as soon as you return to your company.


Learning Ressources

Company visits


Tried and tested for you

Discover the experiences of current and former participants.  

Cécile Milward

In-House Legal Counsel in Thales Group


The program has been extremely rewarding as I have developed my global vision of the airline industry and have a better understanding of the business models.



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