Advanced Master in Airport Management

With the support of Aéroports de Paris (ADP) the most important French Airports.


Content and objectives

The “Advanced Master” Airport Management was set up in 1988 by ENAC in response to requests from professionals in this field. The particularly important role played by airports within the framework of the liberalisation of air transport, the opening up of ground handling to competition, the wide range of activities involved in airport operations, the increasing importance of questions of security and environmental impact, and the competition between different airports, economic problems in general and those specific to an activity sector which today plays a major role in the national economy, are all factors which call for highly skilled managers to run and develop every airport. This “Advanced Master” aims at training these specialists, so much appreciated and sought after by the airport sector.

Professional prospects and career opportunities

Training given through the “Advanced Master” in Airport Management prepares students to hold the full range of positions of responsibility within airport management: operations, marketing, management, finance, human resources...


Duration of course: October to September

1st semester

16 modules of 1 or 2 weeks each (October to March)

Aircraft and Air Transport System
International and European Air Transport law
Air Transport Economics
Air Transport Security
Sustainable development of air transport
Airport Design and Operation – Master Plan
Airport Certification and Safety
Passengers terminals
Developing Extra Aeronautical Activities
Human Resources and Team management
Airport Financial Management
Airport operation and quality of service
Airport Crisis Management
Ground Handling
Airport strategy
Project management

2nd semester

(April to September)

Students carry out a professional thesis in a professional environment or in a laboratory, either in France or abroad and are supervised by a tutor from the host organisation and by an ENAC professor. The thesis is concluded by the preparation of a report and an oral presentation in front of a combined jury.



Selection and admission are managed by committees organized from February to July.

Applicants for an “Advanced Master” program must have a master’s degree in science or in engineering or management according to selected program, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of professional experience.

Requested language qualification :

  • BULATS : 60-74
  • TOEIC : 785-944
  • TOEFL (IBT) : 87 - 109
  • TOEFL (CBT) : 180 – 226
  • TOEFL (PBT) : 505 – 564
  • CAMBRIDGE : First (FCE) Business Vantage (BEC)
  • IELTS : 5 – 6
  • PTE : 3
  • DCL : D2
  • CLES : 2
  • CERCRL : B2

Selection and admission made by admission committees organized from January to July.


Course director:
Nicolas Lamballe :

Postgraduate programs Manager :
Michel Chauvin :
+33 (0)5 62 17 46 71



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