Dr Khalid A.N. Al Ohaly, president of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) and French Arabian Business School based in Bahrain and Didier Penabayre, managing director of AirBusiness Academy, an Airbus Group company, have signed an MoU to develop and deploy a new MBA track specialised in Aviation Management to be offered by the French Arabian Business School in Bahrain.

The MoU represents the integration of AirBusiness Academy into the existing partnership between the Arabian Gulf University/French Arabian Business School and ESSEC Business School who have already jointly developed and delivered successful MBA programmes in the past years.

The MBA will represent a unique combination of expertise and will permit MBA students to evolve in a truly international environment. The new MBA track will examine essentials, such as Airline Strategy and Business Planning, Aviation Organisations and HR Management, Aviation and Aircraft Finance, Flight Operations and Crew Management as well as Safety Management Systems in Aviation.

It provides students the capabilities to address today's aviation challenges. It will be designed to emphasise the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools within an aviation context.