Program director
Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht

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Aviation and Tourism Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

4 terms, postgraduate, part-time

ECTS credit points

Program start
Each year in October

Application deadlines
Foreign degree: July 15
National degree: July 15
Application without Academic Degree: April 30               


University of Huddersfield, UK
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), European campus
University of the Aegean, Greece
Capacity (per year)
26 students
19,900 € plus study fees

ZEvA accreditation
from 2016-2023

Admission requirements

Possibility of income tax deduction


Our faculty members combine an understanding of current best practice in global business theory with an immersion in the practical issues of today’s global corporations through their research and consultancy projects. They have backgrounds in both research and in applied fields, incorporating both aspects into their teaching.

Alava Pons, Vicente

Vicente Alava Pons

Managing Director and Regional Head for Aviation, is responsible for DVB Bank's aviation finance activities in the Asia/Pacific region. DVB offers structured finance, aircraft investment (i.e. SLB), aircraft asset management and aviation advisory and research solutions to airlines, lessors and investors.

Vicente joined DVB in 2003 from Lufthansa German Airlines where he had been responsible for all aircraft and asset finance related activities of the Lufthansa Group mainly arranging tax enhanced lease products such as JOLs, US O-FSC and QTE leases for Lufthansa and related companies including regional partners such as Air Dolomiti and Eurowings. He was also responsible for the financial aspects of aircraft purchase and operating lease agreements for the Lufthansa Group. Before joining Lufthansa he had spent a year with Spectrum Capital, a small boutique arranger with an exclusive advisory mandate for British Airways.

Vicente started his professional career in 1993 at Bayerische Landesbank where after a short period with Corporate Finance he quickly moved to the Aircraft Finance Department of the bank and worked on, amongst others, the first ECA financing of Airbus aircraft in which all three portions of the financing were underwritten solely by Bayerische Landesbank. In total Vicente brings more than 20 years of aviation finance experience and more than 23 years in banking/finance experience to DVB. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Duisburg.

Biedermann, Markus

Markus Biedermann

Supervisor and air traffic controller with proven enterprise risk management, project management and leadership skills in several projects during his professional work and studies. Deutsche Flugsicherung DFS GmbH

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Borggreve, Prof. Drs. Adrian

Prof. Drs. Adrian Borgreve

Former Professor at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Deventer, The Netherlands. Areas of expertise include Negotiation Skills, Conflict Management, Research Methods and Intercultural Management.

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Graml, Prof. Dr. Regine

Prof. Dr. Regine Graml

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt. Areas of expertise include HR Management, Change Management and Business Ethics.

Haag, Dr. Karlheinz

Dr. Karlheinz Haag

Aero-Space Engineer, Ph.D.. VP Environmental Issues at Lufthansa

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Henting, Stephan

Head of Financial Management & Accounting / Lufthansa Global Business Services GmbH

Hubbard, Dr. Nick

Principal Lecturer and Head of Logistics, Transport & Tourism Department of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management  | University of Huddersfield

Kraus, Dr. Andreas

Dr. Andreas Kraus

Associate Partner and holds responsibility for Lufthansa Consulting

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Michalski, Prof. Dr. Tino

Prof. Dr. Tino Michalski

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt. Areas of expertise include International, Strategic, Innovation and Technology management.

Nuehlen, Christian

Christian Nuehlen

Managing Director at Morten Beyer & Agnew Europe. Areas of expertise include fleet management, Aircraft Leasing, Contract Administration, and Human Resources.

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Papatheodorou, Prof. Dr. Andreas

Prof. Dr. Andreas Papatheodorou

Professor in Industrial and Spatial Economics with Emphasis on Tourism, University of the Aegean, Greece.

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Rieck, Prof. Dr. Christian

Prof. Dr. Christian Rieck

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt. Areas of expertise include Finance, Economics and Game Theory.

Ruff-Stahl, Dr. Hans-Joachim

Researcher, policiy maker and strategist at the Ministry of Defense. Trained fighter pilot, licensed airline transport pilot and flight engineer. Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Areas of expertise in safety, safety management system, human factors, security, strategy.

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Schaefer, Dr. Christoph

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaefer

Adjunct Lecturer at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Teaching and research focus on Aviation Law and legal questions of Logistics.

Schneider, Prof. Dr. Swen

Prof. Dr. Swen Schneider

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt. Areas of expertise include E-Commerce/E-Business, Information Management, Business Intelligence and Innovation.

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Schürmann, Isabel

Isabel Schürmann

Personality consultant with the areas of expertise in career coaching, personal image and apperance, networking, presentation, business ethiquette and table manner.

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Sultanova, Shahla

Corporate Culture (Business Communication, Organizational Leadership and Business Ethics) expert and Journalist

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Validi, Dr. Sahar

Senior Lecturer of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management University of Huddersfield

Walther, Knut

Knut Walther

Diploma in business administration. Career in Air Navigation Services and Airport operations. Head of Airport Management Training, Fraport AG.

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Walton, Dr. Robert O.

Robert O. Walton Appointed Executive Director of European Operations for Embry-Riddle Worldwide (Europe) and  Associate Professor, College of Business

Warnock-Smith, Dr. David

Dr. David Warnock-Smith

Senior Lecturer in Air Transport Economics and Management University of Huddersfield, England, UK.

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Wegener, Prof. Dr. Kerstin

Kerstin Wegener

Professor at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Areas of expertise include business administration with special emphasis on tourism management.

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Weh, Florian

Bar exam. Vice President Legal and Political Services, Lufthansa Cargo AG.

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Weissenrieder, Caprice Oona

Caprice Oona Weissenrieder

Research Coordinator and Research Associate "Human Resources and Organisation" of the faculty of business and law at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Areas of expertise include Gender topics, in particular women in leadership positions; Leadership; HR; Academic writing and research

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Werner, Prof. Dr. Peter

Prof. Dr. Peter Werner

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt. Areas of expertise include Accounting and Controlling.

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Wörner, Heike Catrin

Heike Catrin Wörner-Erk

Global Innovation Manager at DB Schenker Logistics. Areas of expertise include strategic airline management, airport management and traffic management. She is completing her Ph.D. in the research area of service innovation.

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Ziegler, Prof. Dr. Yvonne

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Ziegler

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, director of the MBA Aviation and Tourism Management, former dean of the faculty of Business and Law. Areas of expertise include Aviation Management, Marketing, HR, and Intercultural Management.

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