Sabre, Babcock commence MBA Programme in Airline Studies
Foremost Airline distribution solution provider, Sabre Network West Africa has commenced its Masters in Business Administration (MBA) partnership programme with the College of Postgraduate Studies Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, in Airline and Travels Management, two years after signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
The 2019/2020 session will kick off on September 8, 2019.
In light of this, Babcock has become the first university in Nigeria to offer such a course in Aviation and the programme is expected to run for 18 months.
Students who enrol for the programme will be trained on Managerial Economics, Organisation Behaviour, Management Theory, Aviation Safety and Security, Essential of Airline Training and Technology, Fundamental of Airline Operations, amongst others.
The President, Sabre Network West Africa, Dr. Gbenga Olowo, said the MBA programme is open to all holders of the first-degree certificate in any discipline across the world.
Olowo also gave an assurance that the programme would be of great benefit to Nigeria’s aviation industry. He further explained that the company chose Babcock because of its integrity and willingness to work with the organisation.
“We are expecting as many as many people. In fact, we are thinking of 180 million Nigerians. Luckily, there is no university in Nigeria or on the continent that runs this programme. So, we are pioneering his programme,” Olowo said.
“Nigeria has placed a huge emphasis on pilots and engineers training which constitutes its major cost. Hopefully, the economic health of our airlines will improve with the influx of would-be graduates into the industry,” Olowo added.
Sabre has been desirous in filling the gross manpower shortage especially in commercial aviation where AIRLINE WEALTH is generated. The failures in this sector in Nigeria has been, regrettably, due to an aging work-force and a very poor knowledge of Airline Economics.
Classes for the new session will commenced on Sunday September 8, 2019. However, intending students can still apply to join. Click here to apply for the programme.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network, and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
Babcock University (BU)—as it is now known—actually began on September 17, 1959, as Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA). Established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a senior college for training church workers from the West African sub-region, ACWA opened its doors with only seven ministerial students. History was made in 1975 when ACWA became the first institution in Nigeria to sign and operate an affiliation agreement with Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA. This relationship enabled it to award Bachelor of Arts degrees from Andrews University in Biology, Business Administration, History, Religion and Secretarial Studies. The first batch of 1,006 students arrived on September 13, 1999, and their Matriculation Ceremony was presided over by the Visitor to the University, President of the General Conference and world leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from Washington, D.C, USA, Pastor/Professor Jan Paulsen, on January 28, 2000.