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CAS Aviation Accountability, Safety and Compliance Management 2022/2023

Certification Program ASCM


Programme Description

Aviation Manager and newcomers to the aviation industry will focus on accountable management issues in the context of global aviation business. Participants will gain an overview and use frameworks to increase their efficiency in global aviation management.

Target Audience

The programe is ideal for participants from companies across the aviation industry and participants who wish to enter the aviation industry.


Start Dates
17 days
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Functional Specialist
Programme Type
CHF 13'900
Special Discounts
Discounts for CFAC-HSG and FFAC Supporters
St. Gallen, Switzerland and Singapore (1 Module)
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


By focusing on management issues in context of aviation, participants will:

  • gain an overview and brush up of the system of aviation on a global scale
  • gain a brush up of responsibilities of accountable managers in aviation
  • learn to implement and conduct internal auditing
  • be able to implement lead the process ofrisk management
  • be able to implement and manage their safety management system
  • learn about quality management systems and how to efficiently apply them
  • receive a brush up on most important global and European regulations
  • learn how to deals with authorities
  • be introduced about certification process management
  • learn about cross cultural management with a focus on Asia

Programme Benefits

Equipped with an overview, frameworks and tools the participants will be able to lead, control and increase the efficiency of processes in global aviation management. They will be given a structure and tool to auditing their companies and be able to reduce risk by using the provided risk management framework. Furthermore, they know about crucial regulations and the impact on their business. Frameworks for quality and safety management help them to comply with the regulations. They will be able to influence and steer the company by applying their understanding of the global system of aviation and leadership skills.

Join the Alumni Network

You will have access to the aviation network of past participants of our programs and all instructors, as well as with your course-mates as most have their roots in Europe.

Application Criteria

Aviation or aerospace industry experience and a bachelors or master degree are advantages, but not exclusively needed. At least two years of practical experience and good English written and spoken language skills are a precondition.

Course Structure

Our CAS Certification Program Global Aviation Management consists of four modules:

Module 1: Accountable Aviation Management

10-15 January 2022,  HSG Campus E, Congress Hotel Einstein St. Gallen

09-14 January 2023,  HSG Campus E, Congress Hotel Einstein St. Gallen

Module 2: International Management

14-17 June 2022 in Singapore

13-16 June 2023 in Singapore

Module 3: Safety & Security Management

06-09 September 2022, HSG Campus E, Congress Hotel Einstein St. Gallen

05-08 September 2023, HSG Campus E, Congress Hotel Einstein St. Gallen

Module 4: Auditing in Aviation

16-18 November 2022, HSG Campus E, Congress Hotel Einstein St. Gallen

22-24 November 2022, HSG Campus E, Congress Hotel Einstein St. Gallen

Content & Faculty

Module 1: Accountable Aviation Management

  • Overview of the Aviation System
  • Overview of International Authorities and Organizations in Aviation
  • Overview and handling of National Authorities
  • Accountability, Duties and Responsibilities of the Accountable Manager
  • Labor Law in Aviation
  • Project Management in Aerospace
  • International Regulation
  • EASA Regulation
  • Corporate Governance in Aviation
  • Risk Management in Aviation
  • Leadership
  • Customer Centricity
  • Quality Management (frameworks and implementation)
  • Aviation Management Systems
  • Certification process management
  • Documents and requirements

Module 2: International Management (in Singapore)

  • Cross cultural management
  • Diversity management
  • Doing business in Asia

Module 3: Aviation Safety Management

  • Essential Basics and Limitations of Safety in Aviation
  • Fundamentals and Structure of Safety Management in Aviation
  • Business Benefits of Implementing a Safety Management System
  • Safety Culture
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Documentation CAO SMS Requirements for Operators, Maintenance Organizations, Air Traffic Service Providers and Aerodromes
  • EASA Management System Requirements (Part ORO)
  • Regulatory Oversight of the Aviation Industry: Regulatory Programs and Tools
  • Internal Control Systems
  • Production vs. Protection
  • Safety Risk Management: Hazard Identification and Implementation of Risk Controls
  • Reporting
  • Industry Code of Best Practice

NEW: Cyber Security

Module 4: Auditing in Aviation

  • Introduction to quality and compliance management
  • Regulations of Management Systems (ISO/EASA)
  • Design and structure of EN ISO 19011
  • Do a real audit at a regional airport
  • Audit follow-up actions (evaluation, reporting)
  • Communication and behavior during the Audit
  • Audit-Software AMAS (Aviation Management Audit System)

How to apply

Your Application

Early admission is encouraged and must be received at least eight weeks prior to the program start. Access is restricted to a limited number of participants from companies across the aviation industry an participants who wish to enter the aviation industry. The admission review committee accepts registrations according to the order of submission. To be considered for the program, aviation or aerospace industry experience and a bachelors or master degree is an advantage, but not exclusively needed. There are special rates for teams of the same organization or multiyear contracts. To apply please visit the application form on: Registration CAS in Aviation Accountability, Safety and Compliance Management ASCM | CFAC-HSG | University of St.Gallen (


Further information


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Press Coverage


Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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