Because our industry is highly competitive and ever changing, we seek to hire bright and innovative MBAs to help set our strategic direction and ensure we meet the challenges facing our industry. The purpose of the program is to offer MBAs challenging and rewarding work, and to build a strong leadership pipeline for AA.
An established, proven program
More than 200 MBAs currently participate in the leadership program, which means that our MBAs have a strong network within our company to leverage learning and career path planning.
Industry Challenge = MBA Career Opportunity
Since the inception of the MBA Leadership Program, our leaders have always looked to the MBA talent pool to drive the company’s success. While today’s challenges are paramount, AA has a precedent for successfully navigating difficult times. Because of our current challenges, we are vigorously recruiting innovative MBAs.
Our business needs are ever changing. As a result, American continues to be an exciting work place. AA has always been a leader the airline industry. “Innovation” coupled “with absolute resolve to overcome our challenges” is a core workplace value. At American, you can make a difference.
What are we looking for when we recruit MBAs?
Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to develop strategy
Excellent communication skills
Teamwork & Collaboration
Proven leadership ability, initiative, and individuals that are self-motivated
Champion of change and vision
Ability to make sound ethical decisions that drive results
We understand that professional development is important to you. As such, we provide new MBAs with a partner to help navigate AA’s landscape. Executive Brown Bag Lunches are scheduled throughout the year. Quarterly MBA Leadership Forums provide you the opportunity to network, as well as hear directly from our Senior Executive Leadership Team on a variety of industry topics and career path tips.
The MBA Summer Intern Program is a developmental assignment that provides interns with real-time work projects, leadership development opportunities, as well as involvement in corporate social responsibility. Work projects involve assignments that are relevant to American’s current business needs and opportunities.
The internship program features an Executive Speaker Series in which interns regularly meet as a group with leaders across business functions. Interns are also involved in American’s ongoing MBA development opportunities held during their stay. Interns enjoy touring various aspects of American’s operations, as well as taking day trips with business partners.
While we value the experience you bring, we also value your need for work/life balance by providing social and community involvement. Interns are afforded travel privileges enabling them to connect to the international and domestic destinations that American Airlines serves.
2013 MBA Summer Leadership Program at
the terminal (left) and at the tower (above).