United Airlines MBA Intern - Revenue Management in Chicago, Illinois

Company Overview

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit www.united.com at http://www.united.com/ , or follow @United on Twitter.

Revenue Management Overview

The MBA internship is an outstanding opportunity to stretch yourself in a stimulating environment as a member of United’s Pricing and Revenue Management team. We are looking for exceptional candidates with strong analytical skills, successful leadership track record and a penchant for aviation industry to develop and implement United’s commercial, pricing and revenue management strategies. In return, we can offer you unrivalled opportunities to develop your career in an extremely dynamic industry, opportunity to influence a wide range of commercial decisions and unparalleled travel benefits.

The Pricing and Revenue Management department is at the forefront of airline’s commercial strategy. The goal of Pricing and Revenue Management department is to achieve sustainable revenue growth for United Airlines.

Job Description

The MBA Intern will influence the pricing and revenue management decisions in a multi-million dollar market portfolio. Additionally, the candidate will serve as an internal consultant providing business analyses on various strategic initiatives such as:

  • Developing and implementing pricing strategies, customer segmentation approaches and new market launches strategies

  • Formulating distribution channel strategies

  • Defining pricing issues and identifying how pricing facts, data, and decisions link to overall business strategy issues

  • Partnering with other commercial divisions such as network planning, marketing, loyalty program and sales to influence joint strategies to drive resultsThe position offers candidates an opportunity to work on high-visibility cross-functional teams to formulate advanced seasonal plans, analyze market trends and communicate revenue opportunities to senior leadership. The candidate will also develop analytical marketing skills around consumer choice, price elasticity and customer segmentation.

Critical Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate for this role would be a self-starter who enjoys the challenges and rewards of working in aviation industry. The candidate should be someone who:

  • Has strong analytical skills

  • Has demonstrated leadership ability and experience

  • Possess a deep interest in aviation industry

  • Has the ability to motivate others, to communicate complex ideas clearly, to gain the respect of colleagues and to work collaboratively in a team setting and motivate others

  • Has a strong personal drive and motivation

  • Has exemplary professional behavior and valuesEducation: Candidate for master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) graduating in winter 2017 or spring 2018Experience: Have a minimum of three years professional work experience with demonstrated analytical experience