BS Aviation Management


The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management program provides students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in aviation management and develop a global view of the industry.

Various aspects of aviation operations, business management, and industry-specific challenges are covered in this program.

The program covers a wide range of subjects relevant to aviation management, including aviation operations, airline management, aviation safety and security, air traffic management, aviation economics, airport management, and aviation law and regulations.

It incorporates courses on aviation technology, digitalization, aviation data analytics, and emerging technologies in the industry. This includes topics such as flight planning, scheduling, ground handling, aircraft maintenance, passenger services, cargo operations, and airport infrastructure management.

Students learn about the complexities of managing an airline or an airport administrative function efficiently and effectively.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses57
Communication skills12
Social Sciences09
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
General Business requirements21

Aviation Management Core Courses (33 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVIA 121Introduction to Aviation Management3
AVIA 120Introduction to Airline Management3
AVIA 207Introduction to Air Transportation3
AVIA 208Economics of Air Transportation3
AVIA 211Aviation Safety and Security3
AVIA 214Principles of Accident Prevention and Causation3
AVIA 215Introduction to Aviation Law and Policy3
AVIA 308Air Operations Management3
AVIA 309Air Traffic Management3
AVIA 335Special Topics in Airline Marketing and Promotion (Final Project)3
AVIA 393Strategic Management of Aviation Industry3

Aviation Management Electives (24 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVIA 121Introduction to Airport Management3
AVIA 218Airport Planning and Design3
AVIA 226Airport Administration and Finance3
AVIA 305Introduction to Meteorology3
AVIA 312Human Resource Management in Aviation Industry3
AVIA 318Airports and the Environment3
AVIA 320Airport Marketing3
AVIA 325Air Cargo3
AVIA 349Special Topics in Aviation Management: Airport Privatization3
AVIA 361Public Policy and Regulatory Issues in the Industry3
AVIA 389Internship3

Career Opportunities

Graduates can opt for various career paths within the aviation industry, including:

  1. Airline operations manager
  2. Airport manager
  3. Aviation consultant
  4. Aviation project manager
  5. Airline marketing and sales executive
  6. Aviation safety and security specialist
  7. Aviation finance manager
  8. Air traffic controller
  9. Aviation regulatory officer
  10. Aviation training and development manager
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.