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Study aviation management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying aviation management as an international student.

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Aviation management degrees abroad

Aviation is a huge international industry, with more than 4.5 billion passengers traveling around the world through airports in 2019. Before the pandemic, most areas of the world were seeing exceptional growth in aviation development, requiring knowledgeable aviation managers who can meet the business, societal, and environmental needs of the industry.

A degree in aviation management will provide you with a range of learning experiences and opportunities to prepare you for a successful career in the field. You’ll examine specialist business and management theory, and develop an understanding of aeronautical engineering, transportation systems design, and operational research methods.

Studying aviation management abroad is a fantastic way to access the best programs in the world. You also have firsthand experience of traveling between borders and appreciate how different countries deal with aviation and airport management.

Aviation management program structure

Aviation management is available at a range of degree levels, including foundation, bachelor’s, diploma, and master’s.

You can study the subject in a number of countries around the world, with the USA and the UK having several universities offering aviation management courses. You can also find programs in places like Germany and Australia.

Foundation-level programs typically take one or two years to complete and can prepare you for a bachelor’s degree or an entry-level career. Bachelor’s programs are taught over three or four years, and master’s are usually one or two years in length.

Most aviation management degrees involve practical classes, including working on-site at airports or in high-tech simulators. You’ll also learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and personal study time.

Every program will be different and cover slightly different areas, but some of the common modules you’ll study on an aviation management program include:

  • Digital aviation
  • Airline operations and air transportation
  • Transport logistic management
  • Aviation safety
  • Airline strategy and finance
  • Flight route planning
  • Sustainable aviation practices

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Aviation management study abroad programs

Aviation management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in aviation management

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    Aeronautical Management Technology (Air Transportation Management) - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,253 USD

    Start date
    May, January, August
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    Airline, Airport and Aviation Management - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,705 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Aviation Management - BSc Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,600 USD

    Start date
    May, January
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    Aviation Management: Maintenance - BSc LeTourneau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,630 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,630 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Aviation Management: Maintenance Management Specialization - BSc Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,551 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Aviation management graduate programs

Master's in aviation management

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    Aeronautical Management - MEng Hochschule Bremen, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,126 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,500 EUR

    Start date
    October
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    Aviation Management - MSc Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,123 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Aviation Management in the Digital Age - MSc London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,472 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    International Business Administration: Aviation Management - MIB American University in Switzerland, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,348 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 CHF

    Start date
    September, April, January
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    Technology (Aviation Management and Human Factors) - MSTech Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    15 months
    Annual tuition fee
    25,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,218 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Future aviation management careers

As an aviation management graduate, you’ll have all the skills and knowledge needed to start an exciting career in the aviation industry. Some of the roles you might consider include:

  • Airline manager
  • Airport manager
  • Sustainability manager
  • Transport planner
  • Finance manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Air transport consultant

Take advantage of any placement opportunities your university offers. This will help you get a feel for the industry and the different roles you could take on after graduation.

If you need help finding the right career for you, talk to your university’s career services department. They will be experts in helping you work out the right path and help with things like writing your CV and finding work opportunities.