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Aviation Management


Dream big and reach for the skies – build your international career with an online Aviation Management Bachelor’s degree.

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And if you enrol by the 14th of July, you can save up to 50% on a study programme that opens up new opportunities for you worldwide.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.


Start your online Bachelor in Aviation Management

The global aviation industry is a giant, multi-billion complex - and your Aviation Management Bachelor’s degree is your entry pass to it.

In this study programme, you’ll cover the basics of business administration, then add specialist knowledge in various elements of the aviation world, allowing you to combine your managerial and entrepreneurial skills with real-world use cases – and setting you up for success once you’ve graduated.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 116,00 $ (231,37 $)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
180 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
English language skills
General academic requirements

Find detailed information in admission part
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Online studies:
Available from 01.09.2022 (English, 180 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Programme overview

In the Aviation Management Bachelor study programme, you’ll develop all of the necessary skills for launching a career in the global aviation industry. You’ll start by developing basic business administration knowledge, along with familiarising yourself with academic work.

Later on, you’ll go into exploration of some of the more complex aspects of aviation management, along with more general management principles. You’ll learn about the international institutions and the regulatory frameworks that make up the aviation industry, to best prepare you for your future professional challenges in this field.

To top off your Aviation Management Bachelor’s studies, you’ll get to choose the elective modules that best suit your interest and ambitions: you can focus on urban air mobility, sustainability and environment in aviation or innovation and digitalisation in aviation, among many others. You’ll also have a chance to test your skills as an airline manager using our unique simulation game, and get a better understanding of how the aviation management profession works in real life.


Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

Study anywhere, anytime – with your free iPad

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.


Your Bachelor in Aviation Management career outlook

A career in aviation management offers excellent career prospects for young professionals, in a wide range of roles. After graduation, you can join airlines, air cargo companies, airports or aircraft and component manufacturers. International aviation safety authorities or organisations such as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are also a great place for you to make your first steps in the aviation world. With an Aviation Management Bachelor, you can work as a…

Airline/Air Cargo Flight Operations Manager

As a flight operations manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring proper terminal operations, looking after staffing, protocol adherence and budget. Work on running flight operations as safely and efficiently as possible, and manage your staff, so they’re up for the task. In addition, you’ll also be handling interactions between customers, airline/air cargo companies and employees, which will give you a chance to fully develop your management and conflict-resolution skills.

Ground Operations Manager

Ground operations managers lead teams and set priorities for ramp, fleet, customer service and baggage handling operations – in short, all tasks related to ground operations for an airline or an airport. They develop strategies and work processes, trying to achieve and improve operational benchmarks. Their role is unique due to extensive safety, regulatory and time constraint factors they have to work with, making them a vital element in the smooth running of flights everywhere.

Network Manager

Take charge of setting and maintaining flight schedules. Design route networks, so they are as profitable and efficient as possible; this requires that you stay up to date with international developments, and also that you use your business knowledge to identify developing market potential in advance. Assess and remove less successful flight connections, and continually work on ensuring a profitable network portfolio for your employers.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Sarah Geissler


    “What I liked most about the education at IU was the diversity – not only the different people, but also the diversity in the lectures we had.”

  • Milena Kalinitsch


    “When I graduated from my pilot training, and wasn't able to find a job because of the financial crisis - I didn't think I would make it anywhere at that moment. Then at IU I saw potential.”

  • Philipp Kleingrothe


    “In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.”

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Aviation Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
  • On campus
389,85 $
195,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. * Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
337,03 $
169,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
231,37 $
116,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. Apply now
* This discount is only available for the Online Studies model. For information about on campus discounts, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Brighten up your summer with up to 50% off your tuition fees

Just use code: MOTIVATION

Apply now

And if you enrol by the 14th of July, you can save up to 50% on a study programme that opens up new opportunities for you worldwide.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.