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Bachelor
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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Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

*You can start anytime. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.


Overview

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 onlinecampus degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1139822


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

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.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Academic Integrity and Writing for Business

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Introduction to Aviation Management

5

Business 101

5

Modern Aviation Transport Modes

5

Managerial Economics

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Principles of Management

5

Collaborative Work

5

Aviation Policy, Institutions and Regulations

5

Management Accounting

5

Aircraft Performance and Evaluation

5

Organizational Behavior

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Airport Management and Ground Services

5

Corporate Finance and Investment

5

Digital Skills

5

International Marketing

5

Airline and Air Cargo Management

5

Statistics

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Global Sourcing

5

International Contract Management

5

Aviation Business Intelligence

5

Agile Project Management

5

Network Planning and Yield Management

5

Global Corporations and Globalization

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Digital Business Models

5

Seminar: Current Issues in Aviation Management

5

Simulation: Airline Management

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A + B

In your 5th and 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Sustainability and Environment in Aviation

10

Innovation and Digitalization in Aviation

10

Urban Air Mobility

10

Aviation Entrepreneurship

10

Human Factors and Safety Management in Aviation

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Sustainability and Environment in Aviation

10

Innovation and Digitalization in Aviation

10

Urban Air Mobility

10

Aviation Entrepreneurship

10

Human Factors and Safety Management in Aviation

10

Digital Product Development

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Big Data and Data Protection

10

Applied Sales

10

Innovative Technologies and Sustainability

10

Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Supply Chain Management

10

Business Intelligence

10

Working environment 4.0

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

10

International Brand Management and Corporate Communication

10

Intercultural Psychology and CRM

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

Module guide

Course schedules

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

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

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one, but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

Careers

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

    Graduate, Germany

  • Milena Kalinitsch

    Graduate, Netherlands

  • “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.”

    Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate, Germany

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Aviation Management

On campus study model and 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, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

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.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

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

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

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.

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

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.

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

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 IU 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 a 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 study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

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, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.