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Doodle Nandi

Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.


05 Jan 2017 4.9K Book icon 2 mins Share

A Career Abroad in Aviation Management

Aviation management involves a plenty of options from pilot training, project management, air traffic control, aerodynamics and air cargo and logistics management.

05 Jan 2017 4.9K Book icon 2 mins Share
Doodle Nandi

Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.


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career abroad in aviation management

Always had one ultimate dream – to fly high? You must have heard the saying: ‘The sky’s the limit!’ Pilots are the ones who actually see that happening. It’s indeed exciting to cross the layers of the atmosphere and see the world from great heights. But have you considered other options in aviation? Are you aware of all the other courses in the field of Aviation which could be equally exciting and lucrative for your career.

Aviation is not just restricted to pilot training but a plenty of options that could be of your interest – a well-known field called ‘Aviation Management’ where you can get an opportunity to blend management and business strategies with your aviation knowledge. This field helps you increase your knowledge base about the aviation industry and widens your career options.

Some of you may think that Aeronautical Science comes under this particular field, but there is a minor difference between Aeronautics and Aviation: Aeronautics is more related to aerospace engineering where your job role will be more inclined towards flight designing; you will need to oversee the aircraft’s design and propulsion needs. On the other hand, Aviation gives you the chance to explore logistics, aviation law, aircraft design, weather issues, air traffic management and many more.

Air traffic controllers are one of the highest paid people and their job demands excruciating time and skills. They are like anonymous heroes!

A typical aviation company encompasses work in fields such as business, finance, leadership, logistics, marketing and customer service as well as core fields such as ground management, air traffic control, meteorology, operation, aerodynamics and flight planning.

Bachelors or Masters in Aviation Management

Bachelors programme will help you learn the fundamental courses in management along with courses specific to aviation industry – aviation law is an integral part of the bachelors programme.

Masters programmes are offered as MBA programmes that purely focus on aviation management. Students who have bachelors in aviation or aviation management can opt for this course.  This programme is more research oriented (industry oriented) where students can get hands-on experience working at airports.

Let’s split them now:

Bachelors in Aviation Management

Bachelors in Aviation Management will encompass both theoretical and practical aviation industry knowledge. Normally bachelors in aviation management is for 4 years and demands students should learn all business-related aspects of airline or airport such as, operations, marketing, accounting, sales and public relations.

If you have a strong grasp over science, mathematics, computers, physics, business and economics, then this field is for you. As a bachelor student, you can choose from following courses:

  • Business law,
  • Corporate finance,
  • Aviation insurance,
  • Aviation labour relations,
  • Airport planning & design and
  • Airline management.

Masters or MBA in Aviation Management

Masters or an MBA in Aviation Management gives you a broad overview of the theoretical stuffs along with a deeper understanding in airline and aerospace industries. Not only bachelor students but also working professionals (in the aviation sector) can apply to this programme. As an MBA student, you will be advised to undergo some practical experiences to understand how you can implement your skills at several aviation facilities.

As an MBA graduate, you can choose from following courses:

  • Airline operations/management,
  • Air cargo & logistics management,
  • Business policy,
  • Decision making,
  • Business research methods and
  • Global information & technology management.

Suggested Universities for You to Choose Different Courses in Aviation:

For bachelors in Aviation:

  1. University of West London
  2. Middlesex University
  3. University of Hertfordshire
  4. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  5. RMIT University

For masters in Aviation:

  1. University of Surrey
  2. University of New South Wales
  3. Manchester Metropolitan University
  4. University of West London

Popular Career Options in Aviation        

  • Airline safety manager/inspector,
  • Aviation planner,
  • Airplane maintenance manager,
  • Financial analyst/ senior staff analyst for airlines,
  • Operations analyst for airlines,
  • Aviation human resources manager or
  • Purchasing manager.

Let us know if you are interested in any particular programme or course. Our advisors can guide you through and help you in getting admission at a university abroad.

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