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What will I learn?

If you are passionate about aviation and are interested in the broader picture of the aviation industry, this is the degree for you.

The Bachelor of Aviation Management (BAvMan) is a dedicated aviation qualification which will introduce you to various aspects of the aviation industry. If you have a passion for aviation, you enjoy working with other people and are interested in working towards a management role in a global business, then this degree is for you.

You will gain an understanding of the human factors in aviation, airline strategic management and airport operational management.

This degree is suitable if you are wanting to enter the aviation industry. If you already work in the industry, the qualification also provides a route to enhance your skills and knowledge to add further value to your career portfolio.

Turn your passion into a career

Massey University is the only place in New Zealand where you can turn your passion for aviation into a university qualification, while gaining a broad knowledge of the global aviation industry Classes are based at Massey’s internationally-recognised flight training facility where Bachelor of Aviation Management students mingle with Bachelor of Aviation students .

Massey’s BAvMan graduates can be found in all of New Zealand’s major airports, as well as in the aviation support sector, in aviation regulatory bodies and working in airlines around the world.

Students in Singapore

Courses for this qualification are offered by distance learning in Singapore through the Singapore Aviation Academy in conjunction with Massey University.

Careers

Careers in the aviation industry are highly-competitive. The unique composition of our aviation management degree will give you a point of difference – an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry. You will emerge with an internationally recognised qualification that gives you the skills that employers seek.

A Bachelor of Aviation Management will give you career opportunities in aviation-related industries. Potential employers include:

  • SITA – the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology
  • AirBiz – an international aviation consultancy
  • Swissport- a Fixed Base Operator specialising in ground services and cargo handling
  • Tasman Cargo – provider of airfreight, cargo, and charter services between Nz, Australia and the South West Pacific.
  • Menzies Aviation – a logistics specialist serving the airline industry
  • Airways New Zealand
  • MPI- Biosecurity
  • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  • Airlines and airports

Careers include:

  • airfield officer
  • terminal duty manager
  • retail and terminal operations management
  • compliance
  • air accident investigation
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing.

Further study

If you successfully complete this programme, you could progress to a Master of Aviation.

Which department am I in?

School of Aviation

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$30,400.00 (US$ 21,550) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$26,440.00 (US$ 18,742) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum 24 points. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 170.

For international students

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Massey University

Delivering outstanding learning and ground-breaking research, Massey University has a rich history of academic excellence.

  • Over 5,000 international students
  • Located over three campuses in New Zealand
  • Five innovative colleges
  • Conducts ground-breaking research