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What will I learn?

The aviation management degree provides a comprehensive background in aviation studies, management and business to prepare students for careers such as airline operation, air transportation, airport management, airport consulting, aircraft manufacturing, sales and aviation insurance.

This degree is available as either a flight or non-flight major. Whether you want to be an airline manager, airport manager or air commerce expert, an aviation management degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in aviation with experience in modern aviation technology and best business practices.

Specialize In Air Traffic Control

In addition to the option of flight training, the aviation management degree program offers another option to graduate with a specialization in Air Traffic Control (ATC). The ATC specialization meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program and is FAA-approved. Graduates of the program are often eligible to bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course at the FAA Academy.

Gain A Competitive Edge

Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics has been consistently recognized for offering one of the best university-based aviation programs in the country. All students seeking an aviation management degree, both flight and non-flight majors, take a private pilot knowledge course and an aviation weather course their first year to expand their knowledge in the aviation industry.

Second- and third-year students learn about the FAA, air traffic and the national airspace system, as well as the fundamentals of aircraft flight dynamics. In addition, students may fly the desktop simulator in the BAT-D Computer Lab.

In their final years at Florida Tech, students complete advanced course work in air transportation management and atmospheric dynamics, and meet recruiters from major airlines at university career fairs.

Build Lasting Professional Relationships Through Campus Organizations

Beyond the classroom, aviation management degree students build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Collegiate Aviation Business Executives, a student chapter of American Association of Airport Executives, the Falcons Intercollegiate Flight Team, Women in Aviation, student government, and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Career Options

Careers can range from airline manager to airfield operation manager. For those seeking aviation management careers without first attaining a graduate degree, jobs include: Airline Manager; Airport Manager; Airport Security Manager; Air Traffic Controller; Systems Management; Business Management; Freight and Cargo Management; Airfield Operator; Aviation management careers include work with organizations such as: Federal Department of Transportation; Flight Safety International; National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); Four Star Aviation; Garrett Aviation; Department of Homeland Security; International airports around the world.

Which department am I in?

College of Aeronautics

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$38,020.00 per year
USD $19,010 (12-19 credit hours); Summer: USD $ 1,170/credit hour

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

Start date

Expected August 2021


Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,



32901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes.

For international students

Students must have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes. Your high school transcripts should indicate at least: Three years of mathematics (four recommended); and Three years of science (four recommended).

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have done any of the following: Taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79, an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0, a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58, a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C), an official Florida Tech TOEFL (paper-based) with an earned score of at least 550.

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


About this uni

Florida Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized institution providing a variety of degrees taught by industry-leading faculty.

  • One of the most internationally diverse student bodies in U.S
  • Outstanding reputation for STEM subjects
  • Provides scholarships to most students
  • Located in sunny Melbourne, Florida