Why earn an aviation management degree?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

UND is committed to the business of aviation. Through the joint efforts of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, our graduates have the technical and managerial skills to ensure safe, successful air travel.

This tremendous duo will put you at a higher altitude in the business of aviation while gaining a thorough background in courses in business, the arts, and sciences. By the time you graduate, you'll also get the aviation training needed to earn a minimum of an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.

Accredited Aviation Management Degree


This aviation management degree program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

Aviation Management Degree

  • Access the world's largest collegiate training fleet — 120 aircraft in all.

  • Get thrown for a loop (on purpose) when you join UND's own Aerobatics Team.

  • Join business and aviation student-led organizations that attend annual conferences and travel to a major destination every year.

  • Pursue opportunities for internships with airlines, fixed base operators, aviation insurance companies, and aircraft manufacturers.

  • Receive a well-rounded college experience that enhances communication, team work, and leadership skills while fostering an appreciation for other cultures.

  • Start your aviation management career with our Career Paths program. The partnerships lead to a conditional offer of employment or interview at a regional airline. Some lead to a guaranteed interview at a major carrier.

Aviation Management Jobs


Median salary for an aviation manager



Median salary for a flight line manager


Aviation management graduates are responsible for keeping their organizations safe, successful and profitable. You'll be qualified to work at jobs including:

  • Aircraft Sales Manager
  • Avionics Manager
  • Director of Maintenance
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Flight Line Manager
  • Safety Management Systems

Is aviation management a good degree?

Aviation Management is a good degree because it gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Commercial Flight Training
  • Safety Management Systems Training
  • Human Factors and Flight Physiology
  • Airline, Airport and General Aviation Managements Training
  • Project Management
  • Aerospace and Business Law
  • Strategic Planning

Our Aviation Management degree graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • All Major Airlines
  • Boeing
  • Rolls Royce
  • Owners/Operators of Fixed Based Operations
  • Northrup Grumman
  • General Atomics
  • U.S. Department of Defense

Course Options in Aviation Management

Meet Travis

Travis Gylling earns his wings as a double major studying Commercial Aviation and Aviation Management.

Read His Story