Why earn an aviation management degree?

Application Deadlines
Fall:
Aug. 16
Spring:
Dec. 15
Summer:
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

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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

107K

Median salary for an aviation manager

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Median salary for a flight line manager

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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

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