Watch your aviation career take off at UND (and get your wings while you're at it).
There's more to running a successful flight operation than just flying. As an Aviation
Management student at UND, you'll gain the technical and business skills needed to
manage airlines, fixed base operators (FBOs), specialized aviation service organizations
(SASOs) and more — while earning a FAA flight certifications at the same time.
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Why earn a degree in aviation management?
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 Bachelor's Degree
This aviation 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 at UND
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.
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
Director of Maintenance
Quality Control Manager
Flight Line Manager
Safety Management Systems
Aviation Management Skills
An Aviation Management degree 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
Aerospace and Business Law
UND Aviation Management Alumni
Aviation Management alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
All Major Airlines
Owners/Operators of Fixed Based Operations
U.S. Department of Defense
Course Options in Aviation Management
AVIT 403. Aerospace Law. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the United States legal system and the development of air law. The course will cover a broad range of topics related to aviation operations including constitutional law, administrative law, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, aircraft ownership issues, products liability law, criminal law, contract law, and international law. Course activities include case reading, argument, and legal research. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only, and a minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S,SS.
AVIT 325. Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures. 2 Credits.
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and proficiently exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Commercial Pilot with a Multi-engine rating. Included are discussions concerning Aeronautical Decision Making of multi-engine aircraft systems, aerodynamics, Crew Resource Management, weight and balance, aircraft performance, and abnormal/emergency procedures. The course also includes a scenario based introduction to U.S. Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing common carriage commercial operations. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 323 and AVIT 324; open to Aviation majors and minors only; minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S,SS.
MGMT 475. Strategic Management. 3 Credits.
This is the capstone course in business. The focus is on understanding companies, competitors, and industries, and the factors that influence long term competitive advantage. In addition to and in conjunction with these topics, students apply knowledge gained in prerequisite courses to develop integrated cross-functional business strategies. The course includes a comprehensive business exam covering material from all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites: ACCT 200, ACCT 201, ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 210, ISBC 217, MGMT 300, MGMT 301, FIN 310, MRKT 305, 95 credits, and declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.
MRKT 305. Marketing Foundations. 3 Credits.
An overview of the scope and nature of market exchange and the buyer's pivotal role. Prerequisites: ECON 201, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Standing, a minimum total of 45 credit hours, and declared COBPA majors only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ACCT 201 and ECON 210. F,S,SS.
AVIT 208. Aviation Safety. 3 Credits.
This course provides the student with a detailed introduction into aspects of aviation safety, aviation safety programs, risk management, and the associated components of pilot psychology, physiology, human factors, and accident review and investigation. Prerequisite: A minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 102 or AVIT 105 or AVIT 142. F,S,SS.
AVIT 324. Aircraft Systems. 3 Credits.
This course provides an in-depth study of reciprocating engine, propeller, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and pressurization systems. Prerequisite: Open to Aviation majors and minors only; minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 221. F,S,SS.
Travis Gylling earns his wings as a double major studying Commercial Aviation and