MBA in Aviation Management

Earning your MBA in Aviation Management at Lynn will get you more than just a graduate-level business degree.

Yes, you’ll gain the business and management skills that an MBA assumes—but you’ll also gain an added specialization in the area of your choice.

As an aviation management student at Lynn, you’re in for a thrilling experience. From airport “field trips” to simulations and even cockpit training, a business/aviation education at Lynn is all hands-on, all the time.

Your studies will focus on the core business structure of the aviation industry. You’ll learn to manage and maintain operations, while also keeping an eye on the future of the business. You’ll become familiar with the finances, scheduling and regulations that affect the decision-making process for an aeronautics professional.

All aviation students at Lynn have the time and opportunity to earn pilot licenses and ratings…and MBA students even enjoy an accelerated program that enables them to finish their degree in as little as one year.

The aviation management specialization promises a solid foundation in organization and control of airports, aircraft and crew. Our courses incorporate traditional lectures as well as more hands-on and action-based learning—so you’ll acquire the knowledge and experience to become a confident aviation management professional that can keep up in this fast-paced industry. 

The global exposure you’ll gain at Lynn will be a great addition to your education and experience, too. About 25% of our students are international, from countries outside of the U.S. Having experience with various cultures and nationalities can be very helpful in a field like aviation, where avoiding and preventing misunderstandings is crucial.

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Aviation Management MBA: Curriculum

All MBA students will complete a series of seven foundational courses that provide a knowledge of business and management with topics in marketing, human resources and financial accountability.

Courses specific to the MBA in Aviation Management program:

MBA 671: Aviation Organization Operation
An examination of organizational systems and management in the aviation industry. The emphasis is on development and integration of effective work elements, as well as the varying personnel concerns that must be resolved for successful leadership in the aviation industry. Topics provide insights into behavior, structure, authority, motivation, leadership, organizational development and social responsibility. Student gain an appreciation of the principles, research and applications of organizational theory to the aviation industry.

MBA 675: Airport Operations
Focuses on preparation for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Certified Member designation. It is a study of management and regulatory issues relevant to airport management enabling the student to perform as a leader in the airport and aviation environment. These studies will encompass all aspects of airport and airway management. This course prepares the student to successfully complete the AAAE Certified Member designation examination resulting in one of the most prestigious distinctions in the airport industry.

MBA 678: Special Topics in Aviation Management
Lectures and seminars on advanced selected topics in Aviation Management such as airport security, effects of terrorism on aviation, effects of increased special use airspace on the national airway system and advances in air traffic control. The class also will introduce the student to the impact of other real-world issues as they occur during the semester.

MBA in Aviation Management: Requirements

Graduates of the MBA in Aviation Management program must complete 12 three-credit courses, which include six foundational courses (21 credits), three aviation management specialization courses (9 credits) and two electives (6 credits).

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Aviation Management MBA: Career opportunities

Your new business degree will make it easier to find a long-lasting career that affects the lives of many. And by focusing on aviation management, you’ll hold a special qualification that many of your peers won’t.

A bachelor’s degree from Lynn will enable you to qualify for specialist, coordinator or even manager-level roles, while a graduate degree will meet requirements for director-level positions in areas such as airport management, air traffic control, aviation-based marketing and commercial transportation industry, to name a few.

Your new degree will give you access to impressive career opportunities—many more than we could ever hope to list. Still, we’ve created this short sampling of careers you might pursue with this degree:

We’re happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.

Our aviation management alumni have impressive internship opportunities while studying at Lynn, which leads them to continued success in their careers. Take a look at the companies our aviation management alumni have gained employment with:

  • LaGuardia airport authority
  • Atlanta Hartsfield airport authority
  • Air Cargo, Inc.
  • Seabourne Airlines
  • Executive Jet
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines

Aviation Management MBA: Salary outlook

Employment of administrative service managers, such as those found in aviation administration, is expected to increase by 12 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduating from the Aviation Management MBA program at Lynn University may increase your earning potential in the aviation industry by opening the door to new management and leadership opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that median annual salary wages in May 2012 in corporate settings were $122,530 for air traffic controllers and $81,080 for administrative service managers. determined that median annual salary wages in August 2014 were $161,219 for aviation managers.

Last modified: Jun. 30, 2016