Aviation Management

Master of Business Administration

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In the MBA in Aviation Management program at Lynn University, you’ll gain hands-on learning experiences with airport field trips, flight simulations and cockpit training.

As an aviation management student, you’ll have the opportunity to earn your pilot’s license and ratings, while also getting a solid foundation in management and organization. And since the aviation management program focuses on the core business structure of the aviation industry, you’ll gain advanced business knowledge that will help you prepare for a variety of aviation jobs after graduation.

The MBA in Aviation Management program is also available completely online, which offers flexibility for those with work and family obligations.

What you’ll learn through the MBA in Aviation Management program

  • Finances, scheduling and regulations 
  • Organization and control of airports, aircrafts and crew
  • Management and maintenance operations

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

$725

*Flight training available; additional fees apply.

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Aviation Management curriculum

The MBA in Aviation Management program gives you a strong background in understanding the organization and control of airports and aircrafts, as well as crew fundamentals. Not only will you learn in the classroom, but you will also gain valuable hands-on experience. So when you graduate, you will be confident and ready in this fast-paced industry.  

Graduates must complete a total of 36 credits in the following categories:     

  • 18 MBA foundational credits
  • 9 elective credits
  • 9 specialization credits

Course preview

MBA 671: Aviation Organization Operation
Examine organizational systems and management in the aviation industry. Study the 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. Get insights into behavior, structure, authority, motivation, leadership, organizational development and social responsibility. Gain an appreciation of the principles, research and applications of organizational theory to the aviation industry.

MBA 675: Airport Operations
Study management and regulatory issues relevant to airport management and perform as a leader in the airport and aviation environment. Focus on all aspects of airport and airway management, and get prepared 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
Attend 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. Get introduced to the impact of other real-world issues as they occur during the semester.

Aviation jobs and careers

With an MBA in Aviation Management, you can pursue specialist, manager and director roles in a variety of different aviation jobs and fields, including: 

  • Airport manager
  • Ground crew 
  • Aviation instructor
  • Aviation marketer
  • Commercial transporter
  • Aviation manager

Graduates of Lynn’s aviation management program meet the requirements to work for well-known companies in the aviation management industry. In fact, our alumni have gone to work with many impressive companies, including:  

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