Study Master of Aviation Management in Wildau near Berlin, Germany

Why study Aviation Management?

Aviation is one of the most dynamic business sectors in the world and has always offered fascinating job opportunities for qualified professionals. Innovative technologies, ecological requirements and increasing competition have transformed the structure of the industry dramatically and will continue to pose further challenges in the future. Therefore, there is a growing demand for a new generation of professional managers with a deep understanding of the global value-chain in aviation ranging from aircraft manufacturing to the airlines, including airports and infrastructural services such as air traffic control.

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Innovative Master programme for your international career

Why study Aviation Management?

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The innovative Aviation Management Master programme offered since 2007 will provide you with all skills and qualifications that are necessary to boost your international career in different fields of aviation. The two-year part-time study programme combines technical and operational know-how with broad management skills using state-of-the-art methods. Our lecturers are recognized experts representing both academic institutions and leading companies in this industry. Due to excellent teaching and supervision, you will gain fundamental insights into the success factors in aviation and will have the opportunity to work on practical study projects of your own. Intensive seminar weeks will provide you excellent supervision while the study mode allows you to combine work, family life, and studies.

The Aviation Management programme is designed for students with a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree in engineering or business and no less than one year of professional experience. Successful graduates will be well placed to work in the following fields: international airlines, airport authorities, air traffic control, manufacturing of aircraft and equipment, maintenance and service companies and regulating authorities on local, national and international levels. Many of our graduates work for companies such as Lufthansa, Airbus, Siemens and DHL. Moreover, the Aviation Management degree from Wildau Institute of Technology can pave the way for doctoral studies.

Key facts

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 3 study semesters + 1 Master’s thesis semester
  • Courses: 2×2 weeks/semester in Wildau, near Berlin, Germany
  • Fees: 11,000 EUR for the 2-year programme (1 September / 1 semester: 3,800 EUR, 1 February / 2 semester: 2,400 EUR, 1. August, 3 semester: 2,400 EUR, 1 February / 4 semester: 2,400 EUR); additional fee of 1.500 EUR in case you opt for the 120 CP course
  • Mode: 90 CP part-time, or a 120 CP option
  • Teaching methods: workshops, project work, e-learning
  • Content: Aviation Management; Business Administration & Management; Management & Social Skills
  • Programme start: October 4

Structure and content

The Aviation Management study programme includes three core areas: Business Administration and Management, Aviation Management as well as Management and Social Skills. Each of them includes several modules.


Aviation Management

Principles of Civil Aviation, Aviation Engineering and Technologies, Civil Legal Framework of International Aviation, Air Traffic Management and Control Systems, Safety and Security, Airline Management, Airport Management, Manufacturers, Maintenance, Aviation and Society (Social Impacts of Aviation).

Business Administration and Management

Human Resource Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Marketing, International Management, Supply Chain Management, International Law.

Management and Social Skills

Project Management, Leadership and Motivation, Negotiation and Presentation, Cross-Cultural Communication, Decision Making and Problem Solving Techniques.

120 Credit Point Option

With our 120 credit point option we are offering a course programme equivalent to full-time studies. The course consists of each module of our 90 credit point Master programme and additional modules such as European Law and Policy, Advanced Research Methods, Case Study Work as well as workshops and internships.


Study modules

Timetable Aviation Management study start October 2021

Most of the modules are taught over the period of two semesters. The following overview includes the semester plan and the respective number of credit points. Next programme start is October 2021. There are two study periods every semester. For every study period students come to Wildau for two weeks. In case you opt for the 120 CP option, you will take additional courses.

  • Business Administration (6 CP)
  • Leadership Skills (2 CP)
  • General Management Skills (4 CP)
  • Civil Aviation (2 CP)
  • Aviation Law (4 CP)
  • Aviation Engineering (2 CP)
  • Business Administration (4 CP)
  • Leadership Skills (2 CP)
  • General Management Skills (6 CP)
  • Civil Aviation (2 CP)
  • Aviation Law (4 CP)
  • Aviation Engineering (2 CP)
  • Aviation Management (3 CP)
  • Leadership Skills (4 CP)
  • Civil Aviation (5 CP)
  • Aviation Engineering (4 CP)
  • Aviation Management (7 CP)
  • Master Thesis Workshop (3 CP)
  • Master Thesis Workshop
  • Master Thesis (16 CP)

Reasons for studying Aviation Management with us

While a passion for technical excellence is required for a career in a high-tech company, it must be combined with a realistic approach and a thorough understanding of business considerations if an intriguing idea is to be converted into a commercial success. WIT brings together technical and business expertise under one roof.

Axel ArendtFormer Member of the Board, Rolls-Royce, Advisory Board WIT

After a decade of experience in Aviation Engineering, I was interested in exploring the supply chain in aviation and its arena of regulatory bodies. AVIMA was my obvious choice. I got associated with a range of professionals, including my professors and peers, which assisted me to establish a network of experts in this field. Overall, I would strongly recommend this program to those aspirants who have a prior aviation background and who thrive to acquire further in the aviation industry.

Vivek SathyanarayanaProject Manager, P3 Engineering GmbH, Alumnus and Lecturer Aviation Management

Being unique helps a lot towards being successful. Only the WIT AVIMA programme features a comprehensive overview of the aviation sector including all important players along the value chain: the aircraft and engine manufacturers, airports and air traffic control as well as the airlines and the maintenance facilities. In combination with business administration issues and soft skills the students acquire the qualification to work in a responsible management position anywhere in the civil aviation business or government function. Since we launched the programme in 2007 many AVIMA alumni have started an impressive career, often at the sector interfaces where their overview of the value chain is most valuable.

Prof. Dr. Thomas BiermannFounder and former Board Chairman WIT, Prof. emerit. Technical University Wildau

Seven reasons for studying with us

  • Gain a degree from a renowned state universityof applied sciences
  • Combines broad knowledge in aviation and profound management skills
  • Practice-oriented content
  • Benefit from quality education while staying on the job 
  • Innovative Master program offered since 2007
  • Professional lecturers with industry experience
  • Near Berlin (45 minutes by public transport) & Berlin Schönefeld Airport (25 minutes)

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Franziska Götze, M.A.

Programme Manager

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Master of Aviation Management

Application Period 

Students holding a degree from an international university:

March 1 – May 15, 2021

Apply after March 1

Please let us know if you need more time to complete the application.

Students holding a degree from a German university:

May 1 – June 30, 2021

Apply after May 1
Application requirements 
  • University-level qualification in engineering, business, or social sciences (Bachelor’s degree, Diploma degree)
  • Fluent command of English (Level B2.2/C1 CEFR, any of the following: TOEFL, IELTS or CPE). No language certificate is required for native-speakers and students with a degree from a programme taught in English
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience
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If you hold a degree from a university outside Germany

Students who have gained their university degree outside Germany have to submit an online application via uni-assist application platform, regardless of their nationality. You should attach application documents with the attached notarized German or English translations. In case it should not be possible for you to submit notarized copies, you may hand in regular copies. All the required notarized copies have to be submitted until at latest 1 October 2020.


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