Why study Aviation Management?
Exciting challenges in a global environment
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.
Why study with us?
Innovative Master programme for your international career
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 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.
- Language: English
- Duration: 3 study semesters + 1 Master’s thesis semester
- Courses: 2×2 weeks/semester in Wildau, near Berlin, Germany
- Fees: 11,000.00 EUR for the 2-year programme; 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 7, 2019
- Application period: March 1-June 15 (for students with an international degree); May 1-June 30 (for students with a German degree)
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.
Business Administration and Management
Human Resource Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Marketing, International Management, Supply Chain Management, International Law.
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).
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.
Timetable Aviation Management study start October 2019
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 2019. 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 (4 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 (4 CP)
- Aviation Engineering (3 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, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat WIT
"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 BiermannWIT CEO und AVIMA Programme Director
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)
Any questions? Contact us!
Franziska Götze, M.A.
Tel: +49 (0)3375-508-601
Master of Aviation Management 2019
Students holding a degree from a German university:
May 1 – June 30, 2019
Note: Students who have gained their university degree in Germany may apply via the web portal of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau.
Students holding a degree from a foreign university:
March 1 – May 15, 2019
Please let us know if you need more time to complete your application.