#aviation management degree
Bachelor of Aviation Management ( BAvMan )
What is it like?
The Bachelor of Aviation Management is a dedicated aviation qualification which will introduce you various aspects of the exciting aviation industry. If you have a passion for aviation, you enjoy working with other people, you are interested in working towards a management role in a global business, then this degree is for you.
You will gain an understanding of the human factors in aviation, airline strategic management, and airport operational management as well as have the opportunity to undertake an internship paper (aviation practicum)
Turn your passion into a career
Massey University is the only place in New Zealand where you can turn your passion for aviation into a university qualification. We are an internationally-recognised flight training facility, but we also give you a broad knowledge of the global aviation industry.
Topics include aviation human factors, aviation security issues, airlines strategic management and legal issues in aviation. These topics will expand the range of careers open to you in the aviation industry.
Skills that employers seek
Careers in the aviation industry are highly-competitive. The unique composition of our aviation management degree will give you a point of difference – an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry. You will emerge with an internationally-recognised qualification that gives you the skills that employers seek.
This degree is suitable if you are wanting to enter the aviation industry, or if you are already in the industry but wish to gain a tertiary qualification to help your career path. Note some professional aviation qualifications may be eligible for cross-credit into the degree.
Your qualification is internationally-recognised, and accredited by the key New Zealand aviation authorities.
Massey University’s Aviation Management programmes to masters level are also available to International Students via distance study mode through our partnership with Singapore Aviation Academy.
A good fit if you:
- Are interested in how an airport, airlines, aviation regulatory bodies etc operate
- Enjoy working with other people in a team
- Want to work in a global industry with international opportunities
- Want an exciting and challenging role where every day is different
Bachelor of Aviation Management
Graduated in 2014
Franchising and Licensing Development at Signature Flight Support, Orlando, Florida, United States
I chose to study at Massey due to its reputable aviation program; this is the only school in the country that offers aviation management as a bachelor s degree
I have always been fascinated by airplanes and wanted to study aviation since I was young.
The Bachelor of Aviation Management gave me an insight into the aviation industry including hands-on experience within the industry. I did an internship at Auckland International Airport working on airside operations while doing a research paper on performance measurement.
For my final semester I studied at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. I then did a research-based internship with Embry-Riddle s School of Air Traffic Management.
I work in franchising and licensing development at Signature Flight Support, a fixed-based operator based in Orlando, Florida. It provides flight support services such as fuelling, hanger space, ground handling and airport maintenance at more than 100 airports worldwide.
My role is to assist in expanding Signature s business portfolio. This includes the Signature Select fixed-base operator licensing program and the Signature Flight Support Hotel Booking Program.
I m now working towards my Master of Aviation (Professional Practice) via distance learning and expect to graduate in 2018.
With a BAvMan degree you will have access to a wide range of career options in aviation-related industries. Potential employers include:
- SITA – the world s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology
- Menzies Aviation – a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services (in 31 countries with over 19,000 staff!)
- Airways New Zealand
- New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority – regulates civil aviation in New Zealand
- Airlines and airports
These companies will be interested in your knowledge of aviation and management – a perfect combination in roles such as airfield officer, terminal duty managers, retail and terminal operations management, compliance, air accident investigation, customer service, sales and marketing and much more.
Join the engine of the new New Zealand