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BBA in Aviation Management

Aviation Management is a unique specialisation offered by only a few universities around the world and is tailored to meet the needs of the fast-growing aviation industry.

The Bachelor in Aviation management is a four-year programme designed in line with international standards. The programme aims to provide a high quality business education with a strong focus on the aviation industry. The curriculum is carefully designed to integrate 17 core business modules with 16 specialised major courses that focus on topics related to airline and airport management as well as seven general courses and three elective courses, as detailed in the illustrative study schedule below.

Why enrol on this programme?

You will gain understanding of how the aviation sector operates, the challenges involved in managing a business within this sector and what makes it successful. You will study a variety of  aviation, business and general courses such as route and fleet planning, airline operations, airport operations, accounting & finance, marketing, organizational behavior and human resource management as well as some general modules. The emphasis is on application to aviation organisations, and the learning environment will incorporate industry visits and guests speakers, wherever possible to give you a real life aspect to your learning. Your assessments will be based on local and global aviation business organsiations.

Programme Delivery

You will study 17 core business modules, 19 aviation modules and 7 general modules over the 4 year period. You will have a combination of classroom lectures which includes ample opportunity for you to participate in group activities, individual assignments, case study analysis, presentations, role plays and debates etc. This ensures that you will be prepared for employment in a variety of aviation business management fields and will be qualified to pursue post graduate studies.

Exit Qualifications

Depending on course duration, there are two possible exit awards available:
1 Year Diploma in Aviation Management (DAM) OR
2 Years Higher Diploma in Aviation Management (HDAM)


The Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management award is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education..

Student Intake

You have two opportunities to join this programme, either in the Fall semester (August / September) or in the Spring semester (January / February).

Career Prospects

The Bachelor of Aviation Management will equip you with knowledge and skills to prepare you for employment or further study in Aviation Management at post graduate level.

Indicative Study Schedule 

Semesters Course Title Course Type
Semester One English 101 General  
Introduction to IT General 
Islamic Culture General 
Maths for Business Business
Introduction to Business Business 
Semester Two
Environmental Science General 
Microeconomics Business
Introduction to the Air Transport Industry Aviation Management 
Financial Accounting Business 
Introduction to Marketing Business 
 Semester Three Innovation & Entrepreneurship Business
Macroeconomics Business
Advanced Communication Studies Business
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Business
Aviation Geography Aviation Management
Introduction to Airport Operations Aviation Management
Semester Four Introduction to Airline Operations Aviation Management
Critical Thinking General 
Human Resources Management Business
Air Transport Team Project Aviation Management
Statistics I Business
Introduction to Air Transport Quality and Safety Aviation Management
Semester Five Management Information Systems Aviation Management
Introduction to Financial Management Business
Research Methods Business
Aircraft Design and Performance Aviation Management
Statistics II Business
Introduction to Business Law Elective
Semester Six Management Accounting Business
Strategic Airport Management Aviation Management
Contracts and Negotiation in Air Transport Aviation Management
Air Transport Economics Aviation Management 
Human Factors in Aviation Elective
Semester Seven Exploring Corporate Strategy Business
Research Project Aviation Management
International Tourism Elective
Marketing Planning Business
Airline Management Aviation Management
Semester Eight Advanced Air Transport Quality and Safety Aviation Management 
Airline Route and Fleet Planning Aviation Management 
Air Transport Management Aviation Management
Internship Aviation Management 
Cross Cultural Studies General

The above schedule is subject to change

Applicants are expected to have the following:

  • High School Certificate – An officially certified secondary school certificate or equivalent, with a minimum total average score of 80%; scores between 70-79% will be subject to an interview
  • Original TOEFL (iBT) score of 61 and above or IELTS (Academic) score of 5.0 and above
Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
200 2,300 70,200 per year