Aviation Management

Study mode:Online Study type:Full-time Languages: English
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The breadth of the educational experience also allows students to pursue positions outside aviation in other technical fields. A major advantage of earning an aviation management degree is the capability of understanding and speaking the industry's technical parlance. This makes a strong impression during the interview process, as employers often only expect such knowledgeable interaction from experienced professionals.

Saint Louis University is the only Jesuit University with an Aviation Management program, and one of the very few schools in the world with an online Aviation Management degree program. Students are educated to manage airlines or direct corporate flight offices. They learn to make ethical decisions that contribute to their personal and professional goals and allow them to enrich the community in which they live and work.

Program Features

The online Aviation Management program at SLU provides students with specialized knowledge of the aviation industry and a strong foundation in corporate operations. The program emphasizes learner-centric education, utilizing problem-based learning. Students demonstrate a deeper understanding of their discipline and develop greater intellectual curiosity, confidence and engagement. This is a proven technique, central to all aviation management courses.

Military Tuition Rate

SLU is now offering this online Aviation Management program at the reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for benefit-eligible military students, veterans and their dependents.

Partnership with Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

This program is offered in partnership between the School for Professional Studies and Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. A student will need to apply and be admitted to the School for Professional Studies. After completing a minimum of 60 credit hours of core courses and leadership courses in the School for Professional Studies, the student will transition to the Department of Aviation Science in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology to complete their aeronautics degree in Aviation Management.

* Graduate degrees in Aviation are offered through Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. Plan for the future with a Master of Aviation or a Doctor of Aviation degree.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply for admission at least one month before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll Tuition fee Not specified Start date January,March,May,June,August,October 2015 Credits 120
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  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Full-time Structure Semi-structured Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Reach New Heights with a Job in Aviation Management!

As a major source of transportation for people worldwide, the airline industry continues to employ large numbers of qualified workers. Those with formal education or specialized training increasingly have the most luck finding employment in aviation industry careers due to heavy job competition. A unique benefit for graduates of the online Aviation Management program at Saint Louis University is that with education in public speaking, communication, ethics, project management and more as a foundation for this program, you are not only prepared for aviation management jobs, but also administrative and management openings elsewhere. Specialized courses in areas such as safety management, aviation finance and international aviation familiarize you for aviation industry careers. In the air transportation industry, airline classifications fall into several distinct areas, all of which need employees with strong organizational and leadership skills. These include:

  • Network carriers
  • Low-cost carriers
  • Regional carriers
  • Air cargo

With Saint Louis University’s online Aviation Management degree, you can pursue aviation management jobs that include business and financial operations, which are projected to grow just over 11% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Expansion is expected in international and business travel especially. Earnings for management positions in aviation industry careers averaged to $49,390 in 2008, and these workers typically enjoy standard benefits and occasionally union membership.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 80

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Applicants to the School of Professional Studies should meet the following admission requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Age: 22 years or older (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis).
  • Work Experience: at least 3 years or the equivalent.
  • Education: high school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250.
  • Interview: successful completion of an admission meeting with an admissions counselor. This can be done over the phone or at one of our campus sites.
  • Grade Point Average: A minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless qualified for conditional admittance).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Technological Requirements

• Windows users: Need a Pentium IV processor, 1 GHz or faster, 512 MB RAM, running either Windows XP or Vista • Macintosh users: Need a G4 processor, 1 GHz or faster, 512 MB RAM, running Mac OS 10.3 or higher • DSL connection or faster • Operable speakers should be connected Software requirements: • A Web browser, preferably Internet Explorer or Firefox • Java 2 Runtime Environment • Flash Player • Windows Media Player (Mac users can download the Flip4Mac player to view Windows Media files) • Real Player or an alternative • A word processing program, such as Microsoft Word • A presentation program, such as Microsoft PowerPoint • A spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel • Mac and Windows users can use Open Office as a free alternative to Microsoft Office

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Saint Louis University.


Scholarships & Financial Aid

There are are two main ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, talent, service, leadership and financial need.
  • Financial aidcomes in the form of grants and loans, some of which will have to be repaid.

Saint Louis University is committed to providing scholarship and financial aid programs to recognize academic excellence and to make a SLU education affordable for working adults.

To determine eligibility for financial assistance, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early for maximum consideration. FAFSA forms are available in the University Office of Student Financial Services and online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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Accreditation is extremely vital to a school because it assures the students that the school's curricula and student body performance either meet or exceed particular standards. Earning accreditation implies the institution has at least met the thorough requirements and teaches pertinent curricula based on verified data. It's also important to note that being regionally accredited is the most recognized type of accreditation in the United States.

Saint Louis University's accredited adult degree programs in St. Louis, Missouri are reviewed and evaluated by the Higher Learning Committee of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The HLC has been the continual accrediting body of Saint Louis University since 1916. Sharing a long history, part of the HLC's meticulous process to approve continued accreditation is that SLU must undergo and submit a comprehensive Self-Study every 10 years. SLU has been continuously accredited since 1916—most recently in 2012.

The HLC's rigorous assessment and accreditation review acts as a major benefactor to Saint Louis University's reputation and curricula as a whole because it requires SLU to undertake and address any necessary improvements needed in its professional commitment to a mission of providing exceptional education to its students.

Learn more about SLU's accreditation.

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