Bachelor in Aviation Management

General

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Program Description

Scholarships available until September 30th, 2020

“We believe that everyone with the desire and qualifications to study at IUBH should have the opportunity to do so. Therefore, all applicants by September 30th, 2020 will receive a 2.500€ scholarship from IUBH University of Applied Sciences. The amount of scholarships is limited and only available for the first 100 accepted applicants. Apply today and receive the scholarship!”

Due to COVID-19, all lectures at IUBH University of Applied Sciences will occur in a virtual classroom until further notice. We aim to ensure that the current special circumstances will not result in students being disadvantaged in their course of study.

Lift yourself up, where you belong

Bringing customers and goods to their destination in the shortest, safest, and most convenient way.

As a graduate of the Aviation Management degree program, you work for traditional airlines such as Lufthansa and Air France-KLM, for low-budget airlines such as Eurowings, as well as for handling companies, aircraft manufacturers and maintenance companies. Our innovative program gives you everything you need in the dynamic world of airport and airline business and qualifies you for an international career. Our professors and lecturers attach great importance to the close integration of theory and practice. Most of them have themselves gained many years of specialist and management experience on an international level – and would like to share it. They do this for example through case studies, projects, and field trips to renowned companies.

Facts & Figures

Degree: Study model: Duration: Intakes:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) on Campus 6 semesters March/April 2020 or 2021
September/October 2020 or 2021
Internship Study abroad Tuition Admission
1 semester in Germany or abroad 1 semester (voluntary, performance-related) from 5,500 EUR per semester High school diploma, technical school certificate or comparable degree;
successfully completed Assessment Day; Proof of English skills

What our students say about IUBH

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What you will learn from us

As part of your Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, you will learn about the specifics of the aviation industry with its global networks, management challenges, and mechanisms. In addition, we provide you with important business knowledge.

  • You deal with the financing of airlines and airports and discuss issues of aviation law.
  • You learn the principles according to which slots at the airport are allocated to airlines for take-off and landing.
  • You deal with marketing and sales in aviation.
  • You gain in-depth economic knowledge, including micro and macroeconomics, statistics, and accounting.
  • You work on additional skills such as business communication and computer applications.

Course of study at a glance

1st Semester

  • Statistics
  • Computer Analysis
  • Principles of Service Operations & Organization
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Airline Business Models
  • Introduction into Aviation Management
  • Aviation Economics & Policy

2nd Semester

  • Mathematics
  • Management and Cost Accounting
  • International Aviation Policy & Institutions
  • Principles of Research and Academic Writing
  • Airport Management
  • Ground Services
  • Aviation Intelligence
  • Aviation Project I
  • Air Cargo Management

3rd Semester

  • Logistics for Integrators
  • Aviation Project II
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Airline Management
  • Air Navigation Services

4th Semester

During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so, of course, you do not lose any time.

5th Semester

  • German Law
  • International Law
  • Advanced Research and Academic Writing
  • Yield Management
  • Network Management
  • Capacity and Slot Management
  • Aviation and the Environment

Aviation: Choose 3 electives

  • Current Issues in Aviation
  • Safety Management and Human Factors in the Aviation Business
  • Airline Sales and e-Commerce
  • Airport Marketing
  • Airline Marketing

6th Semester

  • Aviation Law
  • Airline Management Simulation Game
  • Controlling Airlines & Airports
  • Aviation Project III
  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

Aviation Accounting & Finance: Choose 1 elective

  • Financial Management Airlines
  • Financial Management Airports

Specialize

Within the modules Aviation and Aviation Accounting & Finance, you can opt for several electives.

Electives within the module Aviation (choose 3)

  • Current Issues in Aviation
  • Safety Management and Human Factors in the Aviation Business
  • Airline Sales and e-Commerce
  • Airport Marketing
  • Airline Marketing

Electives within the module Aviation Accounting & Finance (Choose 1)

  • Financial Management Airlines
  • Financial Management Airports

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Internship

During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so, of course, you do not lose any time.

  • You can take your internship in Germany or abroad.
  • The internship usually lasts five to six months.
  • Make your first contacts in the industry.
  • Enrich your CV with an important position.
  • Use the opportunity to be hired by the company after graduation.

Study Abroad

You would like to spend part of your studies abroad? Our International Office is the central contact point for all topics relating to our partner university network. We support you in the search for a suitable partner university and in preparations for your stay abroad.

The staff of the International Office can inform you about the admission requirements of the partner universities and provide valuable orientation for a successful year or semester abroad.

  • The semester abroad at one of our partner universities is an optional part of the degree program and depends, among other things, on your academic achievements.
  • Develop your foreign language skills.
  • Gain hands-on experience abroad – academically, personally, and interculturally.

Career Possibilities

Yield Manager

You may have noticed that fares vary from day to day and from time to time. The reason: In order to work cost-effectively, airlines want to occupy all seats in the aircraft at the beginning of the ticket sales phase. So there are often early bird discounts long before the departure date. If the costs are covered and there are still seats left, the company can sell the remaining seats for more money – and make even more profit.

If the flight is not fully booked until shortly before departure, ticket prices will fall again to exhaust existing capacity. The yield manager is responsible for making sure that this process runs optimally and the airline generates as much revenue as possible.

Network Manager

As a network manager, you create and optimize the flight plan for an airline. You make sure that the offered route network of your airline is as profitable as possible. You have to keep an eye on developments, plan well in advance, and identify new market potential. Then you analyze under which conditions new airline markets could be useful.

You examine which routes are profitable and which are uneconomical for your airline in order to expand or remove routes from the program. One of your tasks is also submitting applications for time windows for take-offs and landings at airports.

Last updated Apr 2020

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