Best Aviation Management Schools: List of Top Schools

Aug 09, 2018

Find information about three schools with top degree programs in aviation management. Use the rankings, accreditation and degree information to help you make your school decision.

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Students who want to study aviation management can find relevant programs at schools around the country. Some institutions offer degrees specifically in the field, while others include training within broader degree programs.

Miami Dade College is a 4-year public school that mainly offers associate's degree programs, including several related to aviation management. Purdue University is a 4-year, public research university that offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. programs in aviation management. Broward College has a dedicated aviation institute with multiple undergraduate training options. These schools are notable because they provide a wide range of relevant programs in this field, providing comprehensive training so that graduates are well prepared to start working in the field or continue their education, regardless of their career aspirations.

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

This university offers nine student organizations for students that have chosen aviation as their area of study. Purdue's Department of Aviation Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management program, as well as Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Technology programs with a concentration in aviation and aerospace management. These degree programs are fully accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

Miami Dade College in Miami, FL

Miami International Airport houses some of this college's aviation classes. Miami Dade College offers many certificate and associate's degree programs, in addition to a few bachelor's degree programs. Miami Dade College's Eig-Watson School of Aviation is located on the school's Homestead campus and has facilities at both Miami International Airport and Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

The FAA-approved School of Aviation offers Associate of Science in Aviation Administration, Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management and Airline Management Certificate programs in which students receive hands-on education and training.

Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The school offers associate's degrees and certificate programs in aviation. Through the Aviation Institute at Broward College, students who are interested in aviation management can pursue an Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management or an Associate of Science in Aviation Administration with a concentration in aviation business, airport management, or air traffic control.

Internships are available at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. In addition to these undergraduate degrees, Broward also offers several relevant certificate programs, including airport management, avionics vocation, and commercial flight operations.

Top Aviation Management Schools

Students who are interested in aviation management may also enroll in programs at these schools:

College/University Distinction Location
Florida State College at Jacksonville Student hands-on work takes place at a local airport and the school's own Aircraft Services Educational Facility (airplane hangar) Jacksonville, FL
Georgia State University Offers a 4-day intensive business aviation leadership certificate program Atlanta, GA
Metropolitan State College of Denver Students have access to simulation labs on campus and close physical proximity to three airports, as well as corporate offices of several aerospace companies Denver, CO
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus The aviation management track of the B.S. in Aerospace Administration and Operations program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Stillwater, OK
Palm Beach State College A.S. in Aeronautical Science students in the operations management track can choose a flight operations or maintenance operations specialization Lake Worth, FL
Western Michigan University B.S. in Aviation Management students can join campus organizations like the Aviation Student Council, and the Financial Management Association Kalamazoo, MI

Aviation management programs are most commonly available at the undergraduate level. Interested students can find relevant certificate and associate's and bachelor's degree programs in the field.

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