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Aviation Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation Management

  • Only aviation management degree in region
  • FAA-certified
  • Begin flying during your first semester

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Aviation Management at Marywood

Marywood is the only institution in the region that offers a bachelor's degree in aviation management in which you can earn a combination aviation management/business degree. Pilots working in the field today find that having a business degree is a great asset to their professional career advancement opportunities. Plus, our program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Our aviation management program includes two tracks:

  • Professional pilot/flight operations
  • Airport/airline management

Pilot ground instruction is provided on-campus, while flight operations are arranged through an exclusive contract with Wyoming Valley Airport (KWBW), approximately a half hour from Marywood's campus. We offer the following ratings:

  • Private pilot
  • Instrument rating
  • Commercial pilot
  • Multi-engine rating
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI)

Students who have aircraft operations training and have achieved any of the aforementioned FAA Ratings upon enrollment will receive Marywood University credits in the appropriate ratings area. Likewise, if you are transferring from a community college with an Associates Degree in Aviation Management, you are expected to have successfully completed all of the required ratings. A maximum of 20 credits will be accepted for these ratings.

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Captain Joseph A. McDonald, ATP, FE, CFI A&I, MEI, BGI
Director of Aviation Program
Aviation
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Today's competitive job environment requires the right education and training in order to help you succeed. According to Air Incorporated, growth in travel and tourism in the next decade will lead U.S. airlines to hire more pilots and aviation personnel.

Students in Marywood's aviation management program begin flying in their first semester. The flight training, conducted by an FAA-approved 141 flight training school and 135 charter operation, makes it easier for those seeking careers as professional pilots to build the number of hours required for entry into this exciting field.

Recent graduates of this program have accepted positions with several local and regional airlines. As a future graduate, you will be prepared for a career in airline management, airport management, or as an airline pilot.

Lia

I am so happy that I have my dream job with my dream company.

I graduated from Marywood in 2018 with a degree in Hospitality Management and Marketing. I currently work for Marriott Hotels in Bethesda, MD as a Guest Experience Expert.  Marriott is one of the largest hotel brands in the world. My position includes checking guests in and out, answering any questions they have in person or via the phone, and doing anything I can to make their stay enjoyable.

I am so grateful that I am able to do what I love and that I have my dream job right out of college with my dream company. None of this would have been possible without all the experience and classes that Marywood had to offer. The small class settings allowed me to learn everything I needed in order to succeed at what I do now. I am forever thankful to Marywood and will always know that they are a huge reason why I am where I am today. 

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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