Aviation Management

Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA

  • Only bachelor's degree in Aviation Management in region
  • Professional Pilot/Flight Operation or Airport/Airline Management
  • Begin flying during your first semester
  • Get your pilot certification as an undergraduate

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Marywood is the only institution in the region offering 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.

Marywood's Aviation Management Program includes the following: Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (BBA) - Aviation Management Major with two tracks:

  • Professional Pilot/Flight Operations
  • Airport/Airline Management


The pilot ground instruction is offered at the Marywood University campus, while the flight operations are arranged through an exclusive contract with Tech Aviation located at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, approximately fifteen miles from Marywood's campus. Tech Aviation is a 141 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved school with FAA 135 Charter Operation. Information regarding specific program fees is available through the Admissions Office or the Business and Managerial Science Office at Marywood University.

Marywood offers the following ratings in conjunction with Tech Aviation:

  • 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.

NOTE: Residents of Pennsylvania may apply for scholarships through the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania.

More About This Degree

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, done through Tech Aviation, a 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.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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

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