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Studying Aviation Management

If you’ve always dreamt of working at airports and managing your own fleet of flights, aviation management could be just the course for you. Aviation management is a specialist management discipline that trains students in all aspects of airport and aircraft operations management.

Depending which area you specialise in, you could be working in flight time planning, air traffic control management, airport operations (including HR, finance), customer relations or airport and passenger security. With the number of people flying increasing year after year, aviation is one of the fastest growing sectors in both Germany and elsewhere.

Most courses require you to complete a semester-long internship or project. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Germany.

Some of the most sought-after universities, colleges and institutes in Germany are:

  • International University Of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH)

Salary and Career Prospects

Aviation management professionals work forairline companies (Luftansa, Swiss Air), charter plane and helicopter companies and airports.

Some of the roles they take up are Aviation Manager, Business Aviation Manager, Aviation security Coordination Specialist, Product Management, Base Manager and Aviation Consultant.

Salaries vary based on job role, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, aviation management professionals earn around €40,000 year (32 lakhs INR).

Why study in Germany?

Germany is a popular study destination for international students. Some German universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world. The country is popular for its engineering and business courses.

German economy is among the largest in both Europe and the world. The economy is powered mainly by automobile and manufacturing sectors and the country is home to premium brands like Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Frankfurt and Berlin are major business and commerce hubs that host a wide range of multinational companies, including technology companies (Apple, Siemens) and banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC). With its breathtakingly beautiful scenery, iconic monuments and palaces, museum and arts and culture scene, Germany is also a popular tourist destination.

German is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 18 months.

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