LGW
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Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Look

Mon Feb 10, 2003 5:15 am

Hi all.

Now I did a post a while back about jobs in aviation.

I applied for university a few months back and got an offer for this course:-

http://www.lgu.ac.uk/courses/ug/ug_avia.html

Now, I like the look of it, but would like to ask you all, if anyone knows what the progression route would be for a course like this, what jobs etc could come of it, is it worth while etc

I have done and continue to research into this and just wondered if any of you a.net guys had any info etc on working in aviation with a degree

Any help much appreciated

LGW
 
LGW
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RE: Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Look

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:30 pm

Any one here know how a degree will aid an aviation job?

LGW
 
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RE: Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Loo

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:38 pm

Oh yeah, a degree in aviation management will definitly help in securing a job with an airline. Just think about the advantage that you will have over someone with just a normal business admin. degree. An aviation management degree will secure you a job in ops., airport management, dispatch, or scheduling. Go for it! Once I transfer, that is what I will most likely major in. Go for it! Big grin
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RE: Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Look

Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:55 pm

Sounds good, thanks for your reply Jcs17, think i will go for it!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LGW
 
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RE: Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Look

Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:42 pm


Guildhall university does not have a very good reputation. I would personally recommend a business degree, and afterwards specializing. With this degree, you are very specialized into working for an airline. For the next few years the aviation market for jobs will be very depressed indeed. Keep your options open. Perhaps choose a transport or travel degree...
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RE: Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Look

Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:53 pm

Depends what kind of job you want. If you are attracted to the management side of running an airline, then absolutely go for it! Some airlines even require graduate trainees to have a business-oriented degree, so this will definitely stand you in good stead.

On the other hand, some airlines just require you to have 'a' degree in any discipline; for example, BA's management trainee program (when it was last open) required a degree in any discipline.

You might want to check out Cranfield University's website; there is quite a lot of info there, related to aviation management degrees. You could really go on to do any job you liked though - doesn't necessarily have to be in the field of aviation. You could still become a pilot, an aviation analyst, management consultant (yuck...).....whatever.

I'd skim through a few books if I were you, just so that you get a flavour of what it's like. I was once interested in taking an aviation management course until I read on of the Airline Finance books......yuck! To darn complicated for my simple mind!

Check out 'Flying off-course' by Rigas Doganis (any edition, although the 3rd is the newest I think). That's a fairly good summary of what you can expect.

'Cleared for take-off' by Thomas Lawton (Ashgate Publishing) is quite interesting, if you're interested in low-cost airline economics (especially on the Ryanair business model, which the book worships...)

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RE: Got An Offer For A Aviation Uni Course-plz Look

Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:08 pm

Hi Ben,
I have a friend doing a travel and tourism degree at Manchester Metropolitan and he hopes to go into the aviation sector. The benefit of such a degree, as with a business one is that it doesn't limit your career prospects to one job and will put u in the right field allowing you to then specialise in a certain area once you graduate. Good luck with your uni applications, have you applied anywhere else?
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