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Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 1:48 am

Hi all,

I am going to start my degree in Aviation Management in september and can't wait.

I was just wondering if anyone either is currently doing one or if anyone has finished a degree in aviation.

If so how did you find it and has it been useful?

Also, is anyone here considering an aviation degree in the future? I would be interested to see what different aviation degrees cover and if an other people think the same way I do!!


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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 1:58 am

I am currently enrolled in the Aviation Flight Operations program at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. I'm a freshman and I got my PPL 62 days ago, and now I'm doing flights in G-109 gliders and Cap-10B aerobatic trainers. I love it! I will see if I can find an interesting article about aviation degrees, and I will post it later when I get it.

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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:04 am

Ben - is that @ City?

You can do a degree in Pilot Studies at Leeds. Only need 3 Cs as well!

I imagine that the degree that you will be reading from September will be a good, less traditional but highly appropriate means by which to enter aviation management. Good for you and the best of luck!  Smile
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:46 am

Where are doing Aviation Management?

I am currently at the stage where I am thinking about what degree to take.

At the moment I am interested in Indonesian, but, I would also be interested in looking into Aviation related degrees.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:04 am

I've just selected my subjects for 6th Form - double AVCE Travel & Tourism and AS+A2 German. Which A levels are you doing? I also want to do an Aviation Management degree. Are you going to Loughborough?

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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:21 am

Hi all

Thanks for all your replys.

I did Travel + Tourism AVCE too @ A-Level along with Business, IT and Critical Thinking.

My degree is at London Guildhall.

I had a choice from 4 courses.

One at London Guildhall, 1 at Loughborough, 1 at City and 1 at Buckinghamshire Chilterns.

I didnt choose Loughborough because I didnt like the uni personally from what I saw nor did my family although I hear its a very good uni with good reputation.

City apparently they like you to have done A level maths and physics, i am not too hot at either

Bucks, you have to learn a language with the course and I dont really enjoy languages.

London Guildhall, very impressd with the staff, the uni, the course and its about 1h 30 from where I live and overall for me the best course, I know its not the best uni but I went on what I liked and thats what I chose.

Although the website says 2 C's my offer was BBC because the course was alot more popular than expected and I got one of the 20 places  Smile

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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 5:35 am

Hi Ben,

I can confirm that Loughborough is one of the best universities for business-related subjects in the UK.

I do not read an aviation-related subject (I am at the University of Wales, Bangor reading Criminology and Criminal Justice), but it certainly sounds exciting and it is obviously highly relevant considering your evident fascination with the industry.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:42 am

Keep us posted. I tried to get information from Guildhal back in the day, but had trouble ever getting connected to anyone in aviation. I'd be very interested to hear about it.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:16 pm

I suggest after you finish your Guildhall degree invest in a MSc(Air Transport Management) at Cranfield. The only real degree worth having in this part of the world (but is post graduate one!) and it will take you only one more year. It wont cost you much and if you really want to do something worthwile in aviation dont stop with Guildhall , but continue on to Cranfield.

All the best
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:24 pm


IATA has a joint program with Concordia University's John Molson Business School for MBA in aviation. This is probably the most focused program around with airline finance and management subjects covered. The program is most suited for middle managers in airline industry.

As for other related subjects, logistics and airline operations are available thru out the world's respected universities...

As for myself, I'm planning to enrol with the Concordia program further down the road...
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:46 pm

Im a Junior at the U. of New Haven in Connecticut. Im majoring in Aviation Management and its probably the best decision i've made. Unfortunately the program here is shutting down because of the lack of enrollment in the aviation class, looks like I will be one of the last ones coming out of UNH with this degree. If you love aviation, and you possess some leadership skills, go for the Aviation Management degree, otherwise there are plently of other aviation degrees out there.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 1:51 am


I am an Aviation Management student with Delta Connection Academy and Jacksonville University down here in Jacksonville, FL. Our program is the most popular major on campus, 2nd to undecided, actually. The ground instruction is excellent and we are instructed by Comair flight instructors or retired Naval pilots.

As a flight student you are in the air immediately, unlike some other aeronautical universities. I was flying with my instructor the second week of school. Flight time is also great as we fly about five to six or more hours every week. Another great perk is our affiliation with Delta. As soon as you receive your CFI, and if you are hired by the academy, you receive Delta benefits. This includes free travel. Also, you are guaranteed an interview with the Delta Connection airlines Comair and Chatauqua, and soon SkyWest I believe. We have had students who after graduating were only at the academy for only a year before going to the CRJ for the airline. Lately, Comair has only been hiring Delta Connection graduates. Pilots furloughed from mainline airlines were passed up for our graduates.

Good luck in your studies.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:08 am

I know everyone has heard this before,but seriously consider something other than an aviation degree. With the current state of the airline industry, a degree in aviation will do you little good. Always keep your options open. Just thought I would throw in my $.02  Smile
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:28 am


Good to see another JU student in the forums!
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 3:23 am

Don't overlook Miami-Dade Community College in Miami. They have very strong 2 year degree in aviation administration with an option in air traffic control. They also have a profesional pilot degree as well an aviation maintenance management degree. Air traffic control is the most popular. Many students are getting jobs in that area.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 4:04 am

Good luck. Enjoy your degree. Hopefully you're more lucky with it, and hopefully you won't graduate in a year as bad as this one...

I can't believe I have to compete with last year's graduates for this year's jobs. When I started this (damn) degree, engineers were in high demand and we were made to believe that a degree is a safe ticket to an immediate job....

Unsurprisingly, not that many engineers in these forums, eh?


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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:00 am

I am currently enrolled at Mt. San Antonio College (Community College) in Southern California. My major is Aviation Science / Air Traffic Control. My goal is to transfer to the University of North Dakota after I finish two years here.


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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:55 am

I have one more class before I finish up why Aviation tech minor, which I paired with a BBA in Logistics at UAA.
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RE: Aviation Degree's

Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:03 am

In am currently earning my aviation degree at the University of North Dakota. It's a blast flying here because we have some of the best training equipment. You say an aviation degree will do you little good? Not true. This is the best time to be working on that flying because in the next 3 to 5 years the industry will make a turn around and they'll need people fill those spots which is right when you graduate. And companies are hiring too right now. Maybe not the major carriers but the smaller cargo and charter places have all kinds of positions. And don't think of pilots. There's thousands of jobs out there in the aviation world.

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