b6a322
Posts: 124
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:44 pm

Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:04 pm

Hi All,

I'm a High school senior and am interested in a career in airline management.

With this in mind, does anyone know of any good colleges for pursuing airline/aviation management? ERAU Prescott Obviously comes to mind, but I've heard some pretty glaring negatives about it.

Any info etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
The content I post are my own thoughts, nothing more. :)
 
AKviator
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:19 am

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:25 pm

Quoting B6A322 (Thread starter):
ERAU Prescott Obviously comes to mind, but I've heard some pretty glaring negatives about it.

It costs a ton and there are no girls anywhere. But besides that, It's a quality place, and you'll get a good education should you choose to come here.
 
DashTrash
Posts: 1266
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:44 am

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:36 pm

Auburn has a program that centers on the management aspect. It also has good weather most of the year (hot summers though), lots of girls, Division I football, and a good reputation.

There are also programs at UND and Perdue among others.

Are you going after the flying aspect or the management side? Your state of residence is also going to have a lot to do with tuition.
 
mauriceb
Posts: 2150
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:50 am

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:16 pm

If ur ambition is to be a manager in the aviation, i would recommand to do an aviation enginering studie at first. It gives u a lot of back-ground info that, to my opinion, is needed for a good aviation manager, so that u know what ur talking about.

Myself is doing such a study at the moment, but after the 4 technical years, they offer a 5th management year..


just my 2c
 
b6a322
Posts: 124
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:44 pm

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:24 pm

Quoting AKviator (Reply 1):
should you choose to come here.

I actually have a visit planned for this week - I'm taking the tour on Thursday.

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 2):

Are you going after the flying aspect or the management side? Your state of residence is also going to have a lot to do with tuition.

The management side. And I live in New York, which (yay for me) means higher tuition.
The content I post are my own thoughts, nothing more. :)
 
JRadier
Posts: 3943
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:36 pm

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:27 pm

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 3):

Myself is doing such a study at the moment, but after the 4 technical years, they offer a 5th management year..

Maurice, looking at this topic and the other one you just posted I guess you are at the HvA. In that case, the Aviation Management Honours course it a replacement of the 4th year, not in addition to it. I just graduated from there and I can recommend it wholeheartedly, but there are many ways to get where you want to be, each with their own positive and negative points.

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 3):
If ur ambition is to be a manager in the aviation, i would recommand to do an aviation enginering studie at first.

I know where this comes from, and my advice would be not to drink the HvA AVI cool-aid too much. I've heard a few lecturers praise Aviation Engineering, and while it is not a bad road to go down, it is not the only one either. You could write books about it, but the best advice for me is still 'do what you like to do'. If you like the technical side of aviation an Engineering degree is going to be very valuable. If you like the more operational side of it, like I do, Logistics gives you a lot of background that can be of value.

To the threadstarter I would say go do what you like to do. Keep in mind however that an Aviation Management degree doesn't make you a Manager when you graduate. I can't really help in schools since I am a little out of the way, but good luck and have fun!
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
 
mmedford
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:54 pm

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:56 pm

Vaughn College of Aeronautics, in East Elmhurst, NYC @ LGA Airport
ILS = It'll Land Somewhere
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:09 pm

As I posted in another thread, I would strongly encourage people to instead seek various general or business degrees then one focused on a narrow niche like aviation. Put it this way, an airline will always hire folks with business, or finance degrees, however your aviation degree will be often worthless or viewed with skepticism in the larger work arena.

At the end of the day, regardless of your love of aviation, there is no guarantee you will end up in the industry or even succeed in it, so having a broad and very portable general degree will open many more doors for you and make you much more marketable person to employ.

Don't mean to spoil your hopes, but this is your future here and painting yourself into a very narrow (and turbulent) work niche is not very wise pursuit in my opinion.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
flybaurlax
Posts: 589
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:34 am

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:20 pm

I go to Purdue studying Aero engineering. I have 2 roommates that are seniors in the aviation technology program. They are doing the flight program, not so much the management side, but I know it's a good program. Like what was said above, ERAU is strictly aviation, and has a poor guy/girl ratio. Purdue is a heavy engineering school but with a wide variety of other programs. The guy/girl ratio isn't bad, either (unless you're in avtech or engineering). It's a fun experience, though. You get a real sense of college at places other than UND or ERAU.

Just make a list of schools with those programs, read read read, and then narrow it down to a few and visit those and see what you like about them. Meet with advisers and talk with current students there.
Boilerup! Go Purdue!
 
DashTrash
Posts: 1266
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:44 am

RE: Aviation Management Schools?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:31 am

Quoting B6A322 (Reply 4):
The management side. And I live in New York, which (yay for me) means higher tuition.

Check out Auburn. In state tuition may be offered to you if there is no state funded school in NYS that offers your course of study.

The program is in the school of business and is an excellent course of study with a high success rate for graduates entering business in general. It doesn't just limit you to aviation management.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests