SAAFNAV
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Where To Study

Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:25 am

Good day,

Well, I have too much time on my hands.. Sitting around doing nothing at work (I flew a full 18.6hrs this year so far), my time can definitely be better spent studying something. (I can blow stuff up, but the seniors around here don't like that too much).

I'm interested in Aviation Management, as it might score me points when I need a job outside the military some day, and apart from that, you do need a degree in anything to make a living, even if it is a Baccalareus in Paper Mache....

What is a good university to study from? As it is in my line of work, the military will pay for it..
I just need it to be internationally accepted university/degree.

Any thoughts?

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Erich
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roseflyer
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RE: Where To Study

Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:18 pm

I use to work in management at an airline and the advice I give, is that yes you need a 4 year degree. The fields that they often hire are engineering, IT, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, etc. These are fields that are commonly needed in many companies with a slight bias towards engineering and IT over what a typical company has.

Many people come up through the ranks into management by working their way up from a ground staff or pilot position, however, for the most part, management comes from people who have experience working in other fields. A full relevant college degree is all but required.
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RE: Where To Study

Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:14 pm

Quoting SAAFNAV (Thread starter):

What is a good university to study from? As it is in my line of work, the military will pay for it..
I just need it to be internationally accepted university/degree.

Three come to mind right away as three of the top aviation programs in the US and the world.
University of North Dakota
University of Purdue
Embry Riddle University.

But also for the management side of the airlines you do not really need a pure aviation manager degree. Just any business degree will be good. So you might be better off going to the best school you can get into.
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RE: Where To Study

Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:55 pm

Go University of North Dakota. They have an awesome program for Aviation Management. I'm currently attending it for Commercial Aviation, and it is a fantastic school.
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RE: Where To Study

Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:18 pm

Just go get a normal management or finance degree from a reputable college and then apply at airlines. That way you aren't tied to one highly cyclical industry.
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RE: Where To Study

Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:23 am

Quoting flymia (Reply 2):
University of Purdue

It's actually Purdue University  

I'd say go there over UND because there's a little bit more to do in West Lafayette than in ND, but Indiana still sucks.
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RE: Where To Study

Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:40 am

Quoting SAAFNAV (Thread starter):

What is a good university to study from?

This is somewhat like asking who is sexier: Alessandra Ambrosio or Victoria Beckham?  


People will argue for days and weeks on end and why X school sucks and why Z school is the best. Fact of the matter is that a school which works well for one guy may not work well for you at all. The only way to find out for yourself is to tour the schools, and look around for alumni and ask them how it worked out for them.

As for me, I did the tour and I picked ERAU for a number of reasons. Sure some will say it's overpriced, too focused on aviation, and that it doesn't give you the typical get-trashed-and-party-hard-every-night-and-hook-up-with-college-whores-on-a-frequent-basis type of atmosphere etc etc. But I enjoyed my time there and don't regret going there one bit. Many others don't and end up dropping out. But that happens anywhere.
 
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RE: Where To Study

Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:51 am

If you want a school with International Recognition then only one school should come to mind... University of North Dakota. The training there is honestly 2nd to none. Air China does all of their primary training there, ARAMCO does all of their helicopter training there, and the Army does all of their helicopter training there through a ROTC program. The worlds biggest fleet of training aircraft. And here is the big kicker, at least for me. Once you get in state tuition (very VERY easy) tuition is only $3,545.78 a semester. ( http://und.edu/finance-operations/st...-account-services/tuition-fall.cfm ) Compare that with the tuition at the other schools listed and I think North Dakota seems very appealing.

True, it gets cold in North Dakota, but that's nothing that a little beer can't solve.

After having gone to school there for 4 years now I can give you a little Pro/Cons list;

Cons:
Summer heat index can reach 115F
Classes don't cancel until wind chills hit -75F
If you like looking at hills, IT IS FLAT (ie. Fargo = 75 miles south of Grand Forks... elevation change = 58 feet)

Pros:
The best facilities and the best teachers
If you like to hunt or fish CHECK IT OUT
Cost of living is CHEAP!!!!
It IS NOT hard to find a job in North Dakota (100 flight instructors will be hired at the end of the summer)
People are the nicest people in the country
Women from the Twin Cities are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Check it out and if you have any specific questions then PM me. I would be more than happy to answer some questions.

http://www.aviation.und.edu/Home/Default.aspx - CHECK IT!!!

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SAAFNAV
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RE: Where To Study

Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:23 am

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies!

I should've mentioned, I want to study on-line/corrospondence, as I still have my flying duties in South Africa.

I'm going to have a look at UND.

Regards,

Erich
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RE: Where To Study

Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:43 am

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 3):
Go University of North Dakota. They have an awesome program for Aviation Management. I'm currently attending it for Commercial Aviation, and it is a fantastic school.
Blue

I would disagree. I am currently a student and will be graduating in soon with the Avit Management degree and feel it is sub-par. It does not have any special special classes and has only one class to teach you about airlines. This degree is really for people who want a general business degree to supplement their flying career in case something happens such as losing a medical, not liking the airline pilot lifestyle, etc. but you don't need it to work at an airline.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 1):
The fields that they often hire are engineering, IT, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, etc.

This guy is spot on.

Another school is Florida Institute of Technology
 
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RE: Where To Study

Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:12 pm

Welp since we're doing this thread again. Go to SIU, its great and better than all the other schools because thats where I went so that means its the best.
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RE: Where To Study

Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:34 pm

Erich,

Check out Eastern New Mexico University. They are a nationally accredited school and have a great on-line program for aviation degrees.

www.enmu.edu

Regards,

Jetdoctor
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RE: Where To Study

Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:09 am

Quoting jetdoctor (Reply 11):

Jetdoctor

Thanks! Will check that out now.

Stay well,

Erich
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