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Bachelor's in Aviation Management

Do you want to pursue a career as a pilot and qualify for management-level roles in aviation? With this B.S. in Aviation Management Degree program, you can gain the knowledge and hands-on flight training to achieve your goal. The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management at Indiana Wesleyan University includes a mix of online courses and local flight training, giving students convenient yet comprehensive education and training. Upon completion, you can qualify for several types of pilot career paths. Whether you want to work in a corporate or private setting, you can become a pilot and work in management-level roles after graduation.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Aviation Management at IWU?

IWU works with local flight schools in your area to help you get the training and flight hours to earn your FAA certifications and gain the management skills to move ahead in aviation. Plus, we lock in the cost of your education once you start this aviation management degree program, so you do not need to worry about the cost of your education increasing while you learn. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in aviation.

What Will I Learn in this Aviation Management Bachelor’s Program?

The B.S. in aviation management includes flight training that will give you experience in the air with professional pilots. The course topics include human factors and automation, U.S. and global aviation operations, safety, management, laws, regulations, and more. Most of the flight courses last 12 weeks, while general education and major courses are provided in 6-week sessions. We also offer student services, from tech support to tutoring, that can help you stay on track and successfully complete this online aviation degree program.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

120 Credit Hours


$395/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management Program

Coursework for your bachelor’s in aviation management covers how to:

  • Integrate leadership and piloting skills to become proficient in operating aircraft in various settings and circumstances
  • Learn valuable business management skills that apply to aviation management
  • Develop piloting skills according to Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for commercial and instrument-rated pilots according to the standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Become a lifelong learner who continually evolves and grows as a leader, manager, and pilot who is skilled in risk-management and current in aeronautical knowledge
  • Weave Christian principles into your career in aviation management to enhance your decision-making

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Airport Manager
  • Banner Tow Pilot, Survey Pilot, or Crop Duster Pilot
  • Entry-level Regional Airline or Corporate Pilot
  • Flight Instructor

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma, GED certification, or current high school transcript for approval by the Aviation Program Director.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • All prospective students must be interviewed and approved by the program director or designee.
  • Students must agree to and sign the university Aviation Program Waiver of Liability Document.
  • Submission of all other required documents and admissions approval by the program director.

Some flight partners may have additional requirements.

In addition, the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements will apply:

  • Be at least 17 years of age for the Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be at least 18 years of age for the Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language*
  • Complete verification requirements as required by the Transportation Safety Association (TSA), including presenting either of the following: original Passport or original birth-certificate and government-issued photo identification.
  • Hold either a First-Class or Second-Class FAA Medical Certificate

*The “speak” can be satisfied in the interview by the program director, and for international students, the “read” and “write” can be satisfied by a minimum TOEFL score of 79.

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Students must maintain a "B" grade in all AVP courses. Failure to maintain the appropriate academic progress may result in suspension from the program.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
  • FAA Commercial Certificate with Single or Multi-Engine Land Class Rating.
  • FAA Instrument Rating.
  • Students should purchase various piloting devices to perform the functions of a pilot such as a flight computer, current aeronautical charts, headset, etc.
  • Students who need more flight training time beyond the budget for each course must add funds to their account to continue their training.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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