Study Aviation Management (B.A.)

Exactly the right course of study for professional flights of fancy.

If you study with us today, you can change the world tomorrow. Literally like flying: In the Dual Program Aviation Management, we offer you outstanding networking with major, specialized industry players and aviation-related experts. Your benefit: You will be involved in shaping the future of aviation right from the start in exciting theoretical and practical phases. With us, it's all about Future from Monday to Friday.

Why us - why here?

Small groups, direct contact with the lecturers, practical relevance to the industry experts, cosmopolitan atmosphere on campus, mega opportunities on the job market, exciting practical case projects, internationality and semesters abroad guaranteed - and last but not least: a professional and personal education as a return on investment for life.

The most important in brief

Study program

Aviation Management


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard period of study

6 semesters, Dual Program

Form of study

Full-time, alternating theory and practical phases

ECTS points


Lecture language


Admission requirements



ZEvA until 30.09.2025

Start of study

Every year for the winter semester*

Application deadlines

30. September at Frankfurt UAS – with a study contract from one of the cooperating companies**.


**Please note the different application deadlines at the cooperating companies! This application must have been successfully completed in advance before you can apply with us!


Description of the study program

Hand on heart, who isn't fascinated by the big, wide world of flying? "Ready for departure" is the motto in the Rhine-Main metropolis, not only at one of the largest airports in the world, but also a few kilometers away for you at Frankfurt UAS, if you are aiming for a professional degree in aviation. With this dual course of study, we offer you - in cooperation with major German airport operators, airlines, German Air Traffic Control (DFS) and other companies from the aviation industry - to help shape a highly dynamic market. The aim is to get customers and goods to their destinations quickly, safely and as comfortably as possible. Behind this very simplified description lies a highly complex system that requires smooth cooperation between airports, airlines and air traffic control companies. Moreover, the air transport industry is a growth engine with constant changes: It requires innovative strategies at all levels of the value chain and from the players involved - more than ever since the start of the pandemic and in view of climate change.

Career prospects

This degree program is aimed at students with a strong affinity to the aviation industry who are interested in starting a career in one of the cooperating companies. The dual study program qualifies you for a wide range of management tasks with major German airport operators, airlines, German air traffic control and other companies in the aviation industry.

Study structure

The dual program is designed for six semesters. The theoretical and practical phases take place alternately (usually every 12 weeks) at Frankfurt UAS and in the cooperating company. You will complete a qualified management training with study modules specifically geared to the aviation industry. Six operational study sections, realistic case studies and problem-oriented project work promote interdisciplinary, networked thinking and enable you to implement theoretical knowledge in operational practice. Language training and interdisciplinary modules strengthen social skills and intercultural understanding. You will benefit from the practical experience gained during the in-company study phases and the opportunity to establish far-reaching contacts within the company and beyond. You will also receive a training allowance from the cooperating company for the entire duration of your studies!

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The dual program in Aviation Management (B.A.) combines the transfer of theoretical knowledge and skills at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (13 weeks) with application and consolidation within the framework of operational study sections (13 weeks) at one of the cooperating companies from the aviation industry. The significance of the dual profile lies in the combination of university studies and professional practice, which enables you to integrate your university studies with your professional qualification. The integration aims to give efficiency-enhancing impetus to both your studies and your professional work. The in-company study sections give you the opportunity to test, observe and discuss the acquired knowledge, skills and methods in your in-company activities and, beyond that, in higher-level decision-making situations. Experience from professional practice is ensured through case study work and applied project work in the modules on aviation economics, among others.

Our task is to ensure that the competencies required in practice are defined together with the companies, constantly put to the test and permanently developed further.

1st semester

  • Introduction to business administration and key competencies
  • Business Mathematics
  • Personnel and organization
  • Private Business Law
  • Aviation Economics I
  • Business English
  • Operational study section I

2nd semester

  • Microeconomics
  • External accounting
  • Methods of business administration
  • Aviation Economics II
  • Business Informatics
  • Operational study section I

3rd semester

  • Macroeconomics
  • Internal accounting
  • Statistics
  • Aviation Economics III
  • Marketing
  • Operational study section II

4th semester

  • International and national aviation law
  • Specialization External/Internal Accounting
  • Interdisciplinary General Studies*
  • Air transport industry IV
  • Logistics and Purchasing Management
  • Operational study section II

5th semester

  • Business taxation
  • Finance and Investment
  • Applied IT project and requirements management
  • Air transport economics V
  • Controlling
  • Operational study section III with integrated practical case project

6th semester

  • Risk management
  • Bachelor thesis with colloquium
  • Air traffic management VI
  • International and Cross Culture Management
  • Operational study section III with integrated practical case project

*As part of the Interdisciplinary Studium Generale, which serves to promote interdisciplinary thinking and cooperative action, you will come into contact with topics such as social media or quality management in collaboration with students from other departments.

  • The dual program in Aviation Management (B.A.) comprises 210 credit points (ECTS) and has been accredited by ZEvA.
  • Upon successful completion of your studies, we will award you the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

In addition to many good reasons for a stay abroad, there are also many ways to fulfill this dream. We support you from the initial idea through the application process to the actual planning.

Other documents such as class schedules, applications, etc. can be found at: My studies.


Think ahead and then study in the master's degree program!



Sandra Reinstorf
Building BCN, Room 227
Fax : +49 69 1533-2903

Advice concerning application and admission procedures

Head of degree course

Prof. Dr.
Kirstin Zimmer
Professor of Logistics and Quantitative Methods
Building BCN (City Gate), Room 227

Additional information concerning Frankfurt UAS

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