Why study this subject?
A degree in Airline and Airport Management will help give you the knowledge and practical experience to pursue a successful career in airlines, airports, and every other sector of the aviation industry, including ground handlers, cargo operators, aviation technology companies, consulting firms, government bodies and more.
What facilities can I use?
We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses to support your learning.
Our specialised simulation facilities allow our students to experience real-life airport scenarios, developing their abilities in airfield planning and operations, and crisis and emergency management.
What will I study?
During the first year you’ll be introduced to the structure and operation of the aviation industry. You’ll establish a foundation in marketing and people management that will be delivered in an industry context. You’ll also study the security and safety aspects of air transportation and begin to look at related finance and economics.
The second year focuses on developing your managerial and analytical skills. You’ll explore operations further and look into decision making processes. You’ll also look at why airlines fail and study key modules in ancillary revenue management and begin preparation for seasonal employment.
In your final year you’ll carry out an individual project and follow aviation modules that cover globalisation, sustainability, commercial analysis and planning. You’ll graduate with strong leadership and managerial skills and a broad understanding of the airline and airport field.
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have gained practical work experience and an in-depth knowledge of the aviation sector. This will make you highly employable in the aviation and tourism industries and qualified to pursue a career in the operations or marketing areas of airlines, airports, ground handlers and cargo operators.
Some of the larger airlines and airports offer a limited number of placements on graduate management training programmes which you will be eligible to apply for too.
Graduates can also choose to stay at BNU and study for a postgraduate course, such as our MSc Aviation Security, MSc International Aviation Regulation and Law, MSc Aviation Operations and Management or MSc Aviation Organisational Resilience.