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A Growing Field in a Competitive Market
Opportunities for aircraft pilots and aviation personnel are growing steadily. Today's competitive job environment requires the right education and training to help you succeed. A growing number of commercial pilots have college degrees with flight training from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified schools.
Marywood University is the only institution in the region that offers a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Our faculty are pilots themselves, and small class sizes allow them to give students personal attention.
Marywood offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation Management. This program has two tracks:
- Professional Pilot/Flight Operations
- Airport/Airline Management
This unique combination of programs will prepare you for a career in airline/airport management and as an aircraft pilot. Pilots working in the field today find that having a business degree is a great asset.
Fly from the Start
Students in the Professional Pilot/Flight Operations track begin flying during their first semester. Marywood’s flight training program is certified as a Part 141 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight school. Students who graduate in the Professional Pilot/Flight Operations track are certified FAA Commercial Pilots with instrument privileges. In addition, students have the option to obtain a multi-engine rating and a Flight Instructor’s Certificate (CFI).
Flight training is conducted at the Wyoming Valley Airport (KWBW). This unique, uncontrolled field offers many challenges that aid in the student's learning experience. After obtaining the necessary licenses and ratings, several of Marywood’s students have stayed on board to be instructors for Marywood's Aviation Program. Here they build the necessary flght time and gain experience as their careers progress.
Build on Your Existing Abilities & Learn New Skills
If you already have flight experience, or if you have earned an associate's degree in aviation from another institution, you can enhance your current abilities and build upon your experience with new skills. A bachelor’s degree in aviation management will open doors to advance your career.
Placement & Internships
Marywood students can take advantage of many internship opportunities. Graduates of our Aviation Management Program have secured positions as airline pilots, military pilots, and managers with aviation companies, as well as FAA inspectors and airport managers.
Air Force ROTC
Marywood students can participate in the Army or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). ROTC provides leadership training, worldwide travel opportunities, and a career path to commissioning as a military officer. Scholarships are available to students who participate in the ROTC.