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Bachelor of Aviation Management (BAM)

4 years

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Program highlights

Aviation student executive — get involved in events and fundraising and connect with others in the aviation community.

Research opportunities — pursue impactful scholarly research to benefit our communities, backed by the reputation of the Bissett School of Business.

Start your career immediately ― our grads are sought after in the airline industry. Gain the skill set and connections to go directly from program to employment.

Asynchronous learning ― online course options in the final two years of the program give you flexibility to work while you finish your degree (restrictions may apply).

Airline partnership programs — our airline partnerships provide students with direct access to mentorship, experiential learning and interview possibilities.


Mount Royal University's Bachelor of Aviation Management four-year program gives students the skills to find a rewarding career in the aviation sector in operations and management roles with airlines, airports or other aviation-related businesses. This unique program offers two different concentration pathways:

Flight Crew Operations offers an optional Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating to prepare students to be a professional pilot while also being ready for management opportunities as their flying career develops.

Aviation Operations focuses on a greater development of management skills and specific aviation business content. Students learn about the many complex issues affecting global operations, including economic and environmental sustainability, financial operations, logistics, and best practices for managing people and processes in the aviation industry.

Career possibilities

  • Commercial, charter or corporate pilot
  • Airline/airport operations manager
  • Manager of airside operations
  • Aviation communications and marketing coordinator
  • Aviation business development manager
  • Crew and operations product manager
  • Crew schedule manager
  • Aviation safety manager

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


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Gov funding supports MRU aviation

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Bissett School of Business

Mount Royal is pleased to offer seven Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, including majors in General Management, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, the Bachelor of Aviation Management and a diploma in Aviation.

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