Master in Aeronautical Management

Specialized knowledge of management in the aviation industry

The aviation industry is a dynamic, fast-growing market, which needs competent, young professionals with specialist expertise. Our master program in Aeronautical Management will provide you with important interdisciplinary insights into various aviation systems, such as airlines, maintenance facilities and legislative authorities. Your studies will include generic management skills as well as aviation-specific knowledge and management techniques. Graduates of this International Graduate Center (IGC) program will be equipped to take on leadership roles within the aviation industry, airlines or authorities.

Your benefits

  • great importance attached to analytical skills
  • program entirely in English
  • university professors and lecturers with practical aviation industry experience
  • possible field trip (Berlin)


  • an aviation-related first degree
  • at least 1 year of work experience (as a pilot, in aircraft maintenance or in the aviation industry)
  • IELTS (International Language Testing System) 6,0
  • the ambition to develop a career in the international aviation industry

Career prospects

Leadership roles within the

  • aviation industry,
  • airlines or
  • authorities

Key Facts - Master Aeronautical Management

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Master of Engineering
Degree - Master of Engineering

Upon completion of this postgraduate management degree, you will earn your Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Management. You will have high order skills in analysis and critical evaluation. The IGC encourages students to solve complex problems and think independently. You need to hold an undergraduate degree in order to receive admission.

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Language - English

As the language of education is English, very good English knowledge is required. Please be advised that it is possible to complete your degree without any German language knowledge, also the aviation industry is an industry where you can often work in Germany without German skills. You increase though your job chances in Germany with German languages skills and we recommend that you take advantage of our free German courses.

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Start - October

The program begins in the winter semester. The introductory events and courses start at the beginning of October and run until mid-February, so make sure to plan accordingly. The summer semester begins after a short break in March. Starting in July, you can use the lecture-free period to work on your master’s thesis.

Duration & Type
2 semester / full-time
Duration & Type - 2 semester / full-time

You can complete your studies in two semesters as a full-time student.

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Accreditation - AQAS

Accreditation of our degree programs is very important to us. For this reason, we regularly have our programs reviewed for quality by independent external agencies. The Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Management is accredited by the agency AQAS (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e.V.). Since 2002, this agency has accredited most of the study programs at public universities in Germany.

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Group size
Maximum 20 students
Group size - Maximum 20 students

Our classes take place in small groups. The Master in Aeronautical Management is limited even to a maximum number of about 20 students. This gives you the opportunity to maintain close contact with teachers and lecturers and facilitates cooperation and intercultural exchange among fellow-students.

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Tuition fee
8,500 Euro
Tuition fee - 8,500 Euro

The tuition fee is 8,500 euros for the entire course, plus an additional semester fee of roughly 350 euros per semester (as of 08/2018). The semester fee covers your student ticket that entitles you to free public transportation in Bremen, as well as to Lower Saxony and Hamburg. To learn more about financing your studies or arranging a personalized payment plan, see the menu item Support.

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Application deadline
March 31st
Application deadline - March 31st

The application deadline for the academic year beginning in 2020 is March 31st of the same year. If you apply after the deadline, you will be put on a waitlist. Application submission is possible online only using our application tool. We look forward to receiving your application, even if you don’t yet have all of your documents available to you.

Program description - Master in Aeronautical Management

Masters for pilots and engineers in the aviation-industry

Our Master Aeronautical Management program is designed for pilots and engineers. This full-time International Graduate Center (IGC) program is taught entirely in English and includes the following modules: Aviation Business Administration, Risk Management in Aviation, International Law and Aviation law, Simulation via Aviation Logistics Systems, Simulation and Modeling, Control Systems, Human Factors in Leadership. These modules are delivered by lecturers and professors with practical aviation industry experience. In line with our interdisciplinary focus, you will be taught using multiple techniques e.g. discussions, teamwork, seminars and case studies. As regards alternative language options, international students can also choose from a number of German-language courses at Hochschule Bremen as well as an international summer school.

  • The Master in Aeronautical Management is a wonderful pathway for the engineering graduates looking to enhance their skills in management and technical areas."

    Muhammad Saleem
    Origin: Pakistan

  • I found this master program to be a perfect complement to my bachelor degree course in aviation."

    Florian Andresen
    Origin: Germany

Contact - Program Coordinator

The Master program in Aeronautical Management will prepare you for positions in leadership within the Aviation industry, the air transport and logistic branch and governmental institutions. Due to the aviation developing at accelerated speed, skills need to be extended in the area of management, economy and legislation.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Steckemetz
Prof. Dr. Bernd Steckemetz
Program Director

Our International Student Assistance (ISA) assists you in different aspects of settling in: finding accommodation, handling visa applications, clarifing insurance queries and dealing with authorities both at home and abroad. This service is of course free of charge. Furthermore ISA regularly organizes excursions and events during your study in Bremen. They offer movie nights, sightseeing trips, a christmas party, BBQ and excursions to several cities.

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