Master in Aeronautical Management

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 the International Graduate Center (IGC) program with an aeronautical degree will be equipped to take on leadership roles within the aviation industry, airlines or authorities.

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Your benefits

  • International Student Assistance (ISA)
  • Development of specific expertise
  • Great importance attached to analytical skills
  • University professors and lecturers with practical aviation industry experience
  • International network
  • German language course (optional)
  • Excellent career opportunities


    • Aviation-related first degree
    • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience as a pilot, in aircraft maintenance or in the aviation industry)
    • High English proficiency (IELTS 6,0, or TOEFL iBT min. 80)
    • All documents must be provided in English (or German)
    • Funding for tuition fees and living costs
    • The ambition to develop a career in the international aviation industry

      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, quite 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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      October 2022
      Start - October 2022

      The program begins in the winter semester. The introductory events and courses start in October and run probably until mid-February 2023, 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 semesters / full-time
      Duration & Type - 2 semesters / 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 380 euros per semester (as of 01/2020). 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 31, 2022
      Application deadline - March 31, 2022

      The application deadline for the academic year beginning in 2022 is March 31 of the same year. 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.

      • 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