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Aviation Management (BAvMan), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #287 (QS) Palmerston North, New Zealand| Online
If you have a passion for, and are interested in, the broader picture of the aviation business, this degree is for you. The Bachelor in Aviation Management (BAvMan) is delivered by Massey University.


The Bachelor in Aviation Management (BAvMan) from Massey University is a dedicated aviation qualification which will introduce you various aspects of the exciting aviation industry. If you have a passion for aviation, you enjoy working with other people, you are interested in working towards a management role in a global business, then this degree is for you.

You will gain an understanding of the human factors in aviation, airline strategic management, and airport operational management as well as have the opportunity to undertake an internship course (aviation practicum)

Turn your passion into a career

Massey University is the only place in New Zealand where you can turn your passion for aviation into a university qualification. We are an internationally-recognised flight training facility, but we also give you a broad knowledge of the global aviation industry.

Topics include aviation human factors, aviation security issues, airlines strategic management and legal issues in aviation. These topics will expand the range of careers open to you in the aviation industry.


With a BAvMan degree you will have access to a wide range of career options in aviation-related industries. Potential employers include:

  • SITA - the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology
  • Menzies Aviation - a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services (in 31 countries with over 19,000 staff!)
  • Airways New Zealand
  • New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority - regulates civil aviation in New Zealand
  • Airlines and airports

These companies will be interested in your knowledge of aviation and management - a perfect combination in roles such as airfield officer, terminal duty managers, retail and terminal operations management, compliance, air accident investigation, customer service, sales and marketing and much more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Bachelor of Aviation Management structure

The BAvMan is a 360 credits programme of study. Students are required to complete 150 credits of compulsory courses from Part A of the Schedule for the BAvMan. These courses focus on human factors, research methods, environmental impacts, management and social psychology. 120 Aviation elective credits are selected from Part B of the Schedule and elective courses to the total value of 90 credits, complete the 360 credit requirements of the degree. These electives are normally selected from Part B, however, they can be selected from schedules of any other undergraduate degrees offered at Massey.

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Aviation Management programme you must qualify for undergraduate admission, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA Level 3, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Adult Admission.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    26380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26380 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5726 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Palmerston North

  • 1100 - 2100 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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