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Earn Your Master in Management – Aviation Leadership Degree 100% Online

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Prepare for an exciting career in aviation leadership with our 100% online degree program.

The Master in Management – Aviation Leadership (MMAL) is the study of applied management and leadership theories within the aerospace and aviation industry. At the University of Dubuque, your studies will take you into the world of safety, crisis management, finance, communication, leadership theories, and management practices. You will leave ready to build a career in leading and managing diverse aviation and aerospace organizations.

Flexibility and Convenience
One-Year Plan

The MMAL program courses are offered 100% online in an eight-week format to meet the growing demands of our professional students’ schedules. Enrolled students needing support on how to use the University’s online learning management system have access to assistance throughout the program.

Learn New Skills

The Master of Management in Aviation Leadership program’s mission is to help graduates develop an applied understanding of the management practices and leadership skills within the aviation industry. In addition to gaining practical competence within aviation through real-world experience, graduates will be prepared to think strategically, integrate, and construct new knowledge, develop intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies, and apply excellent moral character to the practices of an aviation organization.

Affordable and Accessible

We’re here to help make the University of Dubuque’s quality, private education affordable for you, regardless of your financial picture. Our experienced student financial planners will assist you in identifying the financial options available to you to help make investing in your future possible.

Make a Difference Through the Study of Aviation Leadership

Students and faculty at UD are active in the aviation and aerospace industries. Their work contributes to the advancement of safety and leadership within the aviation and aerospace industries. They have worked collaboratively with industry professionals in the advancement of aviation and aerospace leadership.

Program Requirements and Course Details
Master in Management – Aviation Leadership

The University of Dubuque Master in Management – Aviation Leadership (MMAL) prepares students to advance their careers within the field of aviation and aerospace. Students will enhance their leadership and management skills affording opportunities to take on more responsibilities within their organization. The aviation and aerospace industries are filled with limitless personal and professional reward. Some examples of career opportunities include teaching and training within the industry as well as leadership or management roles within airlines, airports, air traffic control, fixed-base operations, the military, and others.

If you are currently a professional in any one of these areas, you may find the MMAL a great fit for your next degree:

  • Commercial Pilot/Captain
  • Military Pilot/Instructor
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Engineer/Manager with Aircraft Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Aviation Consultant
  • Transportation Systems Specialist
  • Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor
  • Marshall/Lawyer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Airport Security and Safety Manager
  • Airport Manager
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aviation Meteorologist
  • President/Owner of Private Aviation Business


  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation or related field from an accredited institution
  • 3.00 or higher undergraduate cumulative GPA.
    (Note: conditional admission may be an option if your GPA is below the minimum requirement. Contact your online admission counselor for more information.)
  • Ideal candidate must be working within the aviation or aerospace industry at the time of acceptance into the program

Master in Management – Aviation Leadership Degree Requirements

30 credit hours:
15 credit hours Foundation electives
15 credit hours Aviation Courses and Field Experience Capstone Course

Course #Course DescriptionCredit Hours
Foundation Electives (15 credits):
BUS 602Financial Decision Making3
BUS 620Managing the Business Culture3
BUS 626Strategic Implementation3
COM 647Stakeholder Engagement3
BUS 665Analytics for the Business Environment3
BUS 668Innovation and Change Management3
Required Aviation Courses and Field Experience Capstone Course (15 credits):
AVI 600Contemporary Issues in Aviation3
AVI 620Aviation Safety & Risk Management3
AVI 640Leadership & Management in Aviation3
AVI 645Crisis Management & Operational Continuity3
GRAD 686Capstone Field Experience3

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