University of Nebraska at Kearney Student in flight simulator

Aviation Systems Management Comprehensive

University of Nebraska at Kearney students will be ready for an aviation career from the highest quality collegiate program in the country. The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Systems Management includes a core grouping of aviation, technical and business courses, as well as your choice of two emphasis areas.

In the Flight Operations emphasis, you will be prepared for a career as a commercial pilot. After completing the degree requirements for the Flight Training program, you will have the opportunity to earn your private pilot’s license, as well as be prepared for the instrument, commercial, multi-engine and flight instructor certificates and ratings.

In the Aviation Support Services emphasis, you will be provided all the preparation necessary to be a manager in any of the numerous aviation related industries. The Aviation Support Services emphasis provides all the career preparation necessary to be a manager in the aviation industry. Graduates have found themselves working as air traffic controllers, airport managers and aviation insurance representatives.


  • Commercial/charter pilot
  • Air traffic controller
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Flight operations
  • Flight instructors
  • Flight attendant
  • Border patrol
  • Crop sprayer
  • Aviation professor
  • Aerial photographer
  • Dispatch operations and communication


Based on 92% response rate of CBT graduates

92% Placed


82% Full-Time


18% Graduate School

Graduate School

Jason Hughes

“I chose UNK for the same reasons most of my classmates did – quality of education and value. UNK is hard to beat in either of those categories, especially in the aviation program. As a student, you’ll get the most out of your time in the air and on the ground, UNK faculty did a stellar job preparing me for a future career in the aviation industry and all of the challenges it will hold.”

Jason Hughes

Compass Airlines, Minneapolis, MN