University of Nebraska at Kearney Student in flight simulator

About the Aviation Systems Management Degree Program

On Campus

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.

Aviation Systems Management Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Aviation Systems Management Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Drew Fraber

"I graduated from UNK in 2008 and have since flown mapping aircrafts for Google, and later flew as a First Officer on the CRJ700 and Embraer 145 for American Eagle Airlines based at Chicago O'Hare. I am now the Director of Compliance at Jet Linx Aviation, and occasionally fly as a Safety Pilot on a PC-12." "I am happy that I chose the Support Services emphasis as it allowed me to take advantage of additional business-related educational opportunities that the major offered while still being able to fly and apply those credits to my major. I firmly believe that the Support Services emphasis helped me achieve my current position, as it was a direct representation of the duties, tasks and scope of knowledge I encounter every day. It has allowed me to be more well-rounded as I grew my career."

 

Drew Fraber

Jet Linx Aviation, Omaha, Neb.

What can you do with an Aviation Systems Management Degree

Business and Technology graduates have a 90% placement rate between careers and graduate school with a median annual salary of $48,000 per year. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Aviation Systems Management graduates work for.

Careers

  • Commercial/Charter Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Flight Operations
  • Flight Instructor
  • Flight Attendant
  • Border Patrol
  • Crop Sprayer
  • Aviation Professor
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Dispatch Operations and Communication