Bachelor of Business Management


Full-time studies
Study form – Online with 2 weeks on-campus session at University
Duration – 3,5 years (210 ECTS)
Language – English
Location – Online and on-campus session in Vilnius, Lithuania
Tuition fee per year
Studies commence – September 1
Admission steps

KSU has become an authorized IATA training center since 2020.
Two IATA modules with IATA certificates and intructors are integrated into the study programme.


According to the student survey organised after Autumn semester of 2020, 100% of Aviation Management ONLINE students would recommend others to study at KSU!

In response to global trends and challenges facing the aviation industry, Kazimieras Simonavicius University (KSU) offers an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) distance learning Aviation Management online study programme, which aims to develop highly-qualified professionals in the field of modern aviation management who would understand the challenges and laws of this global and competitive sector and contribute to aviation industry development.
The programme is designed for pilots, stewards and for those who are already working in the aviation sector and travel a lot. Also, the programme is suitable for other persons after school or who are working in other sectors, but who want to create their future in aviation industry.


Study methods:

  • Lectures are conducted on-line on video conference platforms (ZOOM, Teams, etc.). Students have individual meetings with teachers, one-to-one teaching, individual and group work, live lectures, case studies, and etc.
  • Once a semester, face-to-face modules and exam session take place on-campus in Vilnius (Lithuania) lasting for two weeks.
  • The study programme consists of over 35 different aviation and management modules.


Aviation Management programme seeks the combined result – to prepare specialists in the field of aviation management who would have:

  • analytical, innovative, critical thinking and methodological framework allowing to monitor and evaluate complex aviation business environment;
  • modern general management skills, that are relevant while working in various teams and business organizations, regardless of sector;
  • specific knowledge of the aviation sector, its development, global trends and significance for the countries;
  • the competence that are relevant while working in the aviation sector, taking into account the specifics and features of this sector.


Unique features:

  • KSU has become an Authorized IATA Training Center since 2020: two IATA modules with IATA certificates and intructors are integrated into the study programme;
  • Small group of students, individualized attention to each student;
  • Possibility to do internship in international aviation companies, airports;
  • Additional foreign language: Russian or Spanish (elective);
  • Networking events;
  • More than 80 percent international faculty, including worldwide leading aviation experts.


  • is accurate and punctual and like to plan;
  • is able to think analytically;
  • wants to understand the causes and consequences of actions;
  • always notices flying planes;
  • knows airline brands;
  • is interested in the aviation world news and feels at the airport like at home.


  • in airlines;
  • in passenger and aircraft ground handling companies; at airports;
  • in tourism companies;
  • international organizations in the aviation sector;
  • in aircraft maintenance companies.


  • understand the aviation business environment;
  • apply analytical and critical thinking skills to succeed in various areas of aviation management;
  • understand the significance and application of management theories in the global aviation sector;
  • understand the economic importance of the aviation sector, identify current problems, trends and guidelines for potential development;
  • identify new opportunities and develop new products and services providing added value in the aviation sector;
  • apply management models to practice planning and executing aviation business projects, mobilizing and motivating teams;
  • working in multicultural environments and complex social contexts, using communication tools, methods and different channels, and working in social networks, balancing the interests of government, citizens and business.


Aviation Industry / IATA Cargo Introductory Course / Aviation Safety and Security / IATA Safety Awareness / Aviation Quality Management and Audit / Ground Services Management / Airport Planning and Management /  Airport Customer Services /  Travel and Tourism/ Crisis Management and Basics of Aircraft Investigation / Aircraft Maintenance Management / International Aviation / Aviation Law / Spanish or Russian Language (elective) / Aviation English (I and II parts) / Economics/ Aviation Policy and Regulations / Leadership and Human Resources Management / Cross – Cultural Management / Management Accounting / Aviation Finances / Aviation Management Information Systems / Business Models in Aviation Industry / Destination Marketing /  Management History and Theory / Organizational Behaviour / Entrepreneurship in Aviation / Bachelor’s Thesis / Internships / Aviation Project / IATA Airlines Revenue Management.

KSU Community speaks

Jack Romero
Programme lecturer, aviation expert and entrepreneur

The aviation industry is one of the most resilient industries in the world. It has survived banking collapses, economic downturns, terrorism and the growth trend is upward. Working for the industry is very rewarding, challenging and with one type of qualification, say from KSU, and a student graduate could work anywhere in the world – we all follow the same operating and safety procedures.

Marians Purmalis

The Aviation Management Programme is a great choice for those who aspire to their dreams of aviation. This sector is currently one of the fastest growing industry in the world, and this programme helps to see many new professional opportunities in aviation industry. Also, thanks to our professional and experienced foreign professors and lectures who are very insightful and helpful.

Marta Kovalchuk

Aviation studies at KSU University provide an excellent opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work in this field. The program is taught by real experts who have extensive practical experience and are very well known in the aviation sector.

Academic staff




Jonny Andersen




Rusudan Chachanidze

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