Master of Business Management


Full-time studies
Study form – Online with 2 weeks on-campus session at University
Duration – 1,5 years (90 ECTS)
Language – English
Location – Online and on-campus session in Vilnius, Lithuania
Tuition fee per year
Studies commence – September 1st
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 an era of continuous advances in air transport technologies, and an increasing push towards sustainable aviation, it’s an exciting time to enter the world of aviation  management. The industry’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050, together with ongoing geopolitical tensions and uneven global economic development, require managers and leaders of the future with the knowledge and skills to navigate this uncertainty. Kazimieras Simonavicius University started the programme Aviation Management (MSc) to provide aviation professionals the ability to get contemporary European university education at the master level in the field of aviation management, under the Management field of Studies.  The Aviation Management MSc is designed to equip students with the skills required to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry, including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies.


Study methods:

Lectures are conducted on-line on video conference platforms ( Teams, Moodle, and other). Students have individual meetings with professors, one-to-one teaching, individual and group work, live lectures, case studies, problems-solving, future forecast methodologies, 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 12 different aviation and management study subjects.


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:

  • Small group of students, individualized attention to each student
  • Possibility to combine studies and work
  • Opportunity to combine study tasks and master’s thesis topic with work tasks and projects
  • Professors and lecturers are experts in their field;
  • Business projects and simulations;
  • Networking events during on-site sessions at the University
  • All the recordings after the online lectures
  • Industry-related projects
  • Possibility to participate in community events such as ‘Avia In The Making’ with TOP experts in aviation worldwide


  • already works in the aviation industry
  • wants to work in the aviation industry
  • wants to become a C-level executive in the aviation industry
  • have a deep understanding of how to manage the aviation industry, various areas in aviation
  • wants to be skillful to make a difference in aviation, prepare solid and data-driven solutions


  • 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.


Introduction to the Air Transport Industry / Airport and Airlines Business / Aviation Economics and Finance / Aviation Project /  Social Sciences Methodology / Geopolitics and International Aviation Law / Aviation Strategic Planning: Airport and Airlines Planning, Operations and Design  / Human Factor, Leadership & Human Resources Management in Aviation Industry / Airlines and Airports Optimization / Air Transport Environmental Planning / Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation / Master’s Thesis / Aviation Strategic Marketing Management / Air Transport Maintenance Operations and Safety  / Air Transport Market Analysis and Forecasting  / Digital Transformation in Aviation /  Digital Airline 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

Why study in Lithuania?

Lithuania is one of the most bilingual and educated nation in Europe, which makes studying here an excellent opportunity to develop your prospects for an interesting career.

The telecommunications, digital media, biotech, aviation, and aeronautical engineering industries are distinctly strong in Lithuanian.

Another big reason why students choose to come to Lithuania is personal safety. Studying abroad can be obscure, especially if you’re leaving your friends and family behind.

Lithuania is an affordable option, Tuition fee and living cost compared to other countries is fairly low-priced.

You can earn while you learn, international students can work during their semesters, you would not require work permit as your study permit is enough to help you find a part time job.

According to surveys, 94.2% of foreign students would recommend studying in Lithuania to their friends. Currently there are students from 95 different countries of the world studying in Lithuania.


Living in Vilnius!

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and most international city in the Baltic region. Lithuania is a member of European union and Students enjoy all the benefits of it: euros as a currency, Visa free travel – Vilnius Airport offers direct flights to many European capitals.

The inhabitants of Vilnius are the most satisfied to live in their city of all 28 European Union capital cities, according to the latest Eurostat study.

The New York Times Ranks Vilnius as one of the best places to live.

Fun facts About Lithuania!

  • Basketball is the most popular sport and said to be the second religion of Lithuanians.  Several Lithuanian basketball players have gone up to the NBA’s Hall of Fame. The Lithuanian players who are currently in the NBA include: Jonas Valanciunas, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Domas Sabonis. Ignas Brazdeikis.
  • Lithuanians Are Super aeronautical and love being in the air. Vilnius is the only capital in the world that you can fly a hot air balloon over.
  • Two famous Pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas attempted a cross Atlantic flight from NYC to Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Aerobatic flying is another specialty; Jurgis Kairys, the world championship even has a maneuver named after him: the Kairys Wheel.
  • Lithuania is a geographical centre of Europe. Jean-George Affholder, a scientist from the French National Geographic Institute determined that the geographic centre of Europe is located at 54°54′N 25°19′E, near a Lithuanian village named Purnuškės.
  • Lithuania has one of the fastest Internet connections in the World. Lithuania is the first country in Europe which has introduced the Local Breakout (LBO) technology, offering cheap mobile internet for travellers and allowing them to avoid big data roaming charges.
  • Lithuanian Language is one of the most ancient language of all time. The longest Lithuanian word is: “nebeprisikiškiakopūsteliaujantiesiems” which has 37 letters.
  • Lithuania is famous for being the only country in the World with its own official scent, called “The Scent of Lithuania”.
  • The Easter eggs are not brought here by some cute and fluffy bunnies, it is the Easter Granny (“Velykų Bobute”) who does that job in Lithuania.