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 been an Authorized IATA Training Center since 2020.

The study programme incorporates one IATA module, complete with certificate and instruction from IATA- qualified instructors.


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 (MA) to provide aviation professionals the ability to get contemporary European university educa- tion at the master level in the field of aviation management, under the Management field of Studies. The Aviation Management MA is de- signed 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.


Lectures are conducted on-line on video con- ference platforms ( Teams, Moodle, and other). Students have individual meetings with profes- sors, one-to-one teaching, individual and group work, live lectures, case studies, problems-solv- ing, future forecast methodologies, etc. Once a semester, face- to-face modules and exam ses- sion take place on-campus in Vilnius (Lithuania) lasting for two weeks. The study programme consists of over 12 different aviation and man- agement study subjects.


  • is already working in the aviation industry;
  • wants to work in aviation industry;
  • wants to become a C-level executive in avia- tion industry;
  • to have deep understanding how to manage aviation industry, various of areas in aviation;


  • Small group of students, individualized at- tention 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;
  • Networking events during on-site sessions at University;
  • Business projects and simulations;
  • 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


Introduction to the Air Transport Industry / Airport and Airlines Business / Aviation Eco- nomics and Finance / Aviation Project / So- cial Sciences Methodology / Geopolitics and International Aviation Law / Aviation Strategic Planning: Airport and Airlines Planning, Opera- tions and Design   / Human Factor, Leadership & Human Resources Management in Aviation Industry / Airlines and Airports Optimization / Air Transport Environmental Planning / Diversi- ty 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 Air- line Management.

Dr. Anil Padhra Associate Professor, IATA Instructor, Aviation Expert

“Discover the boundless horizons of opportunity with our MA Aviation Management programme. Designed to merge theoretical insights with hands-on practicality, this comprehensive curriculum equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of the aviation industry on a global scale. Embark on a transformative journey where you’ll soar to new heights of understanding, innovation, and lead- ership, preparing you to chart a course towards a successful and fulfilling career in aviation management.”