• Graduation

    Master of Business Administration - MBA

  • ECTS-Points


  • Learning format

    Blended learning

  • Duration

    4 semesters, part time

    possible variants

  • Start

    14 October 2024

  • Costs

    EUR 23.900,--

  • Admission requirements

    Bachelor's degree and professional experience

  • Language



Aviation connects people all over the globe and delivers products wherever they are needed. However, aviation is an industry exposed to severe risks because of its complexity, its global reach, its effects on the climate and its dependency on technical and technological developments. In order to master these challenges today´s and future aviation leaders and experts need a solid academic and industry-specific education.

The MBA Specialization “Aviation Management” is one of the very few of its kind in Europe. The focus of the scientific-based Specialization lies on imparting Aviation Management and Business knowledge with a strong practical orientation. It aims to find answers for the essential and most pressing managerial and economic questions confronting the aviation industry – be it Airlines, Airports, Air Traffic Management, Aircraft Manufacturers or international Aviation Organizations. The Program is intended to make an essential contribution to the students’ professional and leadership development and to help them cope with the daily challenges of their careers.

It is possible to attend the "Aviation Management" Certificate Program first. The Modules completed can be credited in terms of content and financially for the MBA Program” at a later date.
Peter Malanik

Aviation Management knowledge and leadership skills are crucial for the next Aviation generation – the blended learning concept, the excellent faculty and the transfer of personal knowledge in class foster the careers of the students immensely.

Dr. Peter Malanik

Managing Director of the Aviation Industry Austria (AIA) and former CEO of Austrian Airlines

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Benefit from our study program

  • The Aviation Management Program has forged a reputation in the Aviation industry through its solid academic Aviation specialization and its links to managers working in the aviation industry through our renowned faculty and our alumni network.
  • The blended learning concept, the quality of teaching and the small class sizes make us stand out.
  • We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their personality, creativity and skills as next generation leaders. 
  • Our state-of the art industry-program has allowed us to instill an enterprising culture into our modules which has resulted in the Business School’s reputation as being focused on professionally experienced and motivated students from an academic point of view.
  • Being accredited by ACBSP and being a member of PRME stand for a permanent supervision of the curriculum. 
  • Our graduates are highly appreciated in the Aviation industry, be it the private or the public sector. 


  • unique

  • innovative teaching methods

  • accredited/certified

ACBSP Logo und PRME LogoThe continuing education program is ACBSP accredited. Furthermore, Danube Business School is a member of the United Nations PRME Initiative.

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„Aiming for achieving added value for our society, aviation connects people and markets. The MBA Aviation Management Program at the university in Krems reflects these characteristics and necessities in an excellent manner through a successful selection of international topics, lecturers and students of a wide range of disciplines.“

Oliver Dietrich, MBA

Captain at Lufthansa Airlines and Pilot Trainer A320

Blended learning option

  • General Management Core Curriculum (Blended Learning)
  • Specialization (Blended Learning)

Continuing education tuition fee: EUR 23,900

The program comprises a total of 90 ECTS credits. The part-time variant lasts four semesters, the full-time variant three semesters. Admission is possible at any time.

The Core Curriculum is offered as an online distance learning variant (German only) and as a blended learning variant (German or English). The specialization is exclusively offered in English language as a blended learning variant.

The four specialization modules can also be booked as a Certificate Program in "Aviation Management".

The "MBA" program comprises a total of 90 ECTS credits. The curriculum consists of 12 compulsory modules, amounting to 36 ECTS credits, and elective modules totaling 15 ECTS credits. Additionally, students must choose a specialization worth 24 ECTS credits. The modules for specialization are determined by the curriculum of the Certificate Programs in effect at the time of completion. Finally, students must complete a thesis worth 15 ECTS credits. The selection of core curriculum modules and specialization electives is to be documented in a separate agreement (Learning Agreement), signed by the student and the academic director, and appended to the student's record. This agreement serves as the basis for examinations. It also specifies which modules will be completed through distance learning and which through blended learning mode.


Specialization Modules



Here you can find more information about the MBA study program.

Admission requirements

  • Students who have an Austrian or equivalent foreign university degree of any relevant higher education studies of any subject (at least a Bachelor-degree) and
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience and
  • English language skills C1 as well as the positive completion of the selection procedure at Danube Business School.


First steps to studying at the University for Continuing Education Krems

Interested in applying for admission to the "MBA with specialization in Aviation Management"? If so, please follow the enrolment procedure described below:

Application process

  1. Contact us to clarify your expectations of the study program and to check the admission requirements
  2. Online application (Prepare the required documents "Learning Agreement" and "Appendix Continuing Education Tuition Fee" for upload in the online tool. Corresponding forms and templates can be found in the "Downloads" section. Furthermore, remember the study code UM 999 071 for selection in the online tool.)
  3. Carrying out the selection procedure (interview with the director of studies)
  4. Admission to the degree program

We look forward to receiving your application and to welcoming you soon at the University for Continuing Education Krems.

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