The Master in Management - Aviation Leadership (MMAL) is the study of applied management and leadership theories within the aerospace and aviation industry. At the University of Dubuque, your studies will take you into the world of safety, crisis management, finance, communication, leadership theories, and management practices. You will leave ready to build a career in leading and managing diverse aviation and aerospace organizations

Making a Difference Through the Study of Aviation Leadership
Students and faculty at UD are active in the aviation and aerospace industries. Their work contributes to the advancement of safety and leadership within the aviation and aerospace industries. They have worked collaboratively with industry professionals in the advancement of aviation and aerospace leadership.

Degree Distinctive

The Master in Management - Aviation Leadership (MMAL) program is built based on extensive industry research.

  • Focuses on excellence in leading and managing operations within an aviation context.
  • Requires completion of an applied internship or work experience.
  • Can be completed in one year.

Career Opportunities

The Master in Management - Aviation Leadership (MMAL) prepares students to advance their careers within the field of aviation and aerospace. Students will enhance their leadership and management skills affording opportunities to take on more responsibilities within their organization. The aviation and aerospace industries are filled with limitless personal and professional reward. Some examples of career opportunities include teaching and training within the industry as well as leadership or management roles within airlines, airports, air traffic control, fixed-base operations, the military, and others.

If you are currently a professional in any one of these areas, you may find the MMAL a great fit for your next degree:

  • Commercial Pilot/Captain
  • Military Pilot/Instructor
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Engineer/Manager with Aircraft Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Aviation Consultant
  • Transportation Systems Specialist
  • Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor
  • Marshall/Lawyer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Airport Security and Safety Manager
  • Airport Manager
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aviation Meteorologist
  • President/Owner of Private Aviation Business

For more information on careers for master-prepared students, click here.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized aviation or flight program from a regionally accredited or domestically recognized international institution of higher education (official transcript required).
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A formal application and three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's ability to successfully complete a graduate degree.
  • A personal statement of objectives for pursuit of this degree.
  • Demonstrated writing competence.
  • Program application fee.
  • Approval of Graduate Admission Committee.

For more information, email GradStudies@dbq.edu or call 563.589.3664

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