Commercial Aviation Management — Estonian Aviation Academy

Level of study: Professional higher education

Degree awarded: BSc

Duration: 3 years

Credits: 180 ECTS

Study format: full-time studies
Language: English

Location: Tartu, Estonia (see on map)

Tuition fee: 1890 € / semester  

Minimum group size: 9

Admissions for the 2024/2025 academic year have closed.


Details about Commercial Aviation Management programme

We provide you with extensive knowledge in:

  • principles of aviation management;
  • operations of an aviation company;
  • IT solutions and digital simulation models;
  • logistics, international economics, marketing, and financial and strategic planning;
  • teamwork and communication skills;
  • environmental ethics.


There are many reasons to choose the Commercial Aviation Management programme at the Estonian Aviation Academy.

Here are our top 5 reasons!

  • This curriculum addresses different aspects of the aviation industry from the airline's point of view, while also providing you with relevant know-how on a wide variety of other topics within the field of aviation.
  • The hybrid approach of teaching both online and in person allows for greater flexibility for you as an individual.
  • We have a very good student-to-lecturer ratio (9.6 students per lecturer), which ensures a personal approach and high-quality teaching in a friendly learning environment.
  • Estonia has been named one of the most advanced digital societies in the world by Wired magazine. The special feature of this programme is the use of solutions based on SIMIO digital software in combination with traditional teaching methods. 
  • Throughout the programme, you will receive dedicated one-on-one and group support from our academic staff.

The Estonian Aviation Academy is an authorized training partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Therefore, our programme includes the following IATA courses to further develop your in-depth aviation knowledge:

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) Fundamentals;
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS) Fundamentals.  


Why Estonian Aviation Academy and Tartu?


Career opportunities

Working in Estonia is your chance to test your skills in a rapidly developing environment together with people who are passionate about what they’re doing. And not only passionate but also smart and welcoming of your ideas. 

The Commercial Aviation Management programme prepares you for a wide range of careers by giving you a broad understanding of aviation and related economic activities.

Whether you aspire to work in a small- to medium-sized company, or a global corporation abroad  we prepare you well for the future job market!   

Dávid Biró
Commercial Aviation Management student
"The Academy has a great, person centric, practice oriented learning environment with teachers from all aspects of the industry and great equipment. Apart from teaching us the theory from books, they share their passion and give us a glimpse into the ins and outs of aviation, that helps us navigate all the possibilities ahead of us in our career. The Academy also provides a plethora of opportunities, in the forms of international projects or events and much more."

Aviation, the field where extraordinary people are working, was a great childhood dream of mine. Commencing my studies at the Estonian Aviation Academy was the first step on the career ladder in the aviation. In addition to the diploma, I learned that despite some setbacks you need to take risks and consistently pursue your goals.
Alina Preobrazhenskaya
Alumnus, Flight Dispatcher at Diamond Sky
In addition to acquiring specialist skills, I gained a brilliant insight into the aviation industry here at Estonian Aviation Academy. Therefore, I am completely at home in aviation and it has greatly facilitated working in different aviation-related occupations.
Koit Kaskel
Alumnus, Rector of the Estonian Aviation Academy