51

51

School of Business

Let your career take flight

Let your career take flight

Trained pilots with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Aviation not only have the potential to become outstanding captains, they can also assume management responsibilities for an airline or airport. Canada's aviation industry needs talented analytical thinkers who can spot trends, identify risks, and tackle complex challenges. As a 51 School of Business graduate, you are prepared to enter the dynamic world of business and aviation.

This unique program recognizes the hard work and expertise that go into your pilot training, awarding you a minimum of 30 academic credits and up to 36 credits toward your BBA degree. You'll complete ground school and in-air flight training at a flight school of your choice. Transport Canada then assesses you and awards Aviation licenses and ratings that allow you to fly a variety of aircraft in varying conditions. Your pilot training is flexible. You can switch flight schools if needed, and you can complete your training before, during, or after you take your 51 courses.

On the 51 side, you'll complete a series of business courses to develop your knowledge and skills in accounting, management, marketing, communications, economics, and more. You can also customize your program by choosing a business major or adding a minor. Plus, you can apply to UFV's co-op program, where you can complete paid work terms in a business role in or outside the aviation sector.

Upon completion, you are a professional pilot, ready to provide leadership both on the ground and in the air.

Career Outlook for Aviation

According to Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook, between now and 2042 demand for pilots will grow, as airlines across the globe continue to recover from the pandemic and a generation of older pilots retire.

Boeing projects that 649,000 pilot opportunities will open up across the globe by 2042: 143,000 of those in Eurasia, 134,000 in China, and 127,000 in North America.

After graduation, you may fly planes for corporate travel or charter flights for one of Canada's 800 on-demand aviation service providers. Once you have flight hours under your belt, you may fly jets for major airlines or serve as a corporate jet captain. You can also leverage your administrative skills to pursue a career as an airport administrator or operations manager.