Course contents

Aviation Management (B.A.)

Tourism/Travel Management
Die schematische Darstellung zeigt die Module und deren mögliche zeitliche Anordnung im Studienverlauf des Studiengangs Aviation Management (B.A.) - dual.


Our degree course comprises the following groups of subjects:

  • General Management Modules

    The General Management Modules form the basis of the in-depth, general business education. In addition to specialist knowledge, you will also familiarise yourself with methods and concepts, as well as relevant management key qualifications. This generalist study approach is also a perfect overall career orientation for employment opportunities in industries other than the aviation sector.

    Our General Management Modules include:

    • Introduction to Business Administration
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Business English
    • Analytical Methods
    • Research Methods, Presentation and Soft Skills
    • Financial Accounting and Reporting
    • Marketing and Sales Management
    • Managerial Accounting and Finance
    • Human Resources Management and Organisational Development
  • Aviation Management Modules

    Our Aviation Management Modules prepare you well for great future employment opportunities in the ever-growing aviation industry. In addition to better understanding the inter-relationships that exist between various aviation industry-related stakeholders, you will also gain a comprehensive insight into areas such as air transportation law and sustainability.

    Airport Management, Air Cargo and Logistics Management, airline-specific modules such as Pricing and Revenue Management or Network Management and Scheduling are complemented by relevant topics such as tourism and digitalisation. In your final year at Worms university, you will be able to prove your skills as a future aviation manager in our inhouse management simulation game: develop strategies, organise yourself in a team, make substantiated decisions and apply business and aviation management methods that you will have acquired throughout your studies.

    Our Aviation Management Modules include:

    • Introduction to Aviation Management
    • Introduction to Tourism and Travel Management
    • Air Transportation Policy and Law
    • Flight Operations
    • Sustainable Aviation
    • Airport Management
    • Pricing and Revenue Management 
    • Airline Business Models and Strategies
    • Air Cargo and Logistics Management
    • Network Management and Scheduling
    • Aviation Analytics
    • Information Management and Digital Transformation
    • Seminar Aviation Management 1 and 2
    • Management Simulation Game
  • Management in Practice

    The Management in Practice Modules refer to your practical training phases during which you join companies to gain work experience, deepen and apply the knowledge, skills and methods acquired during your studies. Following the practical training phases, internships are presented and discussed professionally in the semester group, so that you also benefit from know-how and practical experiences of your fellow students.

    The Management in Practice Modules include:

    • Management in Practice 1 – Processes
    • Management in Practice 2 – Interfaces
    • Management in Practice 3 – Case Study in Aviation Management
    • Management in Practice 4 – Advanced Management in Practice
  • Elective Modules & Bachelor's thesis

    In our  Elective Modules you can choose from a variable range of courses from different disciplines and thus “tailor” your studies to your individual subjects of interest. Examples of our ‘Elective Modules’ include:

    • International Business
    • Introduction to Air Traffic Management
    • Professional Airport Management
    • Professional Air Cargo and Logistics Management
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Advanced Air Mobility
    • International and Digital Marketing
    • Project Management and New Working Methods
    • Business Travel Management

    It is also possible to integrate a semester abroad into your studies instead of the Elective Modules. We will support you in the selection of suitable and eligible partner universities in order to co-ordinate the courses in advance of your stay abroad. You can find more detailed information on studying abroad in the International section of our website.

    Upon completion of the entire curriculum, you will write your Bachelor's Thesis, which preferably combines subject areas of General Management or Aviation Management as well.

  • Extracurricular Activities

    Worms University of Applied Sciences and the Department of Tourism/Transportation offer a variety of extracurricular activities:

    Guest lectures and field trips

    As a supplement to the regular courses, guest lectures by high-profile industry experts and excursions to companies take place. These will give you valuable insights into day-to-day business and corporate practice.

    Introductory Flight Day

    Once a year, the Department of Tourism/Transportation organises the "Introductory Flight Day" at the Worms aerodrome. On this day, our third semester students of the Aviation Management degree course have the opportunity to experience flying during a ‘sightseeing flight’ over the city of Worms.

    Private pilot license

    For our “flying enthusiastic" students of the Aviation Management degree course, there is also the opportunity – beyond the regular curriculum – to take flying lessons and complete training as a private pilot (private pilot license, PPL).

    Commercial flight schools are available at the Worms aerodrome, where licenses can be obtained for everything from gliding and ultralight flying to motorised helicopter flight. The operator of the Worms aerodrome supports students in finding the appropriate flight school for you.

    Student events

    Throughout the entire year, various events are organised by our students. The "Roman Games", for example, are a kind of contest between the students of the various faculties of Worms University. Our student committees invite you to celebrate the university ball/gala on campus and enjoy the nightlife. Our “Showabend” is an event entirely organised by a student event management project group, and is held annually with an exciting and varied programme on two consecutive nights.

    Student committees and initiatives

    Our student committees and initiatives (e.g. AStA, Fachschaft, Green Up your College) offer attractive activities for our students. In addition to organising events (e.g. trips to the world’s largest and leading travel trade show ITB Berlin, airport excursions, university ball), these events offer attractive activities (e.g. sports courses) that perfectly enrich and inspire your everyday campus life.

    Offers of the Career Center

    Every semester, our Career Center offers various seminars and workshops on various topics, including job applications, career & finance, soft skills training, as well as individual counselling sessions. Participation is usually free of charge for our students. In addition, the Career Center organises the annual university networking fair "Career" (career day). More information can be found on our Career Center’s website.

    Voluntary foreign-language courses

    Our International Center offers a wide range of extracurricular foreign-language courses, for example Business Arabic, Business Chinese, Business French or Business Russian.