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UFV’s Business Administration (Aviation) diploma is designed to add core business skills to your advanced aviation training, preparing you for a promising career in the aviation industry.
Your diploma will include UFV courses as well as your pilot training. You'll complete a series of fifteen academic courses in key business areas such as accounting, economics, communication, and marketing.
The flight component of your program will take place at a flight school of your choice. After you complete your training, Transport Canada will assess you and award you Aviation licenses and ratings that allow you to fly a variety of aircraft in varying conditions. With these certifications complete, you'll receive academic credit towards your UFV business diploma. You can complete your certifications either before, during, or after your business courses, and you have the freedom to switch flight schools if needed.
View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Starting in Fall 2022, aviation diploma students can build on-the-job skills by participating in the Co-operative education option. Combine study semesters with four- eight, or twelve-month paid work terms, offered in regional, national, and global firms. Positions are available in business settings (not pilot roles). These opportunities provide you with valuable experience and boost your career prospects.
According to Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook, between now and 2032, demand for pilots will grow, as airlines across the globe expand their fleets and a generation of older pilots retire. The largest growth is projected in the Asia Pacific region, with a need for 192,300 new pilots, 77,400 of them in China alone. Europe will require 99,700 pilots, North America 85,700, Latin America 48,600, the Middle East 40,000, Africa 16,500, and the Commonwealth of Independent States 15,200.
View the Business Administration (Aviation) Diploma entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
This program is open for international students
Apply to Qualifying Studies if you do not currently meet the diploma entry requirements in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.
To meet the requirements of this program, you will need to meet the prerequisites for Algebra and Functions for Business (MATH 140) and Academic Writing (ENGL 105).
Upgrading options for math include completing one of the following:
Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.
Many options are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have English Language Proficiency upgrading questions.
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