Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
2024-2025 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

Aviation Management, BAM

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General Information

The Bachelor of Aviation Management is for students wanting to work in various aviation company operations, airline management or airport management, and offers two different pathways. The concentration in Flight Crew Options offers an optional Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating to prepare students for a role as a pilot as well as be ready for management opportunities as their flying career develops. The concentration in Aviation Operations focuses on a greater development of management skills and specific aviation business content.

Graduates will learn about the many complex issues affecting global operations, including economic and environmental sustainability, financial operations, logistics, and best practices for managing people and processes in the aviation industry,

Program Continuance

In addition to the general graduation requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • A minimum grade of C is required in all Air Flight Training (AIRF) courses.
  • Students engaged in FLTR courses will receive a pass or fail. Students may repeat FLTR courses only once. Students must achieve a passing grade in FLTR courses in order to register in further FLTR courses.
  • Students must follow the policies and procedures as stated in the current version of the Student Handbook and Standard Operating Procedures or they may be subject to removal from the program.

Special Program Fees

In addition to regular tuition and general fees, flight training fees are approximately $65,000 for a student completing the Flight Training requirements. A Private Pilot Licence (cost approximately $18,000 to $22,000) must be completed prior to registering for any Flight Training (FLTR) coursework. Flight training fees are subject to change depending on operating costs for aircraft and related services.

Financial Assistance

Due to the cost of this program, students may be eligible for the maximum Canada Student Loan and Government of Alberta Loan. Please refer to the section on Financial Aid for further information.

Advance savings to complement the loan funds are essential. All fees for the program are to be paid to Mount Royal University.

Operational Procedures

Mount Royal University Aviation’s operational procedures are outlined in the Student Handbook, the Standard Operating Procedures and other manuals produced by the department. Students are required to make themselves familiar with these documents and all of the policies and procedures contained therein. In exceptional and legitimate circumstances, extensions or exemptions may be granted by the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) or Program Chair. Procedures for applying for an exception or exemption are available from either the CFI or the Program Chair.

General Admission Requirements

All students must meet the general admission requirements for Mount Royal University programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants must also satisfy the following criteria:

Academic Course Requirements

The following specific courses (or their equivalencies) with the specified minimum grades are required for admission into the Bachelor of Aviation Management (BAM) program:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 - 60%
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 - 60%
  • or successful completion of a two-year business diploma, applied degree or four-year business baccalaureate from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Although conditional admission may be granted in advance of receipt of final/official transcripts, confirmation of the achievement of specified minimum grades will take place after all final/official transcripts have been received by the University. Applicants who do not meet these minimum grade requirements will be denied admission into the program.

Indigenous Student Admission

Each year 7% of the admission seats in the Bachelor of Aviation Management (BAM) program will be reserved for Indigenous students through an Indigenous admission target.

To be considered for admission under the Indigenous admission target, the applicant must:

  1. Self-identify as an Indigenous applicant on the Application for Admission.
  2. Meet the definition of an Indigenous Applicant.
  3. Meet the minimum admission requirements as indicated in the General Admission Requirements for Mount Royal University as well as the specific admission requirements for the Bachelor of Aviation Management.

Designated seats for this special consideration target will be filled by Indigenous applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply during the Early Admissions period. Any unfilled designated seats will be released on June 1 to students applying under the General Admission requirements.

See general admission requirements in the Admissions section of this calendar for further information.


The foundation of the Bachelor of Aviation Management (BAM) includes 20 required core business and aviation courses, six concentration courses, 10 General Education courses, and four electives, for a total of 40 courses over four years.

Major Specific Courses

All BAM students must complete 6 courses in one of the following concentrations as part of their requirements.

Concentration in Aviation Operations

These courses will assist students focused on management areas of the aviation industry. Students will build on their knowledge obtained in the required business courses, preparing them to enter an operational environment in aviation. 

The concentration in Aviation Operations consists of six (6) required courses.

Concentration in Flight Crew Operations

These courses prepare a student for the Commercial Pilot and Instrument Rating written exams required by Transport Canada for pilot certification. Students will learn decision making skills and develop all the necessary skills to help them become safe, proficient pilots.

The concentration in Flight Crew Operations consists of 6 required courses.


Students must complete four elective courses.  Students may choose any four courses without restriction (other than meeting course prerequisite requirements), allowing for further study in areas of specific interest.

General Education Requirements

Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education Requirements  to graduate with a Bachelor of Aviation Management.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters. Students are recommended to take INBU 3301  to fulfill one of their Tier 3 (Cluster 3) General Education requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum overall Grade Point Average of 2.00 on all courses included in the program.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in all Air Flight Training courses.

Flight Training

Students in the Flight Crew Operations concentration have the option to participate in training toward a Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. The information below pertains to students planning to participate in flight training.


Students who intend to register in FLTR courses must have a Category 1 Aviation Medical issued by Transport Canada and hold a Class 1 Medical for the entire period of their training. A Canadian Private Pilot Licence is also required.

Students registered in FLTR courses must take each course in the appropriate sequence, only registering in subsequent FLTR courses when given the appropriate registration form. Students who wish to have credit for previous flight training must contact the Chief Flight Instructor to discuss a plan for determining what credit may be received. Flight training, simulator training, or ground briefing may be part of the process to determine the appropriate FLTR placement of the student.

Students should be aware that Transport Canada requires that all of the licensing requirements for the Commercial Licence must be completed within one year of the date of the flight test. As a result, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the timing of their flight test is planned accordingly, in order to ensure they will not have to retake the flight test.

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