The specialist in Aviation Management bears responsibility for the management and development of the company or of its subunits. The aim of their work is to ensure the coordinated and smooth functioning of all of its subunits thus facilitating the functioning of the whole company in its entirety.
During their studies the students of the speciality of Aviation Management learn about the work organisation of different aviation companies. In theoretical subject courses the students are given the necessary theoretical background:
- General subjects in aviation: Basics of Aviation Safety, Aviation Meteorology, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Operational Procedures and Flight Planning, etc.
- General business related courses during which the students focus on organisation of aviation activities: Basics of Aviation Company Customer Service, Marketing, Basics of Economic Accountancy, - Aviation and Environmental Protection, Basics of Logistics, etc.
Speciality subjects: Booking Systems Management, Airport Technology and Equipment, Aviation Company Management, etc.
It is of utmost importance for aviation managerial staff to have a good knowledge of English and of business etiquette.
The course for aviation engineers lasts for four years and the volume of studies is 240 ECTS credits. The study process falls into three phases:
Basic studies last for three semesters (90 ECTS). The course consists of lectures and practical training, and serves as the foundation for an academic degree course. The studies are carried out in co-operation with the University of Tartu and Estonian University of Life Sciences.
- Basic aviation studies last for one semester (30 ECTS).
Specialization begins after the completion of the course in basic aviation studies and falls into two stages:
- Basic professional training and
- Speciality training. Special courses (up to 120 ECTS) last for four semesters. The studies are carried out in co-operation with Tallinn University of Technology and the practical training in co-operation with different aviation enterprises and institutions in Estonia and abroad.
To graduate from the Academy the students have to write a graduation thesis and pass the exams depending on the speciality chosen.
The language of instruction at EAVA is the Estonian language except for the joint courses offered to ERASMUS students which are carried out in the English language.