Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) - Aviation

Help your business career take off with an aviation management credential.

Earn your pilot's license and a business diploma in less than a year.

Looking for a career with unlimited upsides? Then explore the University of Victoria Continuing Studies' Diploma in Business Administration – Aviation Option.

Employers recognize that good pilots do more than fly aircraft; they are active problem solvers, strategic decision makers and superior communicators. The most successful are skilled in business management, leadership, team building and crew resource management.

The Diploma in Business Administration – Aviation option gives you the tools to be the best pilot you can be: intensive flight training—combined with an award-winning business administration curriculum—so that you can put your best foot forward. In nine months you can complete both your private and commercial pilot’s license while also earning the Diploma in Business Administration.

If you're passionate about aviation and want to start a rewarding career, check out the Diploma in Business Admnistration – Aviation option.

Hear what former students have to say:

Real life experience, a fast-paced course to fit busy schedules, very strong instructors and a qualification that makes a difference in one's aviation career are all reasons I would strongly recommend the UVic Diploma in Business Administration with the aviation option. Aviation used to be all about and only about the flying qualifications that one has. Now employers in this industry are looking for much more—communication and organizational abilities for example—all human factors that are in my opinion equally as important as the ability to professionally fly an aircraft. The DBA program excels in building this important human skill-set.

Simon Dennis, 2007 DBA-Aviation graduate

Entrance Requirements

  • Successful completion of Grade 12
  • A desire for a career in aviation
  • Motivation to complete an intensive business program

Program Format

Intensive class sessions alternate with flight training, giving you time to earn both your private and commercial pilot's license in addition to the business diploma. You complete 14 full-time (9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday), academic courses in a nine-month period, including:

  • Business Administration
  • Airport Operations
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Aviation Management
  • Interpersonal Business Communications


Full-time classes (9 am to 4:30 pm) are held at the University of Victoria campus, an off-campus classroom or at the Victoria International Airport.

Application Deadlines

This program runs once per year, starting in August. Applications are accepted year-round, but you must apply by mid-June to start the program in August.

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