BS in Aviation and Business Management (Pilot Manned)

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Business Management (Pilot Manned)* program is offered by the Robert L. Tillman School of Business in partnership with the UMO Flight School. This degree prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills in business management strategies while training them in flight safety, government regulation, security, and various other practical areas of aviation.  Courses, planned for fall 2021, will be available in both seated and online formats. The Pilot Manned degree requires flight hours that will be earned in conjunction with the UMO Flight School housed at the Mount Olive Municipal Airport.  As a result of flight hours required, students in the Pilot Manned program will be assessed fees in addition to tuition. UMO also offers a Pilot Unmanned degree.

The Pilot Manned program allows students opportunities to earn three certifications and two aviation ratings. Students enrolled in the Pilot Manned degree program will have the opportunity to earn a private pilot certificate, an instrument rating, and a commercial pilot certificate during the freshman and sophomore years.  During the junior year, students have the opportunity to earn a certified flight instructor certificate and a multi-engine rating.  By earning these certifications and ratings, along with a bachelor’s degree, graduates gain a unique competitive edge. The University of Mount Olive is the only private college in NC offering the combined aviation and business management programs.

*The University of Mount Olive will offer the Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Business Management Pilot Manned and Unmanned programs pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Key Program Features

Students will develop knowledge of theory and ability in practical applications in order to achieve the following:

The FAA Private Pilot Certificate

The FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate

The FAA Instrument Flight Rating

The FAA Multi-Engine Rating Certificate

The FAA Flight Instructor Certificate

In addition, students will achieve a working knowledge of the following business “core” areas: Marketing, Business Finance, Accounting, Management, Legal Environment of Business, Economics, Business Ethics, Global Dimensions of Business, Information Management Systems, Business Leadership, Quantitative Techniques, and Strategic Management.

Program Details

UMO is the only private college in NC offering this combination of aviation and business management in a Bachelor of Science program.

  • Must obtain a 2nd class medical certificate.
  • Must supply a certified copy of birth certificate or a US passport.
  • If you need assistance getting an AME appointment, please contact (919) 658-1902 or rberry@umo.edu
  • Effective Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Solve Problems
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

Upon completion of the program, students will hold certifications in the following:

  • The FAA Private Pilot Certificate
  • The FAA Instrument Flight Rating
  • The FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • The FAA Flight Instructor Certificate
  • The FAA Multi-Engine Rating Certificate

More Information

Traditional Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Airport Management
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Customer Service
  • Airline Dispatcher
  • Airline Transport Pilot (requirements)
  • Logistics
  • Project Management