Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management—Executive Pilot Specialization

About the Executive Pilot Specialization

The Aviation Management at CWU is particularly directed at preparing your entry into the challenging and exciting field of flight management in the robust aviation industry. This particular specialization calls for applicants who already possess an FAA commercial pilot certificate or a higher qualification. The aim is to build on their existing knowledge and skills, taking you to new heights in your career.

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Why Study Aviation Management at CWU?

Chart your course as an executive pilot in a wide range of lucrative career directions both in the air and on the ground.

Earn the credentials to take your future further with a degree in Aviation Management. 


Study Aviation Management at CWU

Take flight in your career with our Executive Pilot degree at CWU.

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Additional Program Information 

The program involves earning between thirty-six to forty-five credits. The exact number of credits necessary for completion will vary depending on the type and number of FAA certificates and ratings the student has when they join the program. These credits are acknowledged and awarded once all other degree requirements have been fulfilled. 

Careers & Opportunities  

As an Executive Pilot, you can chart a diverse and dynamic career path. Washington state is the top paying state for Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers, with an average annual wage of $278,260. 

Beyond the flight duties, an Executive Pilot can also assume a role in the operational management of a private fleet, overseeing aircraft maintenance, regulatory compliance, and coordinating with flight planners and ground crew.  

Furthermore, you may take on responsibilities such as hiring and training new pilots, implementing safety procedures, or even helping to select new aircraft for the fleet.   


Aviation Professor Amy Hoover was named the 2022 Federal Aviation Administration’s National Flight Instructor of the Year 

Our Aviation program has a partnership with Horizon Air to provide financial assistance and a defined pathway for talented aviators to become commercial airline pilots. 

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