Aviation management programme pathway

If you are willing to acquire a pilot licence together with a Bachelor’s degree this program is tailored for you! Enrolment into this study programme gives you an opportunity to choose training for a private (PPL(A)) or a commercial (CPL(A)) pilot licence. This programme is divided into two parts. Aviation Management studies are carried out at Kazimieras Simonavicius University (Vilnius, Lithuania), while a PPL(A) or a CPL(A) pilot training is carried out at BAA Training simultaneously. You will automatically enrol on a 400-hour internship at Lithuanian or foreign aviation companies by joining this programme. The internship will allow you to get your first experience and develop your skills needed for the job market.

Obtain a Bachelor’s degree together with a pilot licence and have an advantage opening the door into the aviation industry! Once you acquire a Private Pilot Licence, you can proceed with a further training for an ATPL frozen licence needed to apply for a First Officer’s position at an airline. If you acquire a Commercial Pilot Licence together with your Batchelor’s degree, you will only need a few additional ratings and you are ready to apply for an airline!


BAA Training is one of the largest European standard aviation training centres with the headquarters in Lithuania, where the experience of tailored training solutions is wrapped up in personal care. Its people are united by the passion for aviation and desire to ensure the efficient training solutions for both pilots and airlines. The academy offers a total of 20+ different Ab Initio training programmes for future pilots. The highest standards of pilot training earned a trusted partner’s reputation to BAA Training among aviation companies all over the world. The academy has launched cadetship programmes with leading airlines in Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Vietnam, Laos and Latvia.

Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU), founded in 2003, is an accredited private institution of higher education with campuses in Vilnius and Klaipeda, Lithuania. KSU stands out for its innovative approach to learning and its entrepreneurial values.

The studies cover major areas of Social Sciences – Business and Management, Public Administration, Law, Communication, Economics, Political Sciences and Sociology – as well as Technological Sciences in the field of Information Technologies. The University offers 13 Bachelor’s, 5 Master’s and 1 Integrated programmes, as well as life-long learning studies and courses.

Minimum entry requirements


Over 18 years old


Secondary or higher

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st (for those who choose a CPL(A) modular training programme) OR 2nd (for those who choose a PPL(A) training programme) Class Medical Certificate

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and English is of key importance. During the assessment, the school and exam grades of these disciplines are evaluated additionally. A special skill assessment can be organised by the academy for those having low or no grades from their secondary school and those who choose a CPL(A) modular training programme

Personal competence and aptitude

All candidates who choose a CPL(A) modular training programme must go through special tests and interviews developed by the selection commission of the BAA Training for social competence and aptitude assessment

Course content

The total duration of the course may vary between 3,5 and 4 years depending on your ability to pass CAA exams. Aviation Management programme consists of 7 semesters which are completed in 3,5 years (a pilot training programme goes along with it). 


The Bachelor’s degree studies at Kazimieras Simonavicius University will cover key management, economics, finance as well as general aviation and aviation management courses. Each year is finished with an internship period.


The training for a Private Pilot Licence lasts for 1 year. It consists of 155h of PPL theory CAA Exams and 47 hours of a single-engine flight. Find out more about the programme.


The training for a Commercial Pilot Licence lasts up to 36 months. It consists of 779 hours of PPL and ATPL theory, 23 CAA exams and 200 hours of a single-engine, multi-engine and FNPT II simulator flights. Find out more about the programme.


The theoretical part of your training is conducted at the headquarters of the academy in Vilnius, Lithuania. Take a 360 tour.

For the long term accommodation, we offer LOOP hotel. The newly built contemporary design hotel located next to the BAA Training premises is a guarantee of a comfortable stay 1 kilometer away from the International Vilnius Airport and 3 kilometers away from the city centre.

The hotel offers modern single and double rooms for BAA Training students who will have an accesses to fully furnished kitchen and the private lounge zone. The hotel offers all the amenities including the restaurant, self-service laundry & ironing room, a gym room and many more.

The practical training will be held at one of our aerodromes. You could find more information about the aerodromes here.

It is your choice to either stay in Vilnius and commute to the aerodrome every day or temporarily to move to the other city. BAA Training could also offer several partner hotels in convenient locations and at good prices there.

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Happy Customers

By combining pilot training with bachelor studies, you gain double advantage. With this study program you not only get pilot license, but bachelor degree as well, which will be a huge advantage on your CV not mentioning your professional experience.

Marians Purmalis,
Aviation Management student