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Program highlights

Aviation student executive — get involved in events and fundraising and connect with others in the aviation community.

Research opportunities ― pursue impactful scholarly research to benefit our communities and advance the reputation of the Bissett School of Business.

Start your career immediately — our grads are sought after in the airline industry. Gain the skill set and connections to go directly from program to employment.

Airline partnership programs — our airline partnerships provide students with direct access to mentorship, experiential learning and interview possibilities.


Aviation is a career like no other. Mount Royal’s two-year aviation diploma is one of Canada’s elite Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) accredited programs, integrating academic preparation with flight simulator training for a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Learn aviation and business theory, while building connections with MRU’s airline partners: Jazz, WestJet, Porter, AirSprint, and Sunwing. Understand how to fly in single and two-pilot operations using crew resource management skills.

Graduate as a highly-trained pilot, with a minimum of 200 hours of flying time, ready for a career in your field. Enter an industry where the qualifications of Mount Royal Aviation graduates are well-known.

A Canadian Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is required for entry into this program and must be completed by Aug. 31.

Career possibilities

  • Commercial, charter or corporate pilot
  • Airline administrator
  • Flight instructor
  • Agricultural spraying
  • Medical evacuation (MedEvac) pilot
  • Pipeline and fire patrol pilot
  • Canadian Armed Forces pilot
  • Aerial surveillance

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Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Students from Calgary and around the world consistently rank Mount Royal among Canada's best universities for quality of teaching and overall educational experience. Learn more about why you belong here.

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Aviation program to receive $8.1 million

Expansion part of partnership with WestJet.

Horizon Award winner and Aviation diploma alumna Ashley Black flying a plane.

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award

Alumna Sophia Wells is recognized for her impact and inspiration to women in aviation.

Prime Minister Mackenzie King pins wings on Ken Lett in 1942.

Second World War pilot Ken Lett donates $2.4 million to MRU aviation program

Love of flying and business leads to gift geared towards student success.

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Bissett School of Business

Mount Royal is pleased to offer seven Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, including majors in General Management, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and a diploma in Aviation.

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