Aviation Management - Overview

A bachelor of science degree in aviation management prepares students for a career in any aspect of the business of, and managerial roles in, the aviation industry. 

Students have the opportunity to explore and learn the management and operation of domestic and international airlines, modern airports, corporate aviation, and fixed-based operations (FBO's).

The learning outcomes for the aviation management degree are:

  • an understanding of the impact of aviation and technology in a global/societal context;
  • an ability to apply the techniques, skills, and modern aviation management tools to perform business related tasks;
  • an ability to function on a multi-discplinary management team which includes technical and management issues;
  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to ensure safe and efficient operations;
  • an ability to accurately analyze and interpret data, and design experiments for a variety of problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an abiltiy to communicate with agency representatives, superiors, subordinates, and peers with precision and clarity;
  • recognition of the need for the ability to engage in lifelong learning; and
  • knowledge of contemporary aviation industry issues.

Aviation Core Courses (31 Credits):

AVI 131 Basic Ground School 
AVI 145 Safety and Ethics in Aviation
AVI 233 Air Transportation
AVI 322 Human Capitol & Employee Management
AVI 333 Security & Crisis Management
AVI 337 Airport Management
AVI 341 Aviation Law
AVI 349 Aviation Safety Management
AVI 444 Air Transportion Economics & Finance
AVI 385/387/485/486/487    Aviation Internship
   or AVI 496    or Washington Seminar
   or AVI 391/392/491/492        or Independent Research

Business Foundation Courses (21/22 Credits):

BAC 120 Macroeconomics 
BAC 201 Principles of Management
BAC 241 Principles of Financial Accounting
BAC 242 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BAC 280 Principles of Marketing
BAC 300 Principles of Finance
BAC 336 Business Statistics
   or UDMA 150        or Analysis of Functions & Trig


Aviation Concentrations (6/10 Credits):

General Aviation Management
AVI 344    Corporate Aviation
AVI 348 Fixed Base Operations


Airline Operations Management
AVI 346    Airline Management
AVI 445 International Airline Management & Operations


Air Traffic Management
AVI 231    Instrument Ground
AVI 234 Procedures & National Airspace System


Course Descriptions

Four Year Paradigm, Air Traffic Management Focus

Four Year Paradigm Airline Focus