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- Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management
- Masters of Science in Aviation Safety Management
Overview: The Aviation Management program provides the student with an excellent business curriculum linked to specialized knowledge of the aviation industry. The student will be able to apply sound business practices and principles to the aviation field.
Curriculum: The Aviation Management curriculum provides aviation knowledge during the freshman year. In the remaining years, the student studies a strong business management core of 39 credit hours that provides skill and knowledge in economics, management, finance, international business and the decision sciences. Advanced aviation coursework includes airport management, aviation law, air transportation economics and a capstone seminar experience.
It is possible to have a dual major in Professional Piloting and Aviation Management.
Careers in the Field: The career opportunities are very broad for graduates of the Aviation Management degree program. Numerous supervisory positions are available in the aerospace industry, including, commercial airlines, aircraft manufacturers, fixed base operators, corporate aviation, airports and government agencies. These positions may be in sales, marketing, personnel management and/or budgeting.
About the Faculty: Professionals from the business aviation community along with department faculty teach the Aviation Management courses. The faculty of the John Cook School of Business teach the business courses within the program.
Internship Opportunities: The college and department provide a comprehensive list of internship opportunities in all areas of the business aviation career field. Internships are very important to the student's transition to the work place.
An internship is required for completion of the Aviation Management degree.