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Pilots make up a very small fraction of the available careers in the vast and expansive aviation industry. Providing an estimated 62.7 million jobs worldwide, virtually every career discipline has either a direct or indirect role in or connection to the aviation world. The demand for air travel, logistics, and associated technologies is climbing rapidly in response to an increasing world population and the steady stream, even a surge in some cases, of retirements. According to Boeing (2018), hundreds of thousands of aerospace jobs worldwide will need to be filled in the next two decades. Trained industry professionals are highly sought after to meet this need.

Whether you already have a career path in mind, or are still exploring the possibilities, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management was designed to expose students to the seemingly limitless career opportunities in the aerospace industry and serve as a foundation, providing necessary knowledge, vital experiences, internships, certifications, and guidance on any additional training or experience that may be necessary for a chosen career path.

Degree Requirements   Course Descriptions

Career Pathways

  • Airport
    • Operations
      • Airfield Operations
      • Terminal Operations
      • Landside Operations
      • Dispatch/Operations Control Center
    • Maintenance
      • Airfield Maintenance
    • Marketing
      • Air Service Development
      • Intergovernmental / Public Relations
    • Administration
      • Airport Manager
      • Finance / Accounting
      • FBO Manager
  • Airline
    • Flight Operations
      • Flight Dispatcher
      • Fleet Planning
      • Fleet Management
      • Gate Management
      • Crew Records Administration
      • Maintenance Records Administration
    • Scheduling
      • Flight Scheduling
      • Ground Operations Scheduling
      • Route Planning
      • Crew Scheduling
    • Safety
      • Safety Auditor
      • Safety Investigator
    • Marketing
      • Sales
      • Company Promotion
      • Business Development
      • Contract & Account Management
    • Data Analysis
      • Airline Research Analysis
      • Flight Data Analysis
    • Ground Operations
      • Customer Service Agent
      • Ground Service Agent
      • Baggage Supervisor
    • Training
      • Training Development
      • Training Scheduler
      • Training Manager
      • Training Records Processor
    • Materials
      • Air Cargo
      • Shipping & Export Agent
      • Purchaser
      • Expeditor
      • Logistics & Supply Chain
      • Aircraft Acquisition
  • Safety
    • Risk Management
    • Safety Management Systems
    • Safety Innovation
    • Aviation Safety Inspection (FAA)
    • Safety Analysis
    • Safety Officer
  • Corporate Aviation
    • Flight Department Management
    • Maintenance Management
    • Logistics Planning
    • Scheduling & Route Planninig
    • Ground Crew Operations
  • Consulting
    • Airport Planning
    • Air Service Development
    • Strategy Development
  • Manufacturing
    • Aftermarket Services / Sales
    • Product Sales
  • Government
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
    • Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • FAA Commercial Space Transportation


 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and procedures to manage private and public aviation organizations and will be assessed through a comprehensive exam administered in AVSC 4900 Strategic Aviation Management.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and procedures to manage private and public aviation organizations and will be assessed using an Aviation Technical Analysis rubric applied to scenario requiring competency of practical techniques learned in various aviation management courses.
  • Students will evaluate market conditions in an aviation management simulation resulting in the execution of strategic and tactical actions.
  • Students will produce professional quality reports and effectively present the information to an audience using appropriate technology.
  • Students will demonstrate self-directed learning to complete a professional industry certification, training course or an approved internship program.