Aviation Management Degree
The Aviation Management degree focuses on the business knowledge needed for success in the airline and aviation industries, emphasizing general management and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of aviation operations. The degree contains an embedded general business minor and 14 hours of free electives to tailor the degree to career aspirations. The degree leads to careers with airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports, and other segments of the aviation industry.
What to Expect
During your freshman and sophomore years, you will take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses promote the development of analytical and critical thinking skills, communication skills, and mathematic skills that prepare you for the degree coursework and the 21st century workforce. You will take a few introductory-level aviation courses and should get involved with a student organization such as Women in Aviation, the War Eagle Flying Team, or Striped Wings Student Ambassadors to begin connecting with other students, alumni, and industry professionals.
As a junior, you’ll start the major coursework for your degree and should consider running for an officer position in a student organization to develop your leadership skills in the aviation environment. Consider internships for the upcoming summer as the experience and professional networks you build will give you a professional edge as you move into your senior year. As a senior, you will complete your coursework and begin the job interview process. Graduate school is an option for those wishing to continue their education.
Aviation Management Minor
The aviation management minor provides students in other majors an overview of the aviation industry. The program allows students of any major the opportunity to broaden their horizons in the field of aviation and transportation. Students can tailor their minor coursework to fit their interests and may begin taking courses in the minor as early as their freshman year if they meet the course prerequisites.