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Aviation Management

The Master of Science degree program with an area of study in Aviation Management is designed to prepare students for new careers in Aviation management, as well working professionals to transition from the practical or technical side of aviation into a management role. The 36 credit program is offered completely online and can be completed in less than two years on a part-time basis and without the need for students to sacrifice their professional and personal responsibilities. 

The program provides a strong foundation with the core curriculum providing advanced learning in the modern tools of management, leadership, for applied science and technology. Students will also gain skills in Aviation Management, including Air Carrier Operations, Aviation Economics, Data Analytics, Aviation Safety and Security, Human Resources and Labor Relations and Airport Management and Operations. Students can choose 5 courses in the Aviation Management area.

Courses Credits
I. Core Courses 15
  • APS-602 Managing People in Technology Based Organizations
(3)
  • APS-510 Project Management for Technology
(3)
  • APS-600 Enhancing Performance in Technology Organizations
(3)
  • IAS-551 Foundations of Information Assurance
(3)
  • APS-601 Cost Estimation and Financial Management for Engineers and Technologists
(3)
II. Area of Study (Student's choose 5 courses)* 15
  • AVM-501 Aviation Safety and Security Programs Management
(3)
  • AVM-502 Air Carrier Operations
(3)
  • AVM-503 Airport Management and Operations
(3)
  • AVM-504 Aviation Economics and Fiscal Management
(3)
  • AVM-505 Human Resource Management and Labor Relations in Aviation
(3)
  • AVM-506 Data Analytics for the Aviation Industry
(3)
III. APS-700 Masters Project in Applied Science and Technology 6
Total Credits 36

*Courses are under development

Area of Study in Aviation Management Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Employ the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools appropriate for managers and leaders in the Aviation industry.
  2. Apply best practices and technologies to maintain industry wide safety standards.
  3. Assess and analyze data to optimize performance both in the air and on the ground with airline and airport operations.
  4. Develop security practices, both practical and cybersecurity, to contain threats to the aviation industry and mitigate future occurrences. 
  5. Integrate economic and fiscal management practices within airline and airport operations.
  6. Analyze the role of management practice within airline and airport operation

Don Cucuzzella

Don CucuzzellaDonald Cucuzzella, assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, oversees our Aviation programs and helped design the University's Aviation Management degree.

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