The Aviation Management (AVM) major prepares students for careers as managers in various areas of the aviation industry. The program develops expertise in business management with emphasis on administration of various aviation enterprises. The curriculum includes such areas as business economics, data acquisition and analysis, finance, marketing, and the study of aviation business law and regulation. The AVM program offers three (3) areas of focus or career tracks:

  • Airport management
  • Airline management
  • Air traffic control

Students must select the career track of their choice by their Junior or Senior year. Each career track consists of the university core, a business core, and a common aviation core. The remaining course requirements are specific to the chosen track and consist of a final sequence of courses leading to a culminating experience course (internship or independent study research project) in the area chosen. It may be possible for a student to select more than one area of focus.

 


AVM MAJOR REQUIREMENTS


The degree program in Aviation Management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and includes the following four (4) components:

  • General education core
  • Davis College of Business core
  • Common aviation management core
  • Area of focus or career track

General Education Core - Ten (10) credit hours will be fulfilled in major.

Code Course Credit
ENGL 103 Introduction to Writing 3
CS 150 Personal Productivity Using Technology 3
ECON 201 Principle of Macroeconomics1 -
ENGL 203 World Literature 3
HIST 150 Modern World History 3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
XX xxx Mathematics1 -
XX xxx Lab Science1 -
XX xxx Social Science 3
XX xxx Humanities 3
XX xxx Fine Arts 3
XX xxx International Studies 3
Subtotal: 37

1. Credit fulfilled in major


Davis College of Business Core

Code Course Credit
ACCT 201 Principle of Accounting I 1 3
ACCT 202 Principle of Accounting II 1 3
MGT 308 Business Communications 1 3
ECON 201 Principle of Macroeconomics 1 3
ECON 202 Principle of Microeconomics 1 3
MATH 112 Modern Applications of Math 1 3
DSIM 203 Applied Business & Economic Analysis 1 3
DSIM 301 Business Statistics 3
DSIM 305 Quantitative Business Method 3
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
INB 303 Competing in the Global Environment 3
MGT 310 Organizational Behavior and
Leadership Skills
3
MGT 320 Leadership 3
DSIM 370 Management of Information Technology 3
MKG 301 Principle of Marketing 3
DSIM 350 Project/Operations Management 3
MGT 432 Business Strategy/Venture Development 3
Subtotal: 51

1. A “C” (2.0) or better is required in order to use this course as part of the core requirement for any business major.


Common Aviation Management Core

Code Course Credit
AVS 101 Aviation Science for Private Pilots 3
AVS 103 Introduction to Aviation Automation 3
AVM 301 Aviation History 3
AVM 302 Aviation Economics 3
AVM 403

Aviation Transportation Environment
(Basic Air Traffic Control)

3
AVM 406 Aviation Law 3
MGT 360 Human Resource Management 3
PHYS 125 Aviation Physics 4
Subtotal: 25

CAREER TRACKS (Students will select one Career Track below.)



Airport Management Track

Code Course Credit
AVM 306 Airport Planning and Management 3
AVM 404 Civil Aviation Operations 3

AVM 490
or AVM 487

Airport Management Internship
Airport Research Project1
3
3
XX xxx Plus two (2) Aviation Electives2 6
Total: 18


Airline Management Track

Code Course Credit
AVM 311 Airline Management 3
AVM 306 Airport Planning and Management 3
AVM 490
or AVM 488
Airline Management Internship
Airline Research Project1
3
3
XX xxx Plus two (2) Aviation Electives2 6
Total: 18

Air Traffic Control Track

Code Course Credit
AVS 102 Aviation Weather 3
AVM 306 Airport Management 3
AVM 405 Advanced Air Traffic Control3 3
AVM 490 ATC
or AVM 488
Internship
ATC Research Project1
3
3
XX xxx Plus one (1) Aviation Elective2 3
Total: 18

1. This is a culminating experience for the area of focus. The student will be required to complete either an internship
or a senior research project (independent study course) under the supervision of an aviation faculty. Internships
that serve as the culminating experience must be structured and formalized through an agreement with a specific
corporations or organizations.
2. Aviation elective can include any AVO, AVM, or AVS course not listed in the common aviation management core
or the specific concentration.
3. AVM 405 is a capstone course for the Air Traffic Control track. The course provides a review of all key components
of the FAA Air Traffic Basics Course and gives the student a more in depth knowledge of critical air traffic control
operations and procedures.



AVM MINOR REQUIREMENTS


A minor in Aviation Management requires the student complete the following courses:

Code Course Credit
AVS 101 Aviation Science for Private Pilots 3
AVM 301 Aviation History & Development 3
Subtotal: 6

In addition, nine (9) credit hours must be taken from the following courses:

Code Course Credit
AVM 302

Aviation Economics - 3

AVM 306 Airport Planning & Management - 3
AVM 403 The Aviation Transportation
System Environment - 3
AVM 404 Civil Aviation Operations - 3
AVM 406 Aviation Law - 3
Subtotal: 9
Total: 15

 

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