Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

Description and Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a variety of managerial positions within the multifaceted aviation industry. The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in business management with an emphasis on managerial-level decision-making and problem-solving to develop the skill sets necessary to enable an aviation workforce to function effectively while maximizing profitability. In addition to developing a thorough understanding of the business of aviation, students will also develop the leadership skills necessary to motivate others and communicate effectively.  

Program Length

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. Examine the use of data and information technology in support of aviation management decision-making.
  2. Analyze aviation operations using a systems management approach.
  3. Explore key leadership and management theories for aviation strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control.
  4. Describe the impact of law, regulations, and labor issues in aviation business operations.
  5. Examine safety management’s influence on the industry and the global environment.

General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.