BS Aviation - Aviation Management

The Aviation Management option prepares students to work in either a public or private airport or a general aviation company.

Graduates of the BS in Aviation with an option in Aviation Management will be able to:

  1. Apply marketing principles to the aviation industry
  2. Interpret and analyze financial statements and control concepts
  3. Develop and use accounting and budgetary data to assist management in decision making and control activities
  4. Comprehend the role of finance in an aviation business including financial planning and forecasting
  5. Apply business principles to the management of environmental issues including noise generation and abatement
  6. Understand the nature and sources of law and legal problems encountered by managers
  7. Apply principles of human resource management
  8. Analyze the growth of the major components of the aviation industry at the national and international levels
  9. Analyze the current structure of the aviation industry including general aviation, the airlines, corporate aviation, airports, original equipment manufacturers (OEMS), and manufacturers
  10. Describe the impact of limited airspace and airport capacity on the growth of the aviation industry
  11. Use business principles in airport planning and management
  12. Understand the role and politics of local governments and how this impacts the aviation industry
  13. Describe aspects of managing air transportation companies.
  14. Describe the air traffic control system and relationships between en route, terminal, tower, and flight service functions.
  15. Understand private sector union-management issues
  16. Understand the causes of noise generation and procedures for noise abatement
  17. Apply land use and facilities planning practices to airports and general aviation facilities
  18. Understand aviation leasing and property management issues including the impact of federal regulations
  19. Apply technology to increase efficiency and security in airports


The following courses are required for this option. To read a description of each course, please click on it. Please note that recurring changes to the course catalog may break or disable existing links. As an alternative, search the catalog for your desired course or visit the Advising page for more information.

General Education (27 units)

  • Of the 51 units required by the university, 24 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.

Preparation for the Major (22 units)

Aviation Core (24 units)

Aviation Management Option (47 units)

BS in Aviation: Option in Aviation Management -- Additional Program Information