Online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management
Program at a Glance
- Become a leader in a wide range of supervisory roles in the aviation industry.
- Gain a foundation in aviation operations and business management while developing decision-making and problem-solving skills required for managerial-level positions.
- Take convenient online courses developed by Purdue University’s prestigious School of Aviation and Transportation Technology expert faculty and leadership.
- Personalize your degree with electives based on your career interests, including two micro-credentials in business development or diversity.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management Overview
Interested in advancing or launching your career in the aviation industry? Prepare for a wide range of leadership positions in this growing field with our online aviation management degree.*
The BS in Aviation Management combines courses in aviation and business to give you a broad understanding of the industry and help you develop the leadership skills and knowledge needed for supervisory roles. Find your place within this multifaceted field—applicable positions range from gate agent to aviation business operations supervisor and freight and cargo management.
Through our bachelor’s in aviation management program, you will:
- Develop specialized knowledge of the aviation industry and enhance your business management, leadership, and communication skills.
- Take courses taught by faculty with real-world experience as pilots, entrepreneurs, and military personnel.
- Learn how to make an airline workforce function effectively while maximizing profitability.
- Explore key leadership and management theories for aviation strategy, formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
The curriculum was designed by experts from Purdue University’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology and Purdue Global’s School of Business and Information Technology, which offers ACBSP-accredited business programs.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
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What Courses Will I Take?
Coursework combines aviation studies and business management, providing a foundational knowledge of the specialized industry and leadership skills that will help you succeed in a variety of managerial roles.
The curriculum emphasizes problem-solving and managerial-level decision-making, and includes courses on communication, operations, finance, safety, and more.See All Aviation Management Courses
- Aviation Business
- Introduction to Managment
- Aviation Finance
- Leadership in Practice
- Airline Operations
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits94
- Elective Credits41
- Total Credits180
Whether you’re interested in operations, airline consulting, airport security, or manufacturing, the online aviation management degree helps you qualify for leadership roles across the growing aviation industry.†
You can work for airlines, airports, the Federal Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, and more. Applicable positions include airfield operator, manager of airlines and airport security, and freight and cargo management.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical thinking
- Active listening
- Judgement and decision-making
- Management of personnel resources
- Complex problem-solving
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
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*Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.
†Aviation Industry Job Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Airline and Commercial Pilots, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/airline-and-commercial-pilots.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.