Our BA in Aviation Management provides you with a broad knowledge base in the field of aviation management, including modern aviation technology and best practices in business. If you are interested in aviation or aeronautics or are currently working in the field, this degree can help position you for a career that combines aviation and business principles.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized Florida Tech for Top Tier Online Bachelor's Programs and Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans (2021)
What You'll Learn
In our BA in Aviation Management program, offered 100% online, you will develop an overall perspective on airport management and development, and air transportation management. You will also gain practical knowledge by creating an airline business plan, including exploring factors affecting airspace and airfield capacity, and the selection of facilities and equipment necessary to run an aviation maintenance operation.
What Can You Do with a BA in Aviation Management?
A bachelor’s in aviation management can open many career paths, including:
Director of aviation
Manager of airport operations
General aviation manager
Airport security manager
Freight and cargo management
Why Earn a Bachelor's?
Earning a degree may help you cultivate the knowledge needed to position yourself for growth and leadership in a dynamic industry. The Florida Tech curriculum combines a broad-based business curriculum with aviation-specific courses to ensure students are prepared for various careers in the aviation industry upon graduation.
In general, people who have earned bachelor’s degrees have higher earnings and experience less unemployment than those who only hold high school degrees, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The 100% online learning environment means you can study where and when it’s most convenient for you, with no commutes and no set class times.
Already have experience in Aviation? Here’s how you can earn college credits* towards your Aviation Management degree!
If you already hold any of the below licenses or certifications, Florida Tech offers you the ability to test your knowledge. Simply pass Florida Tech’s exam with a score of 70 or above and you may be eligible to receive college credits towards your Aviation Management degree** at Florida Tech for your past experience.
To learn more fill out the form to the right and an enrollment representative will contact you to answer any questions you have and discuss the next steps.
*Subject to Florida Tech Advance Credits policy. Credits are not guaranteed through this process.
**New or transfer students in the online undergraduate (AA/BA) Aviation Management programs, who hold their private, instrument, and/or commercial pilot’s license, or have earned their FAA A&P Maintenance Certificate (General, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics) or Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate, are eligible for related academic credit via Advanced Standing Exams
Why Choose Florida Tech?
When you choose Florida Tech, you’re earning an education at an established institution that has been recognized for its excellence, return on investment, and commitment to veterans:
Top Tier University – U.S. News & World Report (2021)
Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential – PayScale College Salary Report (2020)
Top Tier Online Bachelor’s Programs and Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans – U.S. News & World Report (2021)
Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.
Core and Major Education
AHF 3101 Introduction to Human Factors
ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
AVM 3201 Aviation Planning
AVM 3202 Airport Design
AVM 4302 Aviation Law
AVM 4303 General Aviation Operations and Management
AVM 4501 Air Transportation Management
AVM 4502 Aviation Business Simulation (Q)
AVM 4701 Airport Management
AVS 2102 Aerodynamics
AVT 2201 National Airspace System
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
CIS 1130 PC Applications or CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
COM 1102 Writing About Literature
EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1
EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2
EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
EMG 3225 Finance for Managers
EMG 3327 Management Information Systems
EMG 3301 Principles of Management
EMG 3331 Management of Human Resources
EMK 3601 Principles of Marketing
EST 2703 Statistics
MTH 1701 College Algebra
Two 2000-level (or higher) communication courses Credit Hours: 6
Humanities (9 credit hours)
Select one course:
HUM 1015 Mythology
HUM 1020 Art Appreciation
HUM 1021 Integrated Arts
HUM 1023 Philosophy of Human Nature
HUM 1024 Religions of the World 1: Western Religions
Select first HUM Core Course:
HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
HUM 2141 World Art History 1: Pre-History to Early Global Awareness
HUM 2211 British Literature and Culture
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
HUM 2551 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Select second HUM Core Course:
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1 (may not be repeated for credit)
HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2
HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present
HUM 2552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
Free Electives (choose three) (9 credit hours)
Physical/Life Sciences (6 credit hours)
EDS 1021 General Physical Science
Any 1000-level or higher (BIO, CHM, EDS, ENS, MET, OCN, PHY, SPS)
Restricted Electives (12 credit hours)
BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
BUS 3605 Consumer Behavior
BUS 3607 Marketing Research
BUS 4601 Marketing Analysis and Strategy
EBA 3334 Applied Decision Methods for Business
HSC 1000 Homeland Security
Any CIS 1140+ or any CSE Credit Hours: 3
Any 1000-level (or higher) (AHF, AVM, AVS, AVT) Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 121
Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Florida Institute of Technology is also one of only six universities designated a core partner in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability (PEGASAS).
A Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management can elevate your professional opportunities in a range of career paths, such as airline manager, director of aviation, general manager of airport operations, general aviation manager, airport security manager, and freight and cargo management.