Help aerospace companies navigate complex data and agreements to ensure sound financial footing.

Aerospace Financial Analysis

Aerospace Financial Analysis Degree

The business side of aviation industry is complex, from aircraft leases to fuel options to route efficiency. When you major in aerospace financial analysis at Purdue University, you will gain the expertise necessary to bridge the knowledge gap between airline operations professionals and their financial counterparts.

Industry leaders are asking for more experts in aviation and aerospace finance as their contracts become more complex, their leases more numerous, and their capacity more flexible. You will gain a broad exposure as a financial analyst with a strong focus on aviation management. Your courses will provide insights into how companies in the industry operate and how financial decisions affect operations. Some of your first-year courses include: basic aircraft science, aerospace vehicle propulsion and tracking systems and aviation business.

During your pursuit of an aerospace financial analysis degree, you’ll work with faculty in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology who have years of experience in industry or research.


  • Take advantage of firsthand knowledge from professors who have worked in all aspects of the aviation industry.
  • Study in one of only a few national programs with a focus on finances and analysis.
  • Explore other aspects of the aviation industry as your learn alongside students with majors in other aviation disciplines.
  • Enjoy high demand for your talents.
  • Work hands-on at the country’s first university-owned airport with the state’s second busiest air traffic control tower. Utilize the real-time data collected on-site at Purdue University Airport for projects.
  • Engage with industry on a regular basis and be considered for their internships and other placement opportunities. Beyond Purdue University and Polytechnic career fairs, aerospace financial analysis majors can take advantage of an annual career fair planned for all students in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate


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What can I do?

Capital asset manager
Leasing analyst
Airline fleet planning analyst
Aerospace financial modeling analyst

Where can I go?

United Airlines
Universal Asset Management (UAM)
American Airlines
I wanted a very hands-on, jump right in kind of environment and am very thankful I was directed to Purdue Polytechnic. I started getting real experience from my first year, and I’ve gotten to know several professors who do whatever it takes to make sure people are learning.
Tyler Housholder
Aviation Management
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About the school/department

The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is focused on providing the education and skills necessary to create and build airworthy machines, manage all facets of the aviation industry, and safely pilot aircraft for a variety of consumers. Research projects touch on the same topics as well as NextGen aviation challenges, alternative aviation fuel and general aviation issues.

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