Prepare to manage an airport, lead a team of air traffic controllers, run a company or help set aviation policy in the aviation industry.

Aviation Management

At any given time there are thousands of airplanes crisscrossing the globe. Operations on the ground -- airports, airline companies, air traffic controllers, and more -- help ensure passenger safety, efficient logistics and healthy business practices. For these roles, the industry requires knowledgeable individuals with excellent critical thinking skills. With an aviation management degree, you will gain the knowledge and skills to be an important part of the complex airline industry.

Special features

What can I do?

Air traffic controller
Airline dispatcher
Airport operations director
Revenue management analyst

Where can I go?

United States Air Force
Continental Airlines
Southwest Airlines
American Airlines

The bachelor's degree in aviation management is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Important Public Information

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

What to expect in Aviation Management

Core courses

AT 10000 Introduction To Aviation and Transportation Technology
AT 10200 Aviation Business
AT 10300 Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion And Tracking Systems
AT 10600 Basic Aircraft Science
AT 14400 Private Pilot Lectures
AT 20200 Aerospace Vehicle Systems Design, Analysis and Operations
AT 20300 Aviation Operations Management
AT 25200 Aviation Projects
AT 36201 Aviation Operations
AT 41200 Aviation Finance
AT 42101 Managerial Economics In Aviation
AT 47500 Aviation Law
AT 48100 Aviation Safety Problems
AT 49800 Aviation and Transportation Technology Capstone
MGMT 20000 Introductory Accounting
MGMT 20100 Management Accounting I

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The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the 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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