Course Offerings

MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management courses are offered on a rolling format, 100% online, that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. The rolling format allows you to complete the 30 required credit hours in 12 months to 5 years. We'll work with you to establish your individual plan of study.

Required Courses

  • AT 50500 - Research Methods in Aviation: Explores the practical approach to research as it applies to identifying and analyzing problems in aviation industry settings. Such problems and issues often require a diversity of research skills to effectively address dynamic problems in complex and often high-risk work environments. The course offers an overview of mixed research methods that lend themselves well to practical problem solving.  (3 credits)
  • AT 50700 - Measurement & Evaluation in Industry & Technology: Presents an introduction to measurement strategies in an industrial and human resource environment. The evaluation of measurement outcomes will be the primary focus. Using statistical concepts appropriate for industrial environments, the role of the manager in planning and conducting effective research will be presented.  (3 credits)

Elective Course Options

  • AT 50800 - Quality & Productivity in Industry & Technology: Examines the contemporary issues of continuous improvement in quality and productivity in manufacturing and service industries. Includes a close examination of the evolving philosophies' bearing on the scope, improvement and costs of quality assurance programs in industry and technology.  (3 credits)
  • AT 52000 - Operational Assessment & Improvement: This course focuses on developing the skills needed to analyze, formulate and apply pragmatic techniques for work task improvement. Concepts to be studied will include the enhancement of workflow structure, critical sequence element streamlining and value-added analysis development.  (3 credits)
  • AT 52100 - Resource Analysis and Optimization: Develops the skills to analyze, formulate and apply techniques for work task improvement. Concepts include workflow enhancement, critical element streamlining, and value added analysis.  (3 credits)
  • AT 52600 - Aviation Leadership: Using foundational readings, case studies, and critical analysis techniques, the contribution of past and contemporary aviation leaders will be reviewed.  (3 credits)
  • AT 52800 - Management and Design of Training Systems: Examines practical applications of managing the training process in industry and educational settings, including the development of instructional materials from an adult learner viewpoint. Students will design an instructional program using established management training models. Curriculum design using various forms of media and delivery strategies will be emphasized.  (3 credits)
  • AT 53100 - International Civil Aviation Regulatory Systems: Provides extensive multi-modal transportation security experience. Students will receive detailed information on air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline security programs, as well as applicable threat mitigation processes. Research will be conducted on emerging international aviation issues.  (3 credits)
  • AT 53200 - Contemporary Issues in Transportation Security:  Provides extensive multi-modal transportation security experience.  Discussion will cover air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline security programs as well as applicable threat mitigation.  (3 credits)
  • AT 67500 - Aviation Safety Program Development: The goals of this course are to create a working safety office that allows students to work as a safety officer reacting to real-life aviation safety problems. In so doing, students will achieve the following objectives and will be able to: (1) describe the regulatory and risk environment in which airline safety offices exist; (2) describe safety theories and models; (3) describe human factors and accident causation; (4) collect and analyze safety related data; (5) prepare documentations for references and trainings; (6) manage an airline safety office and implement safety precedents; (7) process and disseminate information related to accident prevention and risk minimization; (8) audit safety plans for air careers, airports, or FBOs. (3 credits)
  • AT 57200 - Human Error and Safety: Explores the definition and nature of human error, error chains and casual factors in error generation. Error taxonomies will provide a classification scheme for grouping errors and assessing error criticality. Methods for assessing risk and predicting error generation potentials will be investigated. Accident and incident case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate course concepts.  (3 credits)
  • AT 57300 - Managing the Risk of Organizational Accidents: Examines strategies various industries use to assess the risk of organizational accidents and to develop safety management programs to prevent, capture, and recover from conditions that lead to disastrous outcomes. Strategies such as High Reliability Organizations, Operational Risk Management, Behavioral Based Safety, Tripod Delta, and Safety Cultures are explored as successful methods for improving organizational safety in high-risk environments and endeavors. (3 credits)
  • AT 58100 - Aviation Financial Management in a COVID World: This course provides an overview of aviation financial management and is intended for current and future aviation and aerospace leaders and managers. Taking a global view, the course opens with two sessions on the tremendous economic impact of the aviation sector.  Supplementing the on-line content, the course will use relevant readings and case studies as well as statistical data in time series to demonstrate the way financial management has evolved to improve performance in both the airport and airline industries. (3 credits)
  • AT 57400 - Concepts of Aviation Human Factors: Exploration of contemporary issues and research related to human factors theory and program strategies as they relate to the aviation industry. The course ventures beyond ergonomic issues into more diverse human factors considerations, while discussing an industry-wide and organizational perspective.
  • AT 54700 - Airline Revenue Management: This course is a detailed study of airline management principles and processes. Topics include airline, economics, organization, forecasting, marketing, alliances, pricing, scheduling, finance, fleet planning, labor relations and air freight. Business ethics pertaining to airlines are introduced.
  • AT 53100 - International Civil Aviation Regulatory Systems: Provides extensive multi-modal transportation safety and regulatory oversight experience. Students will receive detailed information on air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline safety regulatory programs, as well as applicable safety mitigation processes.
  • AT 54600-Aviation Financial Instruments and Operations: The course concentrates on increasing the understanding of financial expertise in analyzing trading and hedging programs for application in reducing aviation operational risk exposure. The studies include research into the development and use of operational indexes and their possible relation to hedging with commodity and security instruments. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of current operational measurements and correlations to trading and hedging financial instruments in providing improved risk management in operational environments. 
  • AT 54700-Airline Revenue Management: This course aims to provide students with experience in airline revenue management applications. Primarily focusing on the commercial operation of airlines, this course covers various contemporary topics such as the segmentation, inventory control, forecasting, budgeting and pricing. This course will use simulations to enhance the overall learning-teaching experience. AT 54800-Aircraft Asset Management This course provides the student with a detailed exploration of aircraft asset management programs in both airlines and business aviation organizations. Students analyze and study the critical components of an asset management program, the financial methods in aircraft asset management, acquisition proposals, and development plans of aircraft acquisitions in this course. An airline industry-relevant project is used to improve student reasoning and application of industry standard aircraft asset management analysis procedures to include forecasting techniques, present value calculations, and benefit-cost analyses. This course serves as the foundational knowledge required for AT 54900. 

  • AT 54900-Aircraft Leasing: This course provides students with training and experience managing aircraft leases using financial and risk management methodologies specific to the airline and business aviation industries. Students conduct financial evaluations of leasing versus ownership programs of airlines, as well as analyze debt, equity and capital markets for aircraft financing. The course includes an examination of taxation issues related to aircraft leasing, maintenance reserves, and auditing of aircraft financial performance. The prerequisite for this course is AT 54800.