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 - Quantitative Evaluation in Transportation: 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 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.  (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 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.  (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 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. (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.  Aviation is an economic powerhouse, a catalyst both driving and enabling the interdependent global economy. The course material will cover the unique business models and best practices in financial management for both the airport and airline industries and analyze the relationship between the two (including the complications implicit in highly divergent planning horizons).  There is also a section on aircraft finance and the complexity of the decisions leading up to building a fleet to serve the airlines’ forecast growth.  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 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)