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Aviation Management (AM)

Imagine obtaining a bachelor’s degree that would qualify you for a variety of positions within a very dynamic profession. What if you could take a few years to study an industry and speak to professionals before you committed to what specific area you wanted to work in. Completing a degree in Aviation Management affords you this flexibility and provides an exciting job environment. For decades this degree has been preparing students to enter the aviation field and take key administrative positions. Our graduates are currently employed as Airport Managers, Air Traffic Controllers, Aircraft Dispatchers, Aviation Consultants, Federal Aviation Administration Airports Division, INDOT Office of Aviation, Airline Management as well as others. For students who are interested in making themselves even more competitive we encourage them to take leadership roles in aviation student organizations, complete American Association of Airport Executives training certificates (AAAE) and obtain a Private Pilot Certificate. If you would like to discuss the degree in more detail please feel free to contact the department chairperson.

Program Strengths

  • Recognized throughout the Midwest as a high-quality program
  • Provides technical and management skills for students interested in working in ground based aviation positions. 
  • Qualified faculty members who are dedicated to student success. 
  • Flexible degree allows students to pursue many specialty areas in aviation management

A variety of scholarships ranging from $500 to $1500 are available to full-time aviation technology students on a competitive basis. Credit is awarded for aviation related internships.

Aviation Management Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge of air traffic operations
  • Acquire knowledge of airport operations
  • Acquire knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Acquire good verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand the need for formality and respect in communication
  • Work in a diverse team setting
  • Understand and exhibit ethical responsibility
  • Demonstrate responsibility and professionalism

Career Information

The program has alumni working at the Federal Aviation Administration, in military services, as aircraft dispatchers, at the state offices of aviation, in airline management, aviation consultants and many other aviation specialty areas.


(Indiana residents. Estimated at 2007-08 rates. Approximate cost per year)  Cost for EACH of four academic years

Academic Credit Hour Fees


Technology Fee


Room and Board




Students planning to earn the FAA Private Pilot Certificate should add approximately $6,400.00 to overall costs.