If you're looking to build a career in the aviation or airline industries, a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Southern New Hampshire University can put you on the track to success. This program will provide you with the skills and specialized knowledge that you need to get ahead in the field of aviation.
Your courses in the Aviation Management program will emphasize the importance of general education, and a healthy dose of business courses will help you grapple with the business side of the industry. These will be complemented with classwork and experiential learning opportunities in the aviation field that will help you acclimate to your future career after graduation.
Airline Operations: Focuses on the operations side of airline management. You will learn the fundamentals of financial accounting, as well as the particulars of managerial accounting. Through this concentration, you will develop an understanding of the financial challenges as applied to the aviation industry, including an overview of the accounting cycle, financial statements, and ethical responsibilities. You will learn how to manage the challenges and ultimately address them.
Airport Management: Focuses primarily on conveying the logistical knowledge and management skills necessary to oversee the management of an airport. You will study project management with the ultimate goal of becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®). Topics covered within this concentration include airport and airspace capacity management, the relationship between delay and capacity, aircraft operating characteristics, and airline scheduling practices. Through this concentration, you will develop a firm understanding of the challenges that make airport management unique.
Not available for international students.
Students enrolled in the Aviation Management program will be challenged in a variety of ways to ensure that they are well prepared to enter the aviation industry. SNHU is dedicated to providing you with the support to not only master the skills needed for entry into the aviation field, but to help you find the right opportunities to gain real, practical experience.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in aviation management at SNHU include:
Students who complete the Aviation Management program at SNHU will find themselves in high demand. Although graduates will typically begin in entry-level operations positions, the educational qualifications and high level of hands-on experience gained through this program puts SNHU students in the driver’s seat for supervisory and staff positions.
You will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental aeronautical skills necessary to function in a managerial role in the aviation industry and be able to apply them in practical situations. You will also gain the business perspective to understand the challenges within the industry, and learn the tools and skills required to face them. You will also learn to understand and solve aviation safety issues in many different forms.
SNHU's bachelor's in aviation management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
This course covers the analysis of aircraft operating capabilities, the capital value of aircraft, and the cost of aircraft operation. An emphasis will be placed on identifying the interrelationship between these three factors. Aircraft from the basic general aviation trainers to large commercial transports will be included. Computer applications programs will be used in the analysis and presentation of information.
This course provides an introduction to airport operating practices. Topics will include the history of airport development, landside and airside operations, airport layout, airport equipment, applicable regulations, and the impact of technological advances in air transportation. The course will also introduce students to airport planning, airport finances, managing growth, airport management, and community relations. The course will cover general aviation, regional, and major airports. Field trips may be required.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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