Bachelor of Science In Aviation Management

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

The Aviation Management major at CBU is designed to prepare students to function as aviation professionals without a flight background. Indeed, pilots are only one part of the aviation industry equation! The industry also needs leaders to manage airports, airlines, fixed base operators, flight schools, aircraft manufacturing facilities, and so much more. The curriculum for this major has been developed to provide students with a business focus in aviation, with specific courses in Aviation Safety, Aviation Security, Fixed Base Operations, Airport Management, Airport Planning and Design, Airline Management, Aviation Finance, and Aviation Consulting.

Those students desiring to enter Airport Management will be prepared to obtain an Airport Manager position at a smaller General Aviation (GA) airport, or an Airport Operations position or a position in Noise Compliance, for example, at a larger, commercial-service airport. Students desiring to enter the fields of Aviation Safety and Security will be prepared to obtain a position as Safety Manager or Airport Security Coordinator. Students desiring to become an aviation industry consultant will be prepared to join a firm in conducting research, or developing an SMS Plan, an Airport Master Plan, an Airport Layout Plan, a Strategic Plan, etc.

  • Career Paths for Science in Aviation
    • Airport Manager/Executive Director
    • Airport Department Director
    • Airport Operations position
    • Noise Compliance Officer
    • National Business Aviation Association position
    • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association position
    • American Association of Airport Executives position
    • FAA Regional/District Office position
    • Safety Management System (SMS) Manager
    • Airport Security Coordinator
    • FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspector
    • Department of Homeland Security position
    • Airport Planner
    • Airport Consultant
    • Aviation Industry Researcher
    • Transportation Research Board position
    • Bureau of Transportation Statistics position

Program Requirements

Complete sixty (60) units to complete the program.

Lower Division Requirements

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I
+

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

ACC250-C
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/06/2016 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS ONLN

AMG111 Theory of Flight
+

An introduction to aerodynamics, aircraft design, aircraft performance, weight and balance, operating characteristics, engine types, and maintenance. Students will experience flight in an aircraft. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Spring)

AMG111-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 116

AVN110 Introduction to Aviation
+

A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units; Fall)

AVN110-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 116
AVN110-B
Haley, Paul
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 116

AVN210 Aviation Meteorology
+

An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units; Fall)

AVN210-A
Haley, Paul
09/06/2016 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BUS 116

CIS270 Business IT Application
+

This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CIS270-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN

MAT115 Intermediate Algebra
+

This course satisfies the math competency for the general education requirements. It will include instruction in the following areas; roots and radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and matrices and determinants. Prerequisite: MAT 095 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT115-K
Ly, Dominie T.
09/06/2016 M 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM BUS 36A2
MAT115-N
Willett, Robert James
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 125
MAT115-G
Curry, Byron R.
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 125
MAT115-H
Curry, Byron R.
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 125
MAT115-M
Willett, Robert James
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
MAT115-A
Kish, Stephan C
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 126
MAT115-B
Kish, Stephan C
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 126
MAT115-C
Willett, Robert James
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125
MAT115-F
Willett, Robert James
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 125
MAT115-I
Curry, Byron R.
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
MAT115-D
McCorkle, Tricia D.
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
MAT115-E
McCorkle, Tricia D.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
MAT115-J
Ly, Dominie T.
09/06/2016 M 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 36A2
MAT115-C
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS
MAT115-D
Willett, Robert James
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS
MAT115-E
Willett, Robert James
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
MAT115-A
Kish, Stephan C
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
MAT115-B
Kish, Stephan C
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203

Upper Division Requirements

AMG320 Fixed Base Operations
+

A study of the practical issues associated with managing, operating, and marketing a fixed base operation (FBO). (3 units; Fall)

AMG320-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/06/2016 - BUS

AMG322 Aviation Safety
+

An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units; Spring)

AMG322-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 TR 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS ONLN
AMG322-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 116

AMG324 Aviation Security
+

An in-depth examination of security regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including the role of the Department of Homeland Security in ensuring aviation security. (3 units; Fall)

AMG324-A
Haley, Paul
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203

AMG330 Airport Management I
+

An in-depth study of 14 CFR Part 139, Airport certification. Prepares students for the Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Operations exam offered by the American Association of Airport Executives. (3 units; Fall)

AMG330-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/06/2016 - BUS

AMG332 Airport Management II
+

An in-depth study of airport finance and administration, planning, construction, environmental, operations, security, maintenance, communications and community relations. Prepares students for the Certified Member (C.M.) exam offered by the American Association of Airport Executives. Prerequisite: AMG 330. (3 units; Spring)

AMG332-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203

AMG423 Airport Planning and Design
+

An in-depth study of planning, including data collection, forecasting, master planning, and environmental issues. Also includes an in-depth study of airside design, including airport capacity, pavement design, runway and taxiway design criteria, FAR Part 77 criteria, and landside design, including ground access, curbside requirements, and traffic flow. (3 units; Spring)

AMG423-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 116

AMG424 Business Aviation Management
+

An in-depth study of business aviation, including transportation needs analysis, aircraft acquisition methods, aviation department management, operations, maintenance, and safety. (3 units; Fall)

AMG424-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203

AMG426 Airline Management
+

Introduces the airline industry, including the history and unique aspects of the industry. Provides an in-depth study of the structure of airlines, including route planning, fleet selection, maintenance requirements, passenger services, marketing, and pricing. (3 units; Spring)

AMG426-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 116

AMG427 Aviation Finance
+

Introduces aviation-specific financial management principles, including financial document analysis, financial ratios, forecasting, financing, asset management. Uses spreadsheet, presentation, word processing and internet search tools to analyze financial reports, calculate ratios, and solve financial problems. (3 units; Fall)

AMG427-A
Monin, Mark Louis
09/06/2016 TR 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM BUS 203

AMG442 Aviation Consulting
+

An overview of the consulting industry, including an in-depth study of the many aspects of consulting, such as RFPs, RFQs, and the bid process. (3 units; Spring)

AMG442-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM BUS 116

AMG499 Aviation Management Capstone
+

Provides a senior culminating experience for aviation management majors. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

AMG499-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 116

AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn
+

A review of techniques necessary to complete a research project on an aviation topic, including data collection techniques, literature review procedures, data analysis, proper structure of reports, American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and the manuscript submission process. (3 units; Fall)

AVN300-A
Baus, Patrick Michael
09/06/2016 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM BUS 116

AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations
+

An in-depth study of various U.S. federal aviation regulations and legislation affecting the aviation industry, including 14 CFR Parts 1, 25, 61, 67, 91, 121, 139, 175, and NTSB Part 830. An examination of the international aviation environment, such as standards and recommended practices promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization. (3 units; Spring)

AVN310-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

AVN322 Aviation Safety
+

An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units; Spring)

BUS315 Business Statistics
+

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209