BA in Aviation Management Curriculum

BA in Aviation Management

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Core Courses


Choose one of the following:


Humanities Core 1

Choose one of the following:

Humanities Core 2

Choose one of the following:

Physical/Life Sciences

Choose two of the following:

Restricted Electives

Choose four of the following:

Free Electives

Choose three of the following:

Total Courses

Core Courses

121 credits


121 credits

Tuition and curriculum are subject to change. For the official curriculum for this degree please visit the Florida Tech Catalog.

ASC1006 - Mastering eLearning

Credits: 1

Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic and administrative survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college.

AHF3101 - Introduction to Human Factors

Credits: 3

Provides students with foundational knowledge of aviation. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeronautical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

AVM1000 - Introduction to Aviation

Credits: 3

Introduces the field of engineering psychology (ergonomics) that examines the interaction of humans and machines. Analyzes aircraft accidents and industrial safety concepts, and the design of aircraft, computers and other products.

AVM3201 - Aviation Planning

Minimum student level – third year or junior

Credits: 3

Introduces the student to the requirements, issues and processes involved in aviation planning. Includes in-depth study of the sources of aviation data, forecasting methods, the airport master planning process and environmental issues and requirements.

AVM3202 - Airport Design

Minimum student level – third year or junior. Prerequisite: AVM 3201

Credits: 3

Includes analysis and application of FAA and ICAO standards for airport design. Emphasizes the airside components. Includes runways; protection areas, zones and surfaces; taxiways; terminals; aprons; pavements; and on-airport facilities.

AVM4303 - General Aviation Operations and Management

Prerequisite: AVM 2401 or BUS 2212 or BUS 3401 or EMG 3225

Credits: 3

Presents operational and managerial aspects of general aviation. Emphasizes corporate aviation. Includes fixed base operations (FBO), flight training, corporate aviation, general aviation aircraft, business aircraft ownership and management methods, and regulations associated with general aviation operations such as 14 CFR Parts 91 and 135.

AVM4501 - Air Transportation Management

Minimum student level – fourth year or senior

Credits: 3

Surveys the development of the air transportation system leading to the modern organization and functions of airlines and general aviation business. Studies the route structure, scheduling, pricing and fleet selection strategies in the solution of typical operational problems.

AVM4701 - Airport Management

Minimum student level – fourth year or senior. Prerequisite: AVM 3202

Credits: 3

Studies modern airports, including their roles, functions and status in the national air transportation system; sponsorship and management alternatives; management of airport development, operations and business matters; and discussion of current and emerging public airport issues.

AVS2102 - Aerodynamics

Prerequisite: AVS 2101 or EDS 1021 or PHY 1001

Credits: 3

Presents basic aeronautical factors affecting aircraft design and performance. Major topics include atmospheric properties, lift, drag, thrust, aircraft performance, stability and control, high-speed aerodynamics, operating strength limitations, and aerodynamics of specific flying problems.

AVT2201 - National Airspace System

Prerequisite: AVM 1000 or AVT 1001

Credits: 3

Studies intensively the National Airspace System including its political, geographical and operational structures. Covers ATC responsibilities, airfield operations and special-use airspace management.

AVT4301 - Aviation Safety

Minimum student level – junior

Credits: 3

Explores the historical roots of modern safety organizations and the safety responsibilities and operations of the FAA and the NTSB. Closely examines aviation safety planning, icing and human-centered accidents.

COM1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

Requirement(s): Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course. Prerequisite: COM 0100 or COM 0110 or WRI 0100 or WRI 0110

Credits: 3

The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.

COM1102 - Writing About Literature

Prerequisite: COM 1001 or COM 1101

Credits: 3

The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.

EAC2211 - Principles of Accounting 1

Credits: 3

Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.

EAC2212 - Principles of Accounting 2

Prerequisite: BUS 2211 or EAC 2211

Credits: 3

Continues EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1. Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.

EEC2303 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Prerequisite: MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702

Credits: 3

Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.

EEC2304 - Introduction to Microeconomics

Prerequisite: MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1010 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702

Credits: 3

Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.

EMG3225 - Finance for Managers

Ability to use computer spreadsheets and financial business calculator. Prerequisite: BUS 2212 or EAC 2212

Credits: 3

Introduces the principles of corporate financial management. Emphasizes the time value of money in investments of real or financial assets. Covers planning for current assets and liabilities, and long-range capital. Passing grade in EST 2703 is recommended.

EMG3301 - Principles of Management

Prerequisite: COM 1102

Credits: 3

Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.

BUS 5460 - Management Information Systems

Credits: 3

Addresses policy and management issues surrounding information systems in today’s enterprises: strategic use, organizational impact, project management, human resource issues and other topics germane to understanding management information systems.

EMG3331 - Management of Human Resources

Prerequisite: EMG 3301

Credits: 3

Covers the principles and systems related to the management and leadership of human resources. Includes legal and administrative law issues; health, safety and security; selection and placement; job analysis; training and development; compensation and benefits; and job analysis systems.

EMK3601 - Principles of Marketing

Requirement(s): Successful completion of 30 credits hours in Florida Tech Online Prerequisite: COM 1102, EEC 2303

Credits: 3

Provides the fundamental principles in the marketing of goods, services and ideas. Includes planning, pricing, promotions and distribution. Focuses on global marketing, marketing ethics and managing the marketing function.

EST2703 - Statistics

Prerequisite: MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702

Credits: 3

Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.

MTH1701 - College Algebra

Requirement(s): Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course. Prerequisite: MTH 0111 or MTH 1011

Credits: 3

Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.

CIS1140 - Business Computer Skills

Credits: 3

Uses commercial software to understand the business functions of computers and develop personal competency in practical application of computers in business. Provides specific knowledge and advanced capabilities in various skills necessary for effective performance in academic and practical environments.

2000-Level Course

Choose one 2000-level (or higher) communication course.

Credits: 3

AVM4502 - Aviation Business Simulation

Prerequisite: AVM 4501

Credits: 3

Applies business management concepts and techniques to the decision-making and problem-solving processes and situations in an aviation business. Uses operations research techniques, process analysis, forecasting, and computer and mathematical modeling as tools.

HUM1015 - Mythology

Credits: 3

Introduces classical, Norse and medieval mythology through the study of themes and narratives that emphasize the importance of mythical elements to the modern world.

HUM1020 - Art Appreciation

Credits: 3

Presents basic terms, theories and techniques of the artist, and major art movements and media in the visual arts. Increases understanding and aesthetic pleasure, and develops understanding of the techniques and terminology in the visual arts.

HUM1021 - Integrated Arts

Credits: 3

Introduces visual, written and musical works of art to increase understanding. Develops techniques and terminology in the arts through lectures, discussion, and live performances and events.

HUM1023 - Philosophy of Human Nature

Credits: 3

lntroduces philosophy. Asks, “What makes us human?” Examines whether being a human person means having been created in God’s image, having a soul, having free will or having reason. Requires development of critical thinking, argumentation and communication skills.

HUM1024 - Religions of the World 1: Western Religions

Credits: 3

Studies western religions. Includes religions of nonliterate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

BUS1801 - Global Business Perspectives

Credits: 3

Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.

BUS 5656 - Consumer Behavior Strategies

Credits: 3

Examines the consumer decision-making process and its societal, environmental, group and economic determinants. Includes research, analysis and strategy development in consumer motivations, values, wants, needs and behavior.

Prerequisite: BUS 5470

BUS3607 - Marketing Research

Prerequisite: BUS 2703 or EST 2703, BUS 3601 or EMK 3601

Credits: 3

Introduces measurement and research techniques, problem identification and resolution through formal theory, and evaluation and interpretation of market research. Emphasizes design, execution, analysis and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative primary research. Requires production of a formal report from primary research.

BUS4601 - Marketing Analysis and Strategy

Minimum student level – junior or third year. Majors in College of Business. Prerequisite: BUS 3601 or EMK 3601

Credits: 3

Advanced study of the managerial aspects of marketing to include the decision areas pertaining to the marketing environment, opportunity analysis, marketing strategy and product, channel, price and promotional decisions. Uses cases to aid the student in experiencing real-life business situations.

EBA3334 - Applied Decision Methods for Business

Prerequisite: BUS 2703 or EST 2703 or MTH 2401

Credits: 3

Uses quantitative techniques to aid in decision-making. Emphasizes problem identification and applies appropriate solution techniques for interpretation of results. Includes probability theory, decision-making under certainty, risk and uncertainty, inventory control, forecasting, PERT/CPM, utility theory and linear programming.

HSC1000 - Homeland Security

Credits: 3

Introduces the concept and current practices in homeland security. Studies legislation, policies and plans at the national, state and local level. Includes civil liberties, interagency processes, intelligence and threat assessment.

1000-Level Course

Choose one 1000-level (or higher) math course.

Credits: 3

Available Electives

Credits: 3

Elective courses available will vary depending upon your individual situation.

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