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BS Aviation Management

Central Washington University's Aviation Management programs prepare the student for a variety of administrative and management position in the aviation community. Career options include airport management, general operation management, air carrier management, and general and corporate aviation management.


Aviation Management

The CWU Aviation Management program develops management skills with specialized knowledge of the aviation business industry. Students are prepared for a career in a variety of positions in aviation management. You will receive a solid foundation in both aviation and business.

The Aviation Management Specialization explores all facets of business administration and management, including:

  • Accounting
  • Airport Planning and Design
  • Aviation and Business Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Marketing

Possible positions with the Aviation Management Specialization:

  • Airport Manager
  • General Operations Manager
  • Air Carrier Management
  • General and Corporate Aviation Management

Possible internship opportunities:

  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Port of Seattle

Aviation Maintenance Management

This specialization prepares students for an administrative or management position associated with aviation maintenance. Opportunities exist both in government and the private sectors of aviation.

Application Process

  1. Transfer as an Aviation Management major to Central Washington University (CWU) by taking the preadmission requirements toward your bachelor's degree while meeting the requirements of Big Bend Community College's (BBCC) Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) (Associates in Arts and Science - AA&S) and Aviation (Commercial Pilot) program.
  2. Work with a Big Bend Community College Aviation faculty advisor to ensure proper course sequencing for the Aviation, DTA and Aviation Managment major.
  3. Apply for admission to CWU at Visit the CWU-Moses Lake Center early in your academic career to find out if you are eligible for dual admission. Find application and guidelines at
  4. Submit official transcripts to CWU-Ellensburg. If you have not completed your degree or preadmission requirements continue to submit official transcripts quarterly.


BS Aviation Management Transfer Academic Program Plan (PDF) 

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