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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management with a Specialization in Aviation Management

About BS Aviation Management Specialization in Aviation Management

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aviation Management degree program harnesses experiential learning that prepares you for a successful career in the field of aviation management.  From aviation law to marketing, you will learn about the field at the a fully accredited public university aviation degree program in the Pacific Northwest.

Why Aviation Management Specialization? 

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain the practical knowledge and experience needed to find success in aviation management, join us at the premier aviation management degree program in Washington state. 

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Please visit the CWU Registrar’s Tuition & Fees page for additional information about cost.

Degree Information  

This degree is available both on-campus and online. Our online program is geared toward working professionals seeking a management degree in the aviation sector. This program allows you to further your career from the convenience of your own home. For detailed information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog.

The Aviation Management Specialization and Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization share the core group of courses. 

Course Code Course Name


AVM 270 Aviation Data Analysis 4
AVM 330  Aviation Law  3
AVM 332  Aviation Legislation  4
AVM 333  Air Transportation 
AVM 334  Airport Management  4
AVM 335  Aviation Management  4
AVM 338  Airport Administration and Finance  4
AVM 350  Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism  3
AVM 417  Aviation Safety Management  4
AVM 422  Legal Ethics and Aviation  4
AVM 424  Aviation Security  4
AVM 426  International Aviation Management  4
AVM 430  Airport/Airline Marketing  4

Total core credits: 50

The Aviation Management specialization prepares graduates for a variety of administrative and management positions in aviation. Credit for flight training under 14CFR Part 61 or 141 as elective courses for this specialization must be approved by an aviation department advisor. Total college of business courses applied to this degree must not exceed 22 credits. 

Select 6 of the following course credits (19-32):

Course Code Course Name Credits
AVM 418  Threat and Error Management in Aviation  3
AVM 420  Aviation Labor Relations  4
AVM 434  Airport Operations  4
AVM 438  Airport Planning and Design  4
AVM 490  Cooperative Education  1-12
AVP 331  National Airspace System  3
AVP 332  Aviation History  3
AVP 348  Air Carrier Operations  4


Select 4 of the following course credits (17-20):

Course Code Course Name Credits
ACCT 251  Financial Accounting  5
ACCT 301  Financial Accounting Analysis  5
ADMG 371  Administrative Mangement  4
ADMG 372  Leadership and Supervision  4
COM 345  Business and Professional Speaking  4
ECON 201  Principles of Economics Micro  5
ECON 202  Principles of Economics Macro  5
HRM 381  Management of Human Resources  5
MGT 380  Organizational Management  5
MATH 130  Finite Mathematics I  5
MATH 211  Statistical Concepts and Methods  5
MKT 360  Principles of Marketing  5


Total specialization credits: 36 - 52

Total core credits: 50

Total credits: 86 - 102

Careers and Outcomes 

According to Avjobs, the average salary for an airline station manager is over $72,000.00 annually, with operations managers making an average of $135,000.00 each year. Students who complete this degree are prepared for a variety of careers in the aviation industry. 

  • Airport Management 
  • Airline Management
  • Aircraft Manufacturer 
  • Government Agency 
  • Administration 
  • Operations 
  • Security 
  • Planning 
  • Aviation Business Management 
  • Terminal Management 
  • Fixed Base Operations Manager 
  • Airport Consulting

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