Aviation Management Bachelor’s Degree


The Aviation Management online bachelor’s degree from National American University’s College of Undergraduate Studies integrates management and fundamental business principles into the aviation industry. This degree prepares graduates for a career in the aviation field related to management for airlines, aerospace and aviation companies, and state, local, and federal government agencies.

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Online Aviation Management Degree Overview

The online Aviation Management program gives you the background you need for business and management roles in the aviation field.

Graduates of the program will be able to:


  • Analyze how concepts in the principal areas of aviation management guide organizational decision-making.
  • Use current aviation management technologies in support of organizational continuity.
  • Show the leadership skills required to achieve strategic aviation management objectives.
  • Apply appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Demonstrate effective communication strategies across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Employ productive collaboration methods in a professional business setting.

Online Aviation Management Classes and Curriculum

The online Aviation Management bachelor’s program consists of 180 total credits. You take aviation management core courses, general education core courses, and open electives. In addition, you must satisfy technical specialty core requirements through professional pilot training or another approved aviation sub-specialty.

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements.

Major and Support Core

63 credits

Specialty Core

51 credits

Open Electives and
General Education

66 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the online Aviation Management bachelor’s degree?

  • Option One–Pilots: If you currently have or had a pilot license and you want to move into a management position at an airline or airport, the aviation management program is right for you. You already have the pilot training requirements and experience.
  • Option One–Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians: As someone with training and knowledge gained through being an A&P technician, you have the skills and experiences to pursue an undergraduate degree in aviation management.
  • Option One–Active military or veterans: As an active military or veteran of the Air Force, you have the skills and experiences to pursue an undergraduate degree in aviation management. Learn more about our military benefits and tuition.
  • Option Two: This pathway allows for any student who aspires to work in the airline industry to complete this degree. This online bachelor’s degree option offers a combination of aviation and business courses to round out a degree option for those wishing to advance or lead in the aviation industry.

Option One Online Aviation Management Prerequisites

Prior to enrollment, you must complete a professional pilot training program and share verification. As an alternative, you can demonstrate completion of prior education or training in an approved sub-specialty. Examples of sub-specialties include military training in aviation, and FAA certifications in Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), or avionics.

Online Aviation Management Tuition and Fees

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Learn more about our undergraduate tuition schedule.

Online Aviation Management Degree Career Outcomes

The online Aviation Management bachelor’s degree prepares you for careers in the aviation field related to management for airlines, aerospace/aviation companies, and government agencies.

With a bachelor’s degree in aviation management, career options include:

  • Airline manager
  • Airport security manager
  • Air traffic controller
  • Airline systems management
  • Freight and cargo management

Course Listing (180 Credits)

AM3000 – Air Carrier Operations
AM3005 – Aviation Marketing Management
AM3010 – Aviation Law
AM3015 – Aviation Safety Programs
AM4000 – Crew Resource Management I
AM4005 – Crew Resource Management II
AM4010 – Air Transportation System
AM4015 – Airport Security
AM4020 – Airport Planning
AM4040 – Aviation Capstone Course

AC2760 – Financial Accounting for Managers
MT1050 – Introduction to Business
MT2050 – Principles of Management

MT4300 – Management Across Cultures OR
MT6580DC – International Management

General Education (22.5) Available for Block Transfer

EN1150 – Composition I


SC Science Elective


HU2000 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education

General Education Elective

General Education (34.5) Course-by-Course Transfer

EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN3070 – Advanced Research and Writing


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning
MA3000     Business Statistics

Behavioral/Social Science

EC2050 – Macroeconomics OR
EC6100DC – Economic Analysis

EC2100 – Microeconomics OR
EC6150DC – Managerial Economics

General Education

CS2080 – Career Management

Specialty Courses


Professional pilot training or another approved aviation subspecialty. If fewer than 51 credits are awarded for specialty core courses, open elective courses may be taken to make up the difference.


3000+ – Elective OR
MT6255DC – Introduction to Leadership and Quality

3000+ – Elective


FN300 – Business Finance I OR
FN6200DC – Accounting and Finance for Managers

MG3000 – Marketing OR
MG6200DC – Marketing and Sales Management OR
MG6500DC – Marketing Administration

MT3050 – Human Resource Management OR
MT6300DC – Managing Human Resources

MT3230 – Employment Law OR
LA6570DC – Human Resource Law

MT3300 – Supervision OR
MT6255DC – Introduction to Leadership and Quality

MT3500 – Management Information Systems

MT4200 – Business Ethics

MT4444 – Management Review Lab

MT4450 – Strategic Management

OM3000 – Operations Management

Elective OR
MT6255DC – Introduction to Leadership and Quality

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.