Programs

Aviation Management & Operations


The Aviation Management and Operations program will increase your awareness of options and opportunities in the airline industry while helping you prepare for a variety of positions and careers, including:

  • Airline Administration and Management
  • General Aviation Administration and Management
  • Airport Management and Operations
  • Technical Support within the Aviation Industry
  • Technical Sales or Service

Apart from the general education that you will gain, the program concentrates on aviation related management subjects as well as business related groundwork including economics, finance, accountancy, and business enterprise. There are also several electives available to allow you to concentrate on specific areas of management such as organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, airline strategy, or multinational management.

Aviation Management and Operations program graduates are regularly hired to work for major airlines, airports and support industries such as United Airlines, O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Detroit Metro Airport and B.F. Goodrich Aerospace. You too can be a vital part of this exciting industry with the WMU College of Aviation advantage!

The Aviation Management and Operations program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International under the Program Criteria for Aviation Management.  This program is accredited through July 31, 2017.  The next reaffirmation review cycle will begin in 2015.


Additional information on accreditation and program assessment may be found on the Program Accreditation page.

College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5314 USA
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