The Aviation Management and Operations program is part of the Department of Engineering Technologies in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

Aviation Management Operations
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  • Minor
  • Bachelor's

Aviation Studies: Aviation Management and Operations

The Aviation Management and Operations program prepares students for the business and managerial aspects of the aviation industry to meet a rapidly growing workforce need as worldwide demand for air transportation increases.

Our graduates are aviation-minded business professionals and are employed by airports, airlines, engineering and consulting firms, general aviation facilities and auxiliary businesses.

Quality classroom experiences

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, students complete a series of professional core classes focused on the business aspects of the aviation industry. Additionally, students have the opportunity to interact with aviation professionals through site visits and networking events.

Students also participate in cooperative education experiences prior to graduation. This allows students to gain valuable real-world skills and begin building a professional network within the aviation industry.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Aviation Law
  • Airport Administration
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Airport Planning and Design


Classes cover a variety of aviation-related topics, including law, air traffic control regulations, safety management system, airfield construction and design, accounting, economics and more. 


The program is fully accredited by ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Aviation students can join the Aviation Learning Community where they can live with other aviation students in a residence hall located close to the airport.

Internships and Careers

Upon graduation, students obtain positions in a variety of aviation industry roles including airline management, airport management, aircraft leasing and purchasing, aviation consulting and more.

GO FAR in your career

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Airport Manager
  • Airline Manager
  • Airport Security Management

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact