Feb 06, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23

Aviation Management and Operations Major (AMOJ)


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Some courses may have an online component or may be delivered entirely online.

The Aviation Management and Operations curriculum provides preparation for a variety of positions in operations management or technical support areas of the aviation industry.

This degree is designed to prepare tomorrow’s aviation business leaders, today. As a graduate of this program you will be poised to obtain a position in airline and airport management, operations management, safety management, aviation/aerospace administration, aviation dispatch, airport planning or many others. Your coursework will include a focus of aviation-specific management courses. In addition, you will gain essential knowledge of aircraft systems, aerodynamics and performance, aviation law, and aviation safety. You will also build a solid foundation in business theory and practice, which will prepare you for easy entrance into most accredited Masters of Business Administration programs. As an Aviation Management and Operations student, you will engage in meaningful curriculum that blends aviation and business concepts and practices. As you progress through your degree program, you will obtain the knowledge and skills required for meaningful employment in the aviation industry.

No minor required.

Required Courses


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Oral and Digital Communication Category Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities Category Elective  Credits: 3 hours 
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Artistic Theory and Practice Category Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Local and National Perspectives Category Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Note: One of these courses must contain required content in Planetary Sustainability and one must contain required content in Diversity and Inclusion, which are met in Levels II and III only.  No more than 3 courses from any one prefix may be used to satisfy WES requirements.

Cognate Courses


Approved Cognate Electives Credits: Optional Courses


(Non-required AVS courses, declared minor courses, other approved supportive courses.)

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In addition, AVS 4140 provides an emphasis in airport operations and management. Students wishing to earn the emphasis may take this course as an elective. Contact your academic advisor for information.

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