Aviation Management Online Bachelor’s Degree



The Aviation Management online bachelor’s degree from NAU Canada Online 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/aviation companies, and 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.

  • Apply concepts, theories, and analytical methods pertinent to the field of aviation management.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills by analyzing issues and challenges that aviation managers are likely to face and recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice.

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 Core

45 credits

Support Core

18 credits

General Education

57 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

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 are FAA Certifications in Power Plant and Airframe and Avionics and military training in aviation.

Online Aviation Management Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our undergraduate tuition schedule.

Online Aviation Management Degree Career Outcomes

The online Aviation Management program 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

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Aviation Management Program?

  • Current pilots: If you’re a pilot who wants 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.
  • Active military or veterans: As a service member or veteran you may have the skills and experiences to pursue an undergraduate degree in aviation 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

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.


EN1150     Composition I


SC Science Elective


HU2000     Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education

General Education Elective


EN1300     Composition II

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN3050     Technical Communications


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

MA3000     Business Statistics

Behavioral/Social Science

EC2050     Macroeconomics

EC2100     Microeconomics

General Education

CS2080     Career Management

Prerequisite Course (if applicable)

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career:  Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success


Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.