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Airport Management and Operations

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Managers of airfields and airports need to understand federal regulations and have the ability to make business decisions while overseeing their airport’s security, operations, customer service, staffing and baggage handling responsibilities. Besides aviation business classes, courses include aircraft science.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Airport Management and Operations, BS
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Transfer to Airport Management and Operations

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
(765) 496-6750

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Airport Management and Operations

  •   Airport manager
  •   Airport financial analyst
  •   Airport operations supervisor
  •   Airport development consultant

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