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Aviation Management

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Airline operations personnel on the ground – such as those employed by airports and airlines – are a vital component of the airline industry. They help ensure passenger safety, efficient logistics and healthy business practices. The aviation industry relies on these individuals to have critical thinking skills to manage aircraft handling and movement operations.

Purdue's aviation management program is recognized by the airport, aviation, airline, and aerospace industries for its high quality programs and graduates. 

This program can be completed in three years and students can apply to participate in a five-year combined bachelor's/master's degree program in aviation technology; ask an academic advisor how.

The bachelor's degree in aviation management is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

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

Aviation Management Webpage

Transfer to Aviation Management

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

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Aviation Management

  •   Aviation and aerospace management
  •   Airport operations director
  •   Airline dispatcher

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