Aeronautics, Aviation Management, BS | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Aeronautics, Aviation Management, BS

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Aviation Management is to prepare students with the highest quality education for a career in aviation management and to provide the aviation industry with qualified candidates that possess skill sets comprised of solid management principles and technical skills consistent with those of successful aviation professionals.


The objective of the Aeronautics, Aviation Management, BS is to prepare students to be able to utilize current management theory and comprehensive aviation knowledge base to manage different segments of aviation.

Study Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to possess a working knowledge of the course material learned from technical and theoretical courses.
  2. Students shall demonstrate their use of techniques, skills and modern technology necessary for professional growth
  3. Students shall demonstrate a comprehensive working knowledge and application of aviation business management principles, practices and concepts.

View Overview (including Admission Requirements), Program Requirements, and Roadmap for the BS degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Management

Program Assessment Measures Employed


  • Internship feedback
  • Senior exit surveys
  • Aeronautics Dropbox submissions
  • Student Surveys of Instruction
  • Reflective essays from internships
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Capstone reflective essays
  • Capstone focus groups
  • First Year Experience focus groups
  • Professional Development Focus Groups
  • Course Data Reports


  • Faculty and staff meeting minutes
  • Feedback from attendance at various professional meetings
  • Course Data Reports


  • Employee surveys
  • Aeronautics Advisory Board feedback
  • Employer Surveys
  • Internship employee feedback
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Industry Focus Groups


  • Surveys

Program Specific:

  • Weekly flight training operations staff meeting
  • Certified Flight Instructor cross-check
  • Phase check rides
  • Certified Flight Instructor candidate review boards
  • Flight operations manual quizzes
  • Phase quizzes
  • Flight instructor evaluations of the program
  • Individual flight instructor performance evaluations 

Enrollment, Graduation and Employment Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2018:











Graduation rates: This is the 6-year graduation rate expressed as the (number of graduates) and percentage of those who started the program.




(3) 37.5%

(4) 40.0%

(0) 0.0%

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • Pittsburg Airport Authority
  • Cleveland National Airport Authority
  • Southwest Florida International Airport Operations
  • Cleveland Hopkins Operations Landside
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport Operations
  • FlexJet Flight Following Coordinator
  • San Antonio Airport Authority, Airport Operations