B.S., Aeronautics - Aviation Management concentration

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.

Program Educational Goals:  Consistent with the mission of Kent State University, which states, “We transform lives and communicates through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment, “the education goals of the Aviation Management program are as follows:

  1. Educational Goal #1: As measured by the class of 2024, at least 80% of students in each program participate in experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom and/or one’s own major
    1. Participation is defined as at least one full semester of active participation
    2. Opportunities include full-semester courses, internships, co-ops, student groups (i.e. high-powered rocket club, precision flight team) or addition of a minor
  2. Educational Goal #2: As measured by the class of 2024 at least 10% of students in each program participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
  3. Educational Goal #3: Increase the four-year graduation rate by 10%.
  4. Educational Goal #4: Increase the six-year graduation rate to match or exceed the University, Kent-campus preponderant rate of 52%.
    1. If a program already exceeds this rate, match or exceed KSU’s Peer High (OU) rate of 63%.
    2. If a program already exceeds this rate, increase by 5% over previous years or maintain rate consistently for three years.

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