Aviation Management Concentration

The Aviation Management concentration provides graduate-level education in aviation to allow students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the complexities inherent in the aviation industry and better prepare for leadership positions in aviation.  With an MBA in Aviation Management, graduates will be prepare to assume management positions in the aviation industry including: airport management, airline management, airline management, FBO management, and aircraft manufacturer management. 

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I
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An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
ACC250-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 106
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 253
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

BUS315 Business Statistics
+

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-D
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
BUS315-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209

CIS270 Business IT Application
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This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/09/2018 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/09/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN

MKT333 Principles of Marketing
+

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MKT333-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
05/08/2017 Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
MKT333-C
O'Neill, Kevin James, II
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA ONLN
MKT333-A
Winter, Natalie A
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
MKT333-B
Winter, Natalie A
09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
MKT333-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/09/2018 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management
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A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)

BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 103
BUS503-C
Vanderslice, Gaynell
09/11/2017 Sa 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 103
BUS503-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/11/2017 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS503-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/11/2017 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250

BUS510 Innovation and Technology
+

This course provides a relevant and current survey of information systems in relation to the use of technology to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. The course is designed to deliver the tools for the MBA student to apply immediately in their business roles outside of the university. In the course the student will participate in open discussion, group activities, and topical research and reporting. (3 units)

BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
07/03/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS510-B
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
07/03/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS510-C
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 252
BUS510-B
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/05/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253

BUS515 Organizational Behavior
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This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units)

BUS515-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
05/08/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS515-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS515-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/05/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt
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This course surveys economic theory, techniques for recognizing and interpreting economic indicators, analyzing industries, price elasticity, and business and economic cycles that affect organizations and industries. Prerequisite: BUS 217, BUS 218, or BUS 503. (3 units)

BUS535-A
Crandall, Terry L.
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS535-B
Crandall, Terry L.
07/03/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
10/30/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS535-C
Namvar, Bob
10/30/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 104
BUS535-B
STAFF, STAFF
10/30/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104

BUS539 Financial Management
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The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Prerequisite: ACC250. (3 units)

BUS539-A
Markley, Randy T.
05/08/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS539-A
Markley, Randy T.
10/30/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

BUS545 Global Business Management
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This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. (3 units)

BUS545-C
Assaf, Raef J
05/08/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 250
BUS545-A
Assaf, Raef J
05/08/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS545-B
Hove, Tad A.
05/08/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS545-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM TBA
BUS545-D
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/30/2017 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 106
BUS545-B
Hove, Tad A.
10/30/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/30/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123

BUS548 Strategy and Decision Making
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This course is designed to develop the skills and analytical tools to build a strategic framework to align with organizational objectives. Quantitative tools, including decision models, game theory, and statistical analysis will be employed, and coupled with qualitative techniques, to examine critical business problems and develop and implement practical solutions. Insights from behavioral economics will offer an innovative approach to the managerial decision-making process and improve business performance. (3 units)

BUS548-A
Hove, Tad A.
09/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project
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This course, by its very nature, is an opportunity for students to integrate and apply the summative knowledge and competencies accumulated during their MBA courses. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective, practical and presentation skills. Students will integrate their Master’s coursework knowledge by developing an interdisciplinary final project that incorporates functional areas such as strategic management, operations, marketing, business law and regulations, finance, and HR issues. This project will encourage students to understand the internal mechanisms and structures of how firms build and sustain superior competitive positions and achieve long-run profitability. (3 units)

BUS593-B
Winter, Natalie A
07/03/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-C
Vanderslice, Gaynell
07/03/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
07/03/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/30/2017 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 103

Aviation Management Concentration Courses

AVN510 Aviation Safety & Emergency Mgmt
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This course explores the role of safety, including Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Emergency Management, including National Incident Management Systems (NMS), in the aviation industry. Students will study these two areas in all segments of the aviation industry, including airports, airlines, and fixed base operators. (3 units; As Offered)

AVN520 Aviation Safety
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This course explores the multiple layers of security provided by the many stakeholders in the aviation industry. Airport security, airline security, FBO security, flight school security, and additional tenant security responsibilities will be explored. Each of the TSA Security regulations will be addressed. The course will provide students the opportunity to undertake an aviation security assessment, with proposed recommendations for an improved security posture. (3 units; As Offered)

AVN530 Internationl Aviation Operations
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This course will explore the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the aviation industry, globally. Unique international considerations will be reviewed, and students will understand international aviation operations, expanding the focus beyond the U.S. and the FAA. (3 units; As Offered)

AVN540 Ethical Leadership in Aviation
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This course will expand student thinking on the need for, and the manner by which, ethical principles can be integrated into the aviation leadership position. Students will have opportunity to integrate a biblical perspective while exploring ways in which the aviation leader can manage ethically. (3 units; As Offered)

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Bachelor's degree
• GMAT score
• GPA
• Essay
• References
• Interview