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

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
01/10/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 252
ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
05/07/2018 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
ACC250-C
Christie, Stephen R.
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-D
Christie, Stephen R.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 104
ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS

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 265 or 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/10/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 106
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 106
BUS315-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/09/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS

CIS270 Business IT Application

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
01/10/2018 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CIS270-C
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/10/2018 - Online

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-B
Weniger, Marc
01/10/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 250
MKT333-C
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/10/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN
MKT333-A
Weniger, Marc
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 106
MKT333-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
05/07/2018 Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
MKT333-B
Ortiz, Mandy H.
09/04/2018 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-A
Weniger, Marc
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 250
MKT333-C
Winter, Natalie A
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
MKT333-A
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/09/2019 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
MKT333-B
Weniger, Marc
01/09/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS
MKT333-C
Ortiz, Mandy H.
01/09/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management

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.
01/08/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS503-C
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
05/07/2018 - Online
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
05/07/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/04/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/04/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104

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
01/08/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
05/07/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250

BUS521 Leadership and Change Management

This course provides a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organizational life. The course takes both a theoretical and practical approach to the issue of organizational change to meet both the academic and applied aims of a cutting-edge MBA course. As such, the course will focus on a sound balance between discussions and practical application in a multi-dimensional context. (3 units)

BUS521-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/05/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS521-B
Davis, Chauncey B.
07/02/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS521-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS521-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt

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-D
Namvar, Bob
01/08/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS535-E
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/05/2018 - Online
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
03/05/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
Crandall, Terry L.
07/02/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252

BUS539 Financial Management

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
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS539-B
Markley, Randy T.
05/07/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS539-A
Markley, Randy T.
05/07/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS539-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106

BUS545 Global Business Management

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-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/08/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
05/07/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS545-B
Ortiz, Mandy H.
05/07/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS545-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253

BUS548 Strategy and Decision Making

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
Richardson Jr., Charles R
03/05/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS548-B
Scott, Andrea D.G.
07/02/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS548-A
Scott, Andrea D.G.
07/02/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project

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-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/05/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS593-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
07/02/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS593-D
Bruer, Timothy G.
07/02/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104

Aviation Management Concentration Courses

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