B.S. Aeronautics Aviation Management


Program Description


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.

Fully offered at:

Kent Campus


The B.S. degree in Aeronautics is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, Federal Aviation Administration.


Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, the strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses: Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE score, or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer students must have a minimum 2.250 overall GPA in all college-level coursework for admission to the Aeronautics major.

Flight Training Courses: Transfer students and students admitted to the Aeronautics major with credits completed through College Credit Plus or other means may be allowed to enroll in flight training courses only with special permission from the academic program director.


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 comprehensive working knowledge and application of aviation business management principles, practices, and concepts.

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


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
Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is one of the eleven colleges of Kent State University, with approximately 1,000 students and near double-digit growth in recent years. As one of its f ... Read More

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is one of the eleven colleges of Kent State University, with approximately 1,000 students and near double-digit growth in recent years. As one of its fastest-growing colleges, the university has committed strong support to expand its programs. Kent State has constructed a new 55,000 square foot building for the college. The Aeronautics and Technology Building (ATB) is located at 1400 Lefton Esplanade. Read less