Aviation management encompasses principles and concepts from marketing, finance, ethics,
leadership communications and safety that are applied within the aviation and aerospace
Why aviation management at OSU?
OSU is committed to providing you with a broad scope of training within the aerospace
industry. As an aerospace administration and operations major with an option in aviation
management, you will be prepared for professional careers within both the private
aviation industry and aerospace government organizations.
Not only do our students earn a four-year degree, but they are also fully immersed
in the OSU community and have access to an exceptional college experience. The program’s
holistic approach allows students to balance time spent perfecting their skills with
taking advantage of all OSU has to offer, including Big 12 sporting competitions,
500 plus student organizations, leadership opportunities and so much more. At OSU,
you can have it all – top-notch training and the full college experience!
Internships and real-world experiences are central to the OSU aviation program. Students
have opportunities to earn academic credit through internships with organizations
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Department of Homeland Security
Public and private airports
Security or law enforcement organizations
American Association of Airport Executives
OSU is home to one of only 26 student chapters of the American Association of Airport
Executives (AAAE), the largest national professional organization for airport executives. Members
of AAAE represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of
companies and organizations that support airports. Membership benefits include access
to scholarship opportunities, professional development programs, training and networking
opportunities, national conferences and certification completion. Aviation management
students can join the organization and sit for the Certified Member examination to
enhance their credentials.
"Being an aviation management major has allowed me to find resources in
the aviation industry that I would not have found if I was not here at OSU. I found
internships, clubs devoted to my major and a fantastic family to help me grow to be
ready to enter the industry when I graduate.”