Master of Business Administration - Aviation Administration and Leadership Emphasis Online

Go beyond traditional business education by exploring industry-specific knowledge incorporating aviation and aerospace applications.

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Start class: 8/28/24
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Program Overview

Focus on your future with an MBA in Aviation Administration and Leadership online

Total Tuition: $16,005
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 33

Expand your career horizons in the dynamic world of aviation with the Master of Business Administration – Aviation Administration and Leadership Emphasis program from Southern Utah University online. Develop the strategic vision, managerial prowess and leadership savvy required to navigate the complexities of the aviation sector.

Increase your business acumen in disciplines such as finance, marketing and operations while exploring Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM), Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the economic aspects of the air transportation industry. Grow your leadership expertise by cultivating essential skills in decision-making and crisis response tailored specifically for the aviation environment. Complete your studies with a strategy capstone course, where you will integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout this program.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Understand the basic principles of finances, scheduling and regulations
  • Become familiar with the organization and control of airports, aircrafts and crew
  • Develop an understanding of management and maintenance operations
  • Understand the basic principles of finances, scheduling and regulations
  • Become familiar with the organization and control of airports, aircrafts and crew
  • Develop an understanding of management and maintenance operations

This program prepares you for aviation administration and leadership roles such as:

  • FBO (Fixed Based Operations) Manager
  • Aviation Operations Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Airport Operations Manager
  • FBO (Fixed Based Operations) Manager
  • Aviation Operations Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Airport Operations Manager

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Total Tuition: $16,005
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 33

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Plan ahead with pay-as-you-go tuition

Maximize the value of your MBA online with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $16,005*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA – Aviation Administration and Leadership $485 $1,455 $16,005*

*Tuition price reflects 33 credit hour program. Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher must take an additional 3 credit hour prerequisite Foundations course alone in their first term. Students can be fully admitted to the MBA program prior to taking the Foundations course.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $16,005*

Calendar

Find the start date that fits your schedule

Designed for working professionals, SUU Online programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year.

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Next Apply Date: 8/21/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/28/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I8/28/248/21/248/21/248/23/248/28/2410/15/24
Fall II10/16/2410/9/2410/9/2410/11/2410/16/2412/3/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 8/21/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/28/24

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Admissions

How to apply to the online MBA – Aviation Administration and Leadership Emphasis program

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT required

Foundation course

Students may be required to take a 3 credit hour Foundations course based on a holistic review of the application and supporting documents with special consideration of undergraduate major, GPA and relevant work experience. Students will be notified of their course sequence at the time of admission.

Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited institution was obtained.

  • Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript
  • International transcripts must include a transcript evaluation from a third-party service such as SpanTran or WES showing that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Email address:
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Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

Check out the online MBA in Aviation Administration curriculum

For the MBA – Aviation Administration and Leadership Emphasis online program, you must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, including a capstone strategy course, and 9 credit hours of emphasis courses. Students may be required to take a 3 credit hour business foundations course based on a holistic review of the application and supporting documents with special consideration of undergraduate major, GPA and relevant work experience. Students will be notified of their course sequence at the time of admission.

If you are required to take this course, it must be taken first and cannot be taken at the same time as another course.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This accelerated and condensed course covers the essential concepts of Business Statistics, Microsoft Excel, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance that are necessary for success in subsequent graduate level business administration courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner. **FIXED FIRST COURSE for all MBA STUDENTS unless you are required to take BA 6000. If BA 6000 is required, you will receive a course sequence from your academic advisor. This fixed-first does not apply to students in the MSN, MSN/MBA dual degree program, or the MS in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance - Management program.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The management of operations and supply chain, including such topics as competitive strategy, product and service design, quality management, process improvements, supply chain management, work design management, logistics, and selected areas of operations research. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on reinforcing, extending, and applying marketing concepts, principles, and techniques through readings, case studies, and secondary research. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the capstone course for the MBA, and as such, it will integrate the methods and tools developed in the curriculum to solve the strategic positioning and management issues of the organization. This course is usually taken in the student's final semester. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the Air Transportation Industry by examining general trends, challenges, strategies, and historical perspectives. Students are introduced to aviation regulations, associations, and economic factors associated with the airline industry. Management strategies, forecasting methods, marketing, social media, pricing, air cargo, fleet planning, labor relations, financing, and scheduling are topics covered in this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the concepts of Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM). Provides a discussion of the human factors involved in aviation including an exploration of the interactions between people and their work environment and between fellow workers and crew members. Includes relevant topics from basic learning theory, human heuristics and biases, aviation safety, aviation accident investigations, and aviation education and training. Surveys the study of human behavior as it relates to the aviator’s adaption to the flight environment including function allocation between human and machine, human-computer interface, work environment, person-to-person communications, performance measurement, supervision of crew members, accountability, role management, crew communications, teamwork, leadership, followership, decision-making, and situational awareness.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the economic aspects of the air transportation industry. Includes airline service, corporate aviation, types of aircraft, airports, types of airports, airport problems, consumer interests, and competitive practices. Introduces foundational principles of free enterprise, private and social implications of profit maximization, market structure and market share, resource markets, economic and industry cycles, and the effects of inflation and deflation on short- and long-term economic growth. Introduces competitive advantage, air transport demand, pricing, break even analysis, revenue and capacity management, cost drivers, supply and demand, profit and loss, profit vs cash flow, political influences, and regulatory issues.

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