BS Airport Management


The Bachelor of Science in Airport Management focuses on the specialized knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and operate airports and related aviation facilities.

This program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of airport operations, aviation regulations, safety and security protocols, and various aspects of airport management.

The program focuses on equipping students with knowledge and skills related to aviation safety management systems, airport security protocols, emergency response planning, risk assessment, and regulatory compliance. It covers airport planning and design principles, including terminal design, runway and taxiway planning, airport master planning, and airspace management.

Students gain insights into the process of designing, expanding, and improving airport infrastructure to accommodate the growing needs of the aviation industry. It covers regulations, guidelines, and industry standards set by international bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airports Council International (ACI).

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses57
Communication skills12
Social Sciences09
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
General Business requirements21

Airport Management Core Courses (21 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVIA 120Introduction to Airline Management3
AVIA 121Introduction to Airport Management3
AVIA 218Airport Planning and Design3
AVIA 226Airport Administration and Finance3
AVIA 318Airports and the Environment3
AVIA 320Airport Marketing3
AVIA 325Air Cargo3
AVIA 330Special Topics: Airline Operations3
AVIA 335Special Topics in Airline Marketing and Promotion (Final Project)3
AVIA 361Public Policy and Regulatory Issues in the Industry3

Technical Electives (6 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVIA 349Special Topics in Aviation Management: Airport Privatization3
AVIA 350Final Project3
AVIA 351Special Topics in Aviation Science3

Airport Management Electives (30 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AVIA 111Introduction to Aviation Management3
AVIA 207Introduction to Air Transportation3
AVIA 208Economics of Air Transportation3
AVIA 211Aviation Safety and Security3
AVIA 214Principles of Accident Prevention and Causation3
AVIA 215Introduction to Aviation Law and Policy3
AVIA 305Introduction to Meteorology3
AVIA 308Air Operations Management3
AVIA 309Air Traffic Management3
AVIA 312Human Resource Management in Aviation Industry3
AVIA 389Internship3
AVIA 393Strategic Management of Aviation Industry3

Career Opportunities

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue rewarding careers in airport management, ensuring efficient and safe airport operations, implementing effective safety and security measures, and contributing to the overall success of airports and the aviation industry.

Some common career paths include:

  1. Airport Operations Manager
  2. Airport Planner
  3. Aviation Safety Officer
  4. Airport Security Manager
  5. Airline-Airport Relations Manager
  6. Airport Finance Manager
  7. Passenger Services Manager
  8. Airport Marketing and Communications Manager
  9. Airport Sustainability Manager
  10. Airport Consultant
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.