Airport Management (B.B.A.)
Gain the broad-based knowledge to begin your exciting career in airport management with a range of opportunities.
If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career in management, combined with the exciting world of aviation, a degree in airport management is the perfect flight path for those that want to run an airport on a day-to-day basis. You’ll benefit from a broad-based and comprehensive curriculum that allows you to focus on administrative areas related to airport operations, planning and consulting side of the aviation industry.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Airport Management at UND?
Earn a B.B.A. in Airport Management from the UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration in collaboration with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospaces Sciences, known around the world for academic excellence. You'll learn about the many aspects of airport planning, operations both general and business aviation, integrated with safety management systems and GIS.
This UND program is designed to fully prepare you for a leadership role in airport management, with an essential foundation in management, accounting, finance and public administration, which are the needed skills to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding profession. You'll learn the essentials about the best business and management practices, as well as aviation and airport technologies and operation.
This degree is the only Airport Management program accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
Knowledge to Lead
Experience a day in the life of Elayna, a fourth-year aviation student.
When You Earn a degree in Airport Management
An Airport Management degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Strategic Planning
- Airport Planning and Management
- Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
- Business and Aerospace Law
- Safety Managemeent Systems
- Human Factors
- Introduction to Aviation (private pilot)
- Geographical Information Systems
- Microsoft Access, Excel, and Powerpoint
UND Airport Management Alumni
Airport Management alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Metropolitan Airport Commission – Minneapolis-St. Paul Int’l Airport
- Denver International Airport
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- Ricondo and Associates
- Mead and Hunt
- Southwest Airlines
Benefit from a program the builds your leadership, communications, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
Tailor your education to your interest and career goals with courses targeted specialized segments of airport management.
Combine business, management and administration learnings, with general aviation courses for a well-rounded education
Qualify for industry certification from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) after completing our programs final course.
Median salary range for an airport safety manager*
Median salary for air operations supervisory or management positions* *
As air travel becomes more challenging, with millions of travelers flowing through airport facilities, there will be a continued demand for those with strong leadership, team-building, and problems solving skills. Given the complexity of managing an airport, this UND program prepares student for a variety of opportunities in aviation management.
UND graduates can expect exciting opportunities in several areas related to airport management, including:
- Airport business development manager
- General manager of an airport
- Fuel farm supervisor
- Ground service supervisor
- Manager of facilities