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Business Administration (BA)

Courses

BA 705  Advanced Aviation Economics  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides a study of application of economic theory and mathematical modeling to the aviation and air transportation industry. Students will analyze the evolution of market forces and the industry structure with an emphasis on airlines, airports, and manufacturing. Concepts of air passenger demand, revenue management, price and cost study, airline global alliances, market structure and the implications of these for airlines will also be studied. Particular emphasis will be placed on current research and applications in the airline industry. International air transportation issues and other relevant industry issues are also examined.

BA 710  Advanced Marketing Management in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Marketing management principles applied to the global airline, airport and aerospace industries. Market segmentation, consumer research and satisfaction measurement, new product and service development, communication strategies in a digital environment, global distribution systems, pricing decisions and impact on revenue management systems.

BA 715  Advanced Aviation Accounting  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides a study of application of economic theory and mathematical modeling to the aviation and air transportation industry. Students will analyze the evolution of market forces and the industry structure with an emphasis on airlines, airports, and manufacturing. Concepts of air passenger demand, revenue management, price and cost study, airline global alliances, market structure and the implications of these for airlines will also be studied. Particular emphasis will be placed on current research and applications in the airline industry. International air transportation issues and other relevant industry issues are also examined.

BA 720  Advanced Managerial Finance in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is an advanced study of the theoretical and practical approaches to effective financial management in aviation. Airlines, airports, and airspace manufacturers are complex and capital-intensive enterprises that operate in volatile global markets. Financial managers in the industry use a variety of methods and financial instruments to raise necessary capital and to manage financial risks, as well as plan, analyze and control investments. This course emphasizes the application of advanced methods and techniques in financial decision making in aviation business settings. Topics include capital budgeting and financing, risk and diversification, asset and liability management, asset valuation, derivatives and hedging, project finance, and international financial management.

BA 725  Advance Organizational Behavior in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

In this doctoral seminar we will take an in depth look at the key theories and research streams that have emerged in organizational behavior with a focus on the application of these theories and research in the aviation context. OB draws on theory and research in a variety of fields, including management, sociology, industrial/organizational psychology, and social psychology to explore individual, interpersonal, and group processes in organizations. Each week will focus on a particular topic within OB, beginning with micro topics including personality and moving into meso and macro issues such as group dynamics, leadership, justice, trust, diversity, and culture. The literature reviews will focus on how these topics have emerged in the aviation context.

BA 805  Statistics and Multivariate Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces students to several important advanced mathematical and statistical techniques that are used to build and test econometric models, and provide solutions to various data-centric problems. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the essentials underlying various statistical methods and the ability to relate the methods to important issues faced by an analyst carrying out econometric analysis on airline economic and/or financial data. Students will use statistical software such as SPSS/ EVIEWS/ LIMDEP/ R to do computational studies with economic/ financial data. In this course students are expected to utilize a systematic and careful reasoning to solve managerial problems and apply these methods for empirical research.

BA 810  Advanced Topics in Business Quantitative Methods  3 Credits (3,0)

Provides an overview on operations research and quantitative methods including mathematical programming, linear and integer optimization, search algorithms and metaheuristics. Provides also an overview on stochastic modeling and simulation. Emphasis is also placed on the application of these methods in aviation business settings.

BA 815  Seminars in Research Methods  3 Credits (3,0)

How to conduct advanced social science research emphasizing development of a scholarly research proposal. Evaluation of published empirical research articles; constructing a researchable question; research method selection; data collection techniques, instrumentation, sampling, ethical considerations, and reliability and validity assessment.

BA 830  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Airline Management  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 835  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Air Cargo and Logistics  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 840  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Aviation Operations  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 845  Research Seminar/Special Topics in MIS Applications in Aviation  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 850  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Airport Management  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 855  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Aviation Supply Chain Management  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 860  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Aviation Entrepreneurship  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 865  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Globalization in Aviation  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 870  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Leadership in Aviation  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 875  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Aviation Human Factors  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 880  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Aviation Law  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 885  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Advanced Aviation Finance  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 890  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Advanced Aviation Economics  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 895  Research Seminar/Special Topics in Aviation Business Administration  3 Credits

Research seminars expose students to the latest research areas within the discipline.

BA 901  Dissertation  3-9 Credit

A doctoral-level research in Aviation Business including an oral defense and a written dissertation satisfying all doctoral degree program guidelines. The work is supervised by the student's advisor and dissertation committee. The approval of the dissertation committee is required to receive final dissertation credit.