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MBAA 692 : Graduate Aviation Research Study

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Graduate Aviation Research Study
In this course students must complete their Graduate Aviation Research Study (GARS). The purpose of the GARS is to present answers to questions that are pertinent and useful to some area within the aviation/aerospace industry management topic. This course builds upon MBAA 691, by completing the GARS and providing a solution to the problem identified in MBAA 691.

The course goal is for students to complete their Graduate Aviation Research Study. A completed and approved study will be documented by the instructor’s signature on the Student schedule. This approved study will demonstrate the student’s ability to identify a current problem, conduct an appropriate literature review, select and utilize a methodology for exploring the problem area, analyze and discuss the results, and conclude the study. Students will complete a formal written document, and also present their studies in an oral format. In this course, the student will be expected to (a) apply qualitative and/or quantitative research methods to complete their research; (b) demonstrate knowledge of research skills for identifying and solving problems, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations; (c) develop and prepare a formal, written Graduate Aviation Research study using standard techniques acceptable to academic and professional research writing; and (d) develop and deliver a formal presentation for peer and professional review, including a Question and Answer segment.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Review the literature in relation to the student’s problem question and to justify the research methods and strategies that will be employed to address the problem.

2. Implement the method and design from the Graduate Aviation Research Proposal.

3. Interpret research study findings, and explain how the findings address the problem statement.

4. Develop conclusions that address the data and relate the findings to a larger body of literature.

5. Present recommendations for further study, by specifying topics that need closer examination and may generate new studies or new problems that need to be addressed, if applicable.

6. Submit an approved final written report of the Graduate Aviation Research Study and the signed Graduate Aviation Research student schedule to the ERAU – Asia office.

7. Present the completed research during a formal conference, which will be attended by faculty, staff, students, and professional invitees, with question and answer sessions.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Kathleen Quigley, D.M., PMP - 2/18/2015
Dixie Button - 2/18/2015
Ronald Mau, Ph.D. - 2/18/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/18/2015
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