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MGMT 494 : Aviation Information Systems

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Aviation Information Systems
This course will focus on a variety of information technology systems that are in use and their impact on successful operations within the aviation industry. An overview of current and emerging technologies in reservation systems, aircraft productivity modeling, air traffic control systems and various database, data communication and e-commerce systems will be explored.

In the aviation industry, the timely movement of aircraft, passengers and cargo requires the even more timely movement of information. Today, information has become not just an operational tool, but a competitive weapon. The course goal is to introduce students to a variety of current and emerging technologies in airport systems, airlines systems, aircraft systems, database, data communication and e-commerce systems; and illustrate how these systems can lead to operational efficiency and competitive advantage.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Define and characterize an Aviation Information System.

2. Distinguish and discriminate key airport information systems, airline information systems, and aircraft information systems, and their intended use.

3. Point out how the use of information systems in the aviation industry can lead to operational efficiency and competitive advantage.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of aviation information systems history, law, and regulations.

5. Outline the development and the current trends of information systems in the aviation industry.

6. Describe the benefits and challenges brought forward by the use of information systems in the aviation industry from the point of view of the different stakeholders.

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.

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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
Augustus Hudson - 2/11/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 2/11/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/11/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management 1. Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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