Aviation Management (AVMG)


AVMG 501  Aviation Law and Regulation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course offers an in-depth analysis of international and domestic aviation laws and regulations, tracing their historical development and their contemporary impact on global air transportation. Students will critically evaluate legal cases, recent regulatory changes, and their implications for airlines. Topics include airspace sovereignty, aviation liability, environmental regulations, and the legal framework governing international air travel.

AVMG 502  Airline Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course explores the intricacies of airline management, emphasizing the application of strategic management concepts within the airline sector. Students will engage in case studies of successful airline management strategies, develop comprehensive business plans, and analyze topics such as airline mergers and alliances, airline economics, and the role of airline managers in ensuring operational excellence and profitability.

AVMG 503  Aviation Technology and Innovation  3 Credits (3,0)

Students will delve into cutting-edge aviation technologies and innovations that are shaping the industry's future. Topics include artificial intelligence applications for flight operations and customer service, blockchain's role in enhancing aviation security and efficiency, sustainable aviation fuel initiatives, and the impact of emerging technologies on airline business models, such as electric aircraft and autonomous ground operations.

AVMG 504  Customer Experience  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an in-depth examination of passenger experience management within the airline industry. Students will critically analyze factors influencing customer preferences and loyalty, including personalization strategies, in-flight entertainment options, cabin design, and passenger feedback analysis. Case studies of global airlines will be explored to extract best practices in delivering exceptional passenger experiences.

AVMG 505  Human Resource Management and Labor Relations  3 Credits (3,0)

Focused on advanced topics in human resource management and labor relations within the aviation industry, this course explores complex issues in labor negotiations, employee development, law and organizational culture. Students will develop strategic HR solutions, including talent management strategies, employee engagement initiatives, and strategies for managing a diverse workforce in a global context including the role of unions.

AVMG 601  Evolution of Airports  3 Credits (3,0)

The course commences with an exploration of the historical development of airports and their transformation into modern hubs of transportation and commerce. Students will be acquainted with fundamental principles of airport operations, the significance of security in the post-9/11 era, and the broader role airports play within the global aviation network. Concepts such as passenger facilitation, airside and landside operations, major milestones in airport growth, and the relationships between airlines and airport authorities will be discussed.

AVMG 603  Airport Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

In this comprehensive study, students will explore the day-to-day aspects of airport operations including procedures from ground handling to airside operations, emphasizing safety regulations, security protocols, and emergency management procedures all from a business lens. Furthermore, aspects like passenger flow management, coordination between different airport departments, and the challenges posed by peak traffic times will be addressed.

AVMG 605  Airport Planning and Development  3 Credits (3,0)

This course underscores the multifaceted nature of airport development, incorporating strategic, environmental, and operational considerations. The master planning process, a blueprint for long-term airport growth, will be thoroughly examined. Students will also delve into the environmental impact assessments, understanding the ecological responsibilities of modern airports, and stakeholder engagement strategies vital for garnering community and industry support.

AVMG 607  Airport Funding and Revenue Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Financial acumen is vital in managing airport operations. In this course, students will be introduced to traditional infrastructure funding mechanisms, public-private partnerships, and the exploration of diverse revenue streams from retail leasing, land leases, fence agreements to airline fees. The course also delves into financial forecasting, budgeting, and strategies for revenue optimization.

AVMG 609  Airport Sustainability and Resilience  3 Credits (3,0)

Modern airports face the dual challenge of ensuring environmental/social responsibility and operational resilience. This course covers strategies and the business case for waste management, energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction, and sustainable infrastructure development. Emphasizing the crucial aspect of operational resilience, the course goes beyond by providing methodologies to prepare for and respond to disruptions whether natural events like extreme weather or man-made challenges such as system failures or security breaches.

AVMG 612  Airline Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of airline operations, encompassing airport management, security protocols, and supply chain optimization. Students will engage in advanced analysis of airline operations, using data-driven decision-making to optimize flight scheduling, crew management, and ground operations with a focus on safety, reliability, and profitability.

AVMG 614  TechOps and MRO's  3 Credits (3,0)

This course offers a deep exploration of the technical operations crucial to airlines' success. Students will gain proficiency in the economics of technical operations, project and fleet planning, predictive maintenance, and regulatory compliance.

AVMG 616  Airline Fleet, Network, and Route Planning  3 Credits (3,0)

Students will delve into the strategic aspects of airline operations, including environmental impact assessments of route planning decisions and capacity optimization strategies. They will develop advanced network and fleet planning solutions, considering financial, environmental, and competitive factors with a focus on economics and codeshares.

AVMG 618  Airline Pricing and Revenue Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course equips students with advanced data analytics and pricing models to research the science of profitability. Focus will be on optimizing revenue for diverse airline scenarios, addressing topics such as dynamic pricing, ancillary revenue streams, and personalized offers in the digital era of aviation as well as new revenue models for the next generation of sustainable airlines.

AVMG 620  Airline Sustainability and Operational Resilience  3 Credits (3,0)

This course offers insights into sustainability practices and operational resilience within the airline industry. Students will explore advanced topics such as sustainable supply chain management, crisis communication strategies, disruption management and advanced risk assessment techniques-key components for fostering operational resilience and sustainability in airlines.