Degree Requirements

Southern Illinois University



Aviation Management and Flight

Student with planes

Degree Requirements

The graduation requirements for the MSAVM program are as follows:

  • The student must complete all required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, with no single grade lower than a “C”.
  • Satisfactory and timely completion of the research project assigned in AVM 580.

The 30-hour program consists of a program core curriculum (21-credit hours) building managerial skills and extensive aviation knowledge. Foundational courses in statistics and information systems provide a framework for analytical skills; an academic core in aviation law, safety, and international aviation provide a breadth of knowledge; and a capstone data analysis course demonstrates the graduate’s readiness for real-world business project management. 

In addition to the program core, students will complete nine (9) credit hours of elective coursework selected by the student and the Program Advisor to give students additional specialized training related to their own specific interests and career goals.

Program Core Courses - 21 credit hours

AVM 540: Organizational Theory and Leadership
AVM 550: Statistical Concepts and Managerial Information Systems in Aviation
AVM 551: Aviation Policy, Law, and Regulation
AVM 553: Safety Management Systems
AVM 554: Aviation Planning
AVM 555: International Aviation
AVM 580: Independent Research Capstone

Elective Courses - 9 credit hours
(Advisor approved -400 or -500 level coursework), may include:

AVM 410: Legal Aspects of Aviation
AVM 420: Aviation Safety Management
AVM 430: Air Transport Labor Relations
AVM 440: Fiscal Aspects of Aviation Management
AVM 552: Advanced Airport Administration
AVT 470: Reliability, Maintainability
AVT 478: Aircraft Business and Industry Financial Practices
AVT 488: Advanced Aerospace Safety Procedures
BAT 474: Performance Management
PADM 539: Program Evaluation
PADM 543: Human Resource Management
PADM 545: Organizational Theory and Behavior
WED 465: The Human Resource Specialist
WED 467: Theory and Practice of HRD
WED 564: Program Evaluation