Airline Management and Operations

Managing an airline includes scheduling, planning networks, maintenance of aircraft, staffing, customer service and more.

You will gain the expertise necessary to navigate the many aspects of managing an airline. You will gain a broad exposure to aviation management including a strong focus on airline operations. Your courses will provide insights into how the world’s airlines make daily business decisions.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Airline Management and Operations Website

Plan of Study

Airline Management and Operations, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Airline Management and Operations

  • Revenue analyst
  • Route network planning analyst
  • Airline marketing analyst
  • Crew scheduler
  • Maintenance scheduler
  • Airport customer service analyst
  • Flight operations analyst

Transfer to Airline Management and Operations

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information
Allen Reigel
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