Airport Management and Operations
Managing an airport includes security, customer service, knowledge of federal regulations, baggage handling, staffing and more.
You will gain the expertise necessary to navigate the many aspects of operating an airport. You will gain a broad exposure to aviation management including a strong focus on airport operations. Your courses will provide insights into how the world’s airports 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.
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Careers in Airport Management and Operations
- Airport manager
- Airport financial analyst
- Airport operations supervisor
- Airport development consultant
Transfer to Airport 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 InformationAllen Reigel