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.

Airport Management and Operations Website

Plan of Study

Airport Management and Operations, BS

Related Career Interests

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. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information
Allen Reigel
(765) 496-6164

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