WVU Tech’s comprehensive aviation management curriculum makes for a powerful aviation degree.
In the BSAM program, students complete the majority of their
initial flight training during their freshman year at the flight school of their choosing. While doing so, they also take online courses from WVU
You'll learn the business, management, finance and aviation-specific skills you need to take your career to new heights in the cockpit - and the boardroom.
And if you're certified to take to the skies, we'll work with you to provide credits for your current education and training.
How does the program work?
Students complete the majority of their initial flight training during their freshman year at the flight school of their choosing. While doing so, they also take online courses in aviation, business, marketing and communications from WVU Tech. Those who have already completed their flight training can earn credit for their education.
Once your coursework is finished, you'll have earned the additional training it takes to advance you career in aviation.
Note: All students pay in-state tuition rates for the WVU Tech courses.
CareersGraduates of the program will be equipped to land positions such as:
- Airline pilot
- Corporate pilot
- Charter pilot
- Flight instructor
Things you'll learn
Cockpit, boardroom and everything in between. Oh, and you'll learn to fly!
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance
Explore the fundamental principles of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, including the four forces of flight; stability and control; weight and balance; flight at slow, transonic and supersonic speeds; operation at high altitudes; and operation in extreme environmental conditions.
A study of weather as it relates to aviation with an emphasis on weather concepts, reporting systems, forecasting systems, hazards, weather and flight planning, weather in relation to aircraft performance and weather reporting hardware and software.
Aviation Management and Leadership
This courses explores management methods used by aviation crews, airline management, suppliers, service providers and manufacturers. It focuses on decision-making, communication skills, sales management and emotional intelligence.