MANAGEMENT:
AIRPORT MANAGEMENT (MS)

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One of the few graduate-level programs in airport management in the Northeast, the Master of Science (MS) degree in airport management applies modern management concepts to the aviation environment. This degree will provide mid-level and advanced professionals with the skills and knowledge to advance in airports and airport-related businesses.

The MS program will raise awareness of and enhance skills related to risk assessment and management issues in the aviation and airport environment. It will address the demand for professional managers, which is growing due to the need for effective use of scarce resources, heightened domestic and international competition, environmental issues, security concerns, and technological innovations. This degree program will also provide the opportunity to learn and apply scientific methods and general business practices to understanding and addressing aviation- and airport-related topics.

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The MS degree in airport management has at its core 34 credits and will include a master’s project or a thesis. It is possible to complete this program in one year.

Students will advance their skills and strategic thinking with a focus on the complexities of managing an airport, including commercial law, accounting and economics, finance, and planning and operations. The College’s proximity to world-class airports means that students gain first-hand knowledge from instructors who are leaders in their fields.

See our Online Catalog for the full curriculum.

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  • A Sampling of Classes:
  • Airport Security
  • Aviation Economics
  • Aviation Environmental Issues
  • Aviation Insurance
  • Aviation Law and Regulations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Master’s Thesis

Graduates will be prepared for management careers in businesses related to their fields of study, for mid-level to advanced positions of managerial responsibility in public or private enterprises, and for further study at the doctorate level.

Career possibilities afforded to students in this program include supervisor, safety manager, human resources manager, operations supervisor, international business development manager, and financial services supervisor.

Potential internships and employers for graduates include: LaGuardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JetBlue Airways, JFK International Air Terminal, Republic Airport, Westchester Airport, FedEx, Spirit Airlines, Air France, KLM, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009More than 164 companies and organizations have recruited on campus70% of Vaughn students get paid internships*

Vaughn College’s career services department employs a variety of tools to assist students and alumni in their development as professionals. The department meets and communicates with individuals through appointments, e-mail and phone conversations, providing information, editing and reviewing resumes and helping with the job and internship search process. It implements weekly workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job fair etiquette. It organizes job fairs in the fall and spring, each with 40-plus companies, and a graduate school fair in the winter.

The department also networks with companies on behalf of Vaughn students for job and internship opportunities. It manages a private job board website, Vaughn Career Connect, where students and alumni can post resumes and apply for positions. Employers registered on the site can post jobs as well as search and review student and alumni resumes for potential candidates for open positions. For more information on career opportunities, visit Vaughn Career Connect here.

  • A Sample of Vaughn Internships:
  • American Dynamics
  • Atlas Air
  • Disney College Program
  • EgyptAir
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • FAA (Enterprise Data and Messaging Engineering Team)
  • FAA (Tech Center)
  • Federal Express
  • FlightSafety International
  • General Electric
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • NASA
  • NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)
  • NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command)
  • NBC
  • NYU Engineering Summer Research
  • Rashid Petroleum Company
  • Sikorsky Helicopters
  • Textron Aviation
  • United Airlines
  • Venture Aerobearings
  • Watertown Airport
JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:
  • Aircraft Service International Group
  • Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
  • American Airlines
  • AFCO/AvPorts
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Cessna Citation
  • Chautauqua Airlines
  • CitationShares
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Continental Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Covenant Security
  • Cummins
  • Delta Air Lines
  • EMBRAER
  • Emirates
  • Empire Aero
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • Gulfstream
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Jetblue Airways
  • JFK International Arrivals Terminal
  • KeySpan
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mesaba Airlines
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporatin
  • Orion Power
  • Panasonic Avionics
  • Panorama Flight Service
  • Pinnacle Airlines
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Southern Air
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sikorsky Airlines
  • United Technologies
  • US Airways

Vaughn is in the borough of Queens—one of the five boroughs in New York City—and the most diverse county in the country. Minutes from campus are “Little India” in Jackson Heights, the great Greek and Italian restaurants of Astoria, and the bustling Chinese markets of Flushing. Want more? The excellent museums, nightlife and cultural events of Manhattan are just a short commute away.

Outside the classroom, Vaughn students get together, work together and have fun together in student clubs, professional societies, honor societies, and in intercollegiate athletics. Whether you live in the residence hall at Vaughn College or commute, there’s always something to do on campus. Grab a bite to eat with friends in the cafe. Work out at the fitness center. Watch the College’s many sports teams play. The Vaughn Warriors compete in men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, and cross country; and men’s soccer and baseball as a part of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

You can also join one of the College’s many student clubs or professional societies. From the Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineering, Veterans Organization, and Society for Women Engineers, to the Robotics, Drone and Gaming clubs, this campus has a way for you to find a new interest or pursue a passion.

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