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Bachelor of Science

Airport Management

127/128 Credits
  • Located next to Laguardia Airport, Vaughn offers an unsurpassed learning environment
  • Investigate firsthand how an airport works, how management plays a role, and what technology and systems drive the industry
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Teaching Futureproof Airport Managers

The airport management degree program was designed with a focus on hands-on experience. Students will learn about the various subjects in an airport environment, all of which are connected to management. This includes airfield safety, emergency planning and control, ecosystem management and the overall scope of airport management.

Located next door to New York’s world-class Laguardia Airport, the learning environment at Vaughn College provides unsurpassed experiences for students. If airport management is a career you are considering, Vaughn will prepare you to work full-time in an airport or related industry. While on campus, you can choose from a variety of management courses and even complete the air traffic control program to expand your career opportunities.

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
83% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges (North)

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

The airport management degree program at Vaughn College was developed with a strong career focus. The courses you take and experiences you will be exposed to will help you become a successful airport manager. Because the field of airport management is unique in that it must be rooted in the discipline of general business but driven by the high-tech world of aviation and transportation, we constantly evolve our courses to meet these changing needs and systems. Dive into our courses―airport planning, management, business and finance, control of ground vehicles, communication systems, airport security, fire and rescue services, and airport maintenance courses―with full confidence that each will prepare you to be a successful airport manager.

You will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of electives, including supply chain management, fixed-based operator operation as well as other technical, aviation, and management courses. You can pursue electives of your individual passion and interest. And, you can also complete the dispatch program or air traffic control program if you choose. We proudly offer a wide range of programs for students to choose from based on their unique career goals and interests.

SAMPLE CLASSES
  • Airline Management
  • Airport Administration
  • Aviation Safety
  • Financial Management
  • Industry and Labor Relations
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Technical Writing

CAREERS

Vaughn graduates have pursued a variety of airport management jobs with the education and experience our campus and staff have provided them. Your airport management degree will prepare you for careers at the entry- and mid-levels in the airport industry and related fields.

Graduates of our airport management degree program have gone on to become supervisors’ agents, safety managers, materials specialists, human resources agents and operations supervisors. The extensive network of alumni and industry professionals has allowed Vaughn students to obtain experience both during their coursework in internships, as well as in full-time jobs shortly after finishing their degrees.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009
70% of Vaughn students get paid internships††
More than 164 companies have recruited on campus last year

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • AFCO AvPorts, LLC- Stewart International Airport
  • AFCO AvPorts, LLC- Teterboro Airport
  • AFCO AvPorts, LLC- Westchester County Airport
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Atlantic Aviation
  • Atlas Air, Inc.
  • Aviation Port Services
  • Cathay Specific
  • Cayman Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc
  • Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
  • Emirates Airline
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • General Authority of Civil Aviation
  • jetBlue Airways
  • JFKIAT
  • Korean Air
  • LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Mesa Airlines
  • PANYNJ
  • Raytheon
  • San Francisco Airport
  • Sheltair Aviation
  • Sundance Aviation
  • Swiss WorldCargo
  • United Airlines
  • United States Customs and Border Protection

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

SEE MORE DEGREES IN
MANAGEMENT

†† A reported 75 percent of student internships for the 2014-2015 academic year were paid (42 paid internships out of 56 reported).
* Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018. 220 reported an outcome for a 78% response rate. The 2018 graduate class includes September 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.