Bachelor of Science

General Management

124 Credits
  • Explore the core functions, methods and systems involved in management roles in a variety of industries
  • Gain the tools needed to lead any management team, oversee business policy and operations, and manage a corporation, business, airline or airport
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Plan for Success with a Management Degree from Vaughn

Are you passionate about leading a team? Vaughn College’s general management degree program will give you the tools to pursue a broad spectrum of career paths within and beyond the aviation and transportation industry. Vaughn has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Our graduates become well-trained and highly qualified to pursue a variety of entry- and mid-level management positions in corporations, both small and large, in many aviation and business settings. Can you imagine yourself leading a team of air traffic controllers, overseeing business policy and operations, or managing an entire airline or airport? The Vaughn College management degree program will give you the tools you need to succeed.

75% 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.*
88% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
U.S. News & World Report: 2022 Best Regional Colleges (North)


Students will take courses in economics, corporate accounting, business communications and strategic management. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work with a faculty adviser to use the 30 elective credits to design a coherent concentration in an area other than airport management, airline management and aviation maintenance management. A student might select courses in aeronautical engineering technology to fashion a concentration in technology management. This flexibility gives students the ability to choose the specialized course of study they want. They can also take advantage of credits earned at other institutions.

The goal of our management degree curriculum is to expose students to all of the fundamentals of business, while also expanding their knowledge and providing them with hands-on experience. Giving students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a mentor for their concentration allows them to focus on a specific area of interest. Many students use these projects to get interviews, and ultimately land professional positions.

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Import/Export Policies and Practices
  • Industry and Labor Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capstone: Strategic Management


Vaughn College prepares students to be successful in a number of management careers. You will gain the tools, education and experience to pursue a career path that you are passionate about.

Graduates of the bachelor’s management degree program have become successful business managers, administrators, entrepreneurs, customs brokers, IT managers and expeditors. Because of Vaughn’s location to nearby airports as well as an extensive network with alumni and professionals in the field, many Vaughn students have the opportunity to pursue opportunities during their coursework in internships and post-graduation in full-time positions.

Career Insights


  • Atlantis Business Consulting
  • Atlas Air, Inc.
  • Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc
  • Expeditors International
  • jetBlue Airways
  • Spirit Airlines


  • American Dynamics
  • Atlas Air
  • Disney College Program
  • 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


*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 237 graduates in 2020. 178 reported an outcome for an 75% response rate. The 2020 graduate class includes September 2019, December 2019 and May 2020 graduates.