BS in Aviation Management - Airport Administration

The Aviation Management: Airport Administration degree will prepare you for life as an aviation professional, such as an airport manager, government aviation liaison, or commercial carrier manager.The aviation industry includes governmental positions, national security operations, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs. The major is designed to build upon technical training in aviation maintenance, flight, avionics technology, air traffic control, aircraft operations support or other aviation-related fields. Aviation management majors learn management principles that keep airports, as well as airlines, running safely and smoothly. They study everything from hiring employees to meeting government security regulations to making sure passenger luggage gets to the right place.





Median salary for airfield operations specialists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduates of the Airport Administration program have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Norfolk International Airport

Portland International Jetport

Republic Airways

Richmond International Airport 



Airport Administration Mission Statement & Program Goal

The mission of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aviation Management, Airport Administration degree program is to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of airport management responsibilities and procedures. The program will promote a solid understanding of operational, economical, and legal influences on airport operations. In addition, the program will stimulate program excellence and self-improvement, maintain uniform educational quality with industry standards, and increase the credibility, integrity, and acceptance of collegiate aviation programs among industry, government, and the public-at-large. Students will demonstrate leadership capabilities and high moral values. The Hampton University Aviation program is and will remain accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Students in the Airport Administration Program will:


  • Have a strong liberal arts background
  • Be able to effectively communicate through written and oral methods 
  • Understand the operational, economical, political, legal, and community influences on airport operations 
  • Have established a culture and appreciation of aviation safety, including human factors and CRM
  • Know how the aviation industry and the governing agencies are organized so graduates can navigate their careers

AAAE ASOS Basic Course

The primary goal of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE),  Airport Safety and Operations Schools (ASOS) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the airport and military personnel who, on a day-to-day basis, play a major role in ensuring that your airport operates safely and meets the requirements of Part 139.

The Aviation Management  Airport Administration program has incorporated this training into the Senior Capstone course, providing all Airport Administration students a certificate in addition to their degree. 

Some of the benefits of the Basic ASOS training include but are not limited to:

  • Become familiar with the latest Advisory Circulars as it relates to Airport Operations
  • Learn 14 CFR Part 139 subject matter from industry experts
  • Network with Airport Operators and industry professionals from around the country