Program Overview

This individualized studies bachelor's degree with a focus in Aviation Management is offered by a consortium of four state universities: Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato (MSU), Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) and Winona State University (WSU). Students complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and Metropolitan State Liberal Studies requirements, and all aviation core and elective courses from the four consortium schools. Students may receive up to 20 elective credits for their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot, flight instructor, air traffic controller, dispatcher, and airframe and power plant mechanic certificates if these certificates were not earned through a post-secondary program. Up to 40 technical credits may be awarded in transfer to graduates of two-year technical college programs.

Aviation classes, offered in various Twin Cities locations, are open to students enrolled in the Aviation Management program, as well as to other students who have a substantial aviation background. Additional information is available from the Metropolitan State Admissions Office or the College of Individualized Studies Advising Center.

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Declare Your Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Individualized Studies major with an Aviation Management focus, students must submit a College of Individualized Studies Undergraduate Program Declaration Form. This form is normally submitted while taking PRSP 301, Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning, but can be done prior to taking the course.

Students are classified as Pre-Individualized Studies majors until they complete PRSP 301 and develop an approved degree plan.

Declare Your Program

Requirements

Courses required for your specific program are listed below and on the right column on this page. They include prerequisite, foundation, core and elective courses. Contact your advisor with questions concerning your degree plan.

Core Courses

  • PRSP 301 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning 
  • AVIT 103 Introduction to Air Transportation (SCSU) 
  • AVIT 317 Ethics in Aviation (SCSU) 
  • PHYS 388 Aviation Law/Legislative and Legal Aspects of Aviation (WSU) 
  • PHYS 380 Aviation Resource Management (WSU) 
  • MGMT 310 Management Principles and Practices 
  • AVIT 419 Contemporary Issues Aviation Capstone (SCSU) or 
  • PRSP 499 Capstone

Electives

  • ICS 120 Microcomputer Applications 
  • ICS 125 Understanding and Using the Internet 
  • BLAW 310 Business Law: UCC and Contracts 
  • AVIA 442 Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control (MSU) 
  • AVIA 443 Airline Dispatch (MSU) 
  • AVIA 343 Airport Management (MSU) 
  • AVIA 333 Airline Management/Operations (MSU) 
  • HRM 310 Human Resource Management: A Strategic Framework 
  • AVIA 499 Individual Study in Aviation (MSU) 
  • PHYS 380 Seminar Topics in Aviation Organization (WSU) 
  • AVIT 496 Seminar Topics (SCSU) 

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Course List

Prerequisites

Requirements ( 120 total credits)

Aviation Management Required Courses

In addition to meeting Metropolitan State's GELS and graduation requirements, aviation students must complete the following program requirements:

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  • PRSP 301 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning
    4 credits

    This course considers, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the questions "What is an educated person? What character traits mark an educated person? And how does becoming educated impact one's personal, family and social life?" While it is a required course for all students who plan to complete an Individualized B.A., it is also a helpful course for students in any of the other colleges who are not sure about their major focus. The course helps students develop their own individualized degree plans or program outlines by providing time to reflect on what they want to learn and the best way to learn it. Students assess their own academic strengths and weaknesses and meet resource people from around the university who challenge them to think about education in a broad and liberating manner. While most students often focus first on their vocational goals in higher education, this course challenges students to think also about their community involvement and lifelong learning needs.

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  • MGMT 310 Management Principles and Practices
    4 credits

    This course examines the historical and philosophical roots of management as well as current management theory and practices. The critical success factors leading to effective performance in the roles of planner, decision maker, organizer, leader, motivator, controller and manager of a diverse workforce in a changing environment are identified and evaluated.

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  • PRSP 499 Capstone
    4 credits

    This course is the culminating experience in a student's College of Individualized Studies program and is required of graduating seniors. Students demonstrate the relationship between what they have learned and the university's philosophical tenets and academic outcomes related to communication skills, critical thinking, multicultural understanding, global perspectives and citizenship. Students also consider their lifelong learning plans, possible career changes and future liberal learning opportunities. Students should register for this course in one of their final university semesters.

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Aviation Management Electives

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  • ICS 120 Microcomputer Applications
    2 credits

    This lab course covers how and when to use the four common components of an integrated software package: word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software. It requires no previous knowledge of computing. Students who want an overview of computer hardware and software concepts should consider taking ICS 100 Computer Literacy in addition to this course. This course cannot be applied to the computer information systems or computer science majors.

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  • ICS 125 Understanding and Using the Internet
    4 credits

    This course covers the following topics: how the Internet works (at a beginning level), social implications of the Internet, and the practical aspects of electronic mail, list services, discussion boards, file transfer, information browsing and searching, and the first generation of web design and implementation. This is a lab-based course.

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  • BLAW 310 Business Law: UCC and Contracts
    4 credits

    This course reviews the purposes, philosophies and organization of the U.S. legal system. It provides an intensive study of the law which governs contracts for services, real estate, employment, insurance, trademark, patents and copyrights. Topics covered include legally binding contract requirements (offer and acceptance, legality of subject matter, capacity of parties and contractual consideration); circumstances which require a contract to be in writing; defenses for avoiding contractual liability; and legal remedies for breach of contract. It also focuses on the articles of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which govern the rights and obligations of parties to transactions involving the sale of goods (Article II), commercial paper such as checks, notes and drafts (Article II), and financing arrangements in which one party gives another a security interest in property (Article IX) and the effects of federal bankruptcy laws on these transactions.

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  • HRM 310 Human Resource Management: A Strategic Framework
    4 credits

    Consistent with current management thought this course examines the importance of human capital in organizations. Human Resource Management theories, trends, policies and practices are studied from a strategic management, decision-making perspective covering staffing compensation, employee development, employee relations, labor relations and related areas. A case study approach is used and outside research is required.

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