Aviation Flight Training and Management Minor

Contact Info

Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department

Nguyen Engineering Building, 2100
4400 University Drive, MS 4A6
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-1670

Email: seor@gmu.edu

This minor provides students with a unique opportunity to earn a pilot’s license and gain expertise in various aspects of aviation management. The combination of pilot’s license and aviation management places the candidate seeking employment with airlines, airports, air traffic control at a competitive advantage. Students completing this minor have completed one step in preparation towards jobs as Commercial Pilots, Military Pilots, Corporate Pilots, Certified Flight Instructors, Unmanned Aerial Systems Operators, Airline Dispatchers, Airport Managers, Air Traffic Controllers, Aviation Flight Test Engineers, Aviation System Engineers.

Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor's degree. 

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Some of the courses listed below have additional prerequisites. Special fees also apply.

  • SYST 460 - Introduction to Air Traffic Control (3 credits)
  • SYST 462 - Flight Training Lab I (3 credits) (Lab fees to cover flight training costs apply.)
  • SYST 463 - Flight Training Lab II (3 credits) (Lab fees to cover flight training costs apply.)
  • One of the following:
    • SYST 371 - Systems Engineering Management (3 credits)
    • SYST 461 - Air Transportation System Engineering (3 credits)
    • MIS 303 - Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 credits)
    • MBUS 301 - Managing People and Organizations (3 credits)
    • MBUS 305 - Managing in a Global Economy (3 credits)
  • One of the following:
    • SYST 469 - Human Computer Interaction (3 credits)
    • SYST 470 - Human Factors Engineering (3 credits)
    • PSYC 317 - Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
    • PSYC 333 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
    • HIST 378 - History of Aviation (3 credits)

Opportunities

This minor provides students with a unique opportunity to earn a pilot’s license and gain expertise in various aspects of aviation management. Students with this minor can expect to find jobs with airlines, airports, air traffic control at a competitive advantage. This minor is often the first step to prepare for jobs as commercial pilots, military pilots, corporate pilots, certified flight instructors, unmanned aerial systems operators, airline dispatchers, airport managers, air traffic controllers, aviation flight test engineers, or aviation system engineers.

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