Commercial Aviation

Bachelor of Commercial Aviation in Aviation Management


Program Objectives

The Aviation Management Degree prepares students for supervisory and managerial responsibilities at all levels in the aviation field including the airlines, corporations, and military aviation.

Training culminates in a Bachelor of Commercial Aviation degree within 4 years.

Program Assessments

  1. Aviation Management majors will have a thorough and comprehensive understanding of federal aviation regulations.
  2. Aviation Management majors will demonstrate a broad understanding of the aerospace industry.
  3. Aviation Management majors will demonstrate knowledge of the skills, techniques and procedures for maintaining airports, airlines, government, non-governmental and general aviation.

Beginning Fall 2017, the Department of Commercial Aviation added the Logistics concentration to its Aviation Management major.

Companies count on logistics experts—one of the fastest-growing professions in the world—to get their products to customers on time and on budget. The Bachelor of Commercial Aviation (BCA) in Aviation Management with the concentration in Logistics is a 124-credit-hour degree program designed to prepare students for a career in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

In 2017, Delta State University entered into an academic partnership with APICS, a known leading provider of research, education and certification programs focused on supply chain, logistics and operations management, to begin offering a path for undergraduate Logistics students to earn APICS CLTD and CPIM certifications by integrating APICS curriculum into the Bachelor of Commercial Aviation Management Logistics concentration coursework. By earning both the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, students learn how to implement innovative logistics strategies and concepts to reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and perform at a higher level. Earning these credential will help students:

  • Master the knowledge most important to expert logistics professionals as identified by current APICS Global Job Task Analysis research.
  • Expand their outlook on the logistics, transportation and distribution management field and bring new ideas to your workplace, while remaining current with trends and developments.
  • Stand out from other candidates in a job search.
  • Demonstrate their long-term commitment to the profession.
  • Prepare for graduate level education in business management, operations research, and supply chain management.



For curriculum information on Aviation Management, visit the Commercial Aviation section in academic maps.


Interim Department Chair

Bradly MacNealy
P: (662) 846-4205
F: (662) 846-4214

Address and Mailing

Department of Commercial Aviation
College of Business and Aviation
DSU Box 3203 Gibson-Gunn 114
Cleveland, MS 38733