Commercial Aviation

Master of Commercial Aviation

The Master of Commercial Aviation (MCA) program is a 30-hour credit-hour degree program accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and offered entirely online; some students may not visit the campus until the graduation ceremony. This program is especially popular with professionals already established in aviation careers, since they can complete degree requirements on their own schedule.

The purpose of the program is to provide students with a focused understanding of aviation concepts and operations. The program is oriented toward aviation management and aviation education.

Admission Requirements. Full admission to the Master of Commercial Aviation program may be granted to an applicant who:

1. Meets all requirements for admission to Graduate School;
2. Has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Admission with conditions. An applicant with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 may be admitted with an academic hold. The student must earn at least a “B” in each of the first three courses to continue in the program.

Students may be granted non-degree admission if they have not been granted full or provisional admission. They are admitted with non-degree watch-care status to improve credentials and to meet full admission requirements. No more than 9 semester hours earned while in non-degree status may be applied to the Master of Commercial Aviation degree.  The grades earned while in the non-degree status must be a B (3.0 GPA) or better.

A candidate for the Master of Commercial Aviation degree must:

1. Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University;
2. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credits as specified in the curriculum below.

Applicants with previous graduate credit may request up to 12 hours of transfer credit. Applicants with documentation of relevant military training, courses, or credit may be eligible for up to 12 hours transfer credit, which will be evaluated according to American Council on Education (ACE) standards.

Note: A thesis is not required for a Master of Commercial Aviation.

There is no out-of-state tuition fees for students in the Master of Commercial Aviation Program. Tuition for the MCA is assessed at the Graduate Mississippi Resident rate. Current tuition and fees are found on the Student Business Services page.

Note: Students enrolled in more than 13 hours of graduate level courses will be assessed an overload fee.

Semester
Credits
Course
Description
Fall
3
CAV 605: Methods of Research and Statistics in Aviation Development of library skills, analysis of types of research, investigation of research design; introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics.
Fall
3
CAV 610: Advanced Human Factors in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry The study of individual and group behavior and interaction in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Spring
3
CAV 620: Airline Management The study and research principles and practices in airline management in a post deregulation environment.
Spring, Summer
3
CAV 630: Aviation’s Regulatory Environment Examination of federal, state, local, industry, and self-imposed regulations pertaining to the operation of general and commercial aviation.
Spring
3
CAV 640: Airport Planning, Development and Operation Study of processes used in planning and design, development, operation, and funding of multiple classifications of airports.
Fall
3
CAV 650: Aviation & Airport Operations, Mkt & Mgt The relationship and interaction between owners, management, and tenants. Security, emergency services, and environmental concerns in daily operations.
Fall, Summer
3
CAV 660: Advanced Aviation Safety Safety considerations in the design and operation of aircraft and airports. The safety record of the aerospace industry, and the industry’s response to public opinion. Understanding the cost of safety.
Summer
3
CAV 670: Air Cargo and Logistics Management Business practices of air cargo carriers and shippers, including economic and marketing aspects.
Summer
3
CAV 680: Advanced Transportation Systems A study of surface and air transportation modes and how they interact to enhance economic growth worldwide.
Spring, Summer
3
CAV 690: Writing in Aviation Business Administration Writing and research skills in Aviation Business Administration

Course Sequence and Texts

Fall Term

Course Title
Course Text
CAV 605: Methods of Research and Statistics in Aviation Hawkes, J.S. (2019). Discovering Statistics and Data (Third Edition). Mont Pleasant, SC. bundle(book+courseware+ebook) ISBN 9781642770117 Courseware+ebook  ISBN9781642770155
CAV 610: Advanced Human Factors in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry Eduardo Salas & Daniel E. Maurino Human Factors in Aviation. Elsevier Science & Technology 2nd Revised edition
CAV 650: Fixed Base Operations Prather, C. D. (2009). General Aviation Marketing and Management (3rd ed.): Operating, Marketing, & Managing an FBO. Krieger: Malabar, FL ISBN 1-57524-301-6
CAV 660: Advanced Aviation Safety Ferguson, M, Nelson, S ( 2014). Aviation Safety. Delmar Cengage learning. ISBN 9781435488236

Spring Term

Course Title
Course Text
CAV 620: Airline Management Dempsey, Paul S. And Laurence E. Gesell. Airline Management: Strategies for the 21st Century 3rd ed. Coast Aire Publications, L.L.C.; ISBN-10: 1890938149
CAV 630: Aviation’s Regulatory Environment Hamilton, J. Scott Practical Aviation Law & Aerospace Law (Sixth Edition) ISBN 978-1-61954-271-6 and Practical Aviation Law & Aerospace Law Workbook (Sixth Edition) ISBN 978-1-61954-276-1 Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
CAV 640: Airport Planning, Development, and Operation http://www.asa2fly.com/Dr-Daniel-Prather-C649.aspx

Prather, C. D. (2009). General Aviation Marketing and Management (3rd ed.): Operating, Marketing, & Managing an FBO. Krieger: Malabar, FL ISBN 1-57524-301-6

CAV 690: Writing in Business Administration NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED. The Latest  APA Manual recommended: Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association.

Summer 1 Term

Course Title
Course Text
CAV 670: Air Cargo  O’Connor, William E. (Sixth Edition). An Introduction to Airline Economics. Greenwood Publishers, 88 West Post Road, Westport, Ct. 06881 ISBN 0-275-96911-8
CAV 660: Advanced Aviation Safety Ferguson, M, Nelson, S ( 2014). Aviation Safety. Delmar Cengage learning. ISBN 9781435488236

Summer 2 Term

Course Title
Course Text
CAV 630: Aviation’s Regulatory Environment Hamilton, J. Scott Practical Aviation Law & Aerospace Law (Sixth Edition) ISBN 978-1-61954-271-6 and Practical Aviation Law & Aerospace Law Workbook (Sixth Edition) ISBN 978-1-61954-276-1 Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
CAV 680: Advanced Transportation Systems Coyle, Novack & Gibson (Eighth Edition). Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective. 2015. Cengage Learning, Required resource APA Manual Edition/Year : latest Edition Required resource ISBN : 9781133592969
CAV 690: Writing in Business Administration NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED. The Latest  APA Manual recommended: Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association.

Note: Effective June 1, 2007 we will no longer allow Incomplete (I) or In Progress (IP) grades due to the new version of on-line software. If you are unable to complete the course in the semester registered you will need to withdraw from the course and sign up the next time the course is offered.

Contact

Graduate Program Coordinator

Bradley MacNealy
662-846-6083
bmacnealy@deltastate.edu

Address and Mailing

College of Business and Aviation
DSU Box 3294, Broom 141
Cleveland, MS 38733