MBA concentration in aviation management takes flight at Tech

May 20, 2024 | Business, Innovation

Louisiana Tech University is now accepting applications for a newly developed master of business administration (MBA) concentration in aviation management. The program will be offered completely online as part of the professional MBA.

By combining a comprehensive understanding of business principles with concentrated coursework in aviation, the 36-hour graduate degree explores the intersection of business and flight.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Department of Professional Aviation to offer this in-demand program and enhance the knowledge base of airmen and others in the aviation field,” said Dr. William McCumber, associate dean of graduate programs and research in the College of Business. “This concentration is an excellent example of how a strong foundation in business disciplines combined with industry credentials can work to build a highly qualified workforce for a business sector.”

The interdisciplinary nature of the MBA prepares innovative and ethical leaders for success in today’s rapidly changing business environment, while coursework in aviation management exposes students to the real-world opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Students will complete the core MBA curriculum as well as 12 credit hours in aviation-focused courses on operations, human error impact, and regulatory processes.

“With today’s pilot, mechanic, and air traffic controller shortages, this graduate program will be vital to airmen’s growth in their respective positions,” said Matthew “Monty” Montgomery, chair of the Department of Professional Aviation. “Combining aviation with the MBA is a perfect match to provide the training, vital tools, and knowledge for growth within aviation businesses. Also, the program will prepare existing business and management majors with an opportunity to obtain positions within aviation.”

In addition to aviation management, six other concentrations are offered as part of the MBA program:

  • Business Data Analytics
  • Finance
  • Information Assurance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Six Sigma

Students can apply online at for the Aviation Management concentration beginning with the Fall 2024 term. For more information, click here