Aviation Sciences Management

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This major develops the necessary skills for students to occupy managerial or administrative positions within the air transportation industry.

Mission

To develop aviation management professionals with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to excel in the aviation industry.

Educational Objectives

  1. Professionalism: Exercise the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. Demonstrate an understanding of the current ethical and professional issues related to the analysis and execution aspects of the Aviation Management field.
  2. Team Skills: Develop leadership skills, demonstrate proficiency in all forms of communication and perform well in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment.
  3. Lifelong Learning: Commit to continuing education through graduate studies, continuous education opportunities, on the job training and/or self-education in the national and international aviation environment.
  4. Competence: Contribute at the highest levels of performance and productivity in business or managerial fields of aviation.

Specific Admission Requirements

Besides meeting the University’s general admission requirements set forth on the General Catalog, candidates to this concentration must:

  1. Be a high school graduate or the equivalent, with a minimum grade point average of 2.00.
  2. Have obtained a minimum of 475 points in Math and 490 in English sections of the PAA test (College Board) or equivalent test.

Any student who does not fulfill these specific requirements will be admitted conditionally to the major for one academic year.

Academic requirements

General Education Requirements 42 credits
Core Course Requirements 46 credits
Major Requirements 37 credits
Total 125 credits

Click on the following link to download the suggested course sequence and cost for each semester:

Aviation Science Management (152) – Course Sequence & Costs

Notes:

1. Total semesters based on the recommended course schedule. Semesters may increase depending on the student’s study load per semester.

AABInternational (AABI) Program Accreditation

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INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

Bayamon Campus

 School Name SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS
Program

B.S. in Airway Sciences – Aviation Sciences Management

Period of Accreditation: July 14, 2023, to July 31, 2028

December 20, 2023 Student Achievement Data

The report of Student Achievement Data MUST include the revision date. To ensure accuracy and accessibility, each institution with AABI accredited programs must provide an Annual Report of Compliance with AABI Criterion 2.2.4 (2-year programs), Criterion 3.2.4 (4-year programs) or Criterion 4.2.4 (graduate programs) to AABI by December 1 each year (for the preceding academic year). The report MUST include:

a. The Program Educational Goals of each accredited program, as publicly published, and how these Program Educational Goals are assessed by the program.

The educational goals of the Aviation Sciences Management Program represent and describe the expected accomplishments of the graduates within three to ten years after graduation. The Educational Goals are as follows:

    1. Professionalism: Exercise the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. Demonstrate an understanding of the current and ethical issues related to the analysis and execution aspects inherent to the Professional Pilot.
    2. Team Skills: Develop leadership skills, demonstrate proficiency in all forms of communication and perform well in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment.
    3. Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for continuing their education through graduate studies, continuous education opportunities, on the job training and/or self-education in the National and International Aviation environment.
    4. Competence: Contribute at the highest levels of performance and productivity in business or managerial fields of aviation.

The process used to evaluate the level of achievement of the Aviation Sciences Management Program Educational Goals include the following techniques:

      1. Alumni resume: A list of alumni having graduated from three to ten years before the accreditation audit is compiled. A resume is requested from the alumni either by mail or online. The resume is checked with a carefully designed rubric to verify the student’s achievement of the EGs and how well their academic experience at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon campus prepared them to succeed in their chosen field of Aviation Sciences Management.
      2. Employer Survey: A survey is administered to the alumni employer. Employers are asked a series of questions addressing the preparation of our graduates to succeed in the field of Aviation Sciences Management.
      3. School of Aeronautics Advisory Board is asked to use their experience and that of others within their organization, to rate Aviation Sciences Management graduates, co-ops, and interns against the Aviation Sciences Management Program Objectives. The results are discussed at a meeting for understanding and to develop any required action by the Board and/or the faculty.

b. Student retention and graduation rates, including the number of degrees produced each year, the percentage of students enrolled one year after starting the program, and the percentage of bachelor’s students graduating within 6 years.

In the last six years, we have produced the following Aviation Sciences Management graduates listed below:

Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Graduates 18 23 21 28 14 21 29

In the last six years, we have achieved the following retention rates (percentage of students enrolled one year after starting the program in the last six years):

Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Retention 60% 100% 100% 80% 75% 90% 80%

In the last six years, we have achieved the following graduation rates:

Year(cohort) 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Graduation at 4 years 12% 4% 3% 55% 17% 0% 20%
Graduation at 5 years 28% 21% 12% 64% 33% 36% N/A
Graduation at 6 years 28% 36% 18% 73% 33% N/A N/A

c. The employment rate and types of employment (aviation, aviation-related or other positions) of fulltime graduates within 1 year of graduation.

Aviation Sciences Management (# 152) Graduate Information
Abbreviated Student Number Graduation Year Initial (i) or employment within 1 year of graduation versus Current employment (c)
1.       3460 2017 Operations Manager at Forever 21 (I) (c)
2.       0423 2017 Project Manager in the Air Force (I)
Graduate Student in Space Force (c)
3.       2325 2017 Realtor in Coldwell Banker (i)Self-employed – Home Equity Realty Service (c)
4.       5523 2017 Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) at Ferronats Air Traffic Services (i) (c)
5.       8993 2017 Operations Project Assistant in Aerostar  (i)
Airport Operation Coordinator in Aerostar (c)
6.       0184 2017 Ramp Agent in Southwest Airlines (i) (c )
7.       7484 2017 unknown
8.       1717 2017 Aeronautical Info Specialist in FAA (i) (c)
9.       8811 2017 Jet fighter Mechanic in the Air force (i) (c)
10.   7614 2017 unknown
11.   1409 2017 Air Traffic Controller en FONNATS (i)
12.   2605 2017 unknown
13.   4276 2017 Airport Operation Supervisor in AvPorts (i)
Airport Operation Supervisor in Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (c)
14.   3097 2017 Supervisor in Burlington (i)
Store Leader in Altar’d State (c )
15.   1377 2017 Crew Lead Little Caesar Pizza (i) (c)
16.   8537 2017 unknown
17.   7690 2017 Line Service Technician at Nantucket Memorial Airport (i)
18.   9117 2017 Unemployed, but finishing his Juris Doctor
19.   6236 2018 Operations Project Assistant at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (i)
20.   2454 2018 Electronic Information Systems Specialist at Information Systems Office, Governor’s Office, La Fortaleza (i)
21.   9063 2018 Airline Pilot (First Officer) at PSA Airlines (c)
22.   2491 2018 Air Force Pilot (I) (c )
23.   1367 2018 Airport Operations in jetBlue (i) (c )
24.   7435 2018 Passenger Service Agent in Jet Aviation (i)
Operation Administrative Assistant in  Kingfisher Air Services (c)
25.   8321 2018 unknown
26.   2379 2018 Unknown
27.   9851 2018 unknown
28.   1652 2018 Telephone Banking Consultant in Banco Popular (i) (c)
29.   0958 2018 Operation Supervisor in Rome International (i)
CBP Officer/Explorer Advisor for Customs an Border Protection (c)
30.   7801 2018 Unknown
31.   9676 2018 Cabin Crew in Qatar Airlines (i)
unemployed (c)
32.   8719 2018 unknown
33.   9844 2018 Passenger Service Jet Aviation (I)
Mailman United State Postal Service (c )
34.   9482 2018 Air Force Maintenance Officer (c)
35.   8673 2018 Production Operator in Neo Taino Baking Company (i)
Manufacturing Operator in Viatris (c)
36.   3691 2018 Operation Supervisor in Rome International (I) (c )
37.   7401 2018 Unknown
38.   9587 2018 Field Artillery Officer in the Army (i)
Signal Officer in the Army  (c )
39.   1875 2018 Unknown
40.   7806 2018 Unknown
41.   7195 2018 Passenger Service Agent in Jet Aviation (I)Customer Service Agent in Tradewind Aviation (c )
42.   1746 2019 FedEx Cargo Handler (i)
Dangerous Goods Agent in Fedex (c)
43.   0576 2019 Unknown
44.   6261 2019 Unit Deployment Manager at Department of Defense
45.   4907 2019 Counter y Ramp Agent Vieques Air Link (I) / Master’s in Applied Intelligence at Georgetown University
46.   6850 2019 Dispatcher at Air Cargo Carriers (i)
Air Traffic Controller Trainee (c)
47.   2635 2019 Sale Associate in Home Depot (i)
Crew Scheduler in Spirit Airlines (c)
48.   9631 2019 Customer Service Representative at International Package and Travel (LinkedIn)
49.   8728 2019 First Officer in Express Jet (i)
Business Management Partner in Orbis (c )
50.   4099 2019 Flight Data Coordination Specialist in Leidos (i)
Flight Service Specialist in Leidos (c)
51.   4479 2019 Customer Experience Officer at Caribbean Airlines (i)
Foreign Service Officer II – Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade (c )
52.   2288 2019 Maste’rs in Aviation in Aerospace Operations & Space Studies at ERAU (I) /Space Force – hired under a contracting company: Range Generation Next – Data Reduction and Operations Analyst (c)
53.   4898 2019 Sergeant at United States Marine Corps. (I) / ATP Flight Instructor (C)
54.   3489 2019 unknown
55.   7413 2019 Customer Service in Rome Internaltional (i)
Flight Attendant in United Airlines (c)
56.   6096 2019 unknown
57.   2670 2019 unknown
58.   6949 2019 unknown
59.   7560 2019 unknown
60.       0892 2019 unknown
61.   2645 2019 unknown
62.   4717 2019 unknown
63.   9427 2020 Spirit Airlines (FLL) Crew Train Administration (I) / Delta Airlines Senior Coordinator (ATL)
64.   2906 2020 Cross Utility Agent at Silver Airlines (i)
65.   2716 2020 U.S. Spain People Development and Cultural Transformation (I) / Master in People Management at Navarra University, Spain
66.   6125 2020 Air Traffic Controller at Torruña, Spain Tower (i)
67.   5152 2020 Loss Mitigation Agent at Banco Popular (I)/Jetblue Airport Operations Crew (FLL)
68.   6065 2020 Asistente de Gerente en SketchersOficial de Prestamos Cooperativa de Fajardo Roosevelt Roads (i) /

Liberty Retail Sales Consultant (c)

69.   0619 2020 Counter Agent/Reservation at Air Flamenco (I) / Master’s degree in Aviation Safety with the University of Central Missouri School of Aviation (c)
70.   1904 2020 Receptionist at Filament Hair Salon (i) / SJU TSA Security Officer (c)
71.   4209 2020 Airway Management and Operations (I) / Jetblue Airport Operation Crew (C)
72.   9170 2020 Operation Management at Rico Sun Tours (I/C)
73.   1249 2020 Waiter at Morton’s (I)
74.   8440 2020 Workforce Solutions Office Clerk (I) / National Airlines Aircraft Dispatcher (C)
75.   2008 2020 Sales Clerk at Cost Guard Exchange (i)
76.   8349 2020 Sale Associate at Happy Socks & Yogen Fruz (i)
77.   3113 2020 Manufacturing Operator at Caribbean Refrescos, Inc. (I) /Coca Cola Company Traffic Specialist (C)
78.   3424 2020 unknown
79.   5524 2020 unknown
80.   7279 2020 Filantropia Puerto Rico Operations Coordinator (I/C)
81.   0148 2020 FSM Group ATL Fueling Dispatcher (C)
82.   1230 2020 Military career lieutenant (i) + (c)
83.   0268 2020 unknown
84.   2634 2020 unknown
85.   166O 2020 unknown
86.   9597 2020 unknown
87.   1098 2020 unknown
88.   0979 2020 unknown
89.   2615 2020 unknown
90.   6974 2020 unknown
91.   6292 2021 Copa Airlines (c)Sales Associate at Nike Factory Store (i)
92.   8459 2021 Starting his own business (i)
93.   4540 2021 Tropic Ocean Airways – Flight Planner, and  US Navy Reserve Scorecard Department assistant of Operational Support Unit (both careers are I + C
94.   1208 2021 Ground Support Agent at Air Cargo Carriers (i)
95.   8571 2021 Counter Agent at Air Flamenco (i)
96.   5527 2021 Commercial Pilot at Air Cargo Carriers (C)
97.   8271 2021 Kitchen Technician at Pizza Hut (I)/ Completing her pilot licenses at Epic Flight Academy (C)
98.   2311 2021 Safety and Documentation Officer at Inter American University (i) / Trailer Bridge Vehicle Operations Coordinator (C)
99.   4716 2021 Cashier at Burlington (i)
100.   0462 2021 unknown
101.   0473 2021 Aerostar – security (I)/ Delta Airlines (SJU) Ramp Agent (C)
102.   1367 2021 studying for A&P
103.   4585 2021 Banco Popular Sr. Fraud Monitoring Representative (i)
104.   6148 2021 Army – Cyber Security (I + C).
105.   2875 2022 unknown
106.   4230 2022 unknown
107.   2138 2022 FAA ATC EnRoute working at DFW (I/C)
108.   9653 2022 Inter American University CFI (I) / Tradewind Aviation – (C)
109.   2486 2022 unknown
110.   9016 2022 unknown
111.   4765 2022 Bush Gardens – Supervisor (I)
112.   0000 2022 unknown
113.   3294 2022 Prime Flight SJU Customer Service Agent (I/C)
114.   7412 2022 Safety Officer and FSP Manager at Inter American University of Puerto Rico (i)
115.   6769 2022 unknown
116.   8492 2022 unknown
117.   0041 2022 Customer Service Agent with Rome International at SJU (i)
118.   0290 2022 unknown
119.   5026 2022 MN Aviation – works as a Flight Coordinator full-time.  (I/C)
120.   8769 2022 Air Force – pilot training (I)
121.   0469 2022 IRS (i)
122.   1242 2022 Spirit Airlines – (I/C)
123.   3264 2022 unknown
124.   9947 2022 SJU Service Operations (I)/ Certified as a forklift driver at MCI (C)
125.   4806 2022 Tradewind Aviation – ramp/customer/ops service agent (i)
126.   1155 2023 Western Aviation Service Corp (c)
127.   5960 2023 Flight Instructor – Isla Grande Flying School
128.   8553 2023 First Officer Avelo Airlines (c)
129.   5078 2023 Passenger Service Supervisor at GMD Airline Services
130.   2060 2023 Unemployed
131.   0444 2023 Flight Follower at Air Cargo Carriers
132.   5369 2023 Unknown
133.   9111 2023 Training as Air Force Pilot
134.   3872 2023 Unknown
135.   0316 2023 Graduate (Law) Student at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (c)
136.   0889 2023 Unknown
137.   2841 2023 Core EMS Specialist at FEMA (c)
138.   0799 2023 Aviation Security Coordinator at UPS
139.   0624 2023 Ground Operations at JetBlue (c)
140.   7461 2023 Inflight Crew at JetBlue (c)
141.   2731 2023 Customer Care Representative and Outreach Officer at The Pilot Studio (c)
142.   1645 2023 Flight Instructor – Inter American University (i)
143.   1050 2023 Unknown
144.   0393 2023 Server at IHOP (c)
145.   6216 2023 Customer Service Associate at Walgreens
146.   5092 2023 Unknown
147.   2723 2023 Tour Guide at Pino’s Boat & Water Fun Inc. (c)
148.   9289 2023 International Flight Attendant at Executive Airlines (c)
149.   8313 2023 Flight Attendant at Delta Air Lines (c)
150.   6985 2023 Musician/Co-Founder – Batuplena
151.   9961 2023 Enrolled in Flight Training
152.   0908 2023 Unknown
153.   3249 2023 Passenger Service Agent at Rome International
154.   0057 2023 Unknown

In the last six years, we have achieved the following employment rates (within 1 year of graduation):

Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Employment 64% 72% 65% 68% 86% 51% 72%

School of Aeronautics Assessment

The Assessment Plan used the following tools:

  1. Exams (standardized/locally developed)
  2. Written Reports/essays
  3. Oral Presentation
  4. Teamwork evaluation
  5. Interview Evaluation

Assessment Plan Data Collection Cycle:

The assessment plan consists of the following steps for the Assessment Plan Data Collection Cycle:

  1. For each of the Student Learning Outcomes, a specific Program-level Outcome (PO) is identified that our students should achieve before graduation.
  2. Using assessment tools to collect and evaluate data about our students, it is determined whether they are achieving the PO, therefore, meeting the Student Learning Outcomes, and ultimately the EGs.
  3. If the outcomes are not being met, then corrective changes must be made and subjected to a new cycle in the assessment process.

Each of the Student Learning Outcomes is achieved by planning and monitoring the curricular content from certain key and contributing courses. Key courses are those courses chosen, by the faculty, to assess each Student Learning Outcomes based on the data collection cycle plan

A criterion for success has been set for each direct and indirect means tools of assessment as follows:

Assessment Tools Direct or Indirect Measure Level of Achievement
Exams Direct 70%
Written Reports/essays Direct 70%
Oral Presentation Direct 70%
Teamwork Evaluation Direct 70%
Interview Direct 70%

Information obtained through these assessment measures and report on actions taken as a result of this assessment:

Listed below is from our latest published Assessment Plans for the programs (right-click on the link to upload the document):

Listed below is from our latest published Outcomes Assessment that includes: Learning Outcome, Data Collection and Analysis, Results of Evaluation, and Use of Evaluation Results (right-click on the link to upload the document):

  1. 2013-2014 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  2. 2014-2015 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  3. 2015-2016 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  4. 2016-2017 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  5. 2017-2018 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  6. 2018-2019 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  7. 2019-2020 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  8. 2020-2021 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  9. 2021-2022 Assessment Plan Layout Table

Listed below is from our latest published Courses Assessment that summarizes the results of the various Pre/Post Assessments for the different aviation courses. Information
excludes courses classified as practicums, flight laboratory or low student activity enrollment (contractual) course (right-click on the link to upload the document):

  1. 2013-2014 Course Assessment
  2. 2014-2015 Course Assessment
  3. 2015-2016 Course Assessment
  4. 2016-2017 Course Assessment
  5. 2017-2018 Course Assessment
  6. 2019-2020 Course Assessment
  7. 2020-2021 Course Assessment
  8. 2021-2022 Course Assessment