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The Management major prepares young officers to manage and lead in today’s technologically complex global Air Force. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the framework to understand, analyze and improve any organization through the efficient and effective use of systems.

The courses in this major help students develop adaptive capacity and the organizational knowledge and skills vital for Air Force officers as well as future national leaders. The Management major is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and ranks among the most prestigious undergraduate management and business degrees in the nation.

The Academy’s curriculum, together with its core courses provide an excellent educational foundation for cadets interested in pursuing Air Force careers such as Acquisition Manager; Air Battle Manager; Aircraft Maintenance; Communications and Information; Contracting; Cost Analysis; Financial Management; Health Services Administrator; Intelligence; Logistics; Readiness; Combat Systems Officer (CSO); Pilot; Security Police; Space and Missile Operations; and Special Investigator. Additionally, the Management major prepares cadets interested in pursuing graduate degrees in Management, Management Science, and/or Business Administration.

The Management major produces a critical thinker who is able to adapt quickly and succeed in rapidly changing, highly technical, global environments.

Management majors study traditional managerial business topics such as financial and managerial accounting, managerial finance, human resource management, marketing, production and operations management, information systems, complex human systems, global organizations, organizational perspectives and theories and strategic management. Related subjects, such as personal finance and investments, human behavior and Air Force acquisition management are also popular.

For more information, download the recommended course sequence for this major.

Management Course Sequence

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