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The management major prepares students for management and leadership roles in today’s technologically complex, global Air Force. The curriculum is designed to develop students who can understand, analyze and improve organizations through the efficient and effective use of systems. The courses in the major help 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 our core courses, provides an excellent educational foundation for those 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, pilot, security police, space and missile operations and special investigator. Additionally, the management major prepares students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in management, management science and/or business administration.

The management major is designed to produce critical thinkers who will lead organizations to quickly adapt and succeed in rapidly changing, highly technical, global environments. Management majors study traditional managerial and business topics such as organizational perspectives and theories, global organizations, complex human systems, financial and managerial accounting, managerial finance, human resource management, marketing, production and operations management, information systems and strategic management. Related subjects, such as personal finance and investing, are also popular among our majors.

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Management Course Sequence

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