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Management

A management major prepares cadets for leadership roles in today’s technologically complex, global Air Force. The curriculum develops cadets who can understand, analyze and improve organizations through an 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 ranks among the most prestigious undergraduate management and business degrees in the nation.

The management major is produces 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 cadets.

The Management major is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

POTENTIAL JOB ASSIGNMENTS
Within the Air Force
  • 63A – Acquisition Manager
  • 21A – Aircraft Maintenance
  • 64P – Contracting
  • 65F – Financial Management
  • 38P – Personnel
  • 11X – Pilot
  • Graduate school for management or related discipline
Outside the Air Force
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analyst
SAMPLE COURSES
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Power and Influence in Organizations
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
4th CLASS YEAR (FRESHMAN) 3RD CLASS YEAR (SOPHOMORE) 2ND CLASS YEAR (JUNIOR) 1ST CLASS YEAR (SENIOR)
Beh Sci 110
Chem 100
Com Sci 110
English 111
Engr 101
For Lang 1
For Lang 2
History 100
Math 141
Math 142
Physics 110
Chem 200
ECE 315
Econ 201
English 211
Engr Mech 220
History 300
Law 220
MSS 200
Ops Rsch 310
Physics 215
Pol Sci 211
Philos 310
Aero Eng 315
Astro Engr 310
Beh Sci 310
Biology 315
Math 300
Mgt 303
Mgt 337
Mgt 341
Mgt 342
Mgt 345
Mgt 375
Mgt Opt
Academy Opt
English 411
Mgt 401
Mgt 405
Mgt 406
Mgt 420
Mgt 472
Mgt 477
Mgt Opt
Mgt Opt
Mgt Opt
MSS 415/416
Soc Sci 412

For full program requirements and course descriptions, download the current Curriculum Handbook.

CONTACT US

Capt Pete Leestma
Director of Academic Advising
peter.leestma@usafa.edu
(719) 333-8373

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