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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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