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From accounting to marketing to human resource management, develop the skills you need to be critical thinkers for today’s dynamic, technologically complex, and global environment.

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The Department of Management at the U.S. Air Force Academy ranks among the most prestigious management and business degrees in the nation as the #1 undergraduate-only business school in the country and 57th among all undergraduate business schools according to U.S News & World Report Best Colleges.

This program produces critical thinkers who are able to adapt quickly in today’s dynamic, technologically complex, global environment—skills that are essential for Air Force officers and future community leaders. Depending on their focus, cadets study traditional business topics like accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, production & operations, information systems, strategy, operations research, systems engineering, and other aspects of management.

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June 5, 2020

Academy announces new data science major

By Jennifer Spradlin, June 5, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Data + analysis = command decision. This simple equation can be applied to most modern military action and shows how one element must be in concert with the other to create the right sight picture for commanders. “It’s not enough to have more data than our adversaries. It’s how we understand the information and use it at the speed of relevance that matters,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. To better prepare future officers in the Air and Space forces, the Academy has created a data science...

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July 30, 2019

Academy plays central role in developing tomorrow’s STEM leaders

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, July 30, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A recent article in Forbes noted the highest percentage of CEOs with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degrees aren’t who the reader might expect: four star generals in the military. Devin Cate, the director of the Air Force’s Test and Evaluation directorate, said that trend is likely to continue as leaders at all levels of the military prepare for a complex 21st century battlespace. “We need to create a community of young engineers and scientists focused on cybersecurity, energy delivery and electronic communications,” Cate said. “Airmen...

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January 30, 2019

Academy celebrates research efforts at annual ceremony

Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the dean of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, speaks to the crowd attending the annual research awards ceremony in Polaris Hall, Jan. 29, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley) By Ray Bowden, Jan. 30, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- This year’s research programs at the Air Force Academy were funded to the tune of $40 million and that cost is paying off in dividends, said the dean of faculty at the school’s research awards ceremony, Jan. 29. “The efforts of our cadets and faculty researchers complement everything we do in the classroom,”...

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