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MANAGEMENT

Management class

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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April 18, 2024

Brothers forge paths of Academy excellence

Cadet 4th Class Dylan Schuch and Cadet 2nd Class Chad Schuch Jr. pose with their father April 5, 2024. Chad’s Academy appointment inspired his younger brother’s own cadet journey and his family’s move to Colorado Springs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Pacheco) By Randy Roughton U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Cadet 4th Class Dylan Schuch considers his older brother his most effective college recruiter. Dylan, or ‘li’l Schuch’ as his brother’s friends affectionately call him, followed Cadet 2nd Class Chad Schuch, first to the U.S. Air Force Preparatory School and eventually to...

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March 12, 2024

Management course transforms cadets into innovators

Cadets 1st Class Christopher Lindley, left, Trevin Mabe, and Isiskyra Budd watch an exercise on market sizing and analysis during a U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Management Leading Innovation class March 8, 2024. The new experiential course teaches critical innovation theories by applying a customer discovery process to real-world problems. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Justin Pacheco) By Randy Roughton U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – A new Department of Management course prepares cadets to lead innovation efforts at their first U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force assignments. The Leading Innovation course...

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February 21, 2024

Former navigator guides cadets on path to success

Dr. Eric Tucker, U.S. Air Force Academy associate professor of management, continues teaching after a fire alarm interrupted his class on Jan. 16, 2024, at U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. His colleague, Dr. Steve Green, took the photo in admiration of Tucker’s dedication to teaching in sub-zero temperatures. (Courtesy photo) By Katherine Spessa U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Dr. Eric Tucker is the kind of professor who makes cadets “lean forward when he speaks,” according to Col. Troy Harting, U.S. Air Force Academy Management Department head. Tucker started his career as a navigator...

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