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Aerospace Systems Management


OnlineU Most Affordable Online DegreesThe aerospace management industry — particularly in the state of Alabama and its surrounding area — is experiencing rapid growth. There’s never been a better time to seize your chance to enter the field with organizations like NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, to name just a few. It’s all possible for our students, and it starts with earning a respected and affordable degree.

As the only online Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Systems Management offered in the state of Alabama, our program equips you with real-world, applicable aerospace management skills in areas such as engineering, math, design, analytics, and more, so that you can put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Our Aviation and Space Systems concentrations provide a flexible and supportive learning environment to meet your unique needs because we truly care about your journey — empowering you to become the aerospace management expert that you’ve always known you could be.

Passionate visionaries as you transfer to Athens State for their online BS in Aerospace Systems Management because we know what it takes to get you across the finish line and into a rewarding career. How will you put your degree to work to fuel innovation? We can’t wait to find out.


General Education Requirements
Total Transferred Hours62 hrs

Courses Taken at Athens State:
Professional Courses17 hrs
Major-Related Courses & Electives45 hrs
Total Hours for BS-ASM Degree124 hrs

Degree Information (PDF)

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What You’ll Learn

Whether you’re looking to work in aviation or space systems, our cutting-edge curriculum prepares you for immediate entry into the field. During your time in the online BS in Aerospace Systems Management program, you’ll get:

  • Real-world simulations and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that prepare you to move directly from the classroom to your career
  • Access to research conducted by our expert faculty members, who have served as leaders in their fields
  • Memberships to professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student branch
  • The critical knowledge to pass vital examinations such as the airline transport pilot certificate (Restricted Privileges ATP Certificate)

Launch Your Aerospace Career

Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030. Our graduates are hired to work for organizations such as NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin, to name just a few. Prepare for careers in a variety of aerospace and aviation settings, including*:

Aircraft Pilot and Flight Engineer
Median Annual Salary: $99,640

Aerospace Engineer
Median Annual Salary: $122,270

Aerospace Engineering Technician
Median Annual Salary: $73,580

Aerospace Contract Analyst
Median Annual Salary: $93,000

Air Traffic Controller
Median Annual Salary: $129,750

*salary statistics provided by the u.s. bureau of labor statistics

Jump Start Your Aerospace Career

Students with career goals in Aviation Management or Space Systems Management can now ‘jump start’ their career with either the AVM or ASM Certificate. Each of these certificates includes 5 classes from either the Aviation or Space Systems Concentrations.

Aviation Management

ASM 470 Introduction to Aviation Management
ASM 471 Aviation Law
ASM 472 Aviation Safety and Security Management
ASM 474 General Aviation Management
ASM 476 Federal Aviation Regulations Management

Space Systems Management 

ASM/MG 481 Spacecraft Environments
ASM/MG 482 Mission Planning, Control, and Communications
ASM/MG 483 Space Law & Treaties
ASM/MG 484 Space Exploration Strategies
ASM/MG 485 Aircraft Propulsion Systems
ASM/MG 486 Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion Systems
ASM/MG 487 Aerospace Flight Risk Management
ASM/MG 488 Aerospace Systems & Flight Engineering
ASM/MG 489 Aviation & Space Human Factors
ASM/MG 490 Aerodynamics & Flight Performance
ASM/MG 491 Commercial Space Enterprises