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Bachelor of Science in Technical Management

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Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management
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Aim higher! Reach further!

You’re a skilled professional in a technical field, but you’re ready to advance. You’re looking for a move into the management ranks, seeking the personal satisfaction and financial rewards that go along with it. The Bachelor of Science in Technical Management program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide can take you there.

ACBSP-logoIn today’s workplace, a college degree has never been more important. Employers see it as a demonstration of knowledge, motivation, and persistence — qualities that will set you above and apart from the pack. The Bachelor of Science in Technical Management program will appeal to your background, interests, and talents and give you a competitive edge in your career, too.

PMI LogoThe Bachelor of Science in Technical Management curriculum was developed to give students the skills to marshal the resources of any organization toward its goals. Over the course of this program, students learn to organize, plan, staff, and coordinate physical assets as well as personnel.

Students in the Technical Management degree program learn to apply management skills to their technical specialty and have the opportunity to focus in one of the six areas of specialization, plus the chance to earn a BSTM with an M.S. in Management, M.S. in Management Information Systems, or M.S. in Information Security & Assurance as part of the 4+1 Program:

Engineering Sciences

As the pace of the business world continues to pick up speed and the level of sophistication at all levels rises, an advanced degree becomes more vital than ever if you expect to land a career in management. Additionally, engineering graduate programs have become increasingly competitive. So get a jump start on your career by thinking ahead. An education today means a promotion tomorrow.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide’s Bachelor of Science in Technical Management — Engineering Sciences Specialty program is designed for individuals who desire a career in technical management or who wish to continue in engineering studies.

Facilities and Construction Management

The Facilities & Construction Management major will prepare students well for careers in the field because of the varied curriculum that addresses all facets of facilities and construction management. Completing this major qualifies graduates for work in a variety of roles at a construction jobsite. Similar to other BSTM majors, the requirements for this major will be 21 credit hours.

Information Security

The BSTM Information Security major is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in Information Systems. The curriculum focuses on addressing these information security needs in the market place. Students completing this program can apply for a broad range of IT-related positions, such as security analyst, security auditor, security consultant, security risk assessor, security manager, information technology manager, information security officer, security trainer, and security systems designer. Similar to other BSTM majors, the requirements for this major will be 21 credit hours.


Aviation and the industries that support it are becoming more global and complex than ever. And qualified candidates — trained individuals who can handle the complexities associated with the integrated management of people, equipment, supplies, facilities, and other resources — are in high demand. A bachelor’s degree is the standard by which candidates are measured.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide’s Bachelor of Science in Technical Management – Logistics program will set you up for success. Students will satisfy all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management degree while selecting five courses within the logistics specialty. As with the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, students will find that this program will greatly complement any experience they already have or start them on the fast path to an exciting career.

Management of Information Systems

As information systems become more advanced and increasingly global, the need for Information Systems specialists increases as well. The Management of Information Systems (MIS) Specialty focuses on the business processes of organizations and the information technology utilized in those organizations. The program prepares MIS students to learn to design, implement, and maintain effective information systems in organizations. MIS jobs such as business analyst and chief technology officer are reported among the most recession-proof jobs. In conjunction with the Technical Management degree curriculum, this program gives students a foundation for supervising or managing different components of the organization’s information systems. To earn the Technical Management degree with the MIS Specialization, degree-seeking students must complete the management electives as listed in the catalog, and satisfy the MIS Technical Specialty and upper-level open elective requirements as listed below. Graduates of this program may find new opportunities in aviation or non-aviation related fields.

Occupational Safety & Health

Creating and maintaining a safe work environment and protecting workers from hazards has become a critical issue in nearly every industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Specialty was developed to prepare students for supervisory or management positions relating to occupational safety and health in environmental compliance, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and toxicology, construction, fire protection, and systems design.

This program is geared toward students who are seeking new opportunities in the public or private sector such as service or manufacturing industries, local, state, or federal agencies, and the military.

To earn the Technical Management degree with an Occupational Safety & Health Specialization, degree-seeking students must complete the program support, business core, and management electives, as listed below, as well as the specified upper-level open elective requirements for this specialization.


Project Management

Project managers who can deliver the desired results on time and within budget are a valuable business resource. This specialty degree combines theory and techniques used by professional project management practitioners in a digital global environment to allow students to develop the skills to effectively lead and manage complex projects.

Learners who choose this specialization are often interested in pursuing project manager, lead, or coordinator positions with aviation-related and non-aviation related organizations alike. The project management specialty degree teaches knowledge and skills to help participate in and lead the management of a variety of project types. The degree includes instruction on a variety of project management-related topics including the nine project management knowledge areas and the five processes designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The degree is also designed to foster critical thinking, analysis and communication skills.


BSTM to MSM, MMIS, MSISA 4+1 Program

The BSTM to MSM, MMIS, MSISA 4+1 program is for exceptional students who are committed to continuing their education through the master's degree. This fast-paced program allows qualifying students the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management and the Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS), or Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) degree programs in five academic years.

Students who are accepted in the 4+1 program, spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study and then, during their senior year, will take up to three graduate-level courses that will meet the undergraduate 400 level elective and graduate program core requirements (when a B grade or better is achieved). Upon completion of the BSTM requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their degree in one year.

In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the courses taken in lieu of 400 level elective credits, the student will be removed from the program and may continue to complete the BSTM degree only.

Note: Check with your local campus for specialization availability.

Degree Requirements
Course / TitleCredits
Transfer Credit -or- COB Minor-or- MGMT Electives12

If technical transfer credit is not applicable, the 12 hours can ONLY be used toward College of Business (COB) minors. If no minor is chosen, then MGMT electives 200-300-400 level courses.
*Not applicable to Engineering Sciences Major

Open Electives (Lower or Upper Level) may be used for Minors in other departments.18

* (15 credits of Open Electives, all upper level, are required for the Engineering Sciences Major).

Total Degree Requirements120

** Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.

General Education
Course / TitleCredits
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed above, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into those broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills: 
ENGL 123 English Composition3
HUMN 330 Values and Ethics3
Humanities lower or upper-level elective3
Social Sciences: 
ECON 210 Microeconomics3
ECON 211 Macroeconomics3
Physical and Life Science lower-level elective: 
MATH 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II-OR- 
MATH 320 Decision Mathematics3
Computer Science: 
CSCI 109 Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36

Course / TitleCredits
MATH 211 Statistics with Aviation Applications -OR- 
MATH 222 Business Statistics3
RSCH 202 Introduction to Research Methods3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management3
MGMT 210 Financial Accounting–OR- 
MGMT 312 Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 221 Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 311 Marketing3
MGMT 314 Human Resource Management –OR- 
MGMT 317 Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 320 Business Information Systems3
MGMT 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management –OR- 
MGMT 335 International Business3
MGMT 390 Business Law3
MGMT 436 Strategic Management3
Total Credits33

Course / TitleCredits
MGMT 321 Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods3
MGMT 371 Leadership3
MGMT 391 Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 394 Information Security Management3
MGMT 420 Management of Production and Operations3
MGMT 444 Principles of Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 449 Strategic Marketing Management3
Total Credits21

Course / TitleCredits
MGMT 321 Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods3
MGMT 391 Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 394 Information Security Management3
MGMT 424 Project Management in Aviation Operations3
MGMT 427 Management of the Multicultural Workforce3
MGMT 461 Global Project Management3
MGMT 462 Project Management Advanced Concepts3
Total Credits21

Course / TitleCredits
MGMT 321 Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods3
MGMT 391 Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 331 Transportation Principles3
MGMT 411 Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
BSAB 410 Management of Air Cargo3
MGMT 440 Advanced Professional Logistics3
MGMT 444 Principles of Supply Chain Management3
Total Credits21

Course / TitleCredits
Select six of the following
MGMT 321 Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods3
MGMT 385 Programming Concepts3
MGMT 392 Database Management3
MGMT 393 Computer Networks3
MGMT 394 Information Security Management3
MGMT 422 Information Technology Management, Strategy, and Governance3
MGMT 428 Business Analytics and Data Intelligence3
MGMT 492 Information Systems Project Management3
MGMT 494 Aviation Information Systems3
Total Credits21

Course / TitleCredits
MGMT 386 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security3
Select six of the following
MGMT 387 Managing Risk in Information Systems3
MGMT 388 System Forensics, Investigation, and Response3
MGMT 389 Information Assurance and Information Quality3
MGMT 401 Information Security Policies3
MGMT 402 Legal Issues in Information Security3
MGMT 403 IT Audit and Control3
MGMT 404 Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning3
Total Credits21

Course / TitleCredits
SFTY 311 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health3
SFTY 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety3
SFTY 321 Ergonomics3
SFTY 355 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3
SFTY 360 Construction Safety3
SFTY 365 Fire Protection3
SFTY 410 Design of Engineering Hazard Controls-OR-3
SFTY 420 Systems Design for Fire & Life Safety3
SFTY 420 Systems Design for Fire & Life Safety3
Total Credits21

Major Course / TitleCredits
ESCI 105 Fundamentals of Engineering3
ENGR 119 Graphical Communications2
PHYS 250 Physics III for Engineers3
MATH 253 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV3
Math 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
Select two of the following: 
CESC 220 Digital Circuit Design 
ESCI 201 Statics 
ESCI 202 Solid Mechanics 
ESCI 204 Dynamics 
ESCI 206 Fluid Mechanics 
Total Hours21
PHYS 150 Physics I for Engineers3
PHYS 160 Physics II for Engineers3
MATH 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I3
MATH 251 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II3
MATH 252 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III3
Total Credits15

Course / TitleCredits
MGMT 391 Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 452 Construction Estimating & Bidding3
MGMT 453 Construction Scheduling & Control3
MGMT 454 Facilities Mechanical and Electrical Systems3
MGMT 459 Facilities & Construction Capstone3
Electives: (Select 2 courses from the following):
MGMT 455 Construction Systems3
MGMT 456 Economics for Facilities & Construction Managers3
MGMT 457 Facilities & Construction Safety Systems3
MGMT 458 Building Information Modeling (BIM)3
Total Hours21

Career Areas

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Airport Management
  • Business and Corporate Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Flight Operations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Logistics
  • Quality Control Management
  • Safety Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Training


  • Aerospace Corporations
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Flight Departments
  • Fixed Base Operators
  • Government Agencies
  • Military
  • Multi-national Corporations
  • Software Industry
  • Transportation Industry

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