The Business of Drones


Drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have changed the game in a growing number of industries. From agriculture to transportation to photography and media, the use of drones in business is becoming increasingly more popular.

A Harvard Business Review June 2016 article stated, "We expect the drone market to surge to nearly $7 billion by 2020 globally, driven by regulatory clarification, continuously decreasing component costs, and – most important– ongoing innovation that connects drone capabilities to big-data analytics."  

The career opportunities for drone operators and for those who can think strategically about the application of drones in business are truly endless.

About the Course

The Business of Drones is a course offered by Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) in which students will learn about the value of drone use in commercial drone operations. Three areas of focus include:

  • Why drones are being utilized
  • Business use in commercial applications and research
  • The differences between hobbyist, commercial and military applications.

Students will create a pseudo drone business for the course.

This is the first of several drone courses that will be offered by CPS.

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Course Schedules

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Dates: January 16 to February 27, 2018
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Villanova University



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