The aviation industry contributes more than $150 billion annually to the U.S. economy and employs more than one million people across the country, according to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration is designed for students to excel in this high-powered, fast-paced industry.
ERAU’s B.S. in Aviation Business Administration degree will help students get ahead in the high-powered aviation industry.
With accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Aviation Accreditation Board International (ABBI), ERAU’s Aviation Business Administration program is designed to meet industry demands.
In the high-powered aviation industry, the key staff, operational, and executive positions are awarded to professionals who display a thorough knowledge of aviation as well as an exceptional aptitude for business.
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration explores all facets of business administration and management, including:
According to payscale.com, the median salary of a Program Manager in the Aviation/Aerospace industry is $65,000, and receives an average of $2,400 in bonuses each year.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration program — taken as an online degree or at many of our Worldwide campuses — will gain a foundation of industry expertise while developing the sharp acumen demanded at the highest levels of any organization. The bachelor’s degree blends aviation concepts with business strategy and explores the facets of economics, aeronautical science, accounting, marketing, management, and global business.
At the Worldwide & Online Campus you can structure your education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want. The degree has 12 enrollment dates per year, so course work can be completed as it fits into your busy life. Many of the faculty are working professionals, so they understand the busy life of a college student.
Through this comprehensive program, students will learn how to think analytically, communicate clearly, and lead a team effectively. These valuable skills will prime graduates for professional success in any field.
The College of Business faculty have working experience in the public and private sectors and have backgrounds in aviation, aerospace, and the military. This allows for Embry-Riddle and its College of Business faculty to pass along real-life knowledge and the latest in the business world, and provide the most current Aviation Business Administration curriculum.
The Aviation Business Administration program is designed for students seeking to lead and manage in the world of aviation.
Balancing key aviation concepts with advanced business strategy, the curriculum provides students with a solid foundation of industry expertise while developing the sharp business acumen demanded at the highest levels of an organization. The program explores all facets of business administration, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and global business strategies.
Upon graduation, students will be eligible and qualified candidates for desirable staff, operational, and executive positions within the military sector or civilian business community.
The degree curriculum consists of General Education, Common Undergraduate Business Core, Transfer Credit (when applicable) and the BSABA Core and Electives.
As part of the college of business undergraduate degree, students will take a comprehensive exam in MGMT 436 (Strategic Management).
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|Speech/English-(ENGL 221 or ENGL 222)||6|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|Humanities elective (lower or upper level)||3|
|Physical and Life Science lower-level elective|
|MATH 111||College Mathematics for Aviation I||3|
|MATH 112||College Mathematics for Aviation II||3|
|or MATH 320||Decision Mathematics|
|CSCI 109||Introduction to Computers and Applications||3|
|Common Business Core|
|MATH 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|or MATH 222||Business Statistics|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|MGMT 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|MGMT 314||Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|MGMT 390||Business Law||3|
|MGMT 436||Strategic Management||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Aviation Management Core|
|MGMT 210||Financial Accounting *||3|
|ECON 315||Managerial Economics||3|
|or ECON 420||Economics of Air Transportation|
|or TRAN 321||Air Transportation Systems|
|BSAB 410||Management of Air Cargo||3|
|or MGMT 419||Aviation Maintenance Management|
|BSAB 415||Airline Management||3|
|or BSAB 418||Airport Administration & Finance|
|SFTY 350||Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management||3|
|BSAB 450||Airline/Airport Marketing||3|
|MGMT 494||Aviation Information Systems||3|
|or SFTY 345||Aviation Safety Program Management|
|MGMT 408||Airport Management||3|
|or BSAB 412||Airport Planning and Design|
|or BSAB 425||Trends and Current Problems in Air Transportation|
|MGMT 411||Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|or MGMT 391||Introduction to Project Management|
|BSAB 426||International Aviation Management *||3|
|*Recommended to be taken prior to MGMT 436 Stategic Management|
|BSABA Open Electives (Transfer credit or specified electives from approved list below)|
|Specified BSABA Electives (see approved list below)|
|ASCI 254, BSAB 410**, BSAB 412**, BSAB 415**, BSAB 418**, BSAB 425**, BSAB 416 **, COMD 322, ECON 312, ECON 315**, ECON 411, ECON 420**, MGMT 314, MGMT 317, MGMT 321, MGMT 322, MGMT 324, MGMT 331, MGMT 391**, MGMT 392, MGMT 394, MGMT 408**, MGMT 411**. MGMT 419**, MGMT 420, MGMT 421, MGMT 422, MGMT 424, MGMT 427, MGMT 440, MGMT 461, MGMT 462, MGMT 492, MGMT 494**, SCTY 400, SCTY 420, SCTY 430, SFTY 345**, SFTY 350**, SFTY 320, SFTY 330, SFTY 409, Any course listed in the Aviation Safety Minor, TRAN 321.|
|** If course taken as core requirement, the course cannot also be counted as an elective.|
|Students have the option to structure electives such that a Minor in the following areas may be earned.|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
Estimate your tuition by using the Tuition Calculator
Learn more about the benefits of an Online Degree
Alan Bender, Professor of Aeronautics, discusses current trends in airfare pricing.