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.
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration at the Daytona Beach Campus is geared toward students who want to build a strong foundation for a management career in the aviation industry. The program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration degree is housed in the Department of Economics, Finance, & Information Systems in the College of Business.
The first year typically includes a blend of aviation-related science and general education courses along with courses in management and business principles.
The degree lets the students select a major in either Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace. Students should declare their major at the beginning of their sophomore year.
Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Navy ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY, or NSC courses for the open elective courses.
Graduates are prepared for careers working for airlines in network planning, pricing and inventory analysis, and revenue management.
Students are eligible to participate in study abroad programs.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. Designed for students interested in obtaining a strong aviation business foundation, the degree lets the students select the major in either Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace. Students should declare their major at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program may substitute up to 6 credit hours, if approved, toward the specified courses required in their major.
This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Naval ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY, or NSC courses for the open elective courses.
Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may require prerequisite subject knowledge and/or class standing. Check the course descriptions before registering for classes to ensure appropriate placement.
For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.
|Communication Theory and Skills||9|
|Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 210)||3|
|Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (EC 211)||3|
|Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences||3|
|Physical and Life Sciences||6|
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from approved list of General Education courses, assuming prerequisite requirements are met and with the permission of the advisor. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Aviation Business Administration vertical outline. Other courses may also be used with the permission of a department chair.
|AS 120||Principles of Aeronautical Science||3|
|BA 230||Advanced Computer Based Systems||3|
|MA 222||Business Statistics||3|
|BA 352||Business Quantitative Methods||3|
|BA 201||Principles of Management||3|
|BA 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|BA 225||Business Law||3|
|BA 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|BA 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|BA 320||Business Information Systems||3|
|BA 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management||3|
|BA 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|BA 335||International Business||3|
|BA 420||Management of Production and Operations||3|
|BA 490||Strategic Management||3|
|Students select a minor or complete open electives of their choice.||15|
|BA 215||Transportation Principles||3|
|BA 310||Airport Management||3|
|BA 315||Airline Management||3|
|BA 426||International Aviation Management||3|
|EC 420||Economics of Air Transportation||3|
|Specified Electives **||6|
any BA/EC Upper-Level course not required in Business Core or Major.
|BA 215||Transportation Principles||3|
|BA 363||Supply Chain Management||3|
|BA 410||Management of Air Cargo||3|
|BA 411||Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|Select three from the following:||9|
|Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods|
|Life Cycle Analysis for Systems and Programs in Aviation/Aerospace|
|Project Management in Aviation Operations|
|International Trade and Regulations|
Note: Students may select two of the above mentioned courses in combination with a relevant and COB approved internship (CEAM) to satisfy the elective course requirement for the major.
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students collected seven of the 14 National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) scholarships presented at the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.