Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Business Administration
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.
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:
- Management of Aeronautical Science
- Business Statistics & Accounting
- Business Marketing & Management
- Human Resources
About Aviation Business Administration at the Worldwide & Online Campus
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. With accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the program is designed to meet industry demands.
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.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs accredited degree program
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|
|ENGL 222||Business Communication||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|Humanities elective (lower or upper level)||3|
|Physical and Life Science|
|PHYS 123||Science of Flight||3|
|MATH 111||Pre-calculus for Aviation||3|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|or STAT 222||Business Statistics|
|CSCI 123||Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis||3|
|Common Business Core|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|MGMT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|MGMT 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|MGMT 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management||3|
|MGMT 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|MGMT 335||International Business||3|
|MGMT 390||Business Law||3|
|MGMT 420||Management of Production and Operations||3|
|MGMT 436||Strategic Management||3|
|Aviation Management Core|
|MGMT 352||Business Quantitative Methods||3|
|ECON 315||Managerial Economics||3|
|or ECON 420||Economics of Air Transportation|
|BSAB 410||Management of Air Cargo||3|
|or AMNT 416||Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective|
|BSAB 415||Airline Management||3|
|or BSAB 418||Airport Administration & Finance|
|SFTY 350||Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management||3|
|BSAB 450||Aviation/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 PMGT 325||Concepts and Practices of Project Management|
|BSAB 426||International Aviation Management *||3|
|*Recommended to be taken prior to MGMT 436 Strategic Management|
|BSABA Open Electives (Transfer credit, ERAU undergraduate course, or specified electives from approved list below)|
|Specified BSABA Electives (see approved list below)|
|ASCI 254, AMNT 416**, 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 324, MGMT 331, PMGT 325**, MGMT 392, MGMT 394, MGMT 408**, MGMT 411**. MGMT 420, MGMT 422, PMGT 424, MGMT 427, MGMT 440, PMGT 461, 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.|
|** 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 may be earned. Some minors could result in more than 120 total hours.|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
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