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|
|Any Communication Theory and Skills above ENGL 106||3|
|Any Humanities elective (lower or upper level)||3|
|Any Humanities Elective (upper level)||3|
|Physical and Life Science|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|or STAT 222||Business Statistics|
|Any College Algebra or Higher Math or any Statistics Credit cannot be awarded for STAT 211 or STAT 222||3|
|Computer Science Elective||3|
|Common Business Core|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|OBLD 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management||3|
|FINE 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|BUSW 335||International Business||3|
|BUSW 390||Business Law||3|
|LGMT 420||Management of Production and Operations||3|
|MGMT 436||Strategic Management||3|
|Aviation Management Core|
|BUSW 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|
|MGMT 415||Airline Management||3|
|SFTY 350||Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management||3|
|MKTG 450||Aviation/Airport Marketing||3|
|MGMT 494||Aviation Information Systems||3|
|or SFTY 345||Aviation Safety Program Management|
|MGMT 408||Airport Management||3|
|or MGMT 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)|
|BSABA Specified Electives (must be non-duplicated courses)|
|Any non-duplicated COB undergraduate course, ASCI, CYBR, ECON, BSSM, SCTY, or SFTY course 300 level or higher. Students will need to meet any prerequisite requirements which could result in additional credit hours in the degree.|
|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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