Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration explores all aspects of aviation business, airport management and airfield management.

About the 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. 

Receiving a degree in Aviation Business Administration will help students get ahead in the aviation industry. It is a profession in which graduates must display a thorough knowledge of aviation as well as an exceptional aptitude for business and airport management. 

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn will earning a degree in aviation business administration:   

  • Economics 
  • Management of Aeronautical Science 
  • Business Statistics & Accounting 
  • Business Marketing & Management 
  • Human Resources 
  • Finance 

Aviation Business Administration Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Setting the standard with a high placement rate of 94% within a year of graduation, Embry-Riddle graduates are set to continue to higher education and enter the workforce in top companies, including Boeing, Textron and American Airlines.  

Graduates looking to work in aviation or airfield management often secure roles such as: 

  • Aircraft analysts 
  • Airport operations specialists 
  • Financial analysts 
  • Airport duty managers 
  • Crew coordinators 

Aviation Business Administration Salary Information (H3) 

As the demand in the aviation industry continues to increase, earning an aviation management degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, with alumni averaging $68,000 annually within one year after graduation. 


About Aviation Business Administration at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration at our Worldwide Campus will be enrolled in a U.S. News top 20 ranked online degree program.  Students will establish a solid foundation in aviation business guided by our experienced College of Business faculty, who bring valuable work experience from both the public and private sectors with backgrounds spanning aviation, aerospace and the U.S. military. This unique blend of expertise enables students to study core business concepts with a focus on the aviation and aerospace sectors.  

As an online business degree, you have the flexibility to tailor your education to your lifestyle, taking classes wherever and whenever you choose, with 10 term dates each year. 

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates


  • Aviation Marketing Major: 27 credit hours with a focus on consumer behavior, public relations and strategic marketing with a management and social media focus. 

Aviation Business Administration Information

  • Credits: 120 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you 

Professional Accreditation

The Aviation Business Administration program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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