Master of Business Administration

Master of
Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration prepares graduates for advancements in airline management, aerospace, aviation firms and regulatory bodies.

About the Master of Business Administration

Embry-Riddle is the premier university for aviation and aerospace education. By enrolling in a graduate degree program in Business Administration, students develop expertise about the dynamics of aviation business. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers students a unique opportunity to gain insights into the ever-evolving aviation business industry, with unparalleled access to the latest practices and professionals who bring their own experience to the table.

This program applies modern management concepts, methods and tools to the challenges of the business industry through a curriculum designed to facilitate versatility and analytical resourcefulness. For students wishing to study a wide range of aviation subject matter, this MBA allows flexibility in elective choices across a range of aviation fields and business subject matter.

Student Learning Outcomes

While earning a business degree, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  • Defend reasoned solutions to business problems.
  • Weigh key assumptions of business decision-making.
  • Solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Business Administration Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates advance in the aviation business industry and beyond, often promoting into positions such as business development managers, first officers, ground instructors and manufacturing planners, with a 100% placement rate within a year of graduation.

Students earning a business degree often accept employment offers from top aviation business companies such as:

  • The Boeing Company
  • CIT Aerospace
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Qatar Airways

Business Administration Salary Information

Receiving a degree in business administration from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, averaging $79,400 annually as of 2022.


About Business Administration at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Master of Business Administration has a strong focus on applying modern business practices to the aviation and aerospace industries. The coursework builds a solid business foundation, allowing students to hone their skills through a specialization.

Embry-Riddle faculty bring expertise and experience from various academic and professional backgrounds, engaging students in their research, which supports the program’s real-world, authentic situations. With an MBA from Embry‑Riddle, you’ll be equipped to work in a range of industries, including leading airlines, aviation/aerospace and commercial firms, consultancies and regulatory bodies.

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

The MBA lets students select one of five specializations:

  • Airline Management: 33 credit hours
  • Airport Management: 33 credit hours
  • Aviation System Management: 33 credit hours
  • Finance: 33 credit hours
  • Supply Chain Management: 33 credit hours

Business Administration Information

  • Credits: 33
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person
  • Thesis: Thesis or Coursework Option

Professional Accreditation

The Business Administration with concentrations in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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