Master of Business Administration

Master of
Business Administration

Embry-Riddle’s MBA prepares you to work in a range of industries, including careers with leading airlines, aerospace and aviation firms and regulatory bodies.

Master of Business Administration programs are available from nearly every institution of higher education that offers graduate degrees, so a student’s choices are vast. But, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students pursue a Business Administration master's degree already aligned with an industry.

Embry-Riddle is the top University of aviation/aerospace, which means when a student joins the program, they also join the dynamic industry that represents the nation’s single largest export.

Pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Embry-Riddle gives students a firsthand look at aviation business practices. The university has offered aviation business degrees for more than 50 years, and adapts the program to meet current industry demands.

Students will learn to apply modern management concepts, methods, and tools to the challenges of aviation, or to any other area where there may be an exciting opportunity.

Versatility and analytical resourcefulness are two of the key aims of the MBA. For students wishing to study a wide range of aviation subject matter, the MBA allows flexibility in elective choices across a range of aviation fields and business subject matter.

For those wishing to specialize in a unique area of aviation or aerospace, part of the program can be individually molded to satisfy personal interests.

Students can customize the degree program to select a specialization unique to aviation or aerospace, on top of the core business courses.  Select areas of specialization to best complement the graduate’s career aspirations are:

  • Airport Management
  • Airline Management
  • Aviation System Management
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Management


About Business Administration at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Master of Business Administration degree program emphasizes the application of modern business practices to the special challenges of the aviation and aerospace industries, allowing for greater flexibility and specialization than the MBA Aviation Management program. Course work builds a strong, traditional business foundation upon which students can layer a specialty in Airport Management, Airline Management, Aviation System Management, Supply Chain Management, or Finance.

The Master of Business Administration degree is housed in the David B. O'Maley College of Business.

Typical first-year courses will focus on the Aviation Business Core classes, such as Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation, as well as Accounting for Decision Making.

The faculty brings expertise and experience from diverse areas, both academically and professionally. Faculty also engage students in their own research, which supports the models of study within the coursework since they’re based on real-world, authentic situations. 


With an MBA from Embry-Riddle, you’ll be suited to work in a range of industries encompassing leading airlines, aviation/aerospace and commercial firms, consultancies, and regulatory bodies.

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