Embry-Riddle MBA in Aviation Management graduate students.

Master of
Business Administration in Aviation Management

The MBA in Aviation Management emphasizes the application of business practices to the challenges of aviation and the flexibility of airport management.

About the Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

A Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management from Embry‑Riddle prepares students for a business career within the aviation industry. By combining a strong foundation of business principles with an in-depth study of aviation, this graduate degree program allows students to explore discipline-specific knowledge while incorporating aviation and aerospace applications in the areas of business and management. Successful alumni have gone on to become professionals working in the areas of airlines, airports and air cargo management. 

Students learn from professors who have training and research interests in several areas of aviation business and have a unique combination of academia and aviation business administration experience - many having written leading textbooks in international aviation, aviation economics, aviation finance, aviation operations and optimization. 

Student Learning Outcomes

You will have the opportunity to learn the following while pursuing your MBA in Aviation Management:   

  • Showcase unparalleled expertise in Aviation Management, encompassing all core competencies and industry-specific knowledge. 
  • Expertly navigate the ethical landscape of business, applying sophisticated ethical reasoning to maintain high standards of integrity. 
  • Demonstrate robust problem-solving skills with a proven ability to defend well-reasoned, strategic solutions to complex business challenges, particularly in aviation business. 
  • Critically evaluate and balance the essential assumptions underlying business decision making, ensuring informed and effective choices. 
  • Resolve intricate business issues by skillfully employing a mix of advanced qualitative and quantitative techniques, tailored to the specific problem context. 

Business Administration in Aviation Management Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle MBAAM students graduate well-prepared to enter the aviation industry, finding careers with leading companies such as Delta Air Lines, The Boeing Company, United Airlines, Lockheed Martin and Frontier Airlines. As the aviation industry continues to grow, master's students can expect to find both jobs and internships in aviation and aerospace industries. 

Business Administration in Aviation Management Salary Information

Pursuing an MBA in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides graduate students with competitive salaries averaging $110,000 annually as of 2023. 


About Business Administration in Aviation Management at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management emphasizes the application of modern business practices to the special challenges of aviation business administration. The curriculum is oriented toward the needs of strategic decision makers in airline management, airport management, supply chain management, finance, international business, optimization and simulation and it allows flexibility for exploration of different aviation fields. 

The MBA in Aviation Management is housed in the David B. O'Maley College of Business. Students have access to high-tech computing facilities and hands-on labs located throughout the campus, including the Applied Aviation Simulation Lab and the Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM). 

Business Administration in Aviation Management Information

  • Credits: 33 
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person 

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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