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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 understanding 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.

Students learn from first-rate professors with a unique combination of academia and real world experience - many having written leading textbooks in international aviation, aviation economics, aviation finance, aviation operations and optimization. These professors ensure students are up-to-date on current trends in the aviation business sector and prepare them for success within the industry.

Embry-Riddle prides itself on infusing a hands-learning approach at all levels of education. As a result, the Master of Business Administration program begins with case studies in courses and progresses to projects with Daytona Beach and Orlando airports, NASA, Boeing, and numerous local businesses. Students also have access to specialized labs with the latest programs and technology available. These industry-quality labs provide a competitive edge, allowing students to work on actual software and products used within the industry today.

Graduates depart with a full understanding of the imperatives of change, globalization, technological innovation, and increasingly sophisticated and demanding customers that mark the financial, strategic, and operational environments of today’s airlines, airports, and aerospace firms.


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

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management degree program emphasizes the application of modern business practices to the special challenges of aviation businesses. The coursework interweaves a strong, traditional business education with an understanding of the unique characteristics of the aviation industry. The curriculum is oriented toward the needs of strategic decision-makers in the aviation management industry, and it allows flexibility for specialization in different aviation fields.

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

Students have access to the high-tech computing facilities and hands-on labs located throughout the campus. Research areas may take students into the Applied Aviation Simulation Lab or the Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM), for example.

Coursework will vary according to area of specialization, but a typical first year will revolve around Aviation Business Core classes such as Accounting for Decision Making and Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation.

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