Master of Business Administration in Aviation

Master of
Business Administration in Aviation

Structured to provide a high-reliability organization foundation, the online MBA in aviation provides students with business skills targeting the aerospace industry.

About the Master of Business Administration in Aviation 

One of the university’s first-ever certificate-based graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA) program at Embry‑Riddle allows students to design an educational path tailored to their unique interests. It provides the traditional business skills of an MBA that apply to all industries but is unique in its focus on aviation and aerospace landscapes. 

The MBAA is uniquely structured to provide a high-reliability organization (HRO) foundation. With HRO concepts such as risk management and risk mitigation woven throughout the program, students graduate prepared to succeed in the high-risk and complex environments of today’s organizations. 

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Modern management concepts, methods and tools within an aviation context 
  • Efficient and effective use of scarce resources 
  • How to operate in an atmosphere of heightened national and international competition 
  • Skills needed to become a leader or decision-maker in the aviation industry

Business Administration in Aviation Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle MBAA students are set to enter the aviation industry, finding careers with leading companies such as The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, Delta Air Lines and the U.S. Government. As the aviation industry continues to grow, master's students can expect to find aviation and aerospace MBA-related jobs, with a placement rate of 96% a year after graduation. 

Business Administration in Aviation Salary Information

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


About Business Administration in Aviation at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage functional areas and rise to leadership roles in business. The Worldwide College of Business incorporates concepts such as managing risk and operating with high reliability in aviation and aerospace industries in their online MBA in aviation. 

Offered through Embry‑Riddle's Worldwide Campus, the degree is ideally suited for working professionals, with the flexibility to learn at a campus near them — or in their own home.

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Students pursuing their online MBAA can opt to complete courses for resume-boosting certificates such as: 

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics  
  • Finance  
  • Human Resources  
  • Information Systems Security  
  • Information Technology Management  
  • International Business  
  • Leadership  
  • Marketing  
  • Project Management 

Business Administration in Aviation Information

  • Credits: 36
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom, or see if a Worldwide location is close to you

Professional Accreditation

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

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