Prescott Student Achievement Data

Prescott Undergraduate Degrees

AABInternational

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Prescott, Arizona
B.S. in Aeronautical Science – Professional Pilot Fixed Wing Specialty
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual: 3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates
 

Objectives of Accredited Program 

Program Mission

The Aeronautical Science Degree Program educates and trains professional pilots for productive careers and leadership roles in the aviation industry. The coupling of cutting-edge technology with exceptional faculty and staff creates an educational experience specifically designed to develop and hone industry-leading skills.

Program Educational Goals

  1. Develop leadership skills to meet the industry challenges of tomorrow
  2. Create life-long learners with broad and robust aeronautical knowledge
  3. Embed the awareness of safety knowledge, practices, and attitude fundamental to aviation operations
  4. Build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills applicable to small and large-scale challenges
  5. Hone decision-making skills demanded by a dynamic industry

AABI General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
b. analyze and interpret data;
c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
d. make professional and ethical decisions;
e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;
f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
g. assess contemporary issues;
h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
i. assess the national and international aviation environment;
j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety.
  • Discuss the impact on aviation operations of international aviation law, including applicable International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

Prepared to apply basic knowledge
Program graduates will demonstrate that they are adequately prepared and have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied sciences at various levels of education.

Ability to analyze and interpret data
Program graduates will possess the ability to analyze and interpret data provided from various sources.

Ability to function and contribute in a team environment
Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to make positive contributions and function on multi-disciplinary teams in a crew-type environment.

Understanding professional and ethical responsibility
Program graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as it applies to the aviation industry.

Communication in both technical writing and verbal skills
Program graduates will demonstrate that they are adequately prepared and have the ability to effectively communicate using technical writing and verbal communication skills.

Prepared for continued ground/flight training experiences
Program graduates will recognize the need for, and have an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

Actions of students reflect knowledge gained
Actions and attitudes of program graduates will reflect knowledge of contemporary issues affecting the aviation industry.

Ability to use skills, techniques and technology
Program graduates will possess the ability to use the techniques, skills and modern technology necessary for professional practice.

Ability to understand the environment
Program Graduates will possess an understanding of the national and international aviation environment.

Preparation in decision-making and judgment skills
Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.

Ability to apply business knowledge
Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of accepted business practices to aviation issues.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate    
Prescott Campus: BS Aeronautical Science    


     
      2010 cohort     2011 cohort     2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL    
Initial Headcount     #     88     98      96 102
102  486
Graduated     #     56     57      59 73
56 301
%     63.6%     58.2%      61.5% 71.6%
54.9%  61.9%    
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.    

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University    
Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Prescott Campus - Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Aeronautical Science (B) (26) (21) (17) (15) (19) (19) 
Effective Placement Rate 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
100.0%
Employment Rate 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
100.0% 
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%





   
( ) Number of Respondents



   
* Too few respondents to report



   

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation. This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17. Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.” This change aligns the University's placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

Current Position Information

BS Aeronautical Science


 

Count

Airline Pilot/FO

1

Certified Flight Instructor

1

Chase Pilot  1

Dispatcher

1

First Officer

13

First Officer/Pilot

1

Flight Instructor

6

Instructor Pilot

2

Mortgage Banker

1

Pilot

5

Sales Representative  1

Student Naval Aviator

2

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

 

Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the Aeronautics degree is to serve as an interdisciplinary educational aviation' oriented experience. The degree incorporates rigorous academic study tailored to meet individualized educational needs.

The philosophy of the Aeronautics degree is that ethical and responsible behavior, within a culture of safety and professionalism, is imperative for the success of its graduates.

The goal of the degree is to facilitate learning for students pursuing an aviation-related career. This degree acknowledges a student's valuable, acquired experience through the award of advanced-standing credit based upon prior learning.

The intent of the degree is to accomplish its mission by:

  • serving the student body, the department and college, and external constituencies in support of the university's overall mission
  • utilizing top quality faculty and instructional staff to educate students
  • developing skills in mathematics, physics, communications and aeronautics
  • affording interdisciplinary educational opportunities
  • affording the opportunity for acquiring various FAA certifications
  • employing advanced laboratories, equipment, and other facilities
  • collaborating with industry leaders and aviation experts worldwide

Program Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: The student will show evidence of knowledge at a synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The student will show evidence of the use of digitally-enabled technology and analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems.          
  • Information Literacy: The student will show evidence of meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in their writing.
  • Communication: The student will show evidence of communicating concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.
  • Aviation/Aerospace/Aeronautical Science: The student will show evidence of advanced concepts of aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics to solve problems commonly found in their respective industries.
  • Aviation Legislation and Law: The student will show evidence of the basic concepts in national and international legislation and law as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics industries.
  • Aviation Safety: The student will show evidence of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics industry.     
  • Aviation Management and Operations: The student will show evidence of sound, ethical, management principles within standard aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics operations.

Program Mission Statement

It is the purpose of the Air Traffic Management (ATM) Program to enhance the aviation and aerospace industry by providing the highest-quality air traffic control courses in order to prepare our graduates for productive careers in the air traffic control industry.

The Program offers ATM related degree programs which provide students with an overall understanding of the complex National Airspace System. It also provides students the knowledge needed to begin training with the FAA as an air traffic controller and the best opportunity to be successful in that career, as well as providing a broad-based education with emphasis on communication and analytical skills. ATM engages in applied research and other scholarly activities which support and enhance the intellectual and professional growth of our students, faculty and staff.

The ATM program serves the student, college, University and external community in support of the University's stated mission.

Program Outcomes

1. Operations pertaining to non-radar separation: Program graduates will demonstrate the required skills in the area of Air Traffic Control operations pertinent to non-radar separation of aircraft.

2. Operations pertaining to radar separation: Program graduates will demonstrate the required skills in the area of Air Traffic operations pertinent to radar separation of aircraft.

3. History, Mission, Purpose and Duty Priority: Program graduates will demonstrate they have the required knowledge in the area of Air Traffic Control History, Mission, Purpose and Duty Priority.

4. Competency of Graduates: Program graduates will meet all university requirements pertinent to application for employment with the FAA under the Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) Program.

5. Federal Aviation Regulations: Program graduates will demonstrate they have the required knowledge in the area of Federal Aviation Regulations pertinent to Air Traffic Control.

6. IAPs, DPs, and STARs: Program graduates will demonstrate they have the required knowledge to interpret Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP), Departure Procedure (DP), and Standard Arrival Route (STAR) Charts.

7. Radar separation, airspace to be protected, speed adjustments, vectoring and coordination for terminal ATC: Program graduates will demonstrate they have the required skills in the area of radar separation procedures, airspace to be protected, speed adjustments, vectoring techniques and traffic coordination applicable to Air Traffic Control operations.

8. VFR Control Tower Operations: Program graduates will demonstrate they have the required skills in basic VFR Control Tower operations, including duties and responsibilities associated with the operating positions of local control, ground control and flight data/clearance delivery.

Program Mission Statement

The Wildlife Science program at ERAU Prescott addresses the growing international demand for skilled wildlife biologists. The degree combines coursework in biology, chemistry, communications, management, law and graphic information systems. We provide a superior level of teaching and mentoring, leading to graduates capable of applying the precise knowledge and technical skills to identifying ecological flora and fauna; understanding ecosystem interactions; managing wildlife and people; using computer systems to map organisms to ecosystems; tackle wildlife issues associated with safety problems found in aviation or invasive species; tackle problems related to tracking and preventing poaching; learn to use technology such as UAVs and airplanes; and understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of a wildlife biologist.

We prepare students for careers in industry, public service, academic, and not for profit sectors. We also prepare students for professional certifications, such as that offered by The Wildlife Society (TWS), or entrance into veterinary school. We promote diversity, integrity, teamwork, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. We encourage research in conjunction with partners in academia, industry, and government, and the production of meaningful scholarship. We continually seek new opportunities to better serve our students, our university and our community.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply the scientific method, as well as knowledge of economic and social systems, to problems in wildlife management and conservation.
  • Students will be able to use the techniques learned in field exercises to survey and assess biodiversity, with an emphasis on wildlife and plants assemblages.
  • Students will demonstrate functional scientific communication, including written reports, as well as oral and poster presentations.
  • Students will understand the ethical and legal responsibilities surrounding working with wildlife.
  • Students will demonstrate that they can design and execute wildlife-related research.

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Astronomy degree program is to prepare graduates for entry into astronomy, astrophysics, and related scientific fields. Students will be prepared to apply for astronomy-related and space-related entry-level jobs in the public and private sectors, or pursue continued education at graduate programs offered by other universities.

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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration ACBSP Information

Program Mission

The mission of the Aviation Business Administration (ABA) Program is to educate and prepare the next generation of business leaders in the aviation industry through superior teaching and mentoring. We create a student-centered educational experience emphasizing problem-based experiential learning with industry clients and projects to develop graduates capable of leading future innovation in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Program Outcomes and Educational Goals

  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Build higher cognitive skills including critical-thinking, creativity and analytical ability.
  • Prepare students to identify and solve problems, make decisions and prioritize.
  • Promote collaborative team learning through work in diverse teams.
  • Cultivate lifelong learning through initiative and independent thinking and research.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/PC_BS MS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/PC/degrees.asof18-19.pc.college&degreeprogram.v2.pdf

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Undergraduate


FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

FA18

SP19

FA19

SP20

BS in Aviation Business Administration

155

146

161

155

153

151

160

145

MFT Mean

151.8

BS in Aviation Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores


MFT Mean

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

FA18

SP19

FA19

SP20

Accounting

43.2

40

44

49

45

42

39

51

37

Economics

40.6

52

42

53

49

47

42

49

41

Management

61.5

66

58

78

70

69

62

81

55

Quantitative

34

33

30

36

36

31

36

37

43

Finance

43.3

44

38

49

42

40

42

35

34

Marketing

50.2

58

42

64

58

47

50

59

47

Legal/Social

46.8

60

39

50

47

52

52

59

45

Information Systems

51.5

50

47

56

54

67

57

58

47

International

40

42

36

54

38

38

40

49

39

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration AABI Information

AABInternational


EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Prescott, Arizona

B.S. in Aviation Business Administration
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual:

3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The mission of the Aviation Business Administration (ABA) Program is to educate and prepare the next generation of business leaders in the aviation industry through superior teaching and mentoring. We create a student-centered educational experience emphasizing problem-based experiential learning with industry clients and projects to develop graduates capable of leading future innovation in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Program Educational Goals

  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Build higher cognitive skills including critical-thinking, creativity and analytical ability.
  • Prepare students to identify and solve problems, make decisions and prioritize.
  • Promote collaborative team learning through work in diverse teams.
  • Cultivate lifelong learning through initiative and independent thinking and research.

AABI General Criteria

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  1. Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  2. Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  3. Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety.
  4. Discuss the impact on aviation operations of international aviation law, including applicable International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  5. Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  6. Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

PC_BSABA_PO_01
Demonstrate  an understanding of basic business concepts as well as introductory concepts and terminology in the commercial air transport industry.

PC_BSABA_PO_02
Demonstrate the ability to conduct economic analysis as applied to air transportation issues.

PC_BSABA_PO_03
Demonstrate an understanding of trends and current issues in the global commercial air transport industry.

PC_BSABA_PO_04
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the core Business principles and competencies (accounting, economics, management, quantitative business analysis, finance, marketing, legal/social and information systems).

PC_BSABA_PO_05
Apply core business knowledge through consulting and/or professional industry performance.

PC_BSABA_PO_06
ABA graduates in the following AOCs will demonstrate knowledge in their specific competency:

  • Airport and Airline Concentration Competency
  • Aviation Finance Concentration Competency
  • Flights Operations Concentration Competency
  • Management Concentration Competency
  • Supply Chain Management Concentration Competency

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Prescott Campus: BS Aviation Business Admin


     

2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 6 6  8  13 15  48
Graduated # 3 1  5  10 11  30
% 50.0% 16.7%  62.5%  76.9%  73.3% 62.5%

Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University    
Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Prescott Campus - Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Aviation Business Administration (B) (8) (8) (10) (8) (22)
(14)
Effective Placement Rate 100.0% 100.0% 90.0% 100.0% 90.9%
85.7% 
Employment Rate 100.0% 100.0% 90.0% 87.5% 86.4%
85.7%
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 4.5%
0.0% 





   
( ) Number of Respondents



   
* Too few respondents to report



   

NOTE:
1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation. This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17. Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.” This change aligns the University's placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment by AOC

Airport Management

  • Airport director
  • Airport operations

Flight Operations

  • Airline and military pilot
  • Corporate and commuter pilot
  • Flight instructor
  • Dispatcher
  • Air Traffic Controller

Management

  • Project manager
  • Aviation data analyst
  • Procurement specialist
  • Supply chain manager 
Current Position Information
BS Aviation Business Admin

Count
Aftermarket Sales Associate 1
Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions 1
Aircraft Technician 
Airport Operations Officer 1
Airport Operations Specialist  1
Airport Operations Specialist I 
Assistant Director of Admissions 1
Business Career Foundation Program 1
Business Skills Rotation Program 
Certified Flight Instructor 1
Configuration Analyst
Fire Dispatcher 1
Intelligence Analyst 
Jump Pilot 1
Management Trainee 
Manufacturing Engineering Technician 1
Marketing Analyst 
Naval Aviator 1
Network Planning & Scheduling Analyst, LOP 
Pilot 1
Purchasing Buyer 
Quality Engineer 1
Representative, Sales and Service 1
Sales Representative  1
Stations Performance Specialist 1
Valet Manager 1
NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program in the Department of Business at ERAU-Prescott is committed to prepare the next generation of global business leaders with a value-driven, globally aware academic foundation, comprised of strong technical, human relations and conceptual skills needed for success in business. The program provides a superior level of teaching and mentoring, leading to graduates capable of examining, evaluating and appreciating the economic, political, cultural, moral and technological aspects of humankind and society. We promote diversity, integrity, teamwork, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. We encourage research in conjunction with partners in academia, industry, and government, and the production of meaningful scholarship. We continually seek new opportunities to better serve our students, our university, our community, and global business in mutually beneficial ways.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
  2. Demonstrate knowledge (and ability to apply that knowledge analytically) in the following business specialization areas: accounting, economics, management, finance, quantitative business analysis, information systems, finance, marketing; legal and social environment; and international issues.
  3. Ethical Reasoning
  4. Apply business ethics principles and reasoning within a business environment.
  5. Research and Civic Engagement
  6. Conduct research, apply research analysis to solve business problems, and communicate the results effectively, for key stakeholders (clients and employers).
  7. Critical Thinking
  8. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by weighing key assumptions, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, and defending reasoned solutions.
  9. Effective Communication
  10. Create a well-written plan on a business topic and deliver a professional presentation.
  11. Management Concentration Competency
  12. Demonstrate above-average subject matter expertise in the management concentration competency area.
  13. Finance Concentration Competency
  14. Demonstrate above-average subject matter expertise in the finance concentration competency area.
  15. Accounting Concentration Competency
  16. Demonstrate above-average subject matter expertise in the accounting concentration competency area

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/PC_BS MS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/PC/degrees.asof18-19.pc.college&degreeprogram.v2.pdf

External Exam Results

BS in Business Administration (Management) Major Field Test Scores

Overall Score

Acct

Econ

Mgt

Quant

Finance

Marketing

Legal/ Social

Info Sys

Intl

BSBA Management Average

(n=3)

151

43

38

71

28

44

58

39

58

54

Percentile

50%

39%

27%

90%

12%

51%

89%

5%

92%

99%

National Mean Percentile

44%

39%

43%

44%

46%

43%

36%

44%

46%

41%

% Above National Mean

6%

0%

-16%

46%

-34%

8%

53%

-39%

46%

58%

BS in Business Administration (Finance) Major Field Test Scores

Overall Score

Acct

Econ

Mgt

Quant

Finance

Marketing

Legal/ Social

Info Sys

Intl

BSBA Finance Average (n=1)

162

53

67

75

23

50

73

45

50

38

Percentile

97%

97%

99%

96%

1%

87%

99%

26%

27%

28%

National Mean Percentile

44%

39%

43%

44%

46%

43%

36%

44%

46%

41%

% Above National Mean

53%

58%

56%

52%

-45%

44%

63%

-18%

-19%

-13%

BS in Business Administration (Accounting) Major Field Test Scores

 

Overall Score

Acct

Econ

Mgt

Quant

Finance

Marketing

Legal/ Social

Info Sys

Intl

BSBA Accounting Average (n=1)

152

35

47

63

31

44

60

55

58

25

Percentile

57%

7%

83%

49%

27%

51%

95%

94%

92%

1%

National Mean Percentile

44%

39%

43%

44%

46%

43%

36%

44%

46%

41%

% Above National Mean

13%

-32%

40%

5%

-19%

8%

59%

50%

46%

-40%

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Cyber Intelligence and Security Department is to prepare students to meet the changing challenges faced by corporate and public organizations to identify, respond, mitigate and improve their posture against cyber threats, as well as make satisfactory progress in graduate programs in cyber security or a related field.

Our graduates will demonstrate strong analytical, design, and implementation skills required to formulate and solve complex cyber security problems in a professional or research environment and demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, and continuous learning as ethically and socially responsible cyber security professionals.

The program partners with advisory board and aligns with nationally recognized frameworks (NICCS, NSA/DHS, and ABET-Cyber) to measure effective coverage of the common body of knowledge for the profession.

Program Outcomes

  • Problem Solving: An ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Solution Development: An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the program's discipline.             
  • Effective Communication: An ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Professionalism and Legal and Ethical Behavior: An ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Cyber Security Skills and Mind Set: An ability to apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Program Mission

The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program at ERAU-Prescott addresses the growing international demand for skilled forensic accountants and fraud examiners. The degree combines coursework in accounting, business, law, psychology, crime scene investigation, and computer science. We provide a superior level of teaching and mentoring, leading to graduates capable of applying the science of forensics to financial statement analysis; use computer skills in fraud detection and prevention; demonstrate knowledge in collecting and examining evidence; and understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of preventing and detecting fraud. We prepare students for careers in industry, public accounting, and not-for-profit sectors. We also prepare students for professional certifications, such as that offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. We promote diversity, integrity, teamwork, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. We encourage research in conjunction with partners in academia, industry, and government, and the production of meaningful scholarship. We continually seek new opportunities to better serve our students, our university and our community.

Program Outcomes

  1. PC_BSFAFE_PO_01
  2. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the principles within the accounting discipline.
  3. PC_BSFAFE_PO_02
  4. Use knowledge of tax laws to compute tax liability for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.
  5. PC_BSFAFE_PO_03
  6. Apply auditing procedures and reporting requirements.
  7. PC_BSFAFE_PO_04
  8. Apply accounting knowledge in the field.
  9. PC_BSFAFE_PO_05
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in business core areas (economics, finance, legal/social, information systems, quantitative techniques, global business, and strategy) with above average proficiency in accounting.
  11. PC_BSFAFE_PO_06
  12. Demonstrate proficiency in business core areas (economics, finance, legal/social, information systems, quantitative techniques, global business, and strategy) with above average proficiency in legal/social.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/PC_BS MS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/PC/degrees.asof18-19.pc.college&degreeprogram.v2.pdf

External Exam Results

BS in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Major Field Test Scores

Overall Score

Acct

Econ

Mgt

Quant

Finance

Marketing

Legal/ Social

Info Sys

Intl

FAFE Average (n=3)

156

51

46

79

28

46

53

55

47

59

Percentile

80%

92%

80%

99%

12%

65%

55%

94%

12%

99%

National Mean Percentile

44%

39%

43%

44%

46%

43%

36%

44%

46%

41%

% Above National Mean

36%

53%

37%

55%

-34%

22%

19%

50%

-34%

58%

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The Forensic Biology program at ERAU Prescott campus addresses the growing international demand for skilled forensic biologists. The degree combines coursework in biology, chemistry, crime scene investigation and law. We provide a superior level of teaching and mentoring, leading to graduates capable of applying the science behind forensics to biological evidence analysis; use laboratory skills in evidence analysis; demonstrate knowledge in collecting and examining evidence; and understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of a forensic biologist. We prepare students for careers in industry, government, academic, and not for profit sectors, including continuing on to medical, dental, graduate or law school. We also prepare students for professional certifications, such as that offered by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). We promote diversity, integrity, teamwork, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. We encourage research in conjunction with partners in academia, industry, and government, and the production of meaningful scholarship. We continually seek new opportunities to better serve our students, our university and our community.

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology program is to develop professionals trained in the science of human behavior and mental processes as they apply to the civil, legal, and criminal environments. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the basic approaches to behavioral/cognitive science, the U.S. legal system, the role of social, cultural, and organizational contexts in human behavior/attitudes, and how these tools can be used to understand, evaluate, and predict human behavior in a variety of situations. Students in the Forensic Psychology program will demonstrate mastery of the science of psychology as it applies to the civil, legal, and criminal spheres. Students will be prepared both for advanced graduate education and to enter the workforce in multiple capacities: in HR or personnel evaluation roles, as part of personnel assessment development groups, as civil/military teams charged with enhancing our understanding of human cognition/behavior with an eye toward enhancing security and safety, etc.

Bachelor of Science in Global Business and Supply Chain Management

Program Mission

The mission of the Global Business and Supply Chain Management program is to prepare students with the knowledge of the global context of business with the understanding and critical skills in global logistics and supply chain management. The program is designed for certificate opportunities in global business, supply chain and program management providing graduates with the tools to immediately take leadership roles as a global logistics and supply chain manager in the aviation and non-aviation business, government and not-for-profit sectors. Through a challenging, experiential and team-based curriculum, the courses are taught by internationally-experienced faculty focused on the rising role of emerging markets and the complexity of global supply chain issues. Emphasis is placed on technological change, the interdisciplinary nature of supply chain management and the growing importance of the security of the supply chain. 

As part of the curriculum, students will participate in industry outreach field studies and networking events, guest lectures by industry professionals and trade education conferences. Students will also get first-hand consulting experience in providing global marketing plans and global business-expansion strategies for companies expanding overseas. In addition, students are highly encouraged and receive course credit to supplement their classroom experience with industry internships and study abroad opportunities. 

Program Outcomes

  1. PC_BSGBSCM_PO_01
  2. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the core Global Business principles and competencies
  3. PC_BSGBSCM_PO_02
  4. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the core Supply Chain principles and competencies
  5. PC_BSGBSCM_PO_03
  6. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the core Project Management principles and competencies
  7. PC_BSGBSCM_PO_04
  8. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the core Business principles and competencies (accounting, economics, management, quantitative business analysis, finance, marketing, legal/social and information systems) with above average proficiency in international issues
  9. PC_BSGBSCM_PO_05
  10. Apply core business knowledge through consulting and/or professional industry performance

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/PC_BS MS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/PC/degrees.asof18-19.pc.college&degreeprogram.v2.pdf

External Exam Results

BS in Global Business and Supply Chain Major Field Test Scores

Overall Score

Acct

Econ

Mgt

Quant

Finance

Marketing

Legal/ Social

Info Sys

Intl

BS Global Business Average (n=10)

157

48

45

75

34

43

64

46

53

48

Percentile

85%

79%

75%

96%

46%

43%

99%

35%

54%

94%

National Mean Percentile

44%

39%

43%

44%

46%

43%

36%

44%

46%

41%

% Above National Mean

41%

40%

32%

52%

0%

0%

63%

-9%

8%

53%

Program Mission Statement

The Global Security and Intelligence Studies Bachelor of Science degree program is designed for students whose goal is to serve as a security or intelligence professional in the national civilian intelligence community, the diplomatic service, military intelligence, diplomatic security, law enforcement and investigations, corporate security, global corporate strategy and risk analysis, nongovernmental organizations, multilateral organizations, and international financial institutions. The academic courses are designed, within an integrated liberal arts and technical training framework, to introduce the student to history and politics in the global sense of the words, including world and U.S. history and the role of security and intelligence issues within international affairs. Skills-based courses seek to impart the practical knowledge necessary for professional success in these areas, particularly in the sector of investigations, risk analysis, international relations, and security operations.

Specific competencies include the ability to identify and critically evaluate complex written texts across the many disciplines included in the fields of security and intelligence studies, an ability to imagine and analyze scenarios and present effective and convincing arguments in both oral and written form, a comfort in the language and practice of international geography and affairs, an appreciation and understanding of the world’s many cultures, intermediate knowledge of at least one foreign language, and an understanding of the ethical issues within the fields of security and intelligence studies.

The GSIS program prepares students for both direct entry into the professional fields and further education and training in graduate and professional schools. There are several major stakeholders in the overall success of the GSIS Program. First and foremost, the students who graduate will gain the knowledge and skill sets necessary for them to successfully compete to obtain entry-level or higher management jobs in security or intelligence. Secondly, the parents who have supported the students both financially and morally will know that their money and moral support were well invested in providing their children with both a sound college education and many professional employment opportunities. Third, security and intelligence organizations at the federal, state, and local level, private sector businesses and multinational corporations, security and intelligence firms, nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral political and economic institutions will have a source of well-educated, professionally knowledgeable applicants who are seeking careers in their organizations. Finally, the university administrators and faculty supporting the program will continue their scholarly and professional development in the fields of security and intelligence studies, particularly through curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and active agendas for publication and presentation of original work. In so doing, they will thus impart to their students newly-created knowledge, both their own work and that of their professional colleagues, and they will be better prepared and credentialed for mentoring original student research in the fields of security and intelligence studies.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate capability of reading and writing critically, so as to attribute different appropriate meanings to information dependent on various relevant contexts - historical, social, cultural, economic, political, and/or religious.
  • Demonstrate speaking/listening/reading/writing competence in English and at least 1 non-English language when confronted with global security and intelligence issues.
  • Demonstrate savviness and expertise in navigating group and organizational dynamics (such as simulations, war gaming, and emergency planning) wherein other people have competing interests.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply history, as the foundational discipline of security and intelligence studies, to case study analyses and operational recommendations in the fields of national security and intelligence
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the contemporary concepts of international relations, psychology, and informational sciences to intelligence analysis, operational planning, and investigations (criminal justice and forensics).

Program Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Factors Psychology emphasizes human behavior, ergonomics, and human capabilities. The program seeks to develop a student with the capacity to design, conduct, and apply human factors research to the design of simple and complex systems. The goal of the program is to educate and graduate professionals who are equipped for employment as human factors specialists or to continue their education in graduate school.

Program Outcomes

Biological Bases of Human Behavior: Students will be able to describe the basic characteristics, including operational capabilities and limitations, of human anatomy and physiology and of human sensation and perception with particular emphasis on vision, audition, and vestibular systems.

Cognitive Processes of Performance: Students will be able to describe the basic characteristics, including operational capabilities and limitations, of human memory and cognition.

Ergonomics and Bio-engineering: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic ergonomic and bio-engineering factors and relate them to human-machine system design and performance.

Evaluate Research: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and apply scientific research.

Statistics: Students will be able to apply and interpret basic statistical analyses for the behavioral sciences.

Experimental Design: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply basic experimental designs for the behavioral sciences.

Human Centered Design Principles: Students will be able to describe and apply the basic concepts, principles, and goals of human factors psychology, including human, machine, and environmental factors that may influence human-machine system performance in a variety of domains.

Human Centered Design Methods: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the skill to apply basic human-machine system analysis and design methodologies to problems in a variety of domains.

Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) Professional Skills: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to function as part of a multi-student team and complete team HF/E projects. Students shall demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in the context of HF/E projects.

Program Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology & Safety provides the student with skills and knowledge for a career in workplace psychology/human resources, aviation safety, occupational safety, organizational training or related disciplines, and is normally completed in eight semesters. The program delivers an effective foundation in human behavior and cognition as it relates to safety and organizational effectiveness that prepares the student for a wide variety of organizational settings or for advanced study at the graduate level. The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology & Safety is designed to provide the student the following expertise:

Knowledge of basic psychological principles and theories, and how those are applied to the study of individuals and organizations, including the role of psychological constructs and research as they relate to the science and practice of safety.

Understanding of the breadth of application for the discipline of industrial psychology and safety, including personnel selection, group dynamics, leadership, human factors in organizational systems, occupational safety and product safety, as well as aviation safety and air accident investigation.

Ability to understand research processes, techniques and procedures and to draw appropriate conclusions from the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data.

Use of appropriate tools to understanding the performance of individuals and organizations from an evidence-based perspective and develop tools to improve both safety and organizational effectiveness.

Program Outcomes

  • Technological Proficiency: Students will demonstrate the ability to use technology for many purposes.
  • Team Work Proficiency: Students will demonstrate the ability to make positive contributions and function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Communication Proficiency: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through written and oral means in professional settings.
  • Application of Professional and Legal Regulations: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply professional and legal regulations to various industries, including aviation.
  • Application of Research Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to use applied research methods in Industrial Psychology and Safety, including research design and data analysis, interpretation, and application. Using these skills, students will demonstrate the ability to draw appropriate conclusions from quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Industrial Psychology: Application of Psychological Theory: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply psychological principles and theories to describe and explain individual and organizational behavior.
  • Application of Critical Thinking Skills: Students will use critical thinking and a scientific approach to identify and solve issues within the industrial/organizational psychology discipline, which include but are not limited to personnel selection, leadership, group behavior, human factors, training, and safety.

Program Mission Statement

The Meteorology program will prepare graduates for productive and rewarding careers in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, aviation and the national defense forces of the United States. Students will be immersed in a career-focused experience through synergy with industry. Student learning will be enhanced through research activities that have a transformative impact on their academic experiences. The program will also be strengthened by increased emphasis on external research funding and research collaboration with other scientists.

Program Outcomes

  • Career Preparation: Graduates will be prepared for careers in operational weather forecasting, consulting, and research agencies.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization: Using computer visualization and programming skills, graduates will be able to interpret and analyze data from modern weather sensing equipment.
  • Effective Communication: Graduates will be able to effectively communicate meteorological information pertinent to their employer.
  • Meteorology Theory: Graduates will be able to apply meteorology theory in a variety of contexts.
  • Weather Forecasting: Graduates will be able to interpret a variety of available meteorological information and data sets to generate forecast products.

Program Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation degree teaches students the principles behind building virtual worlds and simulations by using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, animation software, streaming video networks, and games. The program prepares students to be skilled in building the digital experiences of the future and to be leaders in this emerging and interdisciplinary field.

As a technical, multidisciplinary degree, students will take courses in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, animation, modelling, computer graphics, simulation, and artificial intelligence. Aspects of art and design will complement the technical side of this degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Students should exhibit the ability to build application prototypes. Prototyping is an important part of the application development process. Simulation and games frequently use prototyping to test new ideas, refine them, and get them ready for larger-scale development.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to create immersive user experiences.Good user experience is necessary for any application to be successful in the market. Employing principles and methods of engaging storytelling, worldbuilding, and interface design is necessary to be successful in their field.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to create interactive user experiences. Good user experience is necessary for any application to be successful in the market. Our students need to understand the design principles & techniques that produce interactivity among users.
  • Students should exhibit the ability to create visually appealing artifacts. Effective artistic skills are essential for our students to create content. Our students need to demonstrate an understanding of aesthetic concepts to become leaders in their careers.
  • Students should apply critical thinking to solving multi-disciplinary design problems. The program aims to connect the creative and technical domains. The ability of our students to think critically and synthesize diverse domains to solve design problems is essential. The program should make every effort to develop a well-rounded student to make them successful in their careers.
  • Students should be able to work in teams to produce software artifacts. The students are being trained to be industry-ready. Workshopping, developing, and building content and software on production teams is an essential skill for our students.
  • Students should be able to present and communicate their solutions and participate in constructive criticism. Effective communication skills are essential for our students to become leaders in their careers. Mature, productive participation in critiques is essential for their careers. The program should make every effort to develop a well-rounded student to make them successful in their careers.

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Space Physics degree program is to prepare graduates for entry into astrophysics, particle physics, exotic propulsion, and other scientific fields related to space physics. Students will be prepared to apply for entry-level jobs in industry and national labs, or pursue their education at graduate programs offered by other universities.

Program Mission Statement

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) degree will provide the essential aeronautical, business, and legal knowledge and skills to obtain a successful career in UAS industry. Graduates will be prepared for successful careers as Remote Pilots in Command (PICs), observers, payload operators, and/or operational managers of governmental and private sector UAS applications. Experience will be gained in aerial data collection, secure operations, long duration operations, highly detailed operations, and autonomous operations. Graduates will be prepared to meet current industry requirements with an emphasis on future industry developments such as Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) operations and the use of multiple small UAS at the same time.

Program Outcomes

  • Mission Planning and Execution: The students will demonstrate proper use of unmanned aircraft systems by formulating and executing safe and efficient mission plans while being able to adapt to adverse and emergency situations.
  • Media Exploitation: The students will compile imagery and other collected data from sensors used by several unmanned aircraft systems. Once collected, students will be able to create products that effectively utilize the data obtained using on-board sensors.
  • Aviation/Aerospace/Aeronautical Science: Embry-Riddle students will show evidence of advanced concepts of unmanned aircraft systems, aerospace, and aeronautics to solve problems commonly found in the small unmanned aircraft systems industry.
  • Aviation Legislation and Law: Embry-Riddle graduates will demonstrate a basic understanding and compliance with national and international legislation and law pertaining to unmanned aircraft.       
  • Unmanned Aviation Systems Safety: Embry­-Riddle graduates will show evidence of basic concepts in unmanned aircraft systems safety and exercise safe practices.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Aviation Management: Embry-Riddle graduates will show evidence of sound, ethical, management principles within the unmanned aircraft industry. Students will be able to formulate solutions to contemporary issues facing the unmanned aircraft industry.
  • Communication/Verbal/Visual/Written: Embry-Riddle graduates will be prepared to communicate effectively using clear and properly formatted technical writing, verbal communication, and visual displays.

Prescott Graduate Degrees

AABInternational


EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Prescott, Arizona

M.S. in Safety Science
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual:

3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The Master of Science in Safety Science (MSSS) degree program is designed to provide students with a practical course of study in aviation safety and/or occupational health and safety. The degree program produces safety professionals who are skilled in providing safety management expertise in a variety of industries, through coursework in leadership, training, and guidance in safety implementation and compliance issues involving EPA, OSHA, DOD, FAA, NTSB, and state health and workplace standards. Graduates will be prepared for service in aviation/aerospace, military, and numerous other industries.

Program Educational Goals

  1. Develop leadership skills to meet the industry challenges of tomorrow. 
  2. Create life-long learners with broad and robust safety knowledge who possess the ability to train and educate others.
  3. Embed the awareness of safety knowledge practices, and attitude fundamental to all operations, with an emphasis on aviation.
  4. Build critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable to small and large-scale challenges.
  5. Demonstrate decision-making skills demanded by a dynamic industry.

AABI General Criteria (a-l)

  1. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines at the master’s or doctoral level, including an adequate foundation in statistics;
  2. analyze and interpret data at the master’s or doctoral level;
  3. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;
  6. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
  7. assess contemporary issues;
  8. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  9. assess the national and international aviation environment;
  10. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues;
  12. apply advanced qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

LO-1 Program graduates will apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied sciences at the Master's level, including an adequate foundation in statistics.

LO-2 Program graduates will possess the ability to analyze and interpret data provided from various sources at the Master's level.

LO-3 Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to make positive contributions and function on multi-disciplinary teams.

LO-4 Program graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility as it applies to industry.

LO-5 Program graduates will demonstrate that they are adequately prepared and have the ability to effectively communicate using technical writing and verbal communication skills.

LO-6 Program graduates will recognize the need for, and have an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

LO-7 Actions and attitudes of program graduates will reflect knowledge of contemporary issues affecting industry

LO-8 Program graduates will possess the ability to use the techniques, skills and modern technology necessary for professional practice.

LO-9 Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to assess the national and international environment.

LO-10 Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.

LO-11 Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of accepted business practices to health and safety issues.

LO-12 Program graduates will demonstrate that they are adequately prepared and have the ability to apply knowledge of advanced qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Five-Year Graduation Rate
Prescott Campus: MS Safety Science


     

2011 cohort 2012 cohort 2013 cohort
2014 cohort
2015 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 15 11  10  7 51
Graduated # 12 8  8  6 7 41
% 80.0% 72.7%  80%  85.7% 87.5%  80.4%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 
Alumni Placement Rates
 
One Year After Graduation
 
Prescott Campus - Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees
 
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17 AY 17/18
Safety Science (M) (10) (6) (4) (9) (5)
(3) 
Effective Placement Rate 90.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 60.0%
100.0% 
Employment Rate 90.0% 83.3% 100.0% 100.0% 60.0%
100.0% 
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 0.0%

 
( ) Number of Respondents
 
* Too few respondents to report
 

NOTE:
1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation. This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17. Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.” This change aligns the University's placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Environmental, Safety, & Health Specialist
  • Safety & Health Specialist
  • Air Safety Investigator
  • Aviation Safety Officer

Current Position Information

   Count

Airport Manager

1

Airport Operation Manager

1
Assistant Professor 1
Product Steward

1

Safety Assurance Specialist 1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

 

Program Mission Statement

The goal of the Master of Science in Security and Intelligence Studies (MSSIS) is to produce graduates who are qualified to enter the intelligence, aviation, military, homeland defense and corporate security communities, either as entry-level career professionals or as mid-level managers and analysts. For many currently working in these communities, the Master’s degree will be seen as a qualification for promotion in the middle and even upper levels of management and command. In order to achieve this goal, the MSSIS must be recognized as one of the premier graduate degree programs in Security and Intelligence Studies, as indeed the undergraduate GSIS degree already is.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence in reading and writing critically, so as to attribute different appropriate meanings to information dependent on various relevant contexts - historical, social, cultural, economic, political, and/or religious.               
  • Demonstrate speaking/listening/reading/writing excellence in English when confronted with global security and intelligence issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply history, as the foundational discipline of security and intelligence studies, to case study analyses and operational recommendations in the fields of national security and intelligence       
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the contemporary concepts of international relations, psychology, and informational sciences to intelligence analysis and operational planning.