Aviation Business

Leading Aviation and Aerospace into The Future

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Fly Higher With Embry-Riddle

The aviation industry contributes more than $150 billion annually to the U.S. economy, employing more than one million people nationally, according to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). This vast, high-powered industry is constantly seeking skilled and thoughtful leaders to propel aviation business into the future. As one of the largest and most respected aeronautical universities in the world, Embry-Riddle has prepared students to lead the competitive world of aviation business since our founding in 1926.

Under the guidance of expert faculty, students apply foundational business principles to the dynamic industries of aviation, aerospace and space exploration.

We offer a wide range of programs to prepare graduates for the diverse and continually evolving field of aerospace. As an Aviation Business graduate, you will possess the skills to unlock countless opportunities within the business world of aviation and aerospace

At Embry-Riddle, we put you in position to lead the future of aviation business around the world – and beyond.

Aviation Business, Elevated

Embry-Riddle's Aviation Business degrees align with the highly sought-after skills specific to the aviation, aerospace and space industries. Students learn the fundamentals of business including economics, management, statistics, accounting, marketing and finance within the context of aviation and aerospace.

Our programs encourage students to chart a course that follows their professional interests for continued success in aviation after graduation. Co-Ops and internship opportunities with employers provide instruction beyond the classroom, allowing students to apply concepts to real-world challenges that face aviation business today.

Begin your journey to aviation business today. Explore our exciting programs to learn more.

  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (Worldwide | Daytona Beach | Prescott)
    Students balance key aviation concepts with advanced business strategy, imparting a solid foundation of industry expertise and business acumen.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Daytona Beach | Prescott)
    Provides broad opportunities in various business specializations, especially those requiring advanced skills in management, finance and accounting.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (Worldwide)
    This program focuses in four major areas of study: Sourcing Data, Database & Data Manipulation, Statistics & Computation and Output & Visualization.
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (Prescott)
    Law enforcement meets accounting as students focus on criminal justice, finance and cybersecurity.
  • Bachelor of Science in Global Business and Supply Chain Management (Prescott)
    Students learn the interrelated economic, social, political and environmental forces affecting global business.
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership (Worldwide)
    Every industry is looking for strong leaders to command the way for future generations. This degree prepares students to assume these roles and usher their organizations to new horizons.
  • Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Worldwide)
    This program allows graduates to understand the constant flow of supply and demand to become professionals in the realm of logistics and supply chain management.
  • Bachelor of Science in Project Management (Worldwide)
    Students become well versed in the technical soft skills of communication and team leadership with an emphasis on the hard skills of quantitative analysis and problem solving.
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (Worldwide)
    This program explores planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing and using data to drive decisions.
  • Master of Business Administration (Daytona Beach)
    Students apply modern management concepts, methods and tools to the challenges of aviation, or to any other area where business opportunities arise.
  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation (Worldwide)
    Builds strong foundations for success in any facet of the global aviation business arena and allows students to design an educational path tailored to their unique interests.
  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management (Daytona Beach)
    Emphasizes the application of modern business practices to the special challenges of aviation business.
  • Master of Science in Aviation Finance (Daytona Beach)
    Students receive expertise and skills needed to manage the financial risk, monetary policies and economic strategies used by commercial firms and regulators in the global air transportation industry.
  • Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance (Worldwide)
    This degree prepares students to excel as strong decision makers driving enterprise-wide policies in any field that depends on effective information for business success.
  • Master of Science in Leadership (Worldwide)
    Students develop the skills, knowledge and competencies that make effective leaders who stand out. 
  • Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Worldwide)
    This program explores acquisition, sustainability, integrated logistics, collaborative supply chains, performance measurement, risk management and process optimization in government, military and private sectors. 
  • Master of Science in Management (Worldwide)
    Builds the technical and managerial skills students need to lead teams and apply solutions to organizational challenges.
  • Master of Science in Management Information Systems (Worldwide)
    Students are challenged to combine a systems engineering mindset with the bottom-line business acumen necessary to make the correct decision that leads toward long term success.
  • Master of Science in Project Management (Worldwide)
    This program is designed to position graduates to lead large, complex projects or assume roles in the Program Management Office ready to operationalize project management systems.

Key Benefits

  • Roots in Aviation
    Embry-Riddle’s aeronautical history dates to 1926.
  • The Embry-Riddle Advantage
    Our reputation in the world of aviation and aerospace leads to connections with industry leaders.
  • Industry-Grade Facility
    Industry-experienced faculty pass on professional knowledge and practices to students.

Program Highlights

  • Concept Meets Strategy
    Students learn to balance key aviation concepts with advanced business strategy. Aeronautics is a diverse field serving a large industry in aviation.
  • Aviation Core Courses
    Aviation management core courses allow students to explore the diversity of aeronautics while obtaining knowledge relevant to all fields.
  • Tailored for Real-World Application
    While most institutions offer business degrees, our curriculum is aligned with the aviation industry’s current challenges and needs, providing our graduates with specialized knowledge.
  • Internships & Co-Ops
    Take instruction out of the classroom and into the field. Students work directly with top companies and organizations such as Alaska Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), FedEx, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company and many more.


Good news! Scholarships are available for students applying to Embry-Riddle. All applicants are automatically considered for funding. By requesting more information, our counselors can advise you on ways to pay for college.

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The year Embry-Riddle was founded


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Employed or continuing education within a year of graduation


Alumni around the world