Master of Business Administration in Aviation in Partnership with IATA

Airline Management Specialization

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Advance in Aviation Business

Airlines are under constant pressure from governments, passengers, direct competitors and industry changes that influence their operation.

Successfully managing operations in a high-risk, high-reliability and complex aviation environment requires not only mastery of business as it is done today, but also a deep understanding of how the aviation business works.

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA), offered jointly by Embry-Riddle and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), aims to prepare you to advance in the aviation business and pilot airlines through the multiple challenges they face.

IATA represents nearly 300 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic, and its importance to the aviation industry is well founded. Through this partnership, we are proud to offer a groundbreaking curriculum tailored to those seeking a career in airline management and taught through a unique industry lens that cannot be found elsewhere.

Details

Schedule: The program started in October 2022*.

Format: Courses are offered in a flexible, online setting that empowers you to learn when and where you want at a time convenient to you.

Cost: Courses are offered at $1,000 per credit hour. Students are billed each term. The total cost of the degree is estimated at $36,000.

View the course schedule below.

*Next term begins October 2023.

 
Please choose MBAA-Airline Management when selecting the program to which you’re applying.
 

What You'll Learn

Through three blocks consisting of 36 credit hours, the program applies modern business concepts, methods and tools to the challenges and specifics of the aviation business to create a degree that combines core business competencies with a strong aviation foundation. This one-of-a-kind degree:

  • HRO Component
    Focuses on the importance of creating high-reliability organizations (HROs) by teaching the fundamentals of risk, managing risk and creating resiliency
  • Core Business Skills
    Concentrates on core business activities and is structured based on input from the aviation industry to provide students with the skills necessary to advance their careers into managing functional departments
  • Airline Management Certificate
    Features a certificate in airline management to provide a comprehensive understanding of various airline business models and revenue management strategies

Testimonial

Dr. Aaron Glassman, Associate Professor, College of Business
Aviation is complex and operates in an ever-changing, global environment. The High-Reliability Organization or HRO concepts of risk management, resilience and decision modeling found in the MBAA-Airline Management are unique and will add value and capability to any aviation organization. 
Dr. Aaron Glassman, Associate Professor, College of Business

Requirements & Courses

While an undergraduate degree is required for admission, the degree does not need to be in business. However, a short MBAA Preflight Orientation Course welcomes students to the degree program through interactive activities and provides the prerequisite knowledge needed to succeed in the program. Students must complete the orientation before taking their first MBAA course.

Students can enroll each October, January, March and May. Each nine-week term consists of 3 - 4.5 credits.

The program begins by looking at high-reliability organizations that operate in an environment where failure is not an option and is often catastrophic – such as commercial aviation. Focused on understanding and managing risk and creating resiliency, coursework will teach you how to apply the HRO framework to enable higher efficiency and more reliable operations.

HROM 510 Enterprise Risk Management 3
HROM 520 Organizational Resilience 3
HROM 530 Modeling and Decision-Making 3
Total Credits 9

Continue with key business capabilities designed around extensive input from the industry. By re-examining these concepts through the lens of aviation and its complexities, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage key functions and advance your career.

MKTG 510 Economics of Marketing 1.5
MKTG 511 Science of Selling 1.5
MKTG 512 Delivering Customer Solutions 1.5
ACCT 510 Business Accounting 1.5
FINE 518 Corporate Finance 3
OBLD 519 Organizational and Employee Behavior 1.5
HRMD 549 Personnel Management 1.5
BUSW 635 Business Strategy for Managers 3
Total Credits 15

Enhance your degree with a specialization in airline management that puts you one step closer to achieving your career goals. Topics covered include cost efficiencies, revenue management, ancillary revenue and airline business models.

AIRM 600 Airline Cost-Efficiency Practices and Value-Add Strategies 3
AIRM 610 Airline Business Diversification: Generating Ancillary Revenues 3
AIRM 605 Revenue Management and Pricing with Simulation in Times of Crisis 3
AIRM 615 Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies 3
Total Credits 12
OCT 2022 HROM 510 Enterprise Risk Management 3
JAN 2023 HROM 520 Organizational Resilience 3
JAN 2023 MKTG 510 Economics of Marketing 1.5
MAR 2023 HROM 530 Modeling and Decision-Making 3
MAR 2023 MKTG 511 Science of Selling 1.5
MAY 2023 MKTG 512 Delivering Customer Solutions 1.5
MAY 2023 ACCT 510 Business Accounting 1.5
AUG 2023 FINE 518 Corporate Finance 3
OCT 2023 AIRM 600 Airline Cost-Efficiency Practices and Value-Add Strategies 3
OCT 2023 OBLD 519 Organizational and Employee Behavior 1.5
JAN 2024 AIRM 610 Airline Business Diversification: Generating Ancillary Revenues 3
JAN 2024 HRMD 549 Personnel Management 1.5
MAR 2024 AIRM 605 Revenue Management and Pricing with Simulation in Times of Crisis 3
MAY 2024 AIRM 615 Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies 3
AUG 2024 BUSW 635 Business Strategy for Managers 3
Total Credits 36
OCT 2023 HROM 510 Enterprise Risk Management 3
JAN 2024 HROM 520 Organizational Resilience 3
JAN 2024 MKTG 510 Economics of Marketing 1.5
MAR 2024 HROM 530 Modeling and Decision-Making 3
MAR 2024 MKTG 511 Science of Selling 1.5
MAY 2024 MKTG 512 Delivering Customer Solutions 1.5
MAY 2024 ACCT 510 Business Accounting 1.5
AUG 2024 FINE 518 Corporate Finance 3
OCT 2024 AIRM 600 Airline Cost Efficiency Practices and Value-add Strategies 3
OCT 2024 OBLD 519 Organizational and Employee Behavior 1.5
JAN 2025 AIRM 610 Airline Business Diversification: Generating Ancillary Revenues 3
JAN 2025 HRMD 549 Personnel Management 1.5
MAR 2025 AIRM 605 Revenue Management and Pricing with Simulation in Times of Crises 3
MAY 2025 AIRM 615 Airline Business Models and Competitive Strategies 3
AUG 2025 BUSW 635 Business Strategy for Managers 3
 Total Credits     36

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