B.S. in Aviation Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. Designed for students interested in obtaining a strong aviation business foundation, the degree lets the students select the major in either Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace. Students should declare their major at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program may substitute up to 6 credit hours, if approved, toward the specified courses required in their major.

This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Naval ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY, or NSC courses for the open elective courses.

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may require prerequisite subject knowledge and/or class standing. Check the course descriptions before registering for classes to ensure appropriate placement.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

General Education36
Program Support12
Business Core36
Open Electives15
Total Credits120

General Education*

Communication Theory and Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 210)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (EC 211)3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Physical and Life Sciences6
Total Credits36

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from approved list of General Education courses, assuming prerequisite requirements are met and with the permission of the advisor. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Aviation Business Administration vertical outline. Other courses may also be used with the permission of a department chair.

Program Support

AS 120Principles of Aeronautical Science3
BA 230Advanced Computer Based Systems3
MA 222Business Statistics3
BA 352Business Quantitative Methods3
Total Credits12

Business Core

BA 201Principles of Management3
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 225Business Law3
BA 312Managerial Accounting3
BA 317Organizational Behavior3
BA 320Business Information Systems3
BA 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
BA 335International Business3
BA 420Management of Production and Operations3
BA 490Strategic Management3
Total Credits36
Open Electives
Students select a minor or complete open electives of their choice.15
Total Credits15

Air Transportation Major

BA 215Transportation Principles3
BA 310Airport Management3
BA 315Airline Management3
BA 426International Aviation Management3
EC 420Economics of Air Transportation3
Specified Electives **6
Total Credits21

any BA/EC Upper-Level course not required in Business Core or Major.

Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace Major

BA 215Transportation Principles3
BA 363Supply Chain Management3
BA 410Management of Air Cargo3
BA 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
Select three from the following:9
Entrepreneurship I
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods
Marketing Management
Electronic Commerce
Life Cycle Analysis for Systems and Programs in Aviation/Aerospace
Project Management in Aviation Operations
International Trade and Regulations
Total Credits21

Note:  Students may select two of the above mentioned courses in combination with a relevant and COB approved internship (CEAM) to satisfy the elective course requirement for the major.

Total Degree Requirements120