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B.S. in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in 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 business foundation, the degree lets the student select a major in either:

  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Management, or
  3. Marketing,

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
Major21
Open Electives15
Total Credits120

General Education*

Communication Theory and Skills 9
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 210)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (EC 211) 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences 3
Computer Science3
Mathematics6
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 those listed above, 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
BA 352Business Quantitative Methods3
MA 222Business Statistics3
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

Accounting and Finance Major

BA 334Investment Analysis3
BA 338Intermediate Accounting I3
BA 348Intermediate Accounting II3
BA 434Corporate Finance II3
Specified Elective **3
Major Elective6
Total Credits21
**

Any BA/EC Upper-Level course not required in Business core or Major.

Major Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
Entrepreneurship I
International Accounting
Business Law II
Auditing Principles and Procedures
Airport Administration and Finance
Total Credits6

Management Major

BA 314Human Resource Management3
Select one of the following:3
Marketing Management
Airline-Airport Operations
Investment Analysis
BA 427Management of Multicultural Workforce3
EC 315Managerial Economics3
Specified Electives **9
Total Credits21
**

Any BA/EC Upper-Level course not required in Business core or Major, or COM 415 or HF 300

Marketing Major

BA 326Marketing Management3
BA 330Professional Selling3
BA 355Marketing Research3
Specified Electives **6
Select two of the following6
Entrepreneurship I
Electronic Commerce
General Aviation Marketing
Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace
Entrepreneurship II
Airline/Airport Marketing
Special Topics in Management
Total Credits21

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

Suggested Program of Study

Year One
Credits
AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3
BA 120 Introduction to Computer Based Systems 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
BA 230 Advanced Computer Based Systems 3
EC 210 Microeconomics 3
EC 211 Macroeconomics 3
Communication Theory and Skills 3
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Mathematics 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Two
BA 210 Financial Accounting 3
BA 220 Marketing 3
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 352 Business Quantitative Methods 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
Communication Theory and Skills 6
Open Elective 3
Physical and Life Sciences 3
Course from major (see below). 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Three
BA 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 317 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
Open Elective 3
Physical Sciences 3
Upper-Level Humanities OR Social Sciences * 3
Courses from major (see below). 9
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
BA 335 International Business 3
BA 420 Management of Production and Operations 3
BA 490 Strategic Management 3
Open Electives 9
Courses from major (see below). 9
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 120.0
*

See general education in the introduction

Management Major

Year Two
Credits
BA 326 Marketing Management 3
Airline-Airport Operations
Investment Analysis
 Credits Subtotal3.0
Year Three
BA 405 General Aviation Marketing 3
BA 411 Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace 3
Specified Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Year Four
Specified Electives 9
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 21.0

Marketing Major

Year Two
Credits
BA 330 Professional Selling 3
 Credits Subtotal3.0
Year Three
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 310 Airport Management 3
BA 315 Airline Management 3
EC 420 Economics of Air Transportation 3
 Credits Subtotal12.0
Year Four
BA 326 Marketing Management 3
BA 450 Airline/Airport Marketing 3
Specified Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 24.0

Accounting and Finance Major

Year Two
Credits
Specified Major Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal3.0
Year Three
BA 334 Investment Analysis 3
BA 338 Intermediate Accounting I 3
Specified Major Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Year Four
BA 348 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BA 434 Corporate Finance II 3
Specified Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 21.0