B.S./Master of Business Administration


The combined program allows the exceptional student to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Students in this program may still declare a major area of study for the BSBA and specialization for the MBA. The objective of this combined degree track is to provide the opportunity for students to build a well-rounded undergraduate business education and then further prepare themselves as professional managers in the aviation/aerospace industry.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in pursuing one of these combined program must:

  • Maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout the undergraduate BSBA course of study.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the graduate MBA course of study.
  • Take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)* during their junior year, earning a score at least at the 50th percentile, and apply for admission to the program through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Complete a minimum of 100 credit hours, including the required Business Administration undergraduate core and major classes, before enrollment in the Master of Business Administration graduate transition classes is allowed.

Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program during their undergraduate studies may substitute up to 6 credit hours, if approved, toward specified elective courses in a major.

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

Students enrolled in the Air Force (AF), Army (MY), or Naval (NSC) 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 at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure appropriate placement.

*The GMAT requirement may be waived by the Graduate Program Coordinator for exceptional students.

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
B.S. in Business Administration Major21
Open Electives6
MBA Transition Courses9
Graduate MBA courses24
Total Credits144

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 Science 3
Mathematics 6
Physical and Life Sciences 6
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
MA Upper-Level (see advisor)3
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

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major Option

Required Major Credits21
Open Electives6
MBA Transition Courses
Courses Available as MBA Transition Courses:
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
Total Credits9
Graduate Level Studies
MBA Business Core*12
Accounting for Decision Making
Managerial Finance
Advanced Aviation Economics
Business Policy and Decision Making
Total Credits12

The remaining 4 classes beyond the MBA Transition courses.

MBA Specified Electives
Students must complete a combination of 12 hours from the courses listed below:12
Graduate Seminar
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Human Resource Development
Airline Operations and Management
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Electronic Commerce
Advanced Corporate Finance
Airline Marketing
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Venture Creation - an Entrepreneurial Approach to Starting and Building a New Enterprise
Airport Operations and Management
Air Cargo Logistics Management
Airline/Airport Relations
Strategic Airport Planning
Aviation Law and Insurance
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
Special Topics in Business Administration
Total Credits12

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

Total MBA Degree Requirements24

Suggested Program of Study

Year One
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 317 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
Communication Theory and Skills 6
MA Upper-Level (see advisor) 3
Physical and Life Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Three
BA 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
BSBA Major Credits 12
Humanties or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective * 3
Open Elective 3
Physical Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
BA 335 International Business 3
BA 420 Management of Production and Operations 3
BA 490 Strategic Management 3
BA 511 Operations Research 3
BA 514 Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation 3
BA 520 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation 3
BSBA Major Credits 9
MBA Transition Courses
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 120.0

The BSBA undergraduate degree is awarded once 120 hours and the MBA transition classes are successfully completed.

Year Five
MBA Business Core 12
MBA Specified Electives 12
 Credits Subtotal24.0
 Credits Total: 24.0
Total Program Credits144