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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Introduction

The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to emphasize the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools to the challenges of aviation and general business. The special intricacies of aviation are woven into a strong, traditional business foundation and examined in greater detail through a wide variety of specified electives. By combining these focused electives into a distinct set, students may select a unique area of specialization in the MBA program.

The demand for professional managers continues to grow in response to the increasing need to improve the efficient and effective use of scarce resources, of operating in an atmosphere of heightened national and international competition, of accommodating the expansion of emerging nations, and of responding to the call to preserve our fragile environment. The MBA curriculum is oriented toward the needs of the strategic decision-maker in the management hierarchy.

Versatility and analytical resourcefulness are two of the key aims of the MBA. For students wishing to study a wide range of aviation subject matter, the MBA allows flexibility in elective choices across a range of aviation fields and business subject matter. For those wishing to specialize in a unique area of aviation or aerospace, part of the program can be individually molded to satisfy personal interests. Students may select from specializations in Airport Management, Airline Management,  Aviation System Management, Finance, and Supply Chain Management. For those wishing for an MBA with a specific industry focus, the MBA in Aviation Management is now offered exclusively on the Daytona Beach Campus.

For Admissions criteria see, https://catalog.erau.edu/daytona-beach/admissions/masters/program-specific-criteria/

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
 
Specified Electives
Students must complete a combination of 12 hours from the courses listed below:12
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airline Operations and Management
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Investments
Electronic Commerce
Advanced Corporate Finance
Airline Marketing
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
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
Supply Chain Management
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
Special Topics in Business Administration
Thesis
Total Credits12
 
Total Credits Required33
 
**

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

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Airport Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
 
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 645Airport Operations and Management3
BA 651Strategic Airport Planning3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airline Operations and Management
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Investments
Electronic Commerce
Advanced Corporate Finance
Airline Marketing
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Venture Creation - an Entrepreneurial Approach to Starting and Building a New Enterprise
Air Cargo Logistics Management
Airline/Airport Relations
Aviation Law and Insurance
Supply Chain Management
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
Special Topics in Business Administration
Thesis
Advanced Airport Modeling
Airport Operations Safety
 
Total Credits Required33
 
**

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

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Airline Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
 
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 609Airline Operations and Management3
BA 650Airline/Airport Relations3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Investments
Electronic Commerce
Advanced Corporate Finance
Airline Marketing
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
Venture Creation - an Entrepreneurial Approach to Starting and Building a New Enterprise
Airport Operations and Management
Air Cargo Logistics Management
Aviation Law and Insurance
Supply Chain Management
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
Special Topics in Business Administration
Thesis
 
Total Credits Required33
 
**

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

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Supply Chain Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
 
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 683Supply Chain Management3
One course from these Elective courses3
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Air Cargo Logistics Management
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airline Operations and Management
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Electronic Commerce
Airline Marketing
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
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
Thesis
 
Total Credits Required33
 
**

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

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Aviation System Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
 
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 610Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems3
BA 630Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airline Operations and Management
Investments
Electronic Commerce
Advanced Corporate Finance
Venture Creation - an Entrepreneurial Approach to Starting and Building a New Enterprise
Airport Operations and Management
Aviation Law and Insurance
Supply Chain Management
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
Special Topics in Business Administration
Thesis
Aircraft Maintenance Management
Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry
 
Total Credits Required33
 
**

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

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Finance

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
 
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 615Investments3
BA 618Advanced Corporate Finance3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airline Operations and Management
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
Electronic Commerce
Airline Marketing
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
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
Supply Chain Management
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
Special Topics in Business Administration
Thesis
 
Total Credits Required33
 
**

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