B.S. in Aviation Business Administration

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelors Aviaiton Business AdministrationThe Aviation Business Administration program is designed for students seeking to lead and manage in the world of aviation.

Balancing key aviation concepts with advanced business strategy, the curriculum provides students with a solid foundation of industry expertise while developing the sharp business acumen demanded at the highest levels of an organization. The program explores all facets of business administration, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and global business strategies.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible and qualified candidates for desirable staff, operational, and executive positions within the military sector or civilian business community.

The degree curriculum consists of General Education, Common Undergraduate Business Core, Transfer Credit (when applicable) and the BSABA Core and Electives.

As part of the college of business undergraduate degree, students will take a comprehensive exam in MGMT 436 (Strategic Management).


General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
Speech/English-(ENGL 221 or ENGL 222)6
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective (lower or upper level)3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Physical and Life Science lower-level elective
Physics/Biology/Meteorology/Chemistry, etc.6
MATH 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
or MATH 320 Decision Mathematics
Computer Science
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36


Common Business Core
MATH 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
or MATH 222 Business Statistics
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 311Marketing3
MGMT 312Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 314Human Resource Management3
MGMT 332Corporate Finance I3
MGMT 371Leadership3
MGMT 390Business Law3
MGMT 436Strategic Management3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
Total Credits33
Aviation Management Core
MGMT 210Financial Accounting *3
ECON 315Managerial Economics3
or ECON 420 Economics of Air Transportation
or TRAN 321 Air Transportation Systems
BSAB 410Management of Air Cargo3
or MGMT 419 Aviation Maintenance Management
BSAB 415Airline Management3
or BSAB 418 Airport Administration & Finance
SFTY 350Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management3
BSAB 450Airline/Airport Marketing3
MGMT 494Aviation Information Systems3
or SFTY 345 Aviation Safety Program Management
MGMT 408Airport Management3
or BSAB 412 Airport Planning and Design
or BSAB 425 Trends and Current Problems in Air Transportation
MGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
or MGMT 391 Introduction to Project Management
BSAB 426International Aviation Management *3
*Recommended to be taken prior to MGMT 436 Stategic Management
Total Credits30


Open Electives 12
BSABA Open Electives (Transfer credit or specified electives from approved list below)
Specified Electives9
Specified BSABA Electives (see approved list below)
ASCI 254, BSAB 410**, BSAB 412**, BSAB 415**, BSAB 418**, BSAB 425**, BSAB 416 **, COMD 322, ECON 312, ECON 315**, ECON 411, ECON 420**, MGMT 314**, MGMT 317, MGMT 321, MGMT 322, MGMT 324, MGMT 331, MGMT 391**, MGMT 392, MGMT 394, MGMT 408**, MGMT 411**. MGMT 419**, MGMT 420, MGMT 421, MGMT 422, MGMT 424, MGMT 427, MGMT 440, MGMT 461, MGMT 462, MGMT 492, MGMT 494**, SCTY 400, SCTY 420, SCTY 430, SFTY 345**, SFTY 350**, SFTY 320, SFTY 330, SFTY 409, Any course listed in the Aviation Safety Minor, TRAN 321.
** If course taken as core requirement, the course cannot also be counted as an elective.
Total Credits21
Minor option
Students have the option to structure electives such that a Minor in the following areas may be earned.
Total Degree Requirements120

Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.