M.B.A. in Aviation

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Masters Business Administration AviationProgram-Specific Criteria

Prerequisite Knowledge

Subject knowledge for specific graduate courses must be satisfied before enrollment in those courses is permitted. Students may enroll in graduate level courses only if they meet prerequisite knowledge requirements. The ERAU graduate level prerequisite course (BUSW 500) taken with ERAU must be completed with a grade of B or better.

Applicants for admission to the Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA) program are required to meet prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:

  • Management
  • Accounting Methods
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing
  • Economics

Students should assume responsibility to see that prerequisites are satisfied. However, students who still lack prerequisite knowledge in any of the above areas will be required to register for BUSW 500.  The prerequisite subjects must be satisfied before enrollment in other MBAA courses is permitted.

The prerequisite knowledge can be validated through one of the following:

  1. Completed an undergraduate or graduate course in each of the specific subject areas and upon validation of the course from an official transcript; -OR-
  2. Completed a course listed in either the National or ACE Guide for which academic credit in one of the specific subject areas is recommended; -OR-
  3. Received at least the minimum recommended score on a CLEP, DANTES, PEP, etc. exam in each of the subject areas as required.

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree program is designed to emphasize the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools to the challenges of aviation and business. The special intricacies of aviation are woven into a strong, traditional business foundation by combining a specific core of distinct business competencies with a strong aviation foundation.

The demand for skilled professionals continues to grow in response to the increasing need for leaders who can manage the efficient and effective use of scarce resources; operate in an atmosphere of heightened national and international competition; and respond to the call to preserve our world’s fragile eco-system – and the MBAA curriculum is oriented toward the needs of leaders and decision-makers who can operate in this environment.

Specific prerequisites for each graduate course in the MBAA are contained in the Graduate Courses section of this catalog. Students must assume responsibility to see that all prerequisites are satisfied. However, students who cannot demonstrate, through academic transcripts, prerequisite knowledge in one of the following areas (management, accounting, finance, quantitative methods, marketing and economics), will be required to register for BUSW 500. The prerequisite subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that specific course is permitted. Students may enroll in other graduate-level courses as they meet the specific prerequisite knowledge required.

Other Program Information:

As part of MBAA degree students will take a comprehensive exam in MBAA 635, Business Capstone Course.  The exam will test student’s knowledge of the core courses in the MBAA program.

Prerequiste Course (if required)
BUSW 500Business Foundations3

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Core/Major

Business Core
MBAA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
MBAA 517Managerial Accounting for Decision Making3
MBAA 518Managerial Finance3
MBAA 522Business Research Methods3
MBAA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
MBAA 604International Business Administration3
MBAA 635Business Capstone Course3
Total Credits21

Electives/Specialization

Electives or Specialization Option12
Electives Option: Complete a total of 12 credit hours from any College of Business, unduplicated courses. No specialization will be earned for this option.
Specialization Option: Choose any specialization. Students wishing to complete multiple specializations usually will be required to take an additional 12 semester hours (4 courses) for the second specialization. However, in some instances that may not be the case. For example, the MBAA Finance Specialization requires 4 finance courses and the Marketing Specialization requires 3 marketing courses and 1 unduplicated elective. Students seeking both specializations would only have to take 7 courses (21 semester hours) and not 8 courses (24 semester hours). The reason is that any of the finance specialization courses can also count as the Marketing Specialization unduplicated elective.
Total Degree Requirements33

Specialization in Accounting

MBAA 662Intermediate Accounting I3
MBAA 663Intermediate Accounting II3
MBAA 667Federal Taxes3
Elective - Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Total Hours12

Specialization in Finance

Select four courses from the following:
MBAA 653International Finance3
MBAA 658Money and Banking3
EMGT 618Introduction to Financial Engineering: Futures and Options3
FIND 615Investments3
FIND 618Advanced Corporate Finance3
Total Hours12

 Specialization in Leadership

MSLD 500Leadership Foundations in Research3
MSLD 633Strategic Leadership3
MSLD 634Leadership Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
MSLD 641Resonant Leadership: Leading Change3
Total Hours12

Specialization in Information Technology

MMIS 501Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise3
MMIS 502Managing Mobile & Distributed Organizations and their Information Systems3
Select any MMIS prefixed unduplicated course3
Select any MMIS prefixed unduplicated course3
Total Credits12

Specialization in Marketing

MBAA 630Customer Value3
MBAA 632Global Marketing3
MBAA 633Digital Marketing3
Elective - Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Total Hours12

Specialization in International Business

MBAA 632Global Marketing3
MBAA 653International Finance3
MGMT 673Global Economic Analysis3
LGMT 685Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
Total Hours12

 Specialization in Public Administration

MBAA 641Public Leadership3
MBAA 644Public Finance3
MBAA 646Public Human Resource Management3
MBAA 648Public Policy3
Total Hours12

MBAA Program Notes:

  1. This program is available at selected ERAU Worldwide campuses and/or through partnerships as determined by specific articulation or contract agreement.

  2. Students enrolled through the ERAU Asia Campus can take LGMT 685 in lieu of MBAA 604 or both LGMT 685 and MBAA 604.  In addition, students can take an elective course in lieu of MGMT 524. The MBAA degree requirements at ERAU Asia Campus is 36 semester hours.  If the prerequisite knowledge in any area identified above is not evident BUSW 500 will need to be taken.

  3. BUSW 500 will not count toward a core or elective course for the MBAA Program. If taken, it will only serve to fulfill prerequisite knowledge requirements for management, economic, and quantitative methods.

MS to MBAA

Students who have already completed the Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM), or Master of Science in Technical Management (MSTM) may opt to complete the MBAA degree.  The 33 hour degree requirement for the MBAA will be partially fulfilled using 15 hours of transfer credit from the MSM, MSPM, or MSTM programs plus an additional 18 hours of required additional core courses and electives.  However, in many instances students seeking one or more MBAA specializations will be taking more than 21 additional hours due to the specialization requirements.                                                           

For MSM/MSPM/MSTM to MBAA

MSM/MSPM/MSTM students are currently enrolled under significantly different catalogs.  As such there are multiple variations that can take place.  The guidelines for determining the MSM/MSPM/MSTM transfer hours/additional core hours/specialization hours/elective hours, to the MBAA Program are as follows:

Transfer Students Not Selecting an MBAA Specialization

  1.  Transfer MBAA core courses or MBAA core equivalents first.  The maximum number of hours that can be transferred is 15.
  2. After it is determined the number of hours transferred for core courses, then transfer any unduplicated COB courses taken in the MSM Program so that the sum of the total hours transferred for core and non-core courses is 15.  For example, if 9 hours of core courses or equivalents are transferred then 6 hours of non-core courses could be transferred.
  3. Next, determine the number of hours of MBAA core courses that still needs to be taken to complete the MBAA Program.  For example, there are 21 hours core course hours and if 12 core course hours are transferred in there still remains 9 core course hours that need to be taken.
  4. Next, determine the number of hours of electives that need to be taken. An elective is any unduplicated COB course. The sum of the hours transferred, plus additional core hours, plus the elective hours must equal 33 hours.  For example, if 15 hours in (9 hours of core MBAA courses and 6 hours of non-MBAA core courses), then 12 hours of core MBAA courses and 6 hours of electives will need to be taken.

Transfer Students Selecting an MBAA Specialization(s)

  1.  Transfer MBAA core courses or MBAA core equivalents first.  The maximum number of hours that can be transferred is 15.
  2. After it is determined the number of hours transferred for core courses, then transfer any unduplicated COB courses taken in the MSM Program so that the sum of the total hours transferred for core and non-core courses is 15.  For example, if 9 hours of core courses or equivalents are transferred then 6 hours of non-core courses could be transferred.  However, courses that count toward MBAA Specializations should be transferred before electives.
  3. Next, determine the number of hours of MBAA core courses that still needs to be taken to complete the MBAA Program.  For example, there are 21 hours core course hours and if 9 core course hours are transferred in there still remains 12 core course hours that need to be taken.
  4. Next, determine the number of hours for MBAA Specialization(s) that need to be taken. 
  5. Next, determine the number of hours of electives that need to be taken.  An elective is any unduplicated COB course.   A minimum of 33 hours is needed for courses transferred in, additional core courses, specialization courses required, and electives (if needed).  However, in most instances the total hours will exceed 33 as a result of the specialization requirements.