M.B.A. in Aviation (Full-Time)

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Masters Business Administration Aviation

Full-Time taught at ERC Institute

Program-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.


Aviation 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 612Air Carrier, Passenger, and Cargo Management3
MBAA 604International Business Administration3
MBAA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
FIND 615Investments3
MMIS 505Information Analytics and Visualization in Decision Making3
1 course on annual rotation
Plus 1 course from the following list of 6 Courses (to be selected by Academic Team & rotated annually in January)3
Total Degree Requirements33
Annual Rotation Courses:
Organizational Leadership *
Decision Making for Leaders *
Foundations of Project Management
Theory and Application of Managerial Communications
Leadership Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility *
Adaptive Leadership in Complex Environments *
*MSLD 500 Prerequisite not required for MBAA ERCI students.