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B.S. in Aviation Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. Designed for students interested in obtaining a strong aviation business foundation, the degree lets the students select the major in either Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace. Students should declare their major at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program may substitute up to 6 credit hours, if approved, toward the specified courses required in their major.

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

Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Naval 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 before registering for classes to ensure appropriate placement.

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
Major21
Open Electives15
Total Credits120

General Education*

Communication Theory and Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 210)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (EC 211)3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Total Credits36

Program Support

AS 120Principles of Aeronautical Science3
BA 230Advanced Computer Based Systems3
MA 222Business Statistics3
BA 352Optimization and Decision Analytics3
Total Credits12

Business Core

ACC 210Financial Accounting3
ACC 312Managerial Accounting3
BA 201Principles of Management3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 225Business Law3
BA 317Organizational Behavior3
BA 320Business Information Systems3
BA 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
BA 335International Business3
BA 420Management of Production and Operations3
BA 490Strategic Management3
FIN 332Corporate Finance I3
Total Credits36
Open Electives
Students select a minor or complete open electives of their choice.15
Total Credits15

Air Transportation Major

BA 215Transportation Principles3
BA 310Airport Management3
BA 315Airline Management3
BA 426International Aviation Management3
EC 420Economics of Air Transportation3
Specified Electives **6
Total Credits21

Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace Major

BA 215Transportation Principles3
BA 363Supply Chain Management3
BA 410Management of Air Cargo3
BA 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
Select three from the following:9
Entrepreneurship I
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods
Marketing Management
Electronic Commerce
Life Cycle Analysis for Systems and Programs in Aviation/Aerospace
Project Management in Aviation Operations
International Trade and Regulations
Total Credits21

Note:  Students may select two of the above mentioned courses in combination with a relevant and COB approved internship (CEAM) to satisfy the elective course requirement for the major.

Total Degree Requirements120

Suggested Plan of Study - Common Year One and Year Two

Year One
Credits
ACC 210 Financial Accounting 3
AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business Programs and Careers 1
BA 120 Introduction to Computer Based Systems 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
BA 220 Marketing 3
COM 122 English Composition 3
COM 219 Speech 3
EC 210 Microeconomics 3
MA 120 Quantitative Methods I 3
MA 220 Quantitative Methods II 3
 Credits Subtotal31.0
Year Two
BA XXX AOC Required course 3
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 230 Advanced Computer Based Systems 3
BA 317 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 352 Optimization and Decision Analytics 3
COM 222 Business Communication 3
EC 211 Macroeconomics 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
HU 14X Elective 3
Physical Science Lecture 3
Physical Science Lab 1
 Credits Subtotal31.0
 Credits Total: 62.0

Air Transportation Major

Year Three
Credits
ACC 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
FIN 332 Corporate Finance I 3
AOC Required Course 9
Humanities Upper Level Elective 3
Physical Science Lecture 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
BA 335 International Business 3
BA 420 Management of Production and Operations 3
BA 490 Strategic Management 3
AOC Required Course 3
Specified Elective 6
Open Elective 12
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 60.0

Supply Chain Management in Aviation/Aerospace Major

Year Three
Credits
ACC 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
AOC Required course 6
BA 318 Entrepreneurship I 3
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods
Marketing Management
Electronic Commerce
Life Cycle Analysis for Systems and Programs in Aviation/Aerospace
Project Management in Aviation Operations
International Trade and Regulations
FIN 332 Corporate Finance I 3
Humanities Upper Level Elective 3
Physical Science Lecture 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
BA 335 International Business 3
BA 420 Management of Production and Operations 3
BA 490 Strategic Management 3
AOC Required course 3
AOC Specified Elective * 6
Open Elective 12
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 60.0