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).

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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
ENGL 222Business Communication3
Any Communication Theory and Skills above ENGL 1063
Any Humanities elective (lower or upper level)3
Any Humanities Elective (upper level)3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Physical and Life Science
Any Physics/Biology/Meteorology/Chemistry6
STAT 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
or STAT 222 Business Statistics
Any College Algebra or Higher Math or any Statistics Credit cannot be awarded for STAT 211 or STAT 2223
Computer Science
Computer Science Elective3
Total Credits36


Common Business Core
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MKTG 311Marketing3
ACCT 210Financial Accounting3
ACCT 312Managerial Accounting3
OBLD 317Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
FINE 332Corporate Finance I3
BUSW 335International Business3
BUSW 390Business Law3
LGMT 420Management of Production and Operations3
MGMT 436Strategic Management3
Total Credits36
Aviation Management Core
BUSW 352Business Quantitative Methods3
ECON 315Managerial Economics3
or ECON 420 Economics of Air Transportation
BSAB 410Management of Air Cargo3
or AMNT 416 Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective
MGMT 415Airline Management3
SFTY 350Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management3
MKTG 450Aviation/Airport Marketing3
MGMT 494Aviation Information Systems3
or SFTY 345 Aviation Safety Program Management
MGMT 408Airport Management3
or MGMT 412 Airport Planning and Design
or BSAB 425 Trends and Current Problems in Air Transportation
MGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
or PMGT 325 Concepts and Practices of Project Management
BSAB 426International Aviation Management *3
*Recommended to be taken prior to MGMT 436 Strategic Management
Total Credits30


Open Electives 12
BSABA Open Electives (Transfer credit, ERAU undergraduate course, or specified electives from approved list below)
Specified Electives6
BSABA Specified Electives (must be non-duplicated courses)
Any non-duplicated COB undergraduate course, ASCI, CYBR, ECON, BSSM, SCTY, or SFTY course 300 level or higher. Students will need to meet any prerequisite requirements which could result in additional credit hours in the degree.
Total Credits18
Minor Option
Students have the option to structure electives such that a Minor may be earned. Some minors could result in more than 120 total hours.

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Total Degree Requirements120