B.S. in Technical Management

Students will:

  • Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support others within a team environment across business functions.
  • Apply a research skillset to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively.
  • Use established methodologies and standards to critically evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches.
  • Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications, and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace.
  • Solve problems related to the specialty areas of aviation management, business cybersecurity, human resources management, or leadership and their interrelationships to business and technical management practices.


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 the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements 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
Humanities elective (lower or upper level)3
Any Upper Level Humanities3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Physical and Life Science
Physics/Biology/Meteorology/Chemistry, etc.6
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 222)3
Computer Science
Any computer Science3
Total Credits36


Common Business Core
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MMIS 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
Choose Major: 21
Technical Management Major
Aviation Management Major
Business Cybersecurity Major
Leadership Major
Human Resources Management Major


Transfer Credit -or- Minor -or- MGMT Electives12
If technical transfer credit is not applicable, the 12 hours can ONLY be used toward Minors. If no Minor is chosen, then MGMT electives 200-300-400 level courses.
Open Electives (Lower or Upper Level) may be used for Minors in other departments.15

Available Minors

Students have the option to structure electives such that a Minor may be earned.
Total Degree Requirements120

Technical Management Major

Technical Management Major
MMIS 320Business Information Systems3
MMIS 321Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods3
PMGT 325Concepts and Practices of Project Management3
MISA 394Information Security Operations Management3
LGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
LGMT 444Principles of Supply Chain Management3
MKTG 449Strategic Marketing Management3
Total Credits21

Aviation Management Major

Aviation Management Major
The Aviation Management Major is designed to provide students interested in pursuing an aviation-focused management discipline in the aviation, defense, and aerospace fields with a detailed and relevant flow of courses. Students taking courses in this Major will receive a depth of knowledge in a wide array of aviation, airport, and airline management areas. In addition, this major features a course that will concentrate on today’s trends, opportunities and problems in air transportation. The aviation-related management courses should be both rewarding and challenging to the students participating in this Major and also help prepare students for the MS in Airline Management or MS in Airport Management programs.
MGMT 408Airport Management3
MGMT 412Airport Planning and Design3
MGMT 415Airline Management3
AMNT 416Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective3
LGMT 410Management of Air Cargo3
MGMT 426International Aviation Management3
MKTG 450Aviation/Airport Marketing3
Total Credits21

Business Cybersecurity Major

Business Cybersecurity Major
Information is the lifeblood of every business and every organization in every industry. Cybersecurity for business involves achieving the right mix of resiliency, safety, privacy, and compliance, while ensuring the organization can afford to stay in business and achieve its goals and objectives. Students completing this major build knowledge they can use to help develop, carry out, and manage cybersecurity strategies, tactics, and operations across a wide range of organizational architectures and contexts. The curriculum prepares students to pursue globally-recognized cybersecurity certifications such as CompTIA’s SEC+, Microsoft Certified Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals, (ISC)2’s Certified in Cybersecurity, Systems Security Certified Professional (SSCP), and others.
MISA 386Fundamentals of Information Systems Security3
MISA 388System Forensics, Investigation, and Response3
MMIS 389Information Assurance and Information Quality3
MMIS 393Computer Networks3
MISA 394Information Security Operations Management3
MISA 403IT Audit and Control3
MISA 404Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning3
Total Credits21

Leadership Major

Leadership Major
The Leadership Major is for high-performing individuals looking to make a difference in their organizations. Organizational leaders and employers often point to the need for employees to develop “soft” skills to advance their careers. Students develop the critical competencies to lead in today’s increasingly complex environment. Students learn foundational and contemporary leadership theories. Additionally, students will explore various leadership topics such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, communication, coaching, mentoring, ethics, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This major ensures that students have the appropriate skills to contribute as a leader in all aspects of society.
OBLD 275Critical Thinking for Leadership3
OBLD 285The Evolution of Leadership3
OBLD 304Coaching and Mentoring3
OBLD 310Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution3
OBLD 315Contemporary Leadership Theories3
OBLD 402Ethics, Values, and Differences3
OBLD 407Driving Change in Organizations3
Total Credits21

Human Resources Management Major

Human Resources Management Major
The Human Resources Management major was developed for students interested in pursuing careers in Human Resources in public, private and non-profit sectors inside the aviation industry. Students will also be well prepared to obtain leading industry Human Resources certificates and credentials. Graduates in this major can seek employment as compensation and benefits specialists, recruitment and retention specialists, human resources generalists, and other, related occupations. Human Resources Management is an ever growing field and spans all industry and geographic boundaries.
HRMD 314Human Resource Management3
HRMD 324Aviation Labor Relations3
OBLD 371Leadership3
OBLD 427Management of the Multicultural Workforce3
HRMD 482Human Resources Training and Development3
HRMD 483Compensation and Benefits3
HRMD 495Staffing and Workforce Planning3
Total Credits21
See BSTM Program Notes.