The aviation industry contributes more than $150 billion annually to the U.S. economy and employs more than one million people across the country, according to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration is designed for students to excel in this high-powered, fast-paced industry.
ERAU’s B.S. in Aviation Business Administration degree will help students get ahead in the high-powered aviation industry.
In the high-powered aviation industry, the key staff, operational, and executive positions are awarded to professionals who display a thorough knowledge of aviation as well as an exceptional aptitude for business.
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration explores all facets of business administration and management, including:
Management of Aeronautical Science
Business Statistics & Accounting
Business Marketing & Management
About Aviation Business Administration at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration at the Daytona Beach Campus is geared toward students who want to build a strong foundation for a management career in the aviation industry. The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration degree is housed in the Department of Economics, Finance, & Information Systems in the David B. O'Maley College of Business.
With accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), ERAU’s Aviation Business Administration program is designed to meet industry demands.
The first year typically includes a blend of aviation-related science and general education courses along with courses in management and business principles.
The degree lets the students select a 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 enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Navy ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY, or NSC courses for the open elective courses.
Graduates are prepared for careers working for airlines in network planning, pricing and inventory analysis, and revenue management.
The Campus is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airportand the NextGen Test Bed and is also close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center.
Students are eligible to participate in study abroad programs.
About Aviation Business Administration at the Prescott, AZ Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (ABA) program at the Prescott Campus is geared toward students who want to build a strong business foundation, with the networking skills required for a management career in the aviation/aerospace industry.
With accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), ERAU’s Aviation Business Administration program is designed to meet industry demands. ABA students select from concentrations in Management, Airport Management, Financial Management, Fixed-wing Flight Operations, or Helicopter Flight Operations. Outside the classroom, students have ample opportunities to interact with members of the industry through field trips, industry events/meetings, business conferences, on/off-campus networking events, and various study abroad programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration degree is housed in the School of Business in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Emphasis is placed on effective communications, quantitative skills, global awareness, social responsibility, information technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, business functional skills, aviation/aerospace industry familiarity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Each year, 10-20 percent of ERAU business students are selected for internships with prestigious industry employers. Many of the globally-focused business students travel to Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East for study abroad programs.
Diverse elective courses allow students to broaden their general education interests or pursue specific interests in many specialized areas, including international commerce, economics/finance, aviation/aerospace, security and intelligence, the environment, aviation safety, and culture and language.
About Aviation Business Administration at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration program — taken as an online degree or at many of our Worldwide campuses — will gain a foundation of industry expertise while developing the sharp acumen demanded at the highest levels of any organization. The bachelor’s degree blends aviation concepts with business strategy and explores the facets of economics, aeronautical science, accounting, marketing, management, and global business. With accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the program is designed to meet industry demands.
At the Worldwide & Online Campus, you can structure your education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want. The degree has 12 enrollment dates per year, so course work can be completed as it fits into your busy life. Many of the faculty are working professionals, so they understand the busy life of a college student.
Through this comprehensive program, students will learn how to think analytically, communicate clearly, and lead a team effectively. These valuable skills will prime graduates for professional success in any field.
The College of Business faculty have working experience in the public and private sectors and have backgrounds in aviation, aerospace, and the military. This allows for Embry-Riddle and its College of Business faculty to pass along real-life knowledge and the latest in the business world, and provide the most current Aviation Business Administration curriculum.