College of Business

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We provide a world-class Business education in Aviation/Aerospace with state-of-the-art curricula at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This education has proven to be successful in preparing our graduates to become leaders in the Aviation and Business industries. Our “Business of Flight®” approach is a strategic vision that will place our graduates on the leading edge of business leadership and innovation.


The Office of Undergraduate Research at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University announced the recipients of the sixth annual Discovery Day Awards, held on April 10. Discovery Day, the University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, was the culmination of hard work and significant achievements for over 300 student researchers representing the four colleges at the Daytona Beach Campus – Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Business and Aviation. 
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You arrive at the airport, check in for your flight, navigate through security and head to your gate. Passengers typically don’t think of an airport as a multi-faceted business organization that relies on numerous partners to safely and efficiently move both people and aircraft through a facility 24 hours a day/7 days a week. However, that may not be the case if you’re a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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Michael J. Williams

Meet the Dean

Michael J. Williams, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Business and professor of information systems in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Information Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.


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Professional Development

The College of Business’ Professional Development program offers short courses that build on the experience of ERAU’s long-standing aviation management degree programs — and strong connections to the industry — through research, consulting activities, and our extensive alumni network.

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Aviation Business Research

Our goal is to apply the latest theories and techniques in business to the transportation industry to help solve the complex problems facing it in the 21st century.

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Partners with Industry

The Industry Advisory Board for the College of Business includes executives of leading aviation and aerospace industries, as well as governmental bodies. Board members regularly visit the campus and share their experience and advice with faculty and students.

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ATRS Airport Benchmarking 

The ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking Task Force was initiated in 2000 to establish unbiased and consistent performance indicators for various aspects of airports' operation, and to provide a meaningful global comparison of airport performance. 

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Daytona Beach Campus
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

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