David B. O'Maley 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 in the David B. O'Maley College of Business is a strategic vision that will place our graduates on the leading edge of business leadership and innovation.

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Michael J. Williams

Meet the Dean

Michael J. Williams, Ph.D., is Dean of the David B. O'Maley 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 David B. O'Maley 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 O'Maley 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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Bachelor's Degrees

Degrees followed by an asterisk (*) feature a combined bachelor's-to-master's degree program option.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration is designed for students interested in obtaining a strong aviation business foundation. The degree lets the students select a major in either Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace. This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is designed for students interested in obtaining a strong business foundation, the degree lets the student select a major in either Accounting and Finance, Management, or Marketing. This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Master's Degrees

Master of Science in Aviation Finance

The Master of Science in Aviation Finance degree offering is for those students wishing to pursue a dedicated curriculum in the field of aviation finance. The courses in the program deliver the required knowledge of the business and operational aspects of the aviation / aerospace industry while presenting the needed classes in economics, accounting and financial practices and models used by firms not just in the aviation industry but business across the globe.

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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to emphasize the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools to the challenges of aviation and general business. The special intricacies of aviation are woven into a strong, traditional business foundation and examined in greater detail through a wide variety of specified electives. By combining these focused electives into a distinct set, students may select a unique area of specialization in the MBA program.

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Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

Offered exclusively at the Daytona Beach Residential Campus, the Master of Business Administration degree offering is for those students wishing to pursue a dedicated curriculum offering in the field of aviation management. The courses within the program deliver the required MBA core content while investigating trends in the key industry segments in the world of aviation.

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Ph.D. Degree

Ph.D. in Aviation Business Administration

The objective of this Ph.D. program in Aviation Business Administration is to educate Ph.D. level students and professionals in conducting state of the art research in this important field of study. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Business Administration will be conferred in recognition of creative accomplishment and the ability to investigate scientific or business research problems independently. The doctorate degree also recognizes the potential for completion of advanced coursework that helps students build a solid foundation for Ph.D.-level research.

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