College of Business

College of Business

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.

Meet the Dean

Dr. Michael J. WilliamsMichael 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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Bachelor's Degrees

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

Aviation Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

Students seeking a career in air transportation management can build a strong foundation in business principles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration.

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Business Administration*

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Students get a well-rounded background in business and aviation they need to help guide businesses to success in the dynamic and ever-evolving aviation and aerospace industries.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Option

  • B.S./M.S. in Business Administration

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Master's Degrees

Aviation Finance

Master of Science in Aviation Finance

The Master of Science in Aviation Finance degree meets the increasingly important needs of the global air transport industry, where the growth of aircraft leasing and sales, along with the financial needs for aviation infrastructure, creates a high demand for experts with the necessary understanding and skills.

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Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

With sound business principles and an understanding of the unique characteristics of the aviation industry, graduates of this program are prepared to become strategic decision-makers in aviation management.

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Business Administration in Aviation Management

Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

MBA Aviation Management graduates help meet the growing demand for professional managers as the aviation industry strives to use scarce resources efficiently, operate in an atmosphere of heightened competition and preserve our fragile environment.

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Ph.D. Degree

Aviation Business Administration

Ph.D. in Aviation Business Administration

You’re inspired to advance the business of aviation as a mover and a shaker; as a researcher and a policy maker. You’re the next generation of intellect that the industry will depend on to grow and evolve. You’re ready for your PhD in Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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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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Contact Us

To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email

Honors Program

ERAU in the News

College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh was interviewed about a JetBlue expansion for a USA Today story titled "JetBlue Strengthens Its Footprint in Caribbean."