Daytona Beach Campus

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration



The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Business Administration requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, and is normally completed in eight semesters. Designed for students interested in obtaining a strong aviation business foundation, the degree has one major: Air Transportation. Students should declare their major at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program may substitute up to six credit hours (if approved) toward the specified courses required in their major.

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The Business Administration Program Encourages Cooperative Education Experiences

Embry-Riddle's Aviation Business Administration program at the Daytona Beach Campus is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army or Navy ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY or NSC courses for the open elective courses.

Cooperative education experiences are encouraged, with faculty assigned to assist students in securing co-op/internships. In addition, elective courses allow students to broaden their general education, or pursue specific interests in aviation/aerospace-related topics. Active guidance on the needs of aviation management is provided by the Business Advisory Committee. Department-sponsored tutoring and labs are also provided.

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may require prerequisite subject knowledge and/or class standing. Check the course descriptions in the current catalog before registering for classes to ensure appropriate placement.


View requirements for the B.S. in Aviation Business Administration degree on the Catalog site.


Manage Your Future

Recent Embry-Riddle business administration graduates are employed in leading airlines, aviation/aerospace and commercial firms, consultancies and regulatory bodies, including ARC Engineering, Cendant, United Continental, Daimler/Chrysler, Delta, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Express, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa, UAL,UPS, United Space Alliance, US Airways and the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Career Services Office offers a resume referral system known as the EagleHire Network.

Business + Aviation Expertise = An Attractive Resume

As the world's air transportation network becomes ever more sophisticated and complex, the demand for professionals with the skills and knowledge required to maximize the efficiency of both people and the aviation system continues to grow.

Employers of Embry-Riddle's business administration graduates can be confident that they are hiring people who possess knowledge of the unique characteristics of the aviation and aerospace industries and the management principles underlying all business.

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Dawna Rhoades Dr. Dawna Rhoades

Professor and Department Chair

Management, Marketing & Operations

Ph.D. in Management, 1996, University of Houston. At Embry-Riddle since 1996.

Michael Williams Dr. Michael J. Williams

Professor, Dean

Economics, Finance, & Information Systems

Ph.D. in Computer Systems, Nova Southeastern University. At Embry-Riddle since 1984.

Massoud Bazargan Dr. Massoud Bazargan

Professor, Associate Dean of Research

Management, Marketing, & Operations

Ph.D. in Operations Research, 1996, University of New South Wales, Australia. At Embry-Riddle since 1999.