The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration is geared toward students who want to build a strong foundation for a management career in the aviation industry. 

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration is geared toward students who want to build a strong foundation for a management career in the aviation industry. The degree has one major, in Air Transportation. The program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration degree is housed in the Department of Economics, Finance, & Information Systems in the College of Business.

Typical First Year

The first year typically includes a blend of aviation-related science and general education courses along with courses in management and business principles.

Degree Details

This program can be completed in eight semesters and requires completion of 120 credit hours. Students in the cooperative education program may substitute up to six credit hours toward required courses. There is one major, Air Transportation. Students should declare their major at the beginning of their sophomore year.

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General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

General Education36
Program Support12
Business Core36
Major21
Open Electives15
Total Credits120

General Education*

Communication Theory and Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 210)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (EC 211)3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Total Credits36

*

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from approved list of General Education courses, assuming prerequisite requirements are met and with the permission of the advisor. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Aviation Business Administration vertical outline. Other courses may also be used with the permission of a department chair.

Program Support

AS 120Principles of Aeronautical Science3
BA 221Advanced Computer Based Systems3
BA 352Business Quantitative Methods3
MA 222Business Statistics3
Total Credits12

Business Core

BA 201Principles of Management3
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 225Business Law3
BA 312Managerial Accounting3
BA 317Organizational Behavior3
BA 320Business Information Systems3
BA 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
BA 335International Business3
BA 420Management of Production and Operations3
BA 436Strategic Management3
Total Credits36

Open Electives
Students select a minor or complete open electives of their choice.15
Total Credits15

Air Transportation Major

BA 215Transportation Principles3
BA 310Airport Management3
BA 315Airline Management3
BA 426International Aviation Management3
EC 420Economics of Air Transportation3
Specified Electives **6
Total Credits21

Total Degree Requirements120

**

any BA/EC Upper-Level course not required in Business Core or Major.

Suggested Program of Study

Year One
Credits
AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3
BA 120 Introduction to Computer Based Systems 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
BA 221 Advanced Computer Based Systems 3
EC 210 Microeconomics 3
EC 211 Macroeconomics 3
Communication Theory and Skills 3
Humanities Lower-Level Elective 3
Mathematics 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Two
BA 210 Financial Accounting 3
BA 215 Transportation Principles 3
BA 220 Marketing 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 352 Business Quantitative Methods 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
Communication Theory and Skills 6
Open Elective 3
Physical and Life Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Three
BA 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 317 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 310 Airport Management 3
BA 315 Airline Management 3
EC 420 Economics of Air Transportation 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective * 3
Open Elective 3
Physical Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
BA 335 International Business 3
BA 420 Management of Production and Operations 3
BA 436 Strategic Management 3
BA 426 International Aviation Management 3
Open Electives 9
Specified Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 120.0

*

See the General Education Program for course list.

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