Embry-Riddle’s Business Administration degree program helps students combine a strong understanding of business principles with an in-depth study of aviation, along with general education courses that will give them a well-rounded background necessary to succeed in business. 

Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Embry-Riddle’s Business Administration degree program helps students combine a strong understanding of business principles with an in-depth study of aviation, along with general education courses that will give them a well-rounded background necessary to succeed in business. Students in this program, which is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, major in management, marketing, or accounting and finance. Graduates are prepared to help aviation and aerospace businesses meet the challenges they face in this constantly evolving industry.

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

Typical First Year

Students beginning this program will study aviation and related courses like Principles of Aeronautical Science along with principles of management, computer systems, and economics, along with general education courses like communication, mathematics, and humanities.

Degree Details

The program is normally completed in eight semesters and requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. The student selects a major in management, marketing, or accounting and finance. Students should declare their major at the start of their sophomore year.

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Excerpt taken from the Online Course Catalog

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
Credits Total120

General Education*

Communication Theory and Skills 9
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 210)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (EC 211) 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences 3
Computer Science3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Credits Total 36

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 those listed above, 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
Credits Total12

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
Credits Total 36
Open Electives
Students select a minor or complete open electives of their choice.15
Credits Total 15

Accounting and Finance Major

BA 334Investment Analysis3
BA 434Corporate Finance II3
BA 338Intermediate Accounting I3
BA 348Intermediate Accounting II3
Specified Elective **3
Major Elective6
Credits Total21
Major Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
BA 318
Entrepreneurship I
BA 340
International Accounting
BA 345
Business Law II
BA 418
Airport Administration and Finance
BA 351
Auditing Principles and Procedures
Credits Total6

Management Major

BA 314Human Resource Management3
Select one of the following:3
BA 326
Marketing Management
BA 327
Airline-Airport Operations
BA 334
Investment Analysis
BA 427Management of Multicultural Workforce3
EC 315Managerial Economics3
Specified Electives9
Credits Total21

Specified Electives for Management Major

COM 415Nonverbal Communication3
HF 300Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals3
Any BA/EC Upper-Level course not required in Business core or Major.3

Marketing Major

BA 326Marketing Management3
BA 330Professional Selling3
BA 405General Aviation Marketing3
BA 411Logistics Manangement for Aviation/Aerospace3
BA 450Airline/Airport Marketing3
Specified Electives **6
Credits Total21
**

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
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Mathematics 6
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Two
BA 210 Financial Accounting 3
BA 220 Marketing 3
BA 225 Business Law 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
Course from major (see below). 3
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Three
BA 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 317 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
Open Elective 3
Physical Sciences 3
Upper-Level Humanities OR Social Sciences * 3
Courses from major (see below). 9
 Credits Subtotal30
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
Open Electives 9
Courses from major (see below). 9
 Credits Subtotal30
  Credits Total120
*

See general education in the introduction

Management Major

Year Two
Credits
BA 326 Marketing Management 3
or BA 327
Airline-Airport Operations
or BA 334
Investment Analysis
 Credits Subtotal3
Year Three
BA 405 General Aviation Marketing 3
BA 411 Logistics Manangement for Aviation/Aerospace 3
Specified Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal9
Year Four
Specified Electives 9
 Credits Subtotal9

Marketing Major

Year Two
Credits
BA 330 Professional Selling 3
 Credits Subtotal3
Year Three
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 310 Airport Management 3
BA 315 Airline Management 3
EC 420 Economics of Air Transportation 3
 Credits Subtotal12
Year Four
BA 326 Marketing Management 3
BA 450 Airline/Airport Marketing 3
Specified Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal9

Accounting and Finance Major

Year Two
Credits
Specified Major Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal3
Year Three
BA 334 Investment Analysis 3
BA 338 Intermediate Accounting I 3
Specified Major Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal9
Year Four
BA 348 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BA 434 Corporate Finance II 3
Specified Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal9
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