Daytona Beach Campus

B.S. / M.S in 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.

The demand for professional managers continues to grow in response to the increasing need to improve the efficient and effective use of scarce resources, of operating in an atmosphere of heightened national and international competition, of accommodating the expansion of emerging nations, and of responding to the call to preserve our fragile environment. The MBA curriculum is oriented toward the needs of the strategic decision-maker in the management hierarchy.

Versatility and analytical resourcefulness are two of the key aims of the MBA. For students wishing to study a wide range of aviation subject matter, the MBA allows flexibility in elective choices across a range of aviation fields and business subject matter. For those wishing to specialize in a unique area of aviation or aerospace, part of the program can be individually molded to satisfy personal interests. Residential students may select from specializations in Airport Management, Airline Management, Aviation Human Resources, Aviation System Management, and Finance. New students enrolled in the online education option via a technology mediated format are enrolled in the MBA with specialization in Aviation Management. Students are allowed to select only one specialization, and not all specializations are offered at all campus locations or through every mode of delivery.

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Strong Industry Ties

The Industry Advisory Board for the College of Business is made up of executives in aerospace industry leaders including Boeing, Continental Airlines, Unisys, and Airbus North America; along with government bodies including NASA and the International Civil Aviation Organization. Board members visit the campus and share their experience and advice with faculty and students.


View requirements for the Combined Business Administration degree on the Catalog site.

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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.

Blaise Waguespack Dr. Blaise Waguespack


Management, Marketing, & Operations

Ph.D. in Marketing, 1995, University of North Texas. At Embry-Riddle since 1995.