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.
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.
Suggested Program of Study
|AS 120||Principles of Aeronautical Science||3|
|Communication Theory and Skills||3|
|BA 120||Introduction to Computer-Based Systems||3|
|BA 201||Principles of Management||3|
|BA 221||Advanced Computer-Based Systems||3|
|Communication Theory and Skills||6|
|Physical and Life Sciences||3|
|BA 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|BA 320||Business Information Systems||3|
|MA 222||Business Statistics||3|
|MA 320||Decision Mathematics||3|
|BA 225||Business Law||3|
|BA 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|Upper-Level Humanities -OR- Social|
|BA 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|BA 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|BA 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics||3|
|BSBA Major Credits||12|
|BA 335||International Business||3|
|BA 420||Production and Operations||3|
|BA 436||Strategic Management||3|
|BSBA Major Credits||9|
|MBA Transition Courses|
|BA 511||Operations Research||3|
|BA 514||Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation||3|
|BA 520||Organizational Behavior Theory, and Applications in Aviation||3|
|The BSBA undergraduate degree is awarded once 120 hours and the MBA transition classes are successfully complete|
|MBA Business Core**||12|
|MBA Specified Electives||12|
|Total Graduate Credits||24|
|TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS||144|
Please note the following
If a student chooses to leave the Daytona Beach Campus before the MBA course of study is complete, the student may transfer to the technology-mediated MBA with a specialization in Aviation Management to complete the required BA graduate courses.
Management, Marketing, & Operations
Ph.D. in Marketing, 1995, University of North Texas. At Embry-Riddle since 1995.
Associate Dean, Professor and Graduate program coordinator
Management, Marketing & Operations
Ph.D. in Management, 1996, University of Houston. At Embry-Riddle since 1996.