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Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

  • OVERVIEW
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  • CAREERS
  • FACULTY

Overview

The Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management 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-AM 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-AM 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. Students are allowed to select only one specialization.

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Advantages

More than 25 years of experience in providing opportunities to thousands of students in the United States and in many different nations worldwide has provided Embry-Riddle with the knowledge and experience base that is essential to an understanding of the varying needs and demands of adult students.

This experience enables Embry-Riddle to offer the MBA in Aviation Management, secure in the knowledge that it can provide students a proper and meaningful education. With the MBA in Aviation Management program located in our College of Business, the opportunity arises for the adult learner to interact with a collection of scholars at the forefront of aviation and aerospace management education.

Additionally, Embry-Riddle is pleased to accept international students into our MBA in Aviation Management program. 

Designed for the Aviation Industry

Embry-Riddle's Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management degree is one of the very few graduate business programs in the world designed for the airline/aviation/aerospace industry. The MBA in Aviation Management degree program emphasizes the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools to the challenges of aviation, aerospace, and general business.

The courses are oriented toward the needs of the strategic decision-maker in the management hierarchy. Graduates of the program receive an education that provides leading insights into the global transportation industry, yet can be used across any general business discipline.

Requirements

View requirements for the M.B.A. in Aviation Management degree on the Catalog site.

Careers

Manage Your Future

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

Ahmed Abdelghany Dr. Ahmed Abdelghany

Associate Professor

Management, Marketing, & Operations

Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering, 2001, University of Texas, Austin. At Embry-Riddle since 2006.

Anke Arnaud Dr. Anke Arnaud

Associate Professor

Management, Marketing, & Operations

Ph.D. in Management, 2006, University of Central Florida. At Embry-Riddle since 2007.

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.

Sunder Raghavan Dr. Sunder Raghavan

Professor and Graduate program coordinator

Economics, Finance, & Information Systems

Ph.D. in Financial Economics, 1995, Washington State University. At Embry-Riddle since 2001.

Rosemarie Reynolds Dr. Rosemarie Reynolds

Associate Professor

Management, Marketing & Operations

Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, 2002, University of South Florida. At Embry-Riddle since 2002.

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.

Thomas Tacker Dr. Thomas L. Tacker

Professor and Department Chair

Economics, Finance, & Information Systems

Ph.D. in Economics, 1987, University of North Carolina. At Embry-Riddle since 1988.

Janet Tinoco Dr. Janet K. Tinoco

Assistant Professor

Management, Marketing & Operations

Ph.D. in Business Administration, 2007, University of Central Florida. At Embry-Riddle since 2007.

Bijan Vasigh Dr. Bijan Vasigh

Professor

Economics, Finance, & Information Systems

Ph.D. in Economics, 1984, State University of New York System: Binghamton. At Embry-Riddle since 1989.

Blaise Waguespack Dr. Blaise Waguespack

Professor

Management, Marketing, & Operations

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

Chunyan Yu Dr. Chunyan Yu

Associate Professor

Management, Marketing, & Operations

Ph.D. in Transportation/ Management Science, 1995, University of British Columbia. At Embry-Riddle since 2009.

Bert Zarb Dr. Bert J. Zarb

Associate Professor and Undergraduate program coordinator

Economics, Finance, & Information Systems

D.B.A. in Accounting 2005, Argosy University. At Embry-Riddle since 1998.