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Master of 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.

Specific prerequisite knowledge for each graduate course in the MBA is contained in the Course Description section of this catalog. Students should assume responsibility to see that prerequisites are satisfied. However, students who still lack prerequisite knowledge in one of the following areas may be required to register for one or all of the modules contained in BA 503 (A through F): management, quantitative methods, marketing, accounting, economics, and/or finance. The prerequisite subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that specific course is permitted. Students may enroll in other graduate-level courses as they meet

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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 Master of Business Administration degree on the Catalog site.


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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Blaise Waguespack Dr. Blaise Waguespack


Management, Marketing, & Operations

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

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.