The Master of Business Administration — Residential degree program emphasizes the application of modern business practices to the special challenges of the aviation industry, allowing for greater flexibility and specialization than the MBA Aviation Management program. 

Master of
Business Administration — Residential

Master of Business Administration - Residential

The Master of Business Administration — Residential degree program emphasizes the application of modern business practices to the special challenges of the aviation industry, allowing for greater flexibility and specialization than the MBA Aviation Management program. The Residential program course work builds a strong, traditional business foundation upon which students can layer a specialty in Airport Management, Airline Management, Aviation Human Resources, Aviation System Management, or Finance.

The Master of Science in Aviation Business Administration degree is housed in the College of Business.

Typical First Year

Typical first-year courses will focus on the Aviation Business Core classes, such as Accounting for Decision Making and Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation.

Degree Details

This program requires successful completion of 33 credit hours, including an aviation business core and 12 hours of courses in an area of specialization.

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Excerpt taken from the Online Course Catalog

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
Specified Electives
Students must complete a combination of 12 hours from the courses listed below:12
BA 590
Graduate Seminar
BA 603
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
BA 604
International Management and Aviation Policy
BA 607
Human Resource Development
BA 609
Airline Operations and Management
BA 610
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
BA 615
Investments
BA 616
Electronic Commerce
BA 618
Advanced Corporate Finance
BA 620
Organizational Theory
BA 625
Airline Marketing
BA 630
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
BA 632
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
BA 645
Airport Operations and Management
BA 646
Air Cargo Logistics Management
BA 650
Airline/Airport Relations
BA 651
Strategic Airport Planning
BA 655
Aviation Law and Insurance
BA 696
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
BA 699
Special Topics in Business Administration
BA 700
Thesis
Total Credits12
Total Credits Required33
**

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Airport Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 645Airport Operations and Management3
BA 651Strategic Airport Planning3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
BA 590
Graduate Seminar
BA 603
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
BA 604
International Management and Aviation Policy
BA 607
Human Resource Development
BA 609
Airline Operations and Management
BA 610
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
BA 615
Investments
BA 616
Electronic Commerce
BA 618
Advanced Corporate Finance
BA 620
Organizational Theory
BA 625
Airline Marketing
BA 630
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
BA 646
Air Cargo Logistics Management
BA 650
Airline/Airport Relations
BA 655
Aviation Law and Insurance
BA 696
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
BA 699
Special Topics in Business Administration
BA 700
Thesis
MSA 508
Advanced Airport Modeling
MSA 613
Airport Operations Safety
Total Credits Required33
**

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Airline Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 609Airline Operations and Management3
BA 650Airline/Airport Relations3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
BA 590
Graduate Seminar
BA 603
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
BA 604
International Management and Aviation Policy
BA 607
Human Resource Development
BA 610
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
BA 615
Investments
BA 616
Electronic Commerce
BA 618
Advanced Corporate Finance
BA 620
Organizational Theory
BA 625
Airline Marketing
BA 630
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
BA 632
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
BA 645
Airport Operations and Management
BA 646
Air Cargo Logistics Management
BA 655
Aviation Law and Insurance
BA 696
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
BA 699
Special Topics in Business Administration
BA 700
Thesis
Total Credits Required33
**

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Aviation Human Resources

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 607Human Resource Development3
BA 632Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
BA 590
Graduate Seminar
BA 603
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
BA 604
International Management and Aviation Policy
BA 609
Airline Operations and Management
BA 615
Investments
BA 616
Electronic Commerce
BA 618
Advanced Corporate Finance
BA 625
Airline Marketing
BA 630
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
BA 645
Airport Operations and Management
BA 655
Aviation Law and Insurance
BA 696
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
BA 699
Special Topics in Business Administration
BA 700
Thesis
MSA 516
Applications in Crew Resource Management
MSA 604
Human Factors and Psychology in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry
Total Credits Required33
**

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Aviation System Management

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 610Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems3
BA 630Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
BA 590
Graduate Seminar
BA 603
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
BA 604
International Management and Aviation Policy
BA 607
Human Resource Development
BA 609
Airline Operations and Management
BA 615
Investments
BA 616
Electronic Commerce
BA 618
Advanced Corporate Finance
BA 645
Airport Operations and Management
BA 655
Aviation Law and Insurance
BA 696
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
BA 699
Special Topics in Business Administration
BA 700
Thesis
MSA 603
Aircraft and Spacecraft Development
MSA 609
Aircraft Maintenance Management
MSA 641
Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry
Total Credits Required33
**

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

Master of Business Administration Specialization in Finance

Aviation Business Core
BA 511Operations Research3
BA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
BA 517Accounting for Decision Making3
BA 518Managerial Finance3
BA 520Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation3
BA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
BA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits21
Specialization Required Courses
Students must complete these six hours.
BA 615Investments3
BA 618Advanced Corporate Finance3
Electives
Students must complete a combination of six hours from the courses listed below.6
BA 590
Graduate Seminar
BA 603
Aerospace Production and Operations Management
BA 604
International Management and Aviation Policy
BA 607
Human Resource Development
BA 609
Airline Operations and Management
BA 610
Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems
BA 616
Electronic Commerce
BA 620
Organizational Theory
BA 625
Airline Marketing
BA 630
Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis
BA 632
Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations
BA 645
Airport Operations and Management
BA 646
Air Cargo Logistics Management
BA 650
Airline/Airport Relations
BA 651
Strategic Airport Planning
BA 655
Aviation Law and Insurance
BA 696
Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration **
BA 699
Special Topics in Business Administration
BA 700
Thesis
Total Credits Required33
**

Students may petition for an internship credit with prior approval of the Associate Dean or graduate program coordinator as appropriate.

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