David B. O'Maley College of Business

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We provide a world-class Business education in Aviation/Aerospace with state-of-the-art curricula at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This education has proven to be successful in preparing our graduates to become leaders in the Aviation and Business industries. Our “Business of Flight®” approach is a strategic vision that will place our graduates on the leading edge of business leadership and innovation.


Embry-Riddle students, faculty and alumni previewed up-and-coming ventures last month during the fall TREP Expo. Sponsored by the David B. O’Maley College of Business and Center for Entrepreneurship, the three-day event showcased 16 team projects and gave new entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive advice and feedback on their ideas. 
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As Embry-Riddle officially renamed its Florida-based College of Business on Nov. 13, university leadership, faculty, staff and students turned out to celebrate and honor philanthropists David and Karen O’Maley. With their generous gift, Embry-Riddle will be able to elevate its College of Business – already widely regarded as offering the best aviation business administration program in the world – to even greater heights, said University President P. Barry Butler. Members of the Embry-Riddle community convened along the university’s palm tree-lined Legacy Walk as the couple made their way from the Henderson Welcome Center to the new David B. O’Maley College of Business, where the renaming ceremony took place.
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Michael J. Williams

Meet the Dean

Michael J. Williams, Ph.D., is Dean of the David B. O'Maley College of Business and professor of information systems in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Information Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.


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Professional Development

The David B. O'Maley College of Business’ Professional Development program offers short courses that build on the experience of ERAU’s long-standing aviation management degree programs — and strong connections to the industry — through research, consulting activities, and our extensive alumni network.

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Aviation Business Research

Our goal is to apply the latest theories and techniques in business to the transportation industry to help solve the complex problems facing it in the 21st century.

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Partners with Industry

The Industry Advisory Board for The O'Maley College of Business includes executives of leading aviation and aerospace industries, as well as governmental bodies. Board members regularly visit the campus and share their experience and advice with faculty and students.

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ATRS Airport Benchmarking 

The ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking Task Force was initiated in 2000 to establish unbiased and consistent performance indicators for various aspects of airports' operation, and to provide a meaningful global comparison of airport performance. 

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Daytona Beach Campus
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

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