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Master of Business Administration in Aviation

Future leaders and decision-makers in the field of aviation need more than experience to rise to the top. Education is key. A Master of Business Administration in Aviation is an important component for those who aspire to a bright future in aviation management.

ACBSP-logoEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide’s Master of Business Administration in Aviation will give you the strong foundation you need to succeed in today’s aviation environment. Designed to emphasize the application of modern management concepts, methods, and tools within an aviation context, the graduate of the MBAA program has all of the opportunities an MBA student enjoys with the added bonus of a competitive edge in a specialized field.

Students who have already completed the Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM), or Master of Science in Technical Management* (MSTM) may opt to complete the MBAA degree. The 36 hour degree requirement for MBAA will be fulfilled using 15 hours of transfer credit from the MSM, MSPM or MSTM programs plus an additional 21 hours of required additional core courses (9-12 hours) and MBAA electives (9-12 hours).

* — MSTM is a discontinued program.

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Degree Requirements
  Aviation Business Core   
MGMT 524Management Science3
MBAA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
MBAA 517Managerial Accounting for Decision Making3
MBAA 518Managerial Finance3
MBAA 522Business Research Methods3
MBAA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
MBAA 604International Business Administration3
MBAA 635Business Capstone Course3
Total Core Credits:24

  Aviation Business Electives   
Complete a total of 12 credit hours from any College of Business, unduplicated courses. No specialization will be earned for this option. All 503 series prerequisites will apply for MBAA and MGMT elective courses.
Electives or Specialization Option12
Total Degree Requirements36


  Specialization 1
MBAA 653International Finance3
MBAA 658Money and Banking3
EMGT 618Introduction to Financial Engineering: Futures and Options3
Elective - Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Total Hours12

  Specialization 2
   Information Technology   
MBAA 521Global Information and Technology Management3
MBAA 621Information Systems Project Management3
MBAA 625Computer System Design Analysis3
MBAA 626Enterprise System Architectures3
Total Hours12

  Specialization 3
MBAA 630Customer Value3
MBAA 632Global Marketing3
MBAA 633Technology Marketing3
Elective - Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Total Hours12


MBAA Program Notes:

  1. The MBAA 700 Thesis is available to international programs or specialty developed programs by contract or articulation agreement. The MBAA 700 Thesis is not available to Worldwide Campuses.
  2. This program is available at selected ERAU Worldwide Campuses and/or through partnerships as determined by specific articulation or contract agreement.

Career Areas

  • Administration
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Regulation Consulting
  • Banking
  • Business Operations
  • Business Analysis
  • Corporate Training
  • Finance Analysis
  • Ground Support Services
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Underwriting
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Program/Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing


  • Aerospace Industry
  • Air Services
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Banking Industry
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Flight Departments
  • Defense Contractors
  • Fixed Base Operators
  • Flight Schools
  • Government Agencies
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Military
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Transportation Industry

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