Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

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Singapore’s aviation industry is booming, and you can be a part of it. So, what exactly is the aviation industry? It can be summed up as the design, development, production, operation, maintenance and use of aircrafts — basically, the companies involved in air transport. Within the aviation industry, you can take your career in many directions.

Working in the business sector of the field, you could be an airport or airline manager, an aircraft salesperson, an airline customer service representative or other challenging roles that require a combined knowledge of business acumen and aviation. A Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (BSABA) is the first step to getting there.

 Awarded by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, offered by ERC Institute (ERCI), the 120-credit hour BSABA degree program provides you with a well-rounded business foundation spanning economics, aeronautical science, accounting, marketing, management and global business strategies.

Especially designed for students who wish to lead and manage in the aviation world, the BSABA program offers:

  • A solid foundation of business-focused industry expertise
  • Leadership skills
  • A look at understanding how to balance the organization using concepts of organizational theory and design
  • The skills needed to conduct business transactions and simulate the impact of those decisions on an organization’s bottom line
  • The benefit of learning from faculty who are experienced industry professionals themselves

This full-time or part-time program is offered in an intimate classroom setting where you get one-on-one attention from faculty members and the chance to interact with and learn from fellow students.

Read more below.

Degree Specific Details:

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration – Full-time

To graduate, students must complete 120 credit hours of General Education, Aviation Business Support and Aviation Management core studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Polytechnic diploma holders will be eligible for exemption from some of the courses listed below.

General Education Core 
ENGL 123English Composition3
SPCH 219Speech3
ENGL 222Business Communication3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
HUMN 400Science and Aviation/Aerospace Technology in Society3
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers and Applications3
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
WEAX 201Meteorology I3
MATH 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Total Credits36
Common Business Core 
MATH 222Business Statistics3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
MGMT 312Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 311Marketing3
MGMT 428Business Analytics and Data Intelligence3
MGMT 436Strategic Management3
MGMT 390Business Law3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 314Human Resource Management *3
or COIN 496Co-Operative Education
*When taken as a part of the BSABA degree, COIN 496 is a 3 credit hour course, and credit hours are approved by the Program Chair. 
Total Credits30
Aviation Management Core 
BSAB 410Management of Air Cargo3
BSAB 415Airline Management3
MGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
BSAB 450Airline/Airport Marketing3
MGMT 408Airport Management3
Total Credits18

Electives/Minors


Electives/Minors36
Students must choose 18 elective credits and one minor or two minors from the options below: 
Electives Option18
Take the following list of courses: 
COMD 322Aviation and Aerospace Communication3
MGMT 317Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 321Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods3
MGMT 322Aviation Insurance3
MGMT 324Aviation Labor Relations3
MGMT 331Transportation Principles3
SCTY 420General Aviation Security3
SFTY 350Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management3
MGMT 494Aviation Information Systems3
BSAB 426International Aviation Management3
BSAB 425Trends and Current Problems in Air Transportation3
BSAB 416Space Tourism3
Minor Options18
Choose Minor(s) from the list below: 
Airport Management Minor (Online) 
ASCI 254Aviation Legislation3
ASCI 404Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law3
BSAB 412Airport Planning and Design3
BSAB 418Airport Administration & Finance3
BSAB 425Trends and Current Problems in Air Transportation3
SCTY 400Airport Security3
Aviation Safety Minor (Online) 
SFTY 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 330Aircraft Accident Investigation3
SFTY 335Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 345Aviation Safety Program Management3
SFTY 409Aviation Safety3
SFTY 440System Safety Management3
Economics Minor (Online) 
ECON 225Engineering Economics3
ECON 312Money and Banking3
ECON 315Managerial Economics3
ECON 411International Economics3
ECON 420Economics of Air Transportation3
Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Human Resources Minor (Online) 
MGMT 314Human Resource Management3
MGMT 482Human Resources Training and Development3
MGMT 483Compensation and Benefits3
MGMT 317Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 324Aviation Labor Relations3
MGMT 427Management of the Multicultural Workforce3
Management Information Systems Minor (Online) 
MGMT 392Database Management3
MGMT 394Information Security Management3
MGMT 422Information Technology Management, Strategy, and Governance3
MGMT 428Business Analytics and Data Intelligence3
MGMT 492Information Systems Project Management3
MGMT 494Aviation Information Systems3
Technical Management Minor (Online) 
MGMT 371Leadership3
MGMT 391Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 394Information Security Management3
MGMT 420Management of Production and Operations3
MGMT 444Principles of Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 449Strategic Marketing Management3
Total Degree Requirements120

Note: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University reserves the right to make changes to the course offerings and course content at any time, in accordance with academic processes and CPE notification requirements.
Application Requirement

Students applying from Singapore:

Polytechnic Students:

  • Official copies of your polytechnic transcripts. In order for these documents to be considered official you must request an original copy from your polytechnic institution.
  • Copy of your polytechnic diploma.
  • Copy of your O/A level examination results.

O/A Level Students:

  • Official copies of your General Certificate of Education Ordinary and if applicable your Advanced level results. In order for these documents to be considered official, you must present to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the original certificates so that an official copy can be made. Students who have taken “A” level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of “A” level exemptions, please click here.

International Students

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University requires that all international students meet the university minimum requirements for admission. These requirements vary from country to country and each application to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis. For a list of minimum entry requirements by country, please click here.

Students studying in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of IB Diploma exemptions, please click here.

Students who have taken “A” level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of “A” level exemptions, please click here.

Applicants for whom English is not the primary language must either:

  • Attain a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based).
  • Attain a minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0.
  • Earn transferable credit for a course that is the equivalent of ENGL 123 (English Composition) at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Show evidence of attendance and graduation from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was English.

International students should visit Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) FAQ website for information on the issuance of a student pass/student visa. All student pass requirements will be shared with students when an admission decision is made by the university.

Official/Attested copies of documents listed above should be mailed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Office of Enrollment Management, 75 Bukit Timah Road, #02-01 Boon Siew Building, Singapore 229833. Alternatively, students may make an appointment to bring original documents in so that an official copy can be made.

Only upon submission of the documents listed above will the University be able to process your application.

For questions regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or asia@erau.edu. If you are ready to apply, begin the application process today.

Partner Institution

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (BSABA) through our newly formed partnership with ERC Institute. The ERC Institute partnership provides us with the ability to host students in a full-time or part-time classroom capacity. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University BSABA program in Singapore is the same program offered in the United States, Europe and online, with enhancements to satisfy the unique demands of aviation management professionals in Singapore and the surrounding regions.

Program Length

Full-Time (courses conducted during the day)
Students pursuing the BSABA degree program at a full-time pace will take 3 courses each term. The 120 credit hour BSABA degree is designed to be completed in 3.5 years. However, diploma and/or “A” level holders are eligible for a significant number of course exemptions and can expect to complete the degree program in as little as 2 years.

Part-Time (courses conducted during the evening)
Students pursuing the BSABA degree program at a part-time pace will take 2 courses each term. The full 120 credit hour BSABA degree is designed to be completed in 5 years. However, diploma and/or “A” level holders are eligible for a significant number of course exemptions and can expect to complete the degree program in as little as 3 years. Part-time students also have the option of accelerating completion of the degree by taking some courses entirely online.

Cost

The cost of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (BSABA) degree is dependent on the number of credits a student is required to take to complete the degree requirements.

Diploma Graduates / GCE “A” Level Students
Students entering the program with a diploma or GCE “A” level examination results can expect to receive a significant number of exemptions. Exemptions vary depending on the diploma and GCE “A” level subjects but most students holding one of these qualifications are eligible for between 45 and 60 credits of exemptions. A diploma holder or GCE “A” level student can expect to pay between SGD 30,000 and 48,000 for the entire degree.

Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.

Secondary School Graduates / GCE “O” Level Students
Students entering the program without any exemptions will be required to take all 120 credits in the BSA degree. A secondary school graduate or GCE “O” level student can expect to pay SGD 63,000 for the entire degree.

Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.

For more detailed information regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or asia@erau.edu.

Scholarships/Grants

Family Grant:
A grant of $2,500 is offered for each sibling of the same family simultaneously enrolled on a full-time basis. Example, two siblings enroll at the same time, but one completes or departs the University before the other sibling, the grant is discontinued for the sibling still enrolled

Undergraduate Students:
Embry-Riddle Asia offers a range of academic merit and demonstrated need based scholarships to new students. The scholarship amounts range from S$3,000 to S$9,000 and are spread across the duration of a student’s degree. Awards are based on a student’s academic merit (CGPA and/or O/A level examination results) and demonstrated financial need of the student and/or family. Eligible students are invited to complete a scholarship application after admission to the university. In order to keep the scholarship, a student must maintain a CGPA of 3.00. If a student’s CGPA drops below 3.00 the scholarship will be cancelled for all future terms. The scholarship is only valid for study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia and is not transferable to other locations/campuses at Embry-Riddle. The minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • Secondary/Post-Secondary Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale, and/or
  • A pass certificate at the “A” Level with a minimum grade of B or higher for two subjects taken at the advanced level, and/or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) total score of 32 or higher
Intake

Our primary intake for the BSABA degree program takes place in July of each year; however, it is possible to start in January as well. A member of the Enrollment Management team can help you decide which start term works best for you.

ERC Institute is a Private Education Institution (PEI) registered with the Singapore Council for Private Education (CPE). CPE/UEN: 200311146N, four-year registration expiring 19 May 2018.