Master of Business Administration in Aviation

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An MBA is a scientific approach to management. It is an advanced business degree that provides a foundation in various business sectors including accounting, finance, marketing, operations management and human resources. Similar to an MBA, a Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA) offers a comprehensive look inside the business world but from an aviation and aerospace perspective—looking at real industry problems.

Awarded by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, offered by ERC Institute (ERCI), the 36-credit hour MBAA program is especially suited for degree holders who want to gain a competitive edge.

Upon completion of the MBAA program, students emerge with:

  • A better understanding of modern management concepts, methods and tools within an aviation context
  • The ability to manage the efficient and effective use of scarce resources
  • An understanding of how to operate in an atmosphere of heightened national and international competition
  • The skill set needed to become a leader or decision-maker in the aviation field

This full-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. This is an accelerated full-time MBA in Aviation designed to be completed in just one year.

Read more below.

Degree Specific Details:

Degree Requirements
Aviation Business Core 
MBAA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
MBAA 517Managerial Accounting for Decision Making3
MBAA 518Managerial Finance3
MBAA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
Total Credits12
Aviation Business Specialization 
MBAA 604International Business Administration3
MGMT 651Production and Procurement in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry3
LGMT 685Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
MBAA 611Airport Management3
MBAA 612Air Carrier, Passenger, and Cargo Management3
MBAA 616Managing Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
Total Credits18
Research/Capstone Core 
MBAA 522Business Research Methods3
MBAA 635Business Policy and Decision Making3
Total Credits6
Total Degree Requirements36

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

All Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA) applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who already possess a master’s degree or have completed graduate coursework from an accredited degree granting institution must also have a 3.0 CGPA or higher at the graduate level.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all accredited institutions showing degree completion or courses attempted. Official or unofficial transcripts may be requested to verify prerequisite knowledge.

Prerequisite knowledge is considered in the following areas when making an admission decision:

  • Management
  • Finance
  • Accounting Methods
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods

Students should assume responsibility to ensure the above prerequisite knowledge requirements are satisfied through one of the following methods:

  • Present evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate course in each of the subject areas.
  • Receive at least the recommended score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). School Code: 0MX-68-90.
  • Satisfactorily complete the required business foundations course offered by Embry-Riddle Asia.

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 (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 postsecondary institution.
  • Display evidence of attendance and graduation from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was English.

Applicants must submit a statement of purpose and successfully complete an admissions interview with the College of Business Administration chair and admissions committee.

To apply for the MBAA program:

  • Step 1: To be considered for admission, applicants must apply online, pay the SGD 50 application fee, and submit all required documentation before the deadline.
  • Step 2: The University will process the application and supporting documentation and inform the applicant if the basic requirements have been met before the admissions committee will make an admission decision.  The admissions committee may require an admissions interview in some cases.  If an admissions interview is required, it can be done over the phone.
  • Step 3: Upon admission, the University will issue the acceptance letter and further enrollment instructions.

For questions about the application process, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or

Partner Institution

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the MBAA degree through our newly formed partnership with ERC Institute. The ERC Institute partnership provides us with the ability to host students in a full-time and part-time classroom capacity. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MBAA degree in Singapore is the same program offered in the United States, Europe and online, with enhancements to satisfy the unique demands of aeronautics professionals in Singapore and the surrounding regions.

Intake and Course Delivery


Students pursuing the MBAA degree program at a full-time pace will take 3 courses each term. The 36 credit hour MBAA degree is designed to be completed in 1 year.

The full-time MBAA currently has a planned intake in January of each year. Additional intakes are being considered and will be announced shortly.


For the latest tuition information, please visit our Tuition and Scholarships page. Students are not required to make full upfront payment. Course fees are due upon first time enrollment and before the start of each term. Program tuition does not include textbooks and course materials which vary from term to term but can be estimated at SGD 200 per course.

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

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.


Graduate Students:
Embry-Riddle Asia offers a range of academic merit and demonstrated need based scholarships to new students. The scholarship amounts range from S$1,500 to S$4,500 and are spread across the duration of a student’s degree. Awards are based on a student’s academic merit (CGPA in their undergraduate degree) 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:

  • Undergraduate CGPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale, and/or
  • GMAT score of 500 or higher, and/or
  • GRE score of 300 or higher

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) offers a tuition fee grant of up to S$40,000 of the program fees to Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident participants from qualifying companies with at least 30% aviation revenues. Candidates will be eligible for funding under CAAS's Aviation Leaders Development Program. Read more on the ALDP grant.



ERC Institute is a Private Education Institution (PEI) registered with the Singapore Committee for Private Education. CPE/UEN: 200311146N, 4-year registration expiring May 19, 2022.