Master of Business Administration in Aviation

A man and a woman stand in front of a plane.

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.

Offered jointly by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the 36-credit hour MBAA program is especially suited for working professionals who want to gain a competitive edge. Classes are limited to 25 students, to ensure you get the attention you need.

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 program is offered in blended delivery modes so that you can continue working full time through your enrollment. We merge the convenience of night and weekend courses with diverse learning modes:

  • In-classroom
  • EagleVision Classroom (Web video conferencing between classrooms)
  • Online (from anywhere with an Internet connection)

Most terms begins with two five-day classroom sessions at SAA and continues with online interaction between students and the instructor. The program is designed to be completed in six terms spanning 24 months.

Degree Specific Details:

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration in Aviation Degree

Complete the following courses. Some courses listed below may not be available in any given year. The final list for any cohort must be approved by the MBAA Program Chair.

Aviation Business Core 
MBAA 514Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation3
MBAA 517Managerial Accounting for Decision Making3
MBAA 518Managerial Finance3
MBAA 523Advanced Aviation Economics3
LGMT 685Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 651Production and Procurement in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry3
Total Credits18
Research/Capstone Core 
MBAA 691Graduate Aviation Research Proposal3
MBAA 692Graduate Aviation Research Study3
- OR - 
MBAA 522Business Research Methods3
MBAA 635Business Capstone Course3
Total Credits6
Students must choose one specialization from the list below: 
Specialization in Accounting 
MBAA 662Intermediate Accounting I3
MBAA 663Intermediate Accounting II3
MBAA 667Federal Taxes3
Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Specialization in Finance 
Select four courses from the list below: 
MBAA 653International Finance3
MBAA 658Money and Banking3
EMGT 618Introduction to Financial Engineering: Futures and Options3
FIND 615Investments3
FIND 618Advanced Corporate Finance3
Specialization in Leadership 
MSLD 500Leadership Foundations in Research3
MSLD 633Strategic Leadership3
MSLD 634Leadership Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
MSLD 641Resonant Leadership: Leading Change3
Specialization in Information Technology 
MMIS 501Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise3
MMIS 531Information Systems Project Management3
Select any MMIS prefixed unduplicated course3
Select any MMIS prefixed unduplicated course3
Specialization in Marketing 
MBAA 630Customer Value3
MBAA 632Global Marketing3
MBAA 633Digital Marketing3
Any College of Business unduplicated course3
Specialization in International Business 
MBAA 632Global Marketing3
MBAA 653International Finance3
MGMT 673Global Economic Analysis3
LGMT 685Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
Specialization in Public Administration 
MBAA 641Public Leadership3
MBAA 644Public Finance3
MBAA 646Public Human Resource Management3
MBAA 648Public Policy3
Total Degree Requirements36

*Students are required to take one elective course as part of the Aviation Business Specialization. Students can choose from over 50 courses in Logistics (LGMT), Management (MGMT), Business Management (MBAA), Leadership (MSLD), Project Management (PMGT) or Technical Management (TMGT). For a complete list of elective courses, please consult the Worldwide Catalog.
Note: Embry-Riddle reserves the right to make changes to the course offerings and the content within the courses at any time, in accordance with our academic processes.
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.
  • Achieve at least the minimum score in each of the subject areas on the Embry-Riddle challenge exam offered through the Worldwide Student Services Office.
  • 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 79-80 (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 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 in order to proceed to the admissions interview stage.
  • 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

Intake and Course Delivery

Students can start the MBAA degree program in January, June or August. The first four terms will take place in our blended delivery combining classroom instruction during the first 2 weeks of the term with the convenience of online instruction during the remaining 7 weeks. The fifth and sixth terms allow students to begin work on their Graduate Research Project while also choosing two elective courses to be taken online. Students can expect to graduate 24 months after they start the MBAA degree program

Partner Institution

Aeronautical University offers the Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA) at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) through the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Embry-Riddle's presence at the SAA is evidence of Singapore's interest in high-quality aviation and training as well as opportunities for research and information exchange. The Embry-Riddle MBAA 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.

Visit the Singapore Aviation Academy page for more information.


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.