Impact: Business

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As a global industry, aviation contributes trillions of dollars to the gross
domestic product worldwide and creates millions of jobs.

With 11 undergraduate degree programs, 12 master’s programs and a one-of-a-kind doctoral aviation business administration program, Embry-Riddle is the place to learn the aviation business from the ground up.

Business degrees from Embry-Riddle have launched the careers of aerospace CEOs, C-suite leaders from airlines and aircraft manufacturers and entrepreneurs defining the future of mobility, by advancing electric and hybrid aircraft and autonomous aircraft.

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Students join a network of alumni from top companies who serve as mentors and recruiters, including executives in residence and a Young Alumni Board that cultivates connections between business students and employers. Eagles also benefit from competitive internships, sponsored research opportunities and awards in start-up competitions.

Faculty members draw on their direct experience and continued working relationships with airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, manufacturers and defense contractors. They also work collaboratively with executives on our Industry Advisory Boards, a Who’s Who in Aerospace, with members from Boeing, Textron, Delta Air Lines, Gulfstream, FAA, JetBlue, United and American Airlines, among other leading organizations.

The David B. O’Maley College of Business on the Daytona Beach Campus is home to Embry‑Riddle’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where company founders and executives encourage students to take their ideas from startup to industry breakthroughs with initiatives such as the TREP Expo and Launch Your Venture.

The Embry-Riddle Research Park is home to innovative companies, including several student-grown startups such as Sensatek Propulsion Technology, founded by alumnus Reamonn Soto (’17), which has developed sensors to optimize and monitor gas turbines. The university offers the latest technology to help businesses grow their innovation, including a $10-million state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

As a donor, you help Embry-Riddle deliver the talent critical to manage the responsible growth of aerospace and the transformative technologies it incubates, such as advanced manufacturing, augmented reality and sustainable energy solutions.

Help our students start their companies, learn to lead and change the industry.

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