School of Business

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School of Business at Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus offers four exciting Bachelor of Science (B.S.) core business degrees, including a B.S. in Aviation Business Administration, a B.S. in Global Business and Supply Chain Management, a B.S. in Business Administration, and a B.S. in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. Business students complete a solid general education foundation and a rigorous business core encompassing several business professional components such as marketing, business finance, accounting, management, legal/social environment of business, economics, business ethics, international business, information systems, quantitative methods, and business policies.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus is pleased to announce Dr. Thomas Drape as the new Director of the School of Business, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. The School of Business, among the newest departmental additions to the Prescott campus after its official unveiling ceremony last February, emphasizes several programs unique to Embry-Riddle that distinguish it from other business programs in the south west, such as aviation business, global business, and supply chain management.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Visitors to the Prescott area, including those traveling to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will soon be able to take advantage of new jet service from Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) commencing in late August of 2018. SkyWest Airlines, flying under the United Express banner, will offer service to Los Angeles (LAX) and Denver (DEN), with connections available to dozens of United Airlines destinations nationally and internationally.
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Dr. Thomas Drape, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus College of Arts and Sciences School of Business Associate Professor of Global Business

Meet the Director

Tom Drape, Ph.D., earned a bilingual doctorate with honors from IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force working as a program manager and procurement specialist. Dr. Drape has experience leading multi-million dollar aerospace projects leading to Level III Program Management and Level 1 Multinational Program Management Certification.

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The demanding curriculum, internationally experienced faculty, and incredible alumni network (including Middle East Aerospace grads) enabled a seamless transition into my first job in the UAE. The university's name is highly respected globally.

- Kenny Goggin, B.S. in Aviation Business Administration (2010)

Business students enjoy unique consulting opportunities with clients from the aviation and aerospace industries. They also assume rewarding leadership roles on campus and in the community and engage in career networking events. ERAU business students are often welcomed at major aviation industry and global business events such as the National Business Aviation Association Conference in Las Vegas and the Dubai Air Show.

Each year, 10-20 percent of ERAU business students are selected for internships with prestigious industry employers. Many of the globally focused business students travel to Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East for study abroad programs.

ERAU business programs graduate amazing, talented individuals who have maximized their future potential with a strong academic foundation in aviation and global business. The success of these students is rooted in the program’s experiential approach to business education, the skills of our globally aware and industry-experienced faculty, and the remarkable support provided by our dedicated industry partners.

Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (ABA) is geared toward students who want to build a strong business foundation, with the networking skills required for a management career in the aviation/aerospace industry. ABA students select from exciting concentrations in Management, Airport Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management in Aviation & Aerospace, Fixed-Wing Flight Operations or Helicopter Flight Operations.

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills essential for successful entry into desirable business careers. Students emerge with a strong business foundation and the teaming skills needed to be successful in a management or business-focused career, domestically and abroad. Students choose from three areas of concentration, upon which to focus their business interests: Accounting, Finance, and/or Management. 

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Bachelor of Science in Global Business and Supply Chain Management

The Bachelor of Science in Global Business and Supply Chain Management program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge of the global context of business with the understanding and critical skills in global logistics and supply chain management. The program is designed for certificate opportunities in supply chain, program management and six sigma providing graduates with the tools to immediately take leadership roles as a global logistics and supply chain manager in the aviation and non-aviation business, government and not-for-profit sectors. Through a challenging, experiential and team-based curriculum, the courses are taught by internationally-experienced faculty focused on the rising role of emerging markets and the complexity of global supply chain issues. Emphasis is placed on technological change, the interdisciplinary nature of supply chain management, the growing importance of the security of the supply chain and the choice of regional studies, language or study abroad options.

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Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

According to the industry trade publication Accounting Today, nearly 40 percent of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. are now expanding their forensics-related services. More than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ Certified Fraud Examiners. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at ERAU's Prescott Campus rewards inquisitive problem solvers looking for a career in accounting with a specialization in forensics. Graduates of the degree program will be prepared to identify and prevent fraud in public, private, and government sectors. 

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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies* program allows students to combine the strengths of Embry-Riddle's respected position in the aviation and aerospace industry with the freedom to adapt to the changing future of the job market in a way that serves their unique needs. Born as a response to appeals from corporate leaders, this flexible degree path allows students to specialize in a range of areas, from flight, air traffic control or aviation weather to space studies, humanities, or international relations.

*The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies is a cross-departmental degree program. 

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