School of 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.