Course Detail: MGM-2100 - Aviation Law and Risk Management [MGM 2100]

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Aviation Law and Risk Management explores the significant intersection of law and risk management within the world of aviation. Basic legal principles as they relate to the aviation industry, various frameworks of law, principles of civil liability and contract law, principles of business organization, alternative dispute resolution and legal issues related to the implementation of a safety management system are covered in this course. These topics assist students in understanding the mitigation or elimination of exposure due to unforeseen or otherwise unknown risk, and how to navigate the legal system when necessary.

This course awards 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) upon completion.

This course can be taken independently or toward satisfaction of Embry-Riddle's Aviation Risk Management professional education certificate program requirements.

Who Should Attend

Because risk affects every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge, including:

  • Airport managers
  • Airport risk managers
  • Attorneys
  • Aviation manufacturers & suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Finance professionals
  • Government entities
  • Insurance professionals
  • Pilots
  • Project managers
  • Safety professionals

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of aviation law and risk management in the following areas:

  • Regulatory agencies and the judicial system in the U.S.
  • Torts, negligence, and contract law
  • Forms of business organizations
  • Corporate protections and decision making
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, private trials, and others
  • Safety management systems and legal considerations

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.

Required Materials

The course requires one textbook, which is not included in the course fee:

ISBN: 978-1619542716

Hamilton, J. S., Hamilton, P., & Nilsson, S. (2015). Practical aviation and aerospace law (6th ed.). Aviation Supplies & Academics.

 Session Information: W1123-MGM2100-V1

Schedule: Every day, starting on 11/01/23 and ending on 12/05/23
Times: 12:00am-11:59pm EDT
Registration Fee : $599.00

Additional Information

Students may only drop a course through the Office of Professional Education without transcript notation or financial penalty during the drop period. All drop requests or session transfer requests require written communication by the student in order to be processed. Due to the short duration of courses, the drop period ends on the fourth business day of each session. Course fees will not be refunded after the conclusion of the drop period unless an exception request is submitted and granted. After the drop period, students can elect to transfer enrollment to a future session of the same course for a 25% administrative fee. For questions regarding course cancellation, drop period, or exemption requests, please contact the Office of Professional Education by email at or by phone at 386.481.9070.

Facility Detail

Worldwide Online
Online Course
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-9070