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MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership)

Ireland

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What will I learn?

The MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) is a specialist postgraduate programme designed to provide participants with aviation knowledge in all key aviation sectors combined with an education in strategic management.

The teaching faculty possess academic expertise and a wealth of industry experience, with many having backgrounds across all branches of the industry - airlines, airports, ATC and regulatory offices.

The programme’s Guest Lecture series exposes students to leading aviation managers’ views of the important current issues in aviation and the challenges facing senior aviation managers.

Why do this course?

  • Learn from academic experts, who reflect leading thinking and latest practices through their teaching, drawing on their continuing research from work with organisations.
  • Develop a substantial personal network of business contacts across the industry from amongst your fellow students as well as previous graduates of the programme.
  • Attend lectures part-time by block release over two days on each month of the academic term, minimising disruption to your work and personal life.
  • Avail of a participatory and action-learning teaching approach consisting of case studies, problem-solving, participant experience and class discussion.
  • Write a substantial research dissertation that will analyse and seek solutions to issues in contemporary aviation.
  • Home to the Dublin Aviation Institute, DCU has built a strong reputation within the aviation industry since launching the innovative BSc in Aviation Management (with Pilot Studies) in 2009, which has grown in stature and influence in the industry.
  • DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, a standard reached by only 5% of business schools worldwide reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.

The objectives of the programme are to provide graduates with the knowledge to:

  • An understanding of the complex coordination needed of the various components of airport operations
  • The important leadership and management competencies required to plan and execute an aviation industry strategy
  • An understanding of the characteristics, the requirements and the legal aspects of aviation organisations
  • The skills needed to undertake business analysis and strategic thinking
  • The ability to lead and initiate professional and research activity independently or as part of an aviation management team
  • An ability to take a leading role in the future development of the aviation industry

Careers

With the ever increasing emphasis on delivering excellence in aviation, there will be important roles for talented and qualified individuals. The aviation industry is expanding in Ireland and internationally. Students of the programme have been drawn from management and senior management mainly in the aviation industry and will be seeking to accelerate their careers after graduation.

Which department am I in?

DCU Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€19,000.00 (US$ 20,039) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Dublin City University

Glasnevin Campus,

GLASNEVIN,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an honours primary degree (any discipline) or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6.0 or above; TOEFL (Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above, TOEFL CBT: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above, TOEFL IBT: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP)/Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 176 in Speaking and Writing and 169 in Listening, Reading; Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 63 in speaking and writing and 59 in listening and reading).

For international students

Candidates should hold an honours primary degree (H2.1) or an equivalent professional qualification (ATCO; CPL); combined with 3 years of work experience in the aviation industry.

If an applicant does not hold a primary degree, but has sufficient and relevant working experience (more than 5 years in the aviation industry), a special case for acceptance may be submitted.

Recent graduates (with less than 3 years relevant work experience or with work experience in a different industry) who have the equivalent of first class honours degree will be considered.

Applicants who have not yet finished their degree are not eligible to apply.

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D3
  • GCE A-Level English Language: Grade D
  • IELTS: Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component
  • TOEFL: 237 (computer-based), 580 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT: Total Score of 92
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP): C1
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 59 in all components)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Dublin City University

Three-time winner of the Sunday Times University of the year, DCU is a gateway to fantastic opportunities.

  • 20 per cent of student population is international
  • Ranked as one of the world’s top young universities
  • Based in Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in the world
  • Five faculties offering 80 dynamic programmes

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