Aviation Management - Cork

Course Delivery
The weekly commitment required each week during term time ranges 8-10 hours of class contact time in Semester 1, 2 and 3. Outside of this, students will be expected to do some independent work and reading. Assessments will also need to be completed according to a schedule published at the start of each semester. A part-time MBA is demanding, but it is designed to be completed in the time frame allocated to it. The programme is delivered fully online and there is no requirement to be on campus at any stage. Classes will be scheduled primarily at evening time. All material is recorded and available for review subsequently.

3 or 4 modules per week for 13-week blocks (approx. 8hours of lectures/content/contact in total per week)

Semesters 1 & 3: September – December (break for Christmas)

Semester 3: January – May (break for Easter)

Semester 4: Thesis – independent supervised work from January to August

Masters in Business Administration with Aviation Management (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Subjects taught

This MBA places an emphasis on the broad aviation sector and examines the challenges relating to aviation business models, regulation, aviation leasing and emerging technologies. It also explores, through general business modules, the opportunities afforded through strategy and leadership in helping a business to grow and develop.

The programme has been designed with input from a strong range of industry leaders drawn from the aviation sector.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
• Applicants will have a Level 8 Major Award (or equivalent) in any area.

• Applicants must have considerable work experience in the aviation sector or currently be employed in an airline, airport or a strongly related business.

• All candidates must meet minimum levels of English Language proficiency in line with University Policy.

• The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy can be applied for candidates without a Level 8 Qualification. An applicant without such a qualification will be expected to have substantial business exposure as part of their experience.

Application dates



2 years part-time online.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Beyond the roles within the aviation industry graduates of this programme would find employment in other industries given the skillset developed in this programme. Given the significant level of advanced business learning that the students will have undertaken the programme prepares students for a variety of roles. Coupled with their life skills and competences, graduates of this programme will be attractive in the jobs market. We envisage specific opportunities in the aviation sector in areas relating to logistics, commercialization, business development, leadership, operations and HR.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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