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.
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
Dublin City University is a comparatively young but ambitious institution that has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, its research and its industry partnerships at home and overseas.
Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School's reputation as being Ireland's most innovative business school.
We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.
The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.
DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.