Management - Aviation Leadership

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.

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

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
Candidates should hold an honours primary degree (H2.1) or an equivalent professional qualification; and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Given the nature of the programme, consideration will be given to a small number of students who do not meet the normal entry criteria for admission to the programme on the basis of their work experience and other relevant educational achievements.

The selection process of applicants may include an interview.

The programme commences with a compulsory Orientation Session, which takes place the week before the standard University commencement date.


I year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Catherine Bebbington
t: +353 (01) 7005899

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