The MSc in Aviation Finance aims to advance students understanding of all aspects of aviation finance, with specific focus on the practical features of global aviation markets. It encourages students to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem solving in the aviation finance and leasing sphere and to enhance interpersonal and leadership skills. It is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines including business, economics, finance, engineering and science who want to pursue a career in the highly dynamic sector of Aviation Finance & Leasing. MSc Aviation Finance Course Infographic
In 2017 we are offering applicants the chance to win a Scholarship to cover full tuition fees. Click here for more information.
We are also offering non-EU applicants the chance to win a Scholarship to cover 50% tuition fees. Click here for more information on the Norman C.T. Liu Aviation Scholarship.
The Aircraft Leasing Industry
Aircraft Leasing is one of the least known, but one of Ireland's greatest global success stories in the financial services world. In this interview, Patrick Blaney, Chairman Aviation Leasing & Finance at UCD Smurfit School, discusses Ireland's role in this $200bn industry.
What will I learn?
Through this Masters, you will acquire a detailed understanding of the financial processes and procedures associated with the aviation finance sector including suitable risk assessment and aircraft valuation, relevant accounting and taxation issues, leasing developments and insurance applications, along with legal implications. You will also develop the knowledge and skills (both professional and personal) necessary for a career in the aircraft and airline financing industry.
A comprehensive understanding of the airline industry and the tools used by the industry globally as well as a critical awareness of the operation and functions of aircraft management, leasing and insurance.
An enhanced knowledge of the principles and the developments in the area of aviation finance as well as in depth knowledge of the risk-return trade-off as well as profitability and credit risk analysis of both lessees and lessors.
An applied knowledge of transaction modelling tools required for analysing the aviation industry.
How will I benefit?
As the only masters in Europe covering Aviation Finance, this programme offers an unrivalled level of specialisation in leasing and airline industry developments and significant career opportunities.
A detailed understanding of the financial processes and procedures associated with the aviation finance sector including suitable risk assessment and aircraft valuation, relevant accounting and taxation issues, leasing developments and insurance applications, along with legal implications.
A strong emphasis on the development of interpersonal skills, leadership and problem-solving, as well as tracking recent developments, ensuring that graduates are well-informed on the aviation industry and well-equipped to enter it.
In the summer term, students can complete a research project, or in a small number of cases, choose from a limited number of possible internships. With any possible internship opportunity, students may have to go through a competitive process for these, including potential interviews.