Published on May 18th, 2019 | by FII Reader


Increase your aviation career prospects with DCU Business School

DCU Business School is the only university faculty in Ireland, and one of the few in Europe, to offer a specialist and executive postgraduate programme that covers all key aviation sectors, combined with an education in strategic management. The MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) is a must for aviation professionals who want to take their career to the next level and secure a leadership position in the industry.

What you’ll learn:

The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, and our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognised by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools. DCU Business School’s teaching faculty possess academic expertise and a wealth of industry experience across all branches of the industry – airlines, airports, Air Traffic Control and regulatory offices.

The course also benefits from the expertise of Guest Lecturers who discuss important current issues in aviation and how best to tackle them. Previous Guest Lecturers have included Michael O’Leary (CEO of Ryanair), Kevin Toland (CEO of Dublin Airport), Willie Walsh (CEO of International Airlines Group), Stephen Kavanagh (CEO of Aer Lingus), Dómhnal Slattery (CEO of Avolon) and a number of other high profile guest lecturers.

Modules include:

  • Airline Management
  • Aviation Governance and Regulation
  • Aviation Leadership
  • Airport Operations Management
  • Leadership and Change
  • Delivering Performance Excellence
  • Strategy Organisation and Innovation
  • Research Methods

Why you should do it:

With the number of global airline passengers set to grow at an annual rate of 4.7% per year between now and 2030, it’s safe to say that the aviation industry is booming. This presents extensive job opportunities for professionals already working in the sector or those keen to move into it. Graduates of the MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) will have have a distinct advantage over other candidates for management/leadership positions as a result of the specialist training and insights they acquire through the programme.

Part-time students on the programme only need to be on campus for two days per month in the academic terms (eight months of the year), which makes it easy to continue full-time employment and apply your newfound knowledge in the workplace. Full-time students of the programme need to be in the campus for 4 days per month in the academic year and can complete the course within one year.

DCU Business School is conveniently located only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, which is also very handy for those already employed by the many aviation companies based there. Nearly 50 airlines now operate out of Dublin Airport and, with over 190 direct routes, it is one of the most well-connected aviation hubs in Europe. These are just some of the reasons you should study the MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership)

What our students say:

“I have found the DCU Master’s degree to be an ideal course, covering all of the key aspects and challenges of aviation management. Ireland is now home to Europe’s largest airline, Ryanair and many of the world’s top aircraft leasing and maintenance companies. With these opportunities, students can benefit hugely from participating in this course.” – Adrian Dunne, Director of Operations, Ryanair

Benefits for your employer:

There are also many benefits that studying the MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) has for your employer. Graduates are in a fantastic position to mentor colleagues, thanks to the hands-on experience and excellent teaching they receive throughout the course. In this way, knowledge continues to circulate long after the course itself ends.

The programme also equips graduates with the skills required to navigate the many challenges present in the aviation industry. This transforms them into strategic decision makers, as they use their newfound insights to lead their companies to greater success. Students also commend the excellent contacts they develop throughout the course, which they bring to their companies from the outset.

Interested in finding out more?

If so, DCU Business School would love to hear from you. The programme is next due to take place in September 2019 and is now open for applications. Please visit the DCU Business School website or email for more details.

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