The aviation industry is a dynamic and intricate field that undergoes continuous transformation. To tackle future challenges successfully, managers must possess a deep understanding of crucial aspects such as change management and organisational culture. They also need to possess exceptional communication and leadership skills to implement effective strategies that ensure their organisations thrive in this demanding environment.
Our Leadership for Aviation Managers Micro-Credential module is designed to cultivate these essential competencies, offering students a comprehensive understanding of leadership principles, improved communication skills, and valuable interactions with senior members of the aviation industry who possess expertise in change management and aviation education.
By enrolling in this module, you will develop a solid grasp of leadership principles while enhancing your strategic thinking capabilities and gaining deeper insights into organisational and leadership concerns.
This Micro-Credential module is led by Programme Director Dr. Andrew MacIntyre, in collaboration with Aviation Skillnet, ensuring a comprehensive and industry-relevant learning experience.
What Can You Expect From This Module?
Having completed this module students will be well placed to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and characteristics of the aviation environment.
Evaluate leadership and management performance in real world aviation case scenarios.
Critically assess the role of leadership strategies in developing and enhancing a safety culture including, structure and reporting systems in aviation.
Recognise the role played by management in communications across the breath of the aviation sector, from stakeholder presentations, through internal staff briefings to crisis communications.
Take responsibility for research produced, including, efficient time management, working to set deadlines and targets, demonstrating self-discipline, creative thinking and critical reflections of their own performance.
General Entry Requirements
For admission, candidates must hold one of the following:
A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent international qualification along with 3 years of work experience in the aviation industry
An equivalent professional qualification (ATCO, CPL) along with 3 years of work experience in the aviation industry.
5 years’ relevant work experience in the aviation industry may be considered
Things to note:
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
Recent graduates with less than 3 years’ relevant work experience in the aviation industry, or with work experience in a different industry, who have the equivalent of a first class Honours degree may be considered.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible. If you need a study visa and are a Non EU student, you are not eligible to apply for part time programmes as study visas are only granted for full time programmes.