New DCU Master’s Degree in Aviation Shortlisted for Aviation Award
DCU Business School’s Master’s in Management (Aviation Leadership) degree, launched in 2015, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Academic Education category of the 2016 Aviation Industry Awards. The Awards will be announced on 7th December at the Hilton Hotel Dublin.
The Aviation Master’s degree, the only qualification of its kind in Ireland, is offered by DCU Business School, an AACSB-accredited business school at a top ’50 under 50’ university.
The degree aims to integrate aviation knowledge from across all the main sectors in aviation – including airlines, airports, and air traffic control – with an education in strategic management. The course is open to graduates with relevant work experience and is offered part-time over two years to accommodate the schedules of working managers. The degree is taught by the academic staff of DCU Business School along with experienced aviation managers, including from Dublin airport, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Emirates, the Air Corps, and the Irish Aviation Authority. The Programme Director is the former Commissioner for Aviation Regulation in Ireland.
The two year part-time executive Master’s degree is offered under the auspices of the Dublin Aviation Institute (DAI), a joint venture between DCU and the daa (formerly the Dublin Airport Authority), an initiative to bring together the educational and academic resources of DCU, on the one hand, and the airport training and operational expertise of the daa, on the other.
In a related development, DCU has launched a new Aviation Guest Lecture series, in which senior aviation managers are invited to give DCU students the benefit of their senior managerial expertise. The first speaker in this series Kevin Toland, Dublin airport CEO (pictured)spoke to DCU aviation students at both undergraduate and Master’s level, and DCU Business School academics about aviation management.
Future speakers in the DCU Aviation Guest Lecture series will include the CEOs of many international and Irish airlines, finance and leasing companies, as well as senior public servants and policy makers.