Reasons to study our MSc in Aviation Leadership
Want to enhance your aviation career? Our MSc in Aviation Leadership programme can help you do just that.
There are several reasons why you might choose to study DCU’s MSc Aviation Leadership program. Some of the key benefits include:
- Unparalleled Job Opportunities: 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.
- The Only Course of Its Kind in Ireland: DCU Business School is the only university faculty in Ireland and one of the few in Europe to offer a specialist postgraduate programme that covers all key aviation sectors, combined with an education in strategic management. This makes it the easy choice for students who want to gain a leadership role in the sector. We’ve been crafting our aviation teaching and curricula since launching the innovative BSc in Aviation Management back in 2009, which has also been highly influential in the aviation landscape both here and overseas, so we really know what we’re talking about!
- Flexibility: The program is designed to be flexible, with full-time and part-time options available. You only need to be on campus for two days per month in the academic terms (eight months of the year). This makes it easy to continue full-time employment and apply your newfound knowledge in the workplace. DCU Business School is conveniently located only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, which is also very handy for those already employed by aviation companies based there.
- Leading Aviation Companies: Ireland’s low corporate tax scheme, highly educated workforce and ideal location has massive appeal for the countless airline and aviation companies who chose to set up base in Dublin. In particular, Ireland is a global hub for the leasing and finance of aircraft, with nine of the world’s top ten lessors, including Avolon, AerCap and Orix Aviation, having headquarters here. Dublin Airport’s list of airline customers is also constantly growing, with Ryanair being one of the biggest airlines in Europe. Throughout the course, you develop a substantial personal network of business contacts in these types of companies, which greatly enhances your chances of securing a leadership or management role upon completion.
- Strong industry connections: DCU has strong relationships with key players in the aviation industry, which can provide students with valuable networking opportunities and potential career paths.
- Hands-on learning: The program includes practical components such as case studies, project work, and field trips, which provide students with hands-on experience in applying the concepts they are learning.
- Experienced faculty: The program is taught by experienced professionals from the aviation industry who bring a wealth of practical knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom across all branches – airlines, airports, Air Traffic Control (ATC) and regulatory offices. Our action-based learning approach and emphasis on work-related projects mean our students gain the skills required to meet current and future aviation business challenges. The programme’s Guest Lecture Series also exposes students to leading aviation managers’ views of the important current issues in aviation and the challenges facing senior aviation managers.
- Well Connected to The Rest of The World: As an aviation hub, Dublin has connections to airports all over Europe, the United States and increasingly other continents. There are now nearly 50 airlines operating out of Dublin Airport, a number that is steadily growing thanks to the high demand for air traffic from the capital. We’re also seeing new exotic long-haul routes being introduced every year, including Moscow, Beijing, Doha, Miami and Addis Ababa. With over 190 direct destinations, there are extensive opportunities for aviation professionals in terms of business and travel.
- Industry-focused curriculum: The program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the key management and leadership issues facing the aviation industry, including safety, security, and sustainability.
- Welcoming Irish Culture: If you’re an international student looking into aviation courses overseas you should really consider the MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) – not only for the exceptional quality of our staff and teaching, but also Ireland’s warm and welcoming culture. As a nation, our doors are open to students from all over the world and we are well-known for our appetite for the craic. At DCU Business School we also pride ourselves on our global connections and diverse student-base, which comprises of over 58 nationalities. You’ll fit right in!
Convinced yet? If you’d like to find out more about MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) course, please join our upcoming programme webinar to learn more.
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