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Aviation Finance, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MSc in Aviation Finance at University College Dublin aims to advance students’ understanding of all aspects of aviation finance, with a 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.

Overview

The MSc in Aviation Finance at University College Dublin is the only MSc Aviation Finance Degree in Europe and is supported by leading aircraft leasing companies through internships, scholarships and research projects.

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 and leasing.

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, and 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.

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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.
  • A summer term research project/internship option enables graduates to either deepen their conceptual understanding and analytical skills or put their learnings into immediate practice in the field

Career

The MSc in Aviation Finance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the specialised skills and knowledge you need for a career in the aviation finance and leasing sector.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Credit Risk Analysis
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Financial Modelling
  • Risk Management
  • Aviation Leasing Marketing and Negotiations

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Methods For Aviation Finance
  • Accounting / Financial Statement Analysis for Aviation
  • Aviation Finance I
  • Capital Markets and Instruments
  • Aviation Tax
  • Aviation Economics
  • Law of Aviation Finance
  • Topics in Aviation Finance
  • Doing Business Globally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

An honours bachelors degree in:

  • Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance or a Finance-related-area, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or Physics with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a. or b. above.
  • Strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree.
  • Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application.
We can also consider candidates with an Honours 2.1 primary degree with a minimum of three years appropriate work experience in the aviation industry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22250 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    17565 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17565 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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