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Aviation Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Dublin, Ireland
The MSc in Aviation Finance programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School aims to advance students’ understanding of all aspects of aviation finance, with a specific focus on the practical features of global aviation markets.
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Overview

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.

It is the only MSc Aviation Finance Degree in Europe and is supported by leading aircraft leasing companies through internships, scholarships and research projects.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Aviation Finance programme at 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 include:

  • Quantitative Methods For Aviation Finance
  • Accounting / Financial Statement Analysis for Aviation
  • Aviation Finance 
  • Capital Markets and Instruments
  • Aviation Tax
  • Aviation Economics
  • Law of Aviation Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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