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Aviation Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

12 months
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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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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