M.Sc. On Campus

Management (Aviation Leadership)

Dublin City University

12 months
19000 EUR/year
9955 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) at Dublin City University is a specialist postgraduate programme designed to provide participants with aviation knowledge in all key aviation sectors combined with an education in strategic management.


The teaching faculty possess academic expertise and a wealth of industry experience, with many having backgrounds across all branches of the industry - airlines, airports, ATC and regulatory offices.

The programme’s Guest Lecture series exposes students to leading aviation managers’ views of the important current issues in aviation and the challenges facing senior aviation managers.

Why do this Management (Aviation Leadership) course at Dublin City University?

  • Learn from academic experts, who reflect leading thinking and latest practices through their teaching, drawing on their continuing research from work with organisations.

  • Develop a substantial personal network of business contacts across the industry from amongst your fellow students as well as previous graduates of the programme.

  • Attend lectures part-time by block release over two days on each month of the academic term, minimising disruption to your work and personal life.

  • Avail of a participatory and action-learning teaching approach consisting of case studies, problem-solving, participant experience and class discussion.

  • Write a substantial research dissertation that will analyse and seek solutions to issues in contemporary aviation.

  • Home to the Dublin Aviation Institute, DCU has built a strong reputation within the aviation industry since launching the innovative BSc in Aviation Management (with Pilot Studies) in 2009, which has grown in stature and influence in the industry.

  • DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, a standard reached by only 5% of business schools worldwide reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Change

  • Delivering Performance Excellence

  • Strategy_Ocganisation and Innovation

  • Research Methods

  • Aviation Governance and Regulation

  • Aviation Leadership and Management

  • Airport Operations Management

  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should hold an honours primary degree (H2.1) or an equivalent professional qualification (ATCO; CPL); combined with 3 years of work experience in the aviation industry.
  • If an applicant does not hold a primary degree, but has sufficient and relevant working experience (more than 5 years in the aviation industry), a special case for acceptance may be submitted.
  • Recent graduates (with less than 3 years relevant work experience or with work experience in a different industry) who have the equivalent of first class honours degree will be considered.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9955 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9955 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU/EEA: 6,000 EUR per year
  • Non-EU/EEA: 12,000 EUR per year

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.


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Updated over a year ago

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