Master of Business Administration – Corporate MBA (Aviation Management)

Master of Business Administration – Corporate MBA (Aviation Management)

MBA Programmes have been provided by the Kemmy Business School since 1984. The principal programme at Limerick is the Corporate MBA, which is organised on a block-release basis and to which there is an annual enrolment.

The University of Limerick MBA (Aviation Management) is suitable for those who have significant responsibility at management or supervisory level in the aviation or related sectors. The programme has been designed to educate students from diverse disciplines within the airline, aviation and related asset leasing & financial sectors. The Corporate MBA (Aviation Management) aims to combine the traditional benefits of an MBA education with a particular focus on the aviation sector resulting in maximum value for participants and for employers within the aviation sector.

This innovative, unique and flexible two-year block release programme was worked out jointly with a group of aviation industry experts and UL faculty. The inclusion of core MBA modules makes this an attractive offering for middle managers who wish to combine the broad understanding of business organisations and their strategic focus with specialist modules dedicated to the aviation sector.


To develop an advanced understanding of the main concepts and disciplines which are important for the managerial role with particular focus on the aviation industry.
To equip students with a broad range of decision-making skills and an enhanced ability to respond to changes emanating from the international business environment, and resultant changes in the aviation sector.
To enable participants to think and act strategically, develop their creativity and assume leadership responsibilities within the aviation sector.
To develop the research skills necessary to formulate, conduct and report an independent piece of research.
To prepare the MBA graduate for senior positions in the aviation sector.
Programme Content

Year 1Air Transport Characteristics; Financial Reporting; International Political Economy; Data Analysis for Business Decisions; International Management; Corporate/Airline Finance; Airline Economics; Fleet Planning.
International Workshop
A one-week residential workshop designed to provide international perspectives of aviation management is an integral component of the programme.

Year 2Corporate Strategy Analysis; Airline & Ground Operations; Airport Business; Relationship Marketing; Strategic Human Resource Management; Implementing Strategy; Airline Marketing; Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Managing Projects & Operations.
Two residential summer schools: A four day Aircraft Leasing module in Year 1 and an elective stream of modules in Year 2.
A thesis completes the programme.

CareersMBA programmes are designed to provide additional skills for employees to be promoted within management or to change functions. The course is also designed to meet the managerial needs of owner/managers and self-employed individuals. A significant proportion of students have engineering or applied science primary qualifications and intend moving to managerial roles.

Entrance Requirements
Admission to the MBA (Aviation Management) programme will involve a rigorous process of selection to ensure that only qualified participants are given access to the programme.
Normally the following criteria are applied:

* An honours primary degree or an approved professional qualification.
* At least four years experience at management or supervisory level in the aviation or related sectors.
* An acceptable score in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
* A satisfactory interview with the course selection panel .

Fees for AY2010/11
Year 1
EU students €13,600
Non-EU students €15,000
Year 2
EU students €13,600
Non-EU students €15,000

ContactProgramme Director: Dr. Siobhan Tiernan
Tel: +353-61-202398
Fax: +353-61-312196

Programme Co-Ordinator: Geraldine Floyd
Tel: +353-61-213571
Fax: +353-61-213489

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