MTU Business Academy

Master of Business Administration

with Aviation Management

Department of Marketing and International Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Aviation Management

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Marketing and International Business


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery



2 Years (6 Semesters)

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee




Programmes - Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Aviation Management - 2


Riona Flood

What To Expect

The MBA with Aviation Management is a two-year, part-time programme offered to those working the aviation sector. The programme is designed to allow participants to develop a deeper understanding of certain aviation related topics while also developing their general business understanding.

This MBA places an emphasis on the broad aviation sector and examines the challenges relating to aviation business models, regulation, aviation leasing and emerging technologies. It also explores, through general business modules, the opportunities afforded through strategy and leadership in helping a business to grow and develop. The programme has been designed with input from a strong range of industry leaders drawn from the aviation sector.


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Duration & Delivery

Three or four modules per week for 13 week blocks (approx. 8 hours of lectures/content/contact in total per week).

Semester 1 & 3: September – December (break for Christmas)
Semester 2: January – May (break for Easter)
Semester 4: Thesis – independent supervised work from January to August


Beyond the roles within the aviation industry graduates of this programme would find employment in other industries given the skillset developed in this programme.

Given the significant level of advanced business learning that the students will have undertaken the programme prepares students for a variety of roles. Coupled with their life skills and competences, graduates of this programme will be attractive in the jobs market.

We envisage specific opportunities in the aviation sector in areas relating to logistics, commercialisation, business development, leadership, operations and HR.


– Applicants will have a Level 8 Major Award (or equivalent) in any area.

– Applicants must have considerable work experience in the aviation sector or currently be employed in an airline, airport or a strongly related business.

– All candidates must meet minimum levels of English Language proficiency in line with University Policy.

– The University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy can be applied for candidates without a Level 8 Qualification. An applicant without such a qualification will be expected to have substantial business exposure as part of their experience.

Total Course Fee: €12,500 (the fee can be paid in four installments).

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2022-2023 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

For more information on Fees, please visit the MTU Fees Website.

Online application is open for course commencing September 2023.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

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