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The MBA Aviation has been designed to satisfy the increasing need of the global aviation industry for graduates with a focus on key aspects of business and management.

The course aims to produce highly innovative and creative graduates with the technical abilities and management potential to compete for a wide range of careers in this exciting industry.

•Special features
• A limited number of funded places may be available for full-time, Scottish or EU fee status students.
• Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
•You will be taught by a mix of management and aviation specialists
•The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in management principles, practices and techniques strongly contextualised to aviation applications
•Alongside lectures and tutorials, you will benefit from guest speakers, industrial visits, case study activities and group working
•You will undertake an individual research project

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree, normally at 2:1, and not less than 2:2, or international equivalent
  • There is no barrier to entry based on the subject studied to degree level
  • Other professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • International students whose first language is not English must also meet the language competency standards are detailed on the International page of the website.
  • It is desirable that you have post-study work experience
  • You will be asked to give us academic references before you can enrol and, where appropriate, provide employer references.

Course modules

•PgCert: Core modules may include:
Operations management,
Corporate and competitive strategy,
You will also choose one option module which may include:

Organisational leadership and management
Global business environment

•PgDip: Core modules may include:
Strategic marketing,
Quality and safety management in aviation,

You will also choose one option module which may include:
Entrepreneurial strategy and business growth,
Management, accounting and finance.

• MBA: To achieve the award of MBA you must complete a research dissertation

Sponsorship information

A limited number of places with full tuition fee support may be available for Scottish-domiciled/EU students, studying full time, on this course starting in September 2017 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland's Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes.
To be eligible for this funding students must meet the criteria for Scottish domiciled or EU fee status and be domiciled in the Highlands and Islands Transition Region for the duration of their studies. In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified in June.
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However, there are other potential sources of funding support available.

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.
Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.
Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.
Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company
You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan
For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2018 GBP 1,080 (Module) Home/EU 15 Months
MBA Part-time January 2018 GBP 1,080 (Module) Home/EU 15 Months
MBA Part-time September 2018 GBP 1,080 (Module) Home/EU 26 Months
MBA On-line study January 2018 GBP 1,080 (Module) International 15 Months
MBA On-line study January 2018 GBP 680 (Module) Home/EU 15 Months
MBA On-line study September 2018 GBP 1,080 (Module) International 15 Months
MBA On-line study September 2018 GBP 680 (Module) Home/EU 15 Months

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