Aviation MBA

UCAS code H490
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

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

  • 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

  • 2:1 honours degree in a related subject, for example Aircraft Engineering or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Other qualifications may be considered along with appropriate professional experience in the airline industry.
  • Applicants will be required to provide academic references prior to admission and where appropriate employer references to support their application.
  • International students whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or other appropriate English Language Qualification with a minimum score of 6 in each of the 4 language skills tested – listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  • Candidates will be expected to have two years relevant work experience or be able provide evidence of leadership through professional and personal experiences.


*Funding support notice*

Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)

Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.

Access routes

BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering


Core modules may include:

  • Operations management
  • Corporate and competitive strategy

You will also choose one option module which may include:

  • Understanding contemporary leadership and management
  • Global business environment


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


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

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time (Structured): on campus or online
  • Part Time (Unstructured): on campus or online

*Please note that the part-time online option is not currently available to international students. International students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must be studying on a full-time basis. 

If you wish to study online please select the part-time option in the apply link and include your study preference in your personal statement on the application form.

If you are studying full-time or part-time on campus you will learn through face-to-face lectures, tutorials and seminars and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE). You can also study part time on a fully online basis if you live in the UK.

How long will my course last?

  • Full Time: 15 months
  • Part Time: 26 months

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January (part-time)


How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course :

2017-18 Scottish
(inc EU)
Rest of UK
Rest of UK
and EU online
(non EU)
Per module (20 credits) £1,080 £680 £1,080 £680 £1,080
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £9,720 £6,000 £9,720 £6,000 £9,720

2016-17 Scottish
(inc EU)
Rest of UK
Rest of UK
and EU online
(non EU)
Per module (20 credits) £1,080 £680 £1,080 £680 £1,080
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £9,720 £6,000 £9,720 £6,000 £9,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

What funding can I apply for?

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time for any taught postgraduate course up to full Masters level 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

External scholarships and financial support may be available.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment opportunities may be in the UK, in Europe or beyond.  Graduates can expect to find job opportunities in the aviation industry in activities such as fleet air and ground operations or general management functions.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Aviation MBA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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