Business Administration (Aviation) MBA
Course code N2AV
What is special about this course?
Are you an experienced professional looking to progress to higher leadership and management roles?
The MBA Business Administration (Aviation) is part of a brand new suite of MBAs, designed to provide leadership and management skills across the areas of Aviation, Environment, Executive and Resilience.
The University of the Highlands and Islands MBA suite has been developed using insight from employers on skills necessary for executives operating in a challenging global environment, an environment where striving for growth and opportunity is based on ethical behaviour, appreciation of diversity and ability to adapt to the demands of a fast-changing world.
The programme will develop your theoretical knowledge, practical wisdom, strategic managerial and personal skills essential for successful career enhancement in organisations with a global outlook. Our MBA programmes aim to provide you with the comprehensive knowledge, skillset and understanding required to enable you to become a senior manager or to enhance career progression to a higher level.
The programme is distinguished by its emphasis on ethical and responsible leadership and management, with a focus on developing executive excellence for the global future. Embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, our MBA suite builds on 4 underlying pillars and key values:
- Ethical awareness
- Cultural readiness
- Future readiness
- Identifying growth and opportunity
- The course is delivered online for maximum flexibility
- Develop reflective learning skills based on your experience and peer-to-peer exchange, facilitated through the MBA hub
- Participate in a wider dialogue via the MBA hub, between fellow students, business partners, local community and academic colleagues
- An online induction programme will provide support and information, as well as an initial opportunity to interact and network via the hub
- 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 as detailed on the International page of the website
- It is desirable that you have some post-study work experience
- You will be asked to give us academic references before you can enrol and, where appropriate, provide employer references
- You may be asked to undertake a short piece of assessment work
UHI are proud to provide this course to students at our partner organisation, the University of Akureyri in Iceland.
You will study 5 core modules:
- Responsible leadership and management in the global environment
- Research for business
- Growth and opportunity through innovation
- Change for sustainable futures
- Masters research project
You will also study 2 option modules from the following:
- Operations management OR Supply chain management
- Aviation crisis and active safety management OR Airport infrastructure and ground operations
How will I study my course?
- Part-time (structured)
- Part-time (unstructured)
- You can choose to study online, either full-time or part-time, and will undertake tutor supported study, learning entirely via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
- Alternatively, an on-site option is available at our UHI Perth campus. International students coming to the UK must study full time, on-campus, with an appropriate visa. You will study via a combination of face-to-face lectures, tutorials and seminars, plus online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE).
How long will my course last?
- Full-time: 18 months
- Part-time (structured): minimum of 2.5 years (3 years if completing the research project over 2 semesters)
- Part-time (unstructured): minimum of 3.5 years
Where can I study my course?
- North, West and Hebrides
- This course is fully online. You will apply to and be enrolled by UHI Perth, who will deliver the course in conjunction with UHI Inverness, UHI Moray and UHI North, West and Hebrides
- University of Akureyri students: please click on the relevant apply link below (September or January start) and then select the 'University of Akureyri applicants' option to begin your application process
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
Online study (all students)
|MBA 180 credits||2022-23||2023-24|
|Structured part-time (per 60 credits)||£2,166||£2,310|
|Unstructured part-time (per 20 credit module)||£722||£770|
On campus study
For students normally domiciled in Scotland studying this course on-campus the following fee applies:
- EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
- EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
- EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Rest of UK student
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and studying this course on-campus, the following fees apply:
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or otherwise assessed as international for fee purposes, studying this course in-campus, the following fee applies:
This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
Online study is open to students anywhere in the world. International students on-campus will require Student Route visa sponsorship.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured students for continuous study for this award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
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.
Eligible Scotland-domiciled students studying part-time can apply for a tuition fee loan from SAAS. You must be intending to complete the course in no longer than twice the length of time it would take for a full-time student. For example, if your course is available to full-time students as a one-year programme, you will be funded for a maximum of two years' part-time study. If your course does not have a full-time option, you must complete within three years. You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5,500, which will be paid pro-rata for each academic year of study.
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.
What can I do on completion of my course?
The MBA Business Administration (Aviation) is a bespoke course, tailored to your individual needs. It will equip you with critical skills and analytic competencies enabling you to continue with your chosen professional or academic developments.
Can I progress into further study?
The MBA Business Administration (Aviation) provides excellent preparation and training for further advanced study in many areas of research. As such, you may wish to pursue a PhD or professional Doctorate studies within your chosen field.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
This particular course appealed to me as it allowed me to build on my previous business degree and combine it with 24 years' practical business experience in several different industries, primarily aviation.
I hope it will enhance career opportunities for me to work within the aviation sector again or start my own consultancy. The online learning is great and so flexible that it allows me to work my full-time job around my study. You are never too old to continue learning and challenging yourself.
Julie Cromarty is studying on the MBA Aviation
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