The MSc in Aviation Finance aims to advance students’ understanding of all aspects of aviation finance, with a specific focus on the practical features of global aviation markets. It encourages students to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem-solving in the aviation finance and leasing sphere and to enhance interpersonal and leadership skills.
It is the only MSc Aviation Finance Degree in Europe and is supported by leading aircraft leasing companies through internships, scholarships and research projects.
It is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines including business, economics, finance, engineering and science who want to pursue a career in the highly dynamic sector of aviation finance and leasing.
% Employed after 6 months
Full-Time Programme Duration
Part-Time Programme Duration
End August 2023
Based on the class of 2022/2023
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The Smurfit Experience
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Scholarships and Awards
- MSc Aviation Scholarship - 50% Scholarship
- The Air Finance Journal (AFJ) Scholarship supported by CDB Aviation Scholarship - 50% Scholarship for one female candidate
- ISTAT – Each year UCD Smurfit School nominates students from the MSc Aviation Finance programme to be considered for a number of scholarships awarded by the prestigious ISTAT Foundation.