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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Aviation Management

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  • Date: 11 Sep - 7 May 2025
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Instructor-led classroom presentation with aircraft visit.

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Aviation Management

Qualification Title:Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Aviation Management

Award Type:  NFQ Level 8 - 240 Credits

Commencement Date: September 2024

Schedule: Part-time

Exit Award: The programme is delivered over four stages and learners can receive an Exit Award on successful completion of any stage if they wish to exit the programme

Funded Cost: €1,260 per Semester with 30% Aviation Skillnet funding applied  (full cost €1,800 per Semester)



What is this Programme about?

This programme is designed for those who are keen to develop and consolidate their business and management skills through lectures, discussion and analysis of key management concepts across the broad spectrum of business in the aviation sector. The programme aims to help students progress to a standard of understanding and analytical thinking that enables them to advance in their careers and progress to Master’s Level should they wish to do so.

Programme details

This BBS Management programme will provide individuals with an in-depth understanding of the theories, concepts and methods relating to the field of aviation management and will provide students with the basis and grounding in theory and practical application to in time take on supervisory and management roles in the aviation sector.

Management of Aviation requires a combination of specialist skills such as:


  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Team Resource and Crew Resource Management
  • EU Aviation Policy
  • Aviation Case Studies
  • Incident Command & Risk Management in the Operational Environment

But it also requires more traditional business skills including:

  • Management
  • Groups and Teams Dynamics
  • Communications
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Quality Management & Control

Who is this Programme for?

This programme is relevant to anyone currently working in the aviation sector or those interested in a career in these areas. Previous students/graduates include pilots, maintenance personnel, administrators, ATC dispatchers and many others.

This programme has a strong student representation nationally with attending cohorts from Galway, Clare and throughout the Southern and Eastern Regions for example Antrim, Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford and Westmeath.

What modules will I study?

Stage 1 - Level 6 Certificate

Introduction to Research Methods
Groups and Teams Dynamics
Communications, Leadership and Motivation
Introduction to Business Finance
The Aviation Industry
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Health and Safety & Safety Management Systems

Stage 2 - Level 6 Higher Certificate

Business Law
Human Factors in Aviation
Logistics Management
Incident Command & Risk Management in the Operational Environment
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Team Resource and Crew Resource Management
Quality Management & Control

Stage 3 - Level 7 BBS Degree

Business Continuity and Project Management
Organisational Behaviour
EU Aviation Policy
Marketing Management
Aircraft Acquisition & Finance
Human Resource Management
Aviation Case Studies

Stage 4 - Level 8 BBS (Hons) Degree

Business Research Methods
Strategic Information Systems
Critical Incident Stress Management
Strategic Analysis and Strategic Positioning
Supply Chain Management
Corporate Governance & Business Practice
Course Delivery
Classes are delivered using a hybrid approach involving a combination of pre-course reading, pre-recorded classes, live and onsite classes.

Online Support

Students will have full access to a range of supports available online and through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. These include our new online programme, PACE, which is designed to support students to access and effectively use library resources in order to complete assignments. Additional supports include an Academic Writing Centre and Maths Support Centre, freely available to all students.


To book go to : https://www.setu.ie/courses/bachelor-of-business-hons-in-aviation-management

For funding queries:  Contact maeve@icbe.ie