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Airline, Airport and Aviation Management - BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Designed in conjunction with senior aviation managers, this course recognises the demand in today’s international aviation community for graduates with sound business skills and a good understanding of the entire aviation system. Aviation is an exciting industrial sector that ranges from the technological excellence of Boeing and Airbus to the management of global airlines and airports.

In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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This multi-disciplinary course focuses on giving you a sound academic base in the core disciplines of business management, with a particular focus on the international business environment. It will help you develop an understanding of the global business environment in which airlines and airports operate through the study of economics, human resource, marketing and finance.

Integral to this course is the development of decision-making skills, from an operational to an international strategic level. Transferable skills that are necessary for a career in international business management are developed through engagement with real-life and virtual business issues, giving you the opportunity to study key aspects of management and leadership. Our staff members have excellent links with members of the aviation community and will encourage you to develop your career path early on in your studies.

Your learning environment will mirror that of an international organisation as you’re encouraged to learn with and from your fellow students about their different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit major international airlines and airports, and commercial aircraft manufacturers. You’ll hear from visiting lecturers from airlines, airports, maintenance organisations, consultancy organisations and aircraft manufacturers, and we also have a dynamic Aviation Society at the University which organises regular guest speakers and trips.

In addition to the University’s extensive facilities and resources, the School subscribes to database services, aviation journals and magazines appropriate to aviation management studies, and you’ll have access to these throughout your studies.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through written coursework, oral presentations, individual and group research projects, portfolio work, problem-solving case studies and a final research project of 8,000 words.

Professional accreditation

You'll be encouraged to obtain Royal Aeronautical Society membership and engage with the Society's regular lectures and events throughout your studies.

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is also encouraged. We have close links with this professionally focused partner for the aviation sector.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Monday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Monday morning
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning

    The focus of this module is management and the development of students as managers. Managers are crucial to getting things done, for example, they plan, coordinate, lead and oversee the work of others in order to meet organisational goals efficiently and effectively. The problems and challenges of managing in today’s ever-changing, increasingly uncertain, complex economic environment requires managers and leaders to have the knowledge, ability and skills to take action, such as managing information, delegating tasks, setting goals, building teams, motivating others and along with numerous other activities, achieve organisational success.

    This module provides students with an introduction to both traditional and contemporary management approaches to enable them to formulate effective business decisions when facing the demands of modern management. In addition to knowledge, the module provides students with management skills, such as self- awareness, communication and teamwork. A focus on attributes such as critical thinking and decision-making will help to prepare students for the ‘real world’ of business and management.

    This theory-to-practice approach is embedded in the module through the use of a business simulation which will help students to understand and apply key business concepts. Designed to replicate the multidimensional nature of business and management it encapsulates fundamental cross-functional disciplines such as sales, marketing, operations and finance. It progressively leads students through major decisions including human resources through to strategy as they manage their own virtual company.

    As each decision period progresses, students are given more control over their company, eventually becoming responsible for distribution, operations, product development and financial decisions. Student teams compete against each other in an online multiplayer environment.

    This simulation provides invaluable hands on experience for students, requiring them to analyse data, collaborate with each other, and make managerial decisions. By bringing concepts to life it also encourages more engagement with the theoretical material they are learning.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning

    The module aims to introduce the students to the idea that aviation sector can best be understood as a system as so many parts of the industry are inter-dependant on each other and all stakeholders have an important role in the delivery of quality services.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Thursday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Thursday morning

    This module provides an introduction to the study of the marketing and communications. It outlines the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques, which are essential to understanding marketing as a philosophy of business in different environments. It provides students with the opportunity to explore contemporary marketing theories and approaches and the body of knowledge required for marketing decision making based on the application of the marketing mix.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Thursday morning
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (September start) - Thursday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Monday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Monday morning

    This module introduces data collection and presentation skills in the context of Business Management. It provides underpinning skills required to deal with numerical information and to make effective use of mathematical and statistical methods of data analysis and interpretation. In other words it provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of statistical methods necessary for business. The module also introduces the principles of accounting and finance, preparation and interpretation of cash flow and other financial statements and methods of investment appraisal. Overall, this module provides analytical and communications skills relevant to understanding business Information with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques in the context of Business Management.
    The module provides the skills and knowledge required for later modules that develop the quantitative and qualitative aspects of Business Management.

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Year 2 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Monday morning

    The module introduces the key themes and understanding for the business and marketing management of airlines and airports. Both airlines and airports have to operate is a highly commercial environment and their decision making for route and aircraft deployment are critical to their long term survival. The management of the services and the marketing interface is equally critical for long term success.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Monday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Thursday morning
    • all year (September start) - Monday morning

    This module introduces students to the key quantitative and qualitative techniques that are used to solve problems in the business world. The module picks up the knowledge and skills provided at level 4 in Understanding Business Information. It expands on the fundamentals and basics to enhance students’ understanding of the role of data and the use of statistical techniques in business.
    The module also provides a grounding in research methods which prepares students for their level 6 research and dissertation.

    In addition, the module provides students with the key concepts in management accounting including management budgeting, prediction and forecasting, risk assessment, working capital, and capital investment.

    Skills taught on this module will include advanced use of Excel as well as the use of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon

    This module examines the key aspects of safety, security and disaster management as they pertain to the aviation industry including regulations and processes currently employed in the sector. It examines the role of regulators and relevant Government agencies in promoting effective safety and security management.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Wednesday afternoon

    Why do some companies succeed while others fail? Are some business ideas fundamentally better than others? How can you tell which ideas are worth investing time and money in and which are not? How can you find an idea to pursue that matches your skills, network and passion?

    This module is a key introduction to identifying, critically assessing and developing new business opportunities. The approaches and processes covered can be applied equally to new commercial ideas, social enterprises or new ventures within an existing business.

    The foundation of the module is a live project where you will develop your own startup idea leading to a live pitch and designing a business model. At each stage you will learn the concepts covered in the module by applying them to your own idea. You will have the opportunity to come up with new ideas on the module and do not need to have a business idea before you begin.

    The module is relevant for anyone considering starting their own business, working for a SME or taking on an entrepreneurial role within a large organisation.

    Students opting for this modules, will NOT be able to take “Create a Winning Business 2”

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning

    This module enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity and to gain credit for their achievements. The activity can be employment activity, a work placement, professional training, volunteering activity in the not-for-profit sector, or where available, within a Virtual Business Environment within the University.

    It is expected that the student should work for 140 hours, for which they will be required to provide evidence. The 140 hours can be completed in 20 working days in a full-time mode during the summer (where available), or spread over a semester in a part-time mode.

    Additionally, learners may in some cases be able to utilise their existing part-time / vacation employment providing they can demonstrate that it is personally developmental and involves a level of responsibility (decided upon submission of the role details by the Module Leader).

    The work based learning activity should enable the student to build on previous experiences and learning gained within their academic course and elsewhere. It should provide learning opportunities for personal development. The student is encouraged and supported in developing the ability to identify applied knowledge and skills that enhance their work performance, ensure their continued improvement and apply theory to practice as appropriate. The learner should develop improved understanding of themselves, and the workplace through reflective and reflexive learning.

    • Students will be contacted soon after they register for the module (e.g. June for those registered for October) to ensure they understand the requirements and are able to find suitable activity
    • The University must ensure that suitable health and safety requirements are in place and the work activity needs to be approved by the module team before they start the role. The suitability of the opportunities will be assessed on an individual basis.
    • Where required, students will be supported in finding suitable opportunities and with all aspects of their job search and applications. The Careers and Employability Team will work with School teams to provide this support. However, it is the students’ responsibility to obtain suitable employment, and roles cannot be guaranteed.
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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning

    This module traces the development of the modern-economics conception of economic agency out of earlier discourses. It also compares and contrasts this with a competence-based understanding of the foundations of economic behaviour. Finally, it considers the relation between how economists have come to understand the nature of economic agency and the development of institutions and organisations in both private and public sectors and assesses whether such institutions are ‘fit-for-purpose’.

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  • The module allies economic principles in an investigation of the causes, consequences and possible solutions to problems of environmental degradation. The three major themes in the module are (i) the determination of the optimum levels of environmental resource usage (ii) the analyses of alternative ways of attaining those targets and (iii) the impact of these actions on business decision making. The crucial notion of 'sustainability' is a key investigation. So are the proximate and underlying causes of environmental problems. The main aim of the module is to introduce students to the economists’ way of analysing environmental problems.

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  • The phenomenon known as ‘Globalisation’ has been greatly accelerated by a variety of key drivers like changes in markets, technology, cost priorities, political and economic factors. These rapid growth and dynamic changes in the global marketplace have posed a great challenge for companies operating globally. Consequently, the subject of Global Marketing has grown in response to this and it becomes essential for students to have an in-depth understanding of the complexity of the global marketplace. In this module students are introduced to a range of concepts and theories that are key in solving global marketing problems.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning

    This module aims to introduce students to the dynamics of international business operations and the evolving world markets. International economic issues influence the formulation of trade and investment policies as well as entreprise strategies, and this module gives students the opportunity to understand and discuss the challenges therein for multinational businesses. In recent years, we have seen dramatic economic changes such as new theoretical developments, empirical studies and the growing role played by emerging economies. The aim of this module is therefore to give students a strong understanding of key theories and policies which will be analysed in the light of current international debates.

    There are 2 main themes to the teaching of this module. The first section of the module develops an understanding of the international business environment including globalisation of firms’ activities, the changing patterns of foreign direct investment, collaborative ventures and global strategy. The second section of the module focuses on the global market place in which international businesses operate and comprises an understanding of trade theories and government policies.. The module also covers some international macroeconomic debates such as the operation of financial markets and international lending combined with a critical analysis of recent events in the economy.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (September start) - Thursday morning

    Early theories of leadership assumed that the qualities which made great military, social and political leaders were those that would make great industrial leaders. However, the characteristics of leadership required for well-established steady-state organisations are far removed from many
    21st century workplaces where business leaders are confronted with unprecedented complexity and change. For example, the scope of entrepreneurship is widening far beyond micro and small-to medium sized enterprises as organisations that previously could not have been considered entrepreneurial enbrace innovation as a means of survival (Urban, 2012). In order to respond rapidly to changes in the external environment today’s leaders and managers are required to lead and manage innovation, and create an environment that fosters and enhances entrepreneurship.

    This module provides students with an introduction to both traditional and contemporary theories of leadership. It examines how cumulative knowledge of leadership theory can contribute to leading and managing innovation and entrepreneurial activity in modern organisations. Innovation and entrepreneurship are central themes of the module as students explore the characteristics of entrepreurship and identify conditions that foster innovation. Students will have an opportunity to interact with the local business community and are required to identify a local enterprise and interview its founder/current owner to determine whether they demonstrate the dynamic and visionary approach to business proposed by entrepreneurial theory to be typical of entrepreneurs.

    In small groups students are required to explore their own entrepreneurial skills through the proposal of an on-line business application. They are required to use their knowledge of management and leadership theory to manage its development, and they are required to produce a business plan to bring the application to market.

    Throughout the module there is an on-going focus on skills, for example students will be helped through the use of self-assessment questionnaires to identify their own leadership styles and preferences as well as foster their entrepreneurial skills.

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  • This Module examines the added value and competitive advantage that languages can provide in the context of international business while enabling students to develop their language learning and cross cultural communication skills in practical and collaborative ways. Despite strong claims to English having become the lingua franca of international business, and despite an increasing focus on the importance of localised business culture and cross cultural communication, there is strong evidence to suggest that attention to languages is equally pertinent: it is estimated that in 2007 the UK alone lost £21 billion per year for lack of foreign language skills (Costing Babel, Cardiff Business School) and its balance of trade is only significantly positive with countries where English is spoken as an official language.
    This module aims to equip students with the required skills and awareness to work effectively with languages in a globalised business context; and includes an element of guided peer language learning. Available as a core module for International Business Management students and available to others at level 5 or 6 as Extension of Knowledge. This is a 15 credit module taught throughout the academic year. No previous prior learning is required. The module is assessed through a reflective learning journal, the production of a case study and the presentation of a business languages solution video.
    Language learning is a life long skill supporting the development of numerous transferable skills in terms of communication skills, intra personal skills, risk taking abilities, international mobility, flexibility and adaptability - all essential attributes to enhancing graduate employability.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Wednesday afternoon

    The module introduces and explores a range of key topics related to organisation studies. A broad range of organisation theories are drawn upon to encourage students to develop a critical approach towards their understanding and analysis of key issues within contemporary organisations.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Friday morning

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (2001) defines marketing as ‘the management process of anticipating, identifying and satisfying customer requirements profitably’. This module reflects that broad definition. It picks up the ’marketing’ thread introduced at level 4 and examines the challenges involved in marketing services and products both nationally and globally. The module explores the entire customer experience and examines the range of tools, techniques and innovations that ensure customer needs are satisfied in a global market place.
    The module explicitly addresses the following Quality Assurance Agency benchmarks for Business and Management, that is, subject knowledge and understanding which in terms of the marketing discipline includes, the psychology of consumer behaviour and expectations, the management of resources and operations, along with contemporary and persuasive issues, including globalisation, business innovation and creativity.

    In terms of developing skills students will engage in problem solving and decision making, both oral and written communication, and the critical and analytical skills required by professional marketeers.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Monday morning

    While trade negotiations and economic integration have gathered pace over the last few decades, governments have increased both the restrictions and the demands they place on global companies, requiring them to invest in, transfer technology to, and meet local content requirements of host countries or regional trading groups – not least in and around Europe and in Emerging Markets. This countervailing force of ‘localisation’ has also been strengthened by consumers rejecting homogenised global products and expressing their national preferences while still expecting high quality levels and low costs offered by global products (Bartlett and Beamish, 2011, p.13).
    In contrast to the global model of organisation, transnational management of business recognises the importance of flexible and responsive country-level operations – not least because of observable differences in cultures, laws and the approaches to managing human resources and logistics. Compared with the multinational approach, it links those operations to retain competitive effectiveness and economic efficiency. With operations and resources scattered across the globe, international business managers therefore need to manage information flows to fully utilise people’s competences in creating and transferring knowledge – for securing competitive advantage, innovation and value-creation.
    A simulation will provide the opportunity to review key concepts and apply them to the management of international business operations.
    As the business community often sees Europe’s single market as a launch pad to internationalisation, the module also examines in-depth the European Union (EU) decision-making process and relevant legal principles which govern how businesses operate and manage their supply chains within the Union market and beyond. It will explore the role and participation of business in international lobbying and civil society right at the heart of the EU institutions. A wide range of topical legal issues is examined critically and applied to real life transnational business management situations including free movement of goods and persons within the Union market, legal measures ensuring that competition is not distorted within the EU market, and how the law seeks to afford protection of workers’ rights.

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Year 3 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning

    This module provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired in their degree to produce a research proposal followed by a dissertation through independent but guided study on a commercial aviation related topic.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Thursday afternoon

    The aviation industry is one of the highest profile industries that are subject to extreme environmental constraints. There are many reasons for this situation but airlines and airports must adapt policies that allow them to thrive in the long term and achieve goals linked to sustainability.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday afternoon

    The module is designed to allow the student to explore the commercial management challenges of airlines and airports in the context of global competition. Airlines and airports are part of a complex aviation system and there are numerous issues that affect their profitability which provide issues for management attention.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Thursday
    • all year (September start) - Thursday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Thursday morning

    The module equips aspiring managers with the skills and techniques required to critically analyse contemporary organisations and to develop realistic, creative, and informed proposals for future strategic direction and change implementation.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Thursday afternoon
    • spring semester - Thursday afternoon
    • spring semester - Thursday morning
    • autumn semester - Thursday morning

    Why do some companies succeed while others fail? Are some business ideas fundamentally better than others? How can you tell which ideas are worth investing time and money in and which are not? How can you find an idea to pursue that matches your skills, network and passion?

    This module is a key introduction to identifying, critically assessing and developing new business opportunities. The approaches and processes covered can be applied equally to new commercial ideas, social enterprises or new ventures within an existing business.

    The foundation of the module is a live project where you will develop your own startup idea leading to a live pitch and designing a business model. At each stage you will learn the concepts covered in the module by applying them to your own idea. You will have the opportunity to come up with new ideas on the module and do not need to have a business idea before you begin.

    The module is relevant for anyone considering starting their own business, working for a SME or taking on an entrepreneurial role within a large organisation.

    Read full details.
  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning

    This module enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity and to gain credit for their achievements. The activity can be employment activity, a work placement, professional training, volunteering activity in the not-for-profit sector, or where available, within a Virtual Business Environment within the University.

    It is expected that the student should work for 140 hours, for which they will be required to provide evidence. The 140 hours can be completed in 20 working days in a full-time mode during the summer (where available), or spread over a semester in a part-time mode.

    Additionally, learners may in some cases be able to utilise their existing part-time / vacation employment providing they can demonstrate that it is personally developmental and involves a level of responsibility (decided upon submission of the role details by the Module Leader).

    The work based learning activity should enable the student to build on previous experiences and learning gained within their academic course and elsewhere. It should provide learning opportunities for personal development. The student is encouraged and supported in developing the ability to identify applied knowledge and skills that enhance their work performance, ensure their continued improvement and apply theory to practice as appropriate. The learner should develop improved understanding of themselves, and the workplace through reflective and reflexive learning.

    • Students will be contacted soon after they register for the module (e.g. June for those registered for October) to ensure they understand the requirements and are able to find suitable activity
    • The University must ensure that suitable health and safety requirements are in place and the work activity needs to be approved by the module team before they start the role. The suitability of the opportunities will be assessed on an individual basis.
    • Where required, students will be supported in finding suitable opportunities and with all aspects of their job search and applications. The Careers and Employability Team will work with School teams to provide this support. However, it is the students’ responsibility to obtain suitable employment, and roles cannot be guaranteed.
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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start)

    The module is designed to develop student employability and increase graduate career prospects. The ‘sandwich placement’ year requires learners to undertake a minimum of 44 weeks full-time work in employment which is developmental and relates to their graduate career goals. Compulsory pre-placement preparation workshops will provide structured learning and support to assist students in their search for an appropriate placement in an industry relevant to their area of study; develop professionalism and the ability to transfer learning from the classroom and previous employment to the placement workplace. During the placement term, students will be supported in applying theoretical knowledge in a practical context, analysing business problems and proposing solutions, and identifying and articulating transferable skills and knowledge developed during the placement. Students will be expected to demonstrate improved understanding of their abilities and career goals, knowledge of the workplace organisation and professional awareness through reflective and reflexive learning.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Tuesday morning
    • spring semester - Tuesday afternoon

    The module offer students the opportunity to critically engage with the process of managing and developing a portfolio of products to deliver ‘best value’ for the consumer who will then stay loyal to the organisation.
    Effective and innovate new product development techniques will be explored along with the development of effective distribution channels, to ensure organisations can produce, distribute and sell the ‘right’ products in an effective and creative way.
    Delivery
    The module will be delivered weekly in 3 hour interactive sessions

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning

    This module is concerned with the application of economic concepts and theories to our understanding of the multinational business. Using economic theories, the module will explain the existence and development of the multinational business and examine some of the strategies used by multinational business to enter foreign markets. Other important issues in the operations of multinational businesses such as cultural diversity and human resource management will also be considered. The overall aim of the Module is to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and business strategies for analyzing the multinational business. As part of the teaching strategies, case studies will be used.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Monday afternoon
    • spring semester - Monday morning

    Maintaining a strong corporate image is a strategic priority for most CEOs. Organisations who enjoy a strong reputation in the market see this as a competitive advantage and crucial to improving financial returns, shareholder value and improved competitiveness. External forces, often globally driven can quickly change the way stakeholders view the organisation, often as result of sudden, often unforeseen and relatively unmanageable forces, leading to destabilisation, leadership change and a fall in market value. Understanding and managing corporate reputation is complex as it is not just the responsibility of the corporate communications team, or the CEO it is the responsibility of all employees. This module explores the importance of reputation, what it is, why it is managed it, how it affects the organisation and how it may be perceived by an often complex group of stakeholders.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Friday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Friday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Friday morning
    • spring semester - Friday morning

    This module is offered as an option module on the Undergraduate Scheme.
    Increasingly managers at all levels of an organisation are required to manage projects, temporary endeavours undertaken to create a unique product or service. This module introduces most of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), as defined by the Project Management Institute – PMI, http://www.pmi.org/ - and therefore prepares students in the capabilities required for effective project management: managing resources, time, people, and the project as a whole. The module therefore includes both the use of computer programmes for project management and approaches to managing people and teams.

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If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Globalisation and the Modern Corporation
  • Introduction to the Aviation System
  • Understanding Business Information

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Airline and Airport Business and Marketing Management
  • Business Research and Decision-Making
  • Security and Safety in Aviation
  • Economics and Ethics (optional)
    Environmental Economics (optional)
  • Global Marketing (optional)
  • International Business and World Markets (optional)
  • Leading Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)
  • Learning through Work 1 (optional)
  • Multilingual Solutions for International Business (optional)
  • Organisation Design and Management (optional)
  • Serving Customers in Global Markets (optional)
  • Transnational Business Management (optional)
  • Work-Related Development 1 (optional)

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Aviation and the Environment
  • Aviation Research Project
  • Commercial Challenges for Aviation
  • Strategy: Choices and Change
  • Delivering Customer Value (optional)
  • Economics of Multinational Business (optional)
  • Learning Through Work 2 (optional)
  • Managing Corporate Reputation (optional)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (optional)
  • Project Management (optional)

“The course allowed me to sit in meetings with Master's students from prestigious universities and hold my own when talking about aviation strategy and commercial challenges."

Former student now working in the Middle East for a major global carrier

“The course has helped me develop an understanding of the complexity of the aviation sector and allowed me to start work as a consultant for airport development internationally.”

Former student now working for a major civil engineering company

"I think that there is a need to understand that airlines and airports are complex businesses and that they are people-driven and require great management. This course helped me start a career in airport management.”

Former student now working at a major UK airport

This course will prepare you for a career in the aviation industry either in the UK or overseas. There are career opportunities in air cargo, executive jet operations, airline and airport security and cabin services, as well as areas such as operations management, HR, marketing and sales.

Previous students have gone on to work for airlines such as British Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways, while others have found employment in companies such as Airport Coordination Limited, the Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Services.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time. 

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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