The BA (Hons) in International Business with Aviation studies is a programme geared at trained pilots to help them get the business skills that may be valuable in career progression and mobility. The programme recognises your aviation training (ATPL) as equivalent to two years of study with two years of further study online culminating in the award.
The programme is delivered fully online and is designed specifically for pilots though the content is focused on broad business principles and issues with a slant on international business. The modules on the programme are very structured and are delivered by experienced lecturers who are conscious that a pilot’s working life is challenging.
Total Course fee: €7,000 (the fee can be paid in six instalments)
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This two-year programme recognises the learning involved in becoming a pilot and builds upon it with two years of study of business topics. Students will undertake a variety of modules to help broaden their perspective and understanding of the business world. The programme is delivered fully online.
Duration and Delivery
Two years. All classes are delivered fully online and all interactions with CIT are online. Classes are delivered at times during the day and evening. Given the nature of a pilot’s work, there is no set time that suits all. All material is recorded and available for review immediately after a class has occurred.
Two modules per week for 15 week blocks (approx. 6 hours of lectures/content/contact in total per week)
Semester 1 & 4: September – January (break for Christmas)
Semester 2 & 5: January – May (break for Easter)
Semester 3 & 6: June – August
What do I need to apply?
An EASA (or equivalent) ATPL. You will also be asked after applying to complete a short learning portfolio with some details of your career. Documentary evidence of the ATPL will be needed.
When do classes run?
A full schedule will be available in September for the semester ahead but classes are scheduled at various times during the day and into the evening. We use random times during the day, as given the nature of a pilot’s work, there is no set time that suits all. All material is recorded and available for review immediately after a class has occurred.
Do I need to attend classes in Cork?
No, never. All classes are online and all interactions with CIT are online.
I can be quite busy at certain times during the year – how flexible is the programme?
We have designed it with flexibility in mind so there is some leeway with deadlines. At the start of each semester a schedule is published which will help you plan. Where you have particular difficulties around certain deadlines we can offer some support.
Do I need to do group work? Tell me more about the assessments.
There is very limited group work on this programme. The majority of assessments will be individual with some group assessments. There are no terminal examinations. All the assessments have a real world flavour. We try to make them as practical as possible. There is some detail on the assessments in brochure. Some of the skills you need to develop to do the assessments will be developed as the programme progresses.
Is the programme mainly focused on Aviation?
No, the focus is on general business principles with a slant on international business. We do intend to talk about some case studies from the Aviation sector but we want students to have a broader perspective than that. Your experience in the aviation industry will be useful.
How busy would I be overall if I did this programme?
Any undertaking like this takes time. There would be an expectation each week to stay on top of material, to read notes and to work on assignments. This tends to increase as the semester progresses but generally should be manageable. We will give some support around time management and this, coupled with your own discipline, should be enough to help you manage the workload. Everyone learns at different rates - but you should expect to put approx. 10 hours per week (on average) on top of classes. Lot so people learn on a part-time basis at CIT and we have designed the programme to reflect what we have found to be manageable based on our experience.