Course Details

Course Code:
9 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
6 ECTS @ NFQ level 9
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Carole Ryan
Name: Dr Fergal O'Brien
Address: Accounting & Finance Email: Telephone: 353-61- 202718

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Brief Description

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The objectives of this module are to develop students understanding of: 

  • Fundamental concepts required to engage in finance as a discipline                                                                                                                    

  • Key issues in corporate finance related to the airline industry                                                                                                                    

  • The relationship between financial decision making and an airlines overall corporate strategy    


Course commencement is subject to internal validation and approval


Learning outcomes:  

On the successful completion of this module participants will be able to: 







  • Describe and assess the issues involved in corporate finance decision-making.                                                                     

  • Apply capital investment appraisal techniques to assist in project appraisal and capital budgeting.                        

  • Analyse risk scenarios and apply financial techniques to manage risk                              

  • Identify fundamental financial techniques to manage foreign currency, interest rate movements and fuel price risk exposures.                                                                                                                     

  • Develop an appreciation of and make informed decisions regarding matters such as an airlines agency issues, investment analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, real options, and mergers and acquisitions. 



  • Acknowledge how corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues apply to air transport. 



There is no final exam for this module. You will be assessed through 1-2 continuous skill-based assignments, provided by your lecturer

Entry Requirements: 

The programme is open to managers and supervisors from a variety of disciplines or those aspiring to a managerial role with three to five years organisational experience in a relevant field.   

Completion of an NFQ level 8 qualification or equivalent is required. 


This module has secured funding under the Aviation Skillnet. Eligible companies and individuals can secure a 25% contribution towards course fees. For funding information only, you or your employer should contact Maeve O’Neill, at 061 423622 or, to confirm that you are eligible for support. Subject to terms and conditions.

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