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Football Industries MBA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

Football MBA

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Programme Overview

The MBA Football Industries (FIMBA) programme is the original, and still the only, Football industries MBA. As an MBA programme, it has the real business focus that management positions in modern sport demand. Focusing on the professionalism and business of the beautiful game, if you want to work in the global football industry- with clubs, governing bodies or related marketing, media and sponsorship companies - this is the MBA programme for you.

The core elements of the programme-leadership, strategy, organisations, innovation, international business and the global environment, entrepreneurship and managing financial resources—are delivered in concentrated blocks to encourage a deeper understanding, with a strong emphasis on interactive teaching and learning. The specialist football modules apply business concepts to modern football. You’ll gain a critical awareness of issues in football management, finance and law. Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and Sports Operations Management module. The broader skills you’ll acquire include analysis, problem-solving, creativity and decision-making. The Becoming a Football Executive module will also strengthen your career management skills and hone your interpersonal communication abilities. Based in Liverpool, the football hotbed of the North-west of England, English clubs are accessible as laboratories for students to put theory into practice.

Career prospects

FIMBA is at the centre of one of the best existing global networks in the football industry, with alumni working for the top football/sports clubs, governing bodies, media and commercial organisations in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

Some of our most recent graduates are now working in:

  • UEFA
  • AEG Europe
  • Asian Football Confederation
  • The [English] Football League
  • Scottish Professional Football League
  • Chinese Football Association
  • Manchester City FC

Modules

Students will explore the economics of a range of core issues including the football players? and managerial labour markets, the economic design of leagues and the demand for and supply of football across different media.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

25,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

30,500

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution. Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply.

Department profile

Established in 1881 as the original ‘red brick’ university, Liverpool is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities and ranks 20th in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF). At the University of Liverpool Management School, we live by our vision of ‘learning to make a difference from an enterprising and vibrant world city of culture’. The School is one of an elite group of institutions...more