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MSc Football Business (Online)

MSc Football Business (Online)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Football Business Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is now available as a full-time course (1 year) or as a part-time course (2 years), and as a result,now has start dates available in January, May and September.

Football is a global, multi-billion-pound business that shows no sign of slowing down. Bumper TV deals and huge transfer fees means more money than ever is flowing through the game, ensuring it’s vital that there are personnel ready to jump straight in and shape its future.

Degree overview

The MSc Football Business qualification is designed for those who wish to develop an appreciation of key areas shaping the current landscape of the football industry. The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football business including areas such as governance and regulation, consumer engagement, operational management and business development. From TV deals to player transfers, football is now a global, multi-billion-pound industry that is in need of more industry specific qualified individuals.

The football industry is one of many opportunities for budding professionals, and also poses numerous challenges on a personal and business level. Events like relegation can cause a club to lose millions of pounds overnight, so it is essential to have the knowledge and experience to be able to deal with such eventualities. This programme will allow students to be aware of the diverse and often unique situations that impact on the football business, as well as recognise best practice and ethical choices.

Degree content

By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, programme participants will be able to gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments.

This programme is ideal for those who already work, or aspire to work, in senior positions within the sports industry, and offers the flexibility to allow participants to gain a Masters degree qualification around their busy lifestyle.

Career prospects

The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the football industry, spanning financial and accounting roles or operational roles within football, including the ability to rise to senior managerial roles due to the management aspect of the degree.

The broad, applied elements of this degree provide students with the skills and experience to progress and work either domestically or abroad in a multi-billion-pound global industry. UCFB’s ability to provide further Employment & Enrichment opportunities engages students in career development allowing students to find their place in the football industry.

Different course options

Online | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Online

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module will investigate the development of a governance and corporate social responsibility strategy within football. Students will be enabled to align their thinking with business objectives, implementing the strategy against externally set benchmarks, measuring outcomes and reinforcing the corporate social responsibility strategy. In this module, students will also gain an in-depth understanding of how football clubs and governing bodies are run from the top down. Furthermore, students will examine the regulatory landscape of the game and assess the need for further intervention from authorities. This is semester 1 module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will already hold a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 classification in a sport-related degree. Applicants who hold a sport-related degree classification of 2:2 or below or, a non-sport related degree, or significant professional experience will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate sports management experience. Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may also be considered eligible. Applicants will be expected to participate in and pass an academic led interview with senior members of the UCFB team, as well as submitting an outstanding personal statement and highly supportive academic and professional references. Interviews can be held over Skype or, if based in the UK, at UCFB campuses. Successful applicants will be invited to attend one of our interview sessions following a review of their application.

University information

With two campuses centred around Wembley Stadium in London and the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is the ideal destination for students wishing to pursue a career in the business side of football and the wider football and sports industry. You’ll enjoy excellent job prospects at UCFB too, as more than 90% of graduates are in employment within six months, and two thirds of those are working in the...more

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