Football Industries MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
      February, September
    • Course Duration
      Full-time: 12 months | Part-time: 24 months
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited and EQUIS-Accredited.

    ‌The MBA programme is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programmes in the world featuring in The Economist 'Which MBA?' top 100 2019 global ranking, and achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

    The Football Industries MBA is ranked at number 23 in the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings for 2019.

    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.

    Overview

    The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited and EQUIS-Accredited.

    ‌The MBA programme is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programmes in the world featuring in The Economist 'Which MBA?' top 100 2019 global ranking, and achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

    The Football Industries MBA is ranked at number 23 in the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings for 2019.

    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.

    If you already hold an MBA or are working in the industry and would like to study the football specific modules only, we offer a Certificate in Business Administration (Football Industries).

    Why University of Liverpool Management School?

    'Learning to make a difference'

    University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.

    Career prospects

    Where It Takes You

    • The MBA programme is rated second in the UK for opening up career opportunities (The Economist ‘Which MBA?’ 2017 Ranking)
    • 97% of MBA graduates surveyed who were actively seeking employment received a job offer within 3 months
    • The average salary increase of those students surveyed was 74%

    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
    • Celtic FC
    • Liverpool FC
    • Santos Laguna [Mexico]
    • BATE Borisov [Belarus]
    • FC Bayern Munich
    • FC Seoul [South Korea]
    • FC Colo-Colo [Chile]
    • Gremio FBPA [Brazil]
    • Nike
    • Adidas
    • Octagon
    • European Broadcasting Union
    • Rugby Football Union
    • England Netball
    • NBA

    Read our alumni stories.

    Work experience opportunities

    We've been able to organise work-based placements for many of our postgraduate students. These are generally linked to your dissertation project and are extremely valuable as a result. We work hard to make sure students and hosts get the maximum from the placement.

    Here are just some of the organisations we work with:-

    • Airbus
    • American Marketing Association
    • Caterpillar
    • Chartered Management Institute
    • Chiron Vaccines
    • CIPSI
    • CMI
    • EURAM
    • Everton FC
    • Getrag-Ford
    • Hewlett Packard
    • HSBC
    • Institute of Exports
    • Jaguar
    • KPMG
    • Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
    • Liverpool FC
    • Professional Liverpool
    • Sky Television
    • UEFA
    • Unilever
    • Vauxhall
    • YKK

    Visit the Football Industries MBA page on the University of Liverpool web site for more details!

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    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 are encouraged to apply.

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