City Football Leadership Institute

City Football Leadership Institute was created to allow students and professionals to understand the world of football, sport and issues beyond the pitch from the perspective of those squarely in the middle of this enduring global phenomenon.


Starting with Manchester City and the backdrop of the English Premier League, our curricula will explore the wider world of sport. Our courses are led by academic educators alongside sports business practitioners, City Football Group executives and luminaries ranging from athletes to entrepreneurs. Our students gain insider access to iconic settings in London and Manchester where sport has made history, and is changing the landscape of tomorrow.

City Football Group supports The Institute with executives as lecturers, providing real world industry insights, hosting students at CFG facilities and exploring ways to work with students and alumni, whether through internships, mentoring or career possibilities