Football Industries MBA

Liverpool , United Kingdom
Up to 1 yr
31 / 05

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

Full description

It is one of only 15 UK based MBA programmes to feature in The Economist ‘Which MBA?’ top 100 2017 global ranking. The programme achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2018 European MBA Rankings. The Football Industries MBA is named as one of the top 40 sports courses in the world, and the top-ranked sports MBA in the UK by the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Ranking in 2018.

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?

The 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.

Course details


The 12-month full-time programme consists of twelve compulsory modules, followed by a work based project or a dissertation carried out over the summer period following semester 2. A dissertation enables you to undertake an in-depth study of a sector, an industry, a subject area, or a company. 180 credits are taken in total.

For details of the part-time programme structure please contact us.

Modules include:

  • Becoming a Football Executive
  • Football Economics and Analytics
  • International Football Industry
  • Leadership, Management and Organisation
  • Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Strategy and Organisation
  • Football and Finance
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business and the Global Environment
  • Sport and the Law
  • Sports Operations Management
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements
The ULMS continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. In these cases we will aim to provide a 3-week notice period to the affected country, prior to any programme closure.

Professional Experience
MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector.

They will have managed budgets/people/projects.

Qualifications
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.

Fees & Scholarships

Please click the link below to our page to find out more around tutition fees for HomeEU & International students, as well as scholarship opportunities.

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