|Study location||United Kingdom, Liverpool|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£21,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The Football Industries MBA (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. Delivered in partnership with The National Football Centre, St. George’s Park, it focuses 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 FIMBA programme is the top ranked sports MBA in the UK and the top-ranked football master’s in the world (SportBusiness International’s 2015 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings).
The core elements of the programme – leadership, strategy, managing the environment, innovation, entrepreneurship, 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, law, and marketing.
Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and a Sports Operations Management module currently run with the assistance of UEFA.
The broader skills you’ll acquire include analysis, problem solving, creativity and decision-making. The Becoming a Football Executive module will also serve to strengthen and hone your interpersonal, communication and leadership 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.
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 the following football clubs and related organisations:
Asian Football Confederation
The [English] Football League
Scottish Professional Football League
Chinese Football Association
Manchester City FC
Fc Bayern Munich
Santos Laguna [Mexico]
BATE Borisov [Belarus]
FC Seoul [South Korea]
FC Colo-Colo [Chile]
Gremio FBPA [Brazil]
European Broadcasting Union
Rugby Football Union
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.