Football Industries MBA

University of Liverpool Management School ULMS

Program Description

Football Industries MBA

University of Liverpool Management School ULMS

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.

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The FIMBA program 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 program – 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.

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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.

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Program Structure

This 12-month program consists of ten taught compulsory modules followed by a dissertation/work based project carried out over the summer period upon completion of semester 2.

Semester 1 Compulsory Modules

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing the Environment
  • International Football Industry
  • The Organization in the Strategic Context
  • Becoming a Football Executive Part 1
  • Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
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Semester 2 Compulsory Modules

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sport and the Law
  • Football and Finance
  • Becoming a Football Executive Part 2
  • Sports Operations Management

Summer Compulsory

Dissertation/ Work Based Project

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Entry Requirements

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 2–3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector. 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 are encouraged to apply. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this.

A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process. We look for a balanced score across all components of the GMAT and will only accept scores which are still valid (attained within the last 5 years) by the time of entry to the programme.

Career Prospects

94% of MBA graduates actively seeking employment received a job offer within 3 months.

FIMBA is at the center 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 organizations in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Duration

12 months

Cost & Fees

Tuition fees (Home/EU)

The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows:
Fee for this course £13,000

International students

International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. Fees for postgraduate research programmes are different than for masters programmes and a full list of fees are available on our International money and scholarships pages.
International fee for this course £17,800

Entry Requirements

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 2–3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector. 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 are encouraged to apply. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this.

A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process. We look for a balanced score across all components of the GMAT and will only accept scores which are still valid (attained within the last 5 years) by the time of entry to the programme.

Miscellaneous

All non-EU applications must be received by 31st July; applications for UK/EU Students must be received by 31st August.



Last updated February 17, 2016
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