Fabio Ritter

Football Industries MBA, 2010

Before starting the Football Industries MBA I was running my own company, a consultancy in the football industry, which I started three years prior the MBA.

Why did you choose to study an MBA?

I graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in business administration. As a manner to keep improving my studies, I started to look for an MBA related to sports across the world. I got great recommendations from FIMBA’s Brazilian alumni and I decided to go for it.  My goals were to improve my network, deepen my knowledge in the football industry and get an international experience.

Why did you decide to study the Football Industries MBA?

I chose FIMBA because it is recognized as one of the best in the sports industry in the world.

What skills and knowledge do you feel you developed?

Networking, negotiation and financial analysis skills.

Have you made use of the alumni network?

For sure. For me, this is one of the best assets of FIMBA.

Did you make use of the careers support available?

At the time I was at UoL yes. I had some meetings with Fiona and she helped me build my CV.

What aspects of the programme did you most enjoy?

Guest speakers and Football and Finance. Hearing the views of great professionals from the industry was the best outcome from the course.

Where are you working now, what is your job title and what does your role entail?

Brazilian Football Association (CBF). Marketing Manager in charge of National Teams (sponsorship programme, branding management and planning).

Do you feel the MBA has helped your career progression?

Yes.  The FIMBA alumni network was vital to get my placement at the end of the course. Since then, I am always in touch of both Brazilian and International alumni to exchange ideas and opportunities in the industry. Holding this title of MBA was also very important to differentiate myself in the industry.

What knowledge and skills gained on the MBA programme do you use in your current role?

Networking, negotiation and financial analysis. Networking is the most important.


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