Sports Management Professional Interest Network

This network aims to facilitate the development of business to business alumni connections among clubs, governing bodies, specialist firms, agencies and consultancies, operating in the Sport Management sector. It is open to all graduates who are working in the sector and there will be numerous professional development and networking events organised throughout year.

The group is managed by Amy Lee (FIMBA, 2005), Neil Coster (FIMBA, 2009), Neil Eaves (FIMBA, 1998), Tom Markham (FIMBA, 2009), Sam Graham (FIMBA, 2015) and Steve Gibson (THIMBA, 2017), with assistance from the Management School and Dr Rory Miller, first FIMBA Programme Director.

The University has a long history of offering sports related courses such as MBA (Football Industries) degree which launched in 1997 and now has several hundred graduates working throughout the world, and in 2015 the University inaugurated a similar degree specialising in the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries. 

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