Centre for Sports Business

The Centre for Sports Business is a global centre of excellence for sports and football business taught postgraduate programmes, research and executive education at the University of Liverpool Management School.

Our staff are specialists in their areas and conduct cutting-edge research into a range of business, economic and cultural aspects of sport. Our programmes include the Football Industries MBA, the first of its kind. We also work in partnership with the League Managers Association to deliver the Diploma in Professional Studies (Football Management).

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About us

The Centre for Sports Business has evolved from the Football Industries Group, which was established in 1994.

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Meet our specialists

Learn about the academics working within the Centre for Sports Business.



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Find out about the variety of programmes that we offer from Diplomas to Masters, all focusing on sport.

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Executive Education

We deliver customised programmes for private organisations, Governments and sporting bodies on a wide range of topics.


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