We offer taught Masters-level programmes in the business of sports, football and horseracing.

Football Industries MBA

The Football Industries MBA (FIMBA) 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.  Since its inception in 1997, the networks of relationships, global alumni, senior level practitioners in football and sport have helped us to develop excellence in this sector.

Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

In 2015 we launched the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA (THIMBA).  It is the only masters-level qualification in the world to be delivered through an exclusive partnership with Britain’s Horserace Betting Levy Board and the British Horseracing Authority. The programme is delivered by industry experts who bring their knowledge and links to key areas into the classroom.  It combines our expertise in the business of sport, with the specialist equine knowledge of the University’s School of Veterinary Science.

Sports Business and Management MSc

The MSc Sports Business and Management offers students a Masters level understanding of the global business of sport; its organisations, stakeholders and the disciplines which make it operate successfully, with a business focus on the challenges and opportunities within the global sports business.


Many of our alumni have now reached positions of seniority in the global sports business sector, including across all continents and in leading clubs and governing bodies across a broad spectrum of sports.

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