The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.
The MBA programme is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programmes in the world. It is one of only 15 UK based MBA programmes to feature in The Economist ‘Which MBA?’ top 100 2017 global ranking.
The programme achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2018 European MBA Rankings.
The Football Industries MBA is named as one of the top 40 sports courses in the world, and the top-ranked sports MBA in the UK by the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Ranking in 2018.
The MBA Football Industries (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. Focusing 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.
The core elements of the programme—leadership, strategy, organisations, innovation, international business and the global environment, entrepreneurship and 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, finance and law. Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and Sports Operations Management module. The broader skills you’ll acquire include analysis, problem-solving, creativity and decision-making. The Becoming a Football Executive module will also strengthen your career management skills and hone your interpersonal communication 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.
Work based projects provide a fantastic opportunity to apply your knowledge and leadership skills. Football Industry MBA students have worked at football clubs, leagues, associations and federations. Work based project providers have included:
Manchester City FC
The Football Association
Why University of Liverpool Management School?
You'll be able to listen to and meet leaders from football and associated industries. Recent speakers have included:
Alan Switzer Director,Sports Business Group,Deloitte
Adrian Bevington Former Club England, Managing Director at the Football Association
Jane Purdon Head of Governance, UK Sport
Peter Moore CEO, Liverpool FC
John Watts Sports TV Director, ITV
MBA Student Community
Each year our MBA students form lasting friendships and build a supportive global network. The MBA student community meets regularly, following a calendar of social events. Our students take advantage of all that Liverpool has to offer—from eating out, to visiting bars, theatres and art galleries, to enjoying the lively music scene. Football Industries MBA students are also encouraged to play, as well as study the beautiful game as part of FRUMBA FC.