The MBA programme achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2017 European MBA Rankings.
The Football Industries MBA (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. The programme focuses 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 FIMBA programme is the top ranked sports MBA in the UK and the top-ranked football master’s in the world (SportBusiness International’s 2015 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings).
The core elements of the programme – leadership, strategy, organisations, managerial economics, 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, law, marketing and sponsorship.
Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and a 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 serve to strengthen 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.
Adrian Bevington Former Club England Managing Director at the Football Association
Jane Purdon Director of Governance, Premier League
Robert Elstone CEO, Everton FC
Alex Phillips Head of Stakeholder Affairs, UEFA
John Watts Sports TV Director for ITV
Stefano Petruzzo Head of Strategy, Liverpool FC
MBA Student Community
Each year our MBA students form lasting friendships, build a supportive network and make key business contacts with future leaders from around the world. The MBA student community meets regularly, following a calendar of social events funded in part by the Management School. Our students take full advantage of all that Liverpool has to offer – from eating out, to visiting bars, watching theatre and enjoying the lively music scene. Football Industry MBA students are also encouraged to play, as well as study the beautiful game, as part of FRUMBA FC.
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