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12th March 2016, 03:46 PM
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Re: Football MBA Liverpool

The MBA (Football Industries) program at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, was the first, and is currently the only MBA focusing on the business and management of Football.

MBA Football industries


Full-time: MBA/FBI
Major code: HIFI
Programme length: 1 year

Part-time: MBA/FBI/P
Major code: HIFI
Programme length: 2 years

MBA Program overview

The MBA Football Industries programme (FIMBA) is a unique, 12-month qualification.

It runs in partnership with the English FA that focuses on the professionalism, business and marketing of the beautiful game, delivering high-calibre executives into the global football industry.

If you want to work in football, with clubs, governing bodies or related marketing, media and sponsorship companies, this is the MBA programme for you.

For those already holding an MBA or working in the industry, they offer a Certificate in Business Administration (Football Industries) which enables the student to focus on football specific modules.

The Football Industries MBA programme was ranked Number 1 Football Business Masters course in the 2014 Sport Business Rankings for the second year running.

Structure of the MBA


Managing Financial Resources,

Managing the Environment,

Managing People,

Managing Change,

International Football Industry,

Football and the Law,

Football and Finance,

Sports Marketing and Sponsorship,

Becoming a Football Executive

Students also have to write a 15,000 word dissertation and / or complete a work-based project in football.

Staff teaching on the MBA(FI)

Dr Geoff Pearson – Director of Studies and Sports Law expert

Dr Rogan Taylor – Co ordinates Visiting Speaker programme

Dr Babatunde Buraimo - Football Finance and Football economics

Dr Rory Miller – Football Finance and Latin American expert

Professor Sue Bridgewater - Head of Sports Research, Placement Co ordinator and Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

Professor Brian Barwick – Visiting Professor of Strategic Management

Professor Tom Cannon – Sports Finance and Economics

Phil Thompson – Visiting Fellow

Contact details

University of Liverpool  
Liverpool, Merseyside L69 3BX, United Kingdom

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