MSc Football Business (Online)
Football is a global, multi-billion-pound business that shows no sign of slowing down. Bumper TV deals and huge transfer fees means more money than ever is flowing through the game, ensuring it’s vital that there are personnel ready to jump straight in and shape its future.
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The MSc Football Business qualification is designed for those who wish to develop an appreciation of key areas shaping the current landscape of the football industry. The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football business including areas such as governance and regulation, consumer engagement, operational management and business development. From TV deals to player transfers, football is now a global, multi-billion-pound industry that is in need of more industry specific qualified individuals.
The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the football industry, spanning financial and accounting roles or operational roles within football, including the ability to rise to senior managerial roles due to the management aspect of the degree. The broad, applied elements of this degree provide students with the skills and experience to progress and work either domestically or abroad in a multi-billion-pound global industry. UCFB’s ability to provide further Employment & Enrichment opportunities engages students in career development allowing students to find their place in the football industry.
Strong knowledge in the field of sports management suitable for Masters level academic work Evidence of engagement with professional and academic literature/publications relevant to CPD Ability to manage self-learning and professional duties where applicable Evidence of ability to manage work independently Proven track record of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary issues relevant to their chosen subject area
Students enrolled on the MSC Football Business (Online) degree programme have access to UCFB’s global study hubs in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations. New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, will all play host to week-long UCFB Global Summits around the world, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry. Students on this programme can also access Summits at UCFB's UK campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.
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What you'll learn on the course
- Business Development
- Football Business
- Consumer Engagement
- Football Fan Experience
- Business Plan
- Business Risk
- Business team
- Business model
- Business management
- Business Manager
- Sports Science
- Sports industry
- Operations Management
- Critical Thinking
- Business Analysis
- Decision Making
- Business Solutions
Our MSc Football Business modules have been developed in order to give you the best preparation for a leadership career in the football industry.
Governance and Regulation in Football
This module will investigate the development of a governance and corporate social responsibility strategy within football. Students will be enabled to align their thinking with business objectives, implementing the strategy against externally set benchmarks, measuring outcomes and reinforcing the corporate social responsibility strategy.
In this module, students will also gain an in-depth understanding of how football clubs and governing bodies are run from the top down. Furthermore, students will examine the regulatory landscape of the game and assess the need for further intervention from authorities
Engaging the Football Consumer
This module will explore the importance, variation and motivation which influence football consumer behaviours. Students will identify key factors which explore the changing nature of football consumer typologies. While also embracing ‘on’ and ‘off’ line methodologies of consumption patterns, the module examines the metrics and insights required to drive the business of football consumption.
Football Operations Management
This module will explore the impact, vision and activities of commercial operations and project management in a footballing context.
Students will develop an insight and understanding of approaches for managing football operations in order to achieve successful delivery.
Students will be able to comprehend and apply alternative academic and best practice perspectives in terms of operational outcomes with a project management perspective.
Business Development in the Football Industry
This module will explore current thinking shaping strategic decisions in the wider football pyramid. Students will analyse progress towards evaluating alternatives within the realms of sponsorship, sustainability and stakeholder value.
Dissertation and Research Methods
The individual research project focuses on producing an in depth piece of work which has theoretical/ practical/ industrial/commercial relevance to the sports industry. Ideally, this will be a piece of industry sponsored work to produce a commercial output for the sponsor. The work need not be sports-related but mat be applied in the area of sports. In other words, a project may take the best practice from another industry and apply it in the sports industry. The sponsor will be viewed and treated like a client and this the client will have certain requirements. Thus, the research proposal will have to meet both client and academic requirements for it to be approved. It also provides an opportunity to develop and demonstrate advanced scholarship skills.
This combined research methods and dissertation module provides subject-specific methods training in preparation for the completion of a dissertation within the domains of sports management, marketing, entrepreneurship and leisure management. The research topic that you select must align with the title of the programme on which you are enrolled. The module begins with a series of taught research methods sessions, during which a research proposal is produced. This proposal then guides the development of a clearly defined and evidenced study purpose, a critical review of the extant literature, and a robust methodology. Data is then collected, analysed, interpreted and applied to the study purpose, and a 12,000 word research report (dissertation) is produced.
£7,950 MSc fee