UCFB

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

Football Business & Finance with Foundation Year

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Course summary

The global football industry attracts some of the most powerful and recognisable brands in the world, such as Nike, BMW, Samsung, Budweiser, Coca Cola and McDonald’s. In contrast, many clubs and organisations struggle to break even and meet their responsibilities of paying creditors and the tax authorities. This degree therefore is essential to produce commercially astute business and finance graduates for this ever-expanding industry. Your studies will focus on the core functions of football business management and will be supplemented by the financial pathway, whose modules introduce you to the principles of financial accounting, management accounting and require you to integrate theory with practice. The degree programme integrates the core functions of business management with financial accounting in the context of football and sport organisations and governing bodies. The degree monitors the intense media coverage of contemporary football issues to apply relevant themes to enhance the student learning experience. You will be taught in lectures and participate in seminar debates, with support from UCFB’s virtual learning environment to fully encompass the academic experience. The interconnected facets of football business are applied across a diverse range of assessment strategies to provide you with a contextual insight of how sources of finance affect an organisation’s performance, and how that performance affects an organisation’s bottom line. This degree will prepare you for a career in commercial business and finance, both inside and outside the sector. Throughout all three years of study, core business modules are supplemented by finance modules which require you to understand and apply the fundamentals of accounting terminology such as balance sheets, cash flow, gearing ratios, return on investment, net present value and consolidated accounts. You will have a comprehensive set of transferable skills to provide you with a competitive edge in business. The final year contains a range of elective modules which allows you freedom to pursue a new area that interests you the most, providing you with greater flexibility upon graduation. The foundation year will provide students with an understanding of a range of concepts and models related to understanding and managing people, work and behaviour in national and international football related organisations, including the influence of marketing, sources of finance for different commercial purposes and political landscape of the game. University Campus of Football Business is an embedded college of the University of East London. All students who begin their three or four year undergraduate degrees with UCFB from September 2021 onwards will be awarded a degree from the University of East London upon successful graduation. The course specification for this degree will be available from late August 2021.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year Modules: Skills for Learning, Mental Wealth, Research Project, Contemporary Issues in Sport, Managing Football Operations and People, Introduction to Business and Management (Sport and Football) Year 1 Modules: Understanding International Football Business, Introduction to Football Finance, Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth), Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour, Introduction to Football Economics, Ethics, Tax and Law, Financial Management Information Systems and Internal Controls Year 2 Modules: International Football Business Analysis, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth), Research Methods, Intermediate Management and Cost Accounting, Entrepreneurship Year 3 Modules: Strategic Management, International Finance, Professional Project, Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth), Corporate Reporting

Assessment method

This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students will also be expected to undertake a number of written exams and will also be assessed through practical examinations for certain elements of the programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FBFF
Institution code:
U10
Campus name:
UCFB Wembley
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

Provider information

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UCFB
University Campus of Football Business,
Wembley Stadium
Brent
HA9 0WS


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Additional information

0900-1700 weekdays from Tuesday 5th July to Wednesday 10th August 0800-2000 Thursday 18th August 0800-1900 Friday 19th August 1000-1500 Saturday 20th August 0830-1700 Monday 22nd August to Friday 20th August, Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September and Monday 12th September to Friday 16th September


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Football Business & Finance with Foundation Year at UCFB - UCAS