Business Administration (Football Industries) (Taught) University of Liverpool

This programme has the real business focus that management positions in modern sport demand. Delivered in partnership with The National Football Centre, St. George’s Park, it 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 core elements of the programme – leadership, strategy, managing the environment, innovation, entrepreneurship, 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, law, and marketing. 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 and leadership 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.

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  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Start date

    September 2017

  • Duration

    2 years

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Course details


Semester 1 compulsory modules: Becoming a football executive (part 1); international football industry; leadership, management and organisation; managerial economics; managing financial resources; sports marketing and sponsorship; strategy and organisation. Semester 2 compulsory modules: Becoming a football executive (part 2); football and finance; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business and the global environment; sport and the law; sports operations management. Summer compulsory: Work based project or dissertation.

Assessment method

Work based project or dissertation.

Entry requirements

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 2–3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector.
Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution. Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience are encouraged to apply. A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process. We look for a balanced score across all components of the GMAT and will only accept scores which are still valid (attained within the last 5 years) by the time of entry to the programme. Our institution is listed as University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool Management School and the programme code for the full-time and part-time MBA is: ZCC-MW-25

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15,000 Whole course
England £15,000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £15,000 Whole course
Scotland £15,000 Whole course
Wales £15,000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please note that part-time fees are charged at 50% of the full-time fee per year.

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