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Football Business & Finance UCFB Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

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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.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Understanding Football Business; An Introduction to Marketing; Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance; Understanding Football Fans & Customers

Year 2 Modules: Intermediate Financial Accounting; Intermediate Management Accounting; International Football Business; Analysis Research Methods

Year 3 Modules: Corporate Reporting; International Finance; Research Project; Strategic Management

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English - Grade A*-C or Grade 4-9
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points

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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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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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UCFB Admissions Office

0333 016 1244