The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.
The MBA programme entered The Economist’s ‘Which MBA?’ top 100 global ranking in 2015.
The Football Industries MBA (FIMBA) programme is the original, and still the only, Football Industries MBA. As an MBA programme, it 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 FIMBA programme is the top ranked sports MBA in the UK and the top-ranked football master’s in the world (SportBusiness International’s 2015 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings).
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.
Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and a Sports Operations Management module currently run with the assistance of UEFA.
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.
Work based projects
Work based project providers have included
Providers have included:
Celtic FC Everton FC Galatasaray S.K. Liverpool FC Manchester City FC The Football Association UEFA
REF 2014 27th in the UK for 4* and 3* (world leading and internationally excellent), 100% impact and 88% environment at 4* and 3*.
Adrian Bevington Former Club England Managing Director at the Football Association Jane Purdon Director of Governance, Premier League Robert Elstone CEO, Everton FC Alex Phillips Head of Stakeholder Affairs, UEFA John Watts Sports TV Director for ITV Stefano Petruzzo Head of Strategy, Liverpool FC MBA Student Community
Each year our MBA students form lasting friendships, build a supportive network and make key business contacts with future leaders from around the world. The MBA student community meets regularly, following a calendar of social events funded in part by the Management School. Our students take full advantage of all that Liverpool has to offer – from eating out, to visiting bars, watching theatre and enjoying the lively music scene. Football Industry MBA students are also encouraged to play, as well as study the beautiful game, as part of FRUMBA FC.
Where It Takes You
94% of MBA graduates actively seeking employment received a job offer within 3 months.
FIMBA is at the centre of one of the best existing global networks in the football industry with alumni working for the top football / sports clubs, governing bodies, media and commercial organisations in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Some of our most recent graduates are now working in the following football clubs and related organisations:
UEFA Asian Football Confederation The [English] Football League Scottish Professional Football League Chinese Football Association Manchester City FC Celtic FC Liverpool FC Fc Bayern Munich Santos Laguna [Mexico] BATE Borisov [Belarus] FC Seoul [South Korea] FC Colo-Colo [Chile] Gremio FBPA [Brazil] Nike Adidas Octagon European Broadcasting Union Rugby Football Union England Netball NBA