University of Liverpool: Business Administration (Football Industries)

InstitutionUniversity of Liverpool
Department Management View department profile
Study type Taught


The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.

The Football Industries MBA is named as one of the top 40 sports courses in the world, and the top-ranked sports MBA in the UK by the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Ranking in 2018.

The Certificate in Business Administration Football industries programme provides those who hold an MBA (or international equivalent), with the opportunity to study the MBA Football industries football-related modules. 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. Focusing 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 specialist football modules apply business concepts to modern football. You’ll gain a critical awareness of issues in football management, finance and law. Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and Sports Operations Management module. The broader skills you’ll acquire include analysis, problem-solving, creativity and decision-making. The Becoming a Football Executive module will also strengthen your career management skills and hone your interpersonal communication abilities.

This 9 month programme consists of five compulsory modules. 60 credits are taken in total.


University of Liverpool
Management School

The University of Liverpool Management School delivers an innovative and established portfolio of programmes in core areas of business and management, including marketing, economics, international business, finance and accounting.

As a Russell Group University, research is at the core of everything we do and is fundamental to our continuing success. We offer research-connected teaching and a supportive student experience that develops knowledgeable, employable and ethical graduates with a strong international focus.

The School has 175 members of academic and research staff, and there are over 1100 students studying the postgraduate taught programmes.


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