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Sport Management and the Business of Football (MSc - MRes - Postgraduate Diploma)

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  • Objectives
    These programmes combine specialist teaching about the football business and the principles and practice of sport management with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. Each course covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with special emphasis on applications to the business of football. You will also have the chance to prepare a supervised dissertation on a specific aspect of the sport or football business. These programmes will help you develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of football. They are ideally suited to the needs of executives within football clubs and media organisations, officers of football and sport regulatory bodies, members of supporters’ organisations and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good honours degree or equivalent. Two references: either from an academic source and a past or present employer, or two from an academic source. Non-native speakers need to provide proof of English language ability.
  • Academic Title
    Sport Management and the Business of Football (MSc / MRes / Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Course description
    Core courses include: The Economics and Governance of Professional Football; Sport Business Management and the Football Industry; Strategic Sport Marketing and the Football Industry; Research Methods; and The Principles of Organization and Management.

    MSc students also choose one option from a wide range of modules in management and international business.

    Dissertation in the field of sport management and the business of football.

    Programme structure for MSc / PgDip:

    Compulsory modules:

    -Principles of Organization and Management
    -Research Methods in Management I
    -Sport Business Management and the Football Industry
    -Strategic Sports Marketing and the Football Industry
    -The Economics and Governance of Professional Football

    Plus one optional modules (from a selection of management modules).

    Plus 15,000-word dissertation (MSc only).

    Programme structure for MRes:

    Compulsory modules:

    -Research Methods in Management I
    -Research Methods in Management II

    Plus two modules from:

    -Sport Business Management and the Football Industry
    -Strategic Sports Marketing and the Football Industry
    -The Economics and Governance of Professional Football

    Plus a 25,000-word dissertation.

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