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Entry requirements

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector.

They will have managed budgets/people/projects.

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Qualifications

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 (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply.

Non Standard Entry

Non Standard entry relates to applicants who may not hold a degree or the required degree classification. We would still encourage applications if you have:

  • Significant management experience (more than 5 years),
  • Substantial record of achievement in business and leadership (for example accredited training courses, learning & development courses),
  • Below 2:1 or no formal university degree.

Each application is considered on a case by case basis and will include a short assessment set by the Director of ULMS MBA Programmes.

Applicants should apply via the normal route. For more information on this non-standard entry process please contact ulmsmba@liverpool.ac.uk.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

‌The MBA programme is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programmes in the world featuring in The Economist 'Which MBA' top 100 2021 global ranking, and achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

The Football Industries MBA is ranked at number 18 in the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings for 2020.

Programme Overview

The MBA Football Industries (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 core elements of the programme—leadership, strategy, organisations, innovation, international business and the global environment, entrepreneurship and 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, 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. 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927