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Designed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within football and sport, this unique International Sport Management (Online) programme, offered by UCFB allows students to study a Masters degree online.

About

A first for UCFB, students now have the opportunity to study MSc International Sport Management (Online) programme in a full, online delivery format.

By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, programme participants will be able to gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments. This programme is ideal for those who already work, or aspire to work, in senior positions within the sports industry, and offers the flexibility to allow participants to gain a Masters degree qualification around their busy lifestyle.

The programme is available through the UCFB Online Hub, which is accessible on mobile devices including tablets, phones and laptops. The UCFB Online Hub also has app which you can download to access the programme content. This means you can truly study while on the go and around your other commitments.

UCFB’s unique MSc International Sport Management (Online) provides an unparalleled educational and experiential opportunity for aspiring sports leaders. This pioneering programme has been developed as a transformational journey suited for graduates of all disciplines, as well as for current professionals working within various sectors of the football and sports industry, for example in management, marketing or operations.

In addition to the online degree programme delivered by UCFB, students also have the option be able to enhance their understanding of the business and operations of a sporting superpower through a unique period spent at the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the educational arm of the world’s biggest football club.

Students enrolled on the degree programme have access to in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations.

UCFB global study hubs  

Students enrolled on the degree programme have access to in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations and will all play host to week-long UCFB Global Summits around the world, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry. Students on this programme can also access Summits at UCFB's UK campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

Career

The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sport management.

The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the sport management industry, spanning business development, marketing, finance, operations and media.

The international elements of this degree provide students with the skills and experience to progress in a multi-billion-pound global industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Stadium and Event Management
  • Globalisation of Sport Management
  • Financial and Human Capital Management
  • Leadership and Influence in Sport
  • Global Strategic Sports Marketing Management
  • Corporate Strategy in a Sporting Context

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: There are no specific application deadlines and we will accept applications until the programmes are full. We advise you to apply as soon as possible. 
              • Programme intensity Part-time
                • Average part-time duration 12 months
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                Online
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: Upper Second Class

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              • Strong knowledge in the field of sports management suitable for Masters level academic work
              • Evidence of engagement with professional and academic literature/publications relevant to CPD
              • Ability to manage self-learning and professional duties where applicable
              • Evidence of ability to manage work independently
              • Proven track record of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary issues relevant to their chosen subject area

              Getting a Student Visa

              This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                7956 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                7956 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              • £16,500 with the Real Madrid Graduate School–Universidad Europea option

              Funding

              MSc International Sport Management – Outstanding Student Award

              This scholarship is open to applicants holding an offer for the MSc International Sport Management programme. Applicants will have an outstanding academic and extra-curricular profile and will be able to demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm for sport.

              Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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