Football Business Academy

Football Business Academy

The Football Business Academy offers a unique and comprehensive one year Master’s Program that prepares Candidates for success in the dynamic, global future of the football industry. While some of our Candidates were already working in the football industry prior to joining our Master, the vast majority of them are career switchers coming from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

Top reasons to study here

  • Guaranteed internship at prestigious football related organizations such as Paris Saint-Germain, World Football Summit, Concacaf, Liga Portugal.
  • Access to top industry leaders and football organization through The FBA Family including an Alumni community that keeps growing around the world.
  • Faculty of highly experienced industry professionals.

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About

History

The football industry has developed tremendously over the past years and continues its spectacular rise as witnessed by increases in TV rights deals, transfer numbers, and participation levels, to name just a few, around the world. Sadly, due to a lack of professionalism, transparency and ethics a lot of scandals keep taking place and more fans and stakeholders than ever are demanding change. 

Education

The 12 months in the Professional Master in Football Business from Football Business Academy are divided into 4 modules:

  • Module 1 - 3 months online classes.
  • Module 2 - 3 months online classes.
  • Module 3 - 3 months of Guaranteed Internship in the football industry.
  • Module 4 - 2 months in Lisbon, Portugal with on-site classes. You will be working in the Student Business Project (SBP) which is a real consulting case for one of our partners. Also, it is included some Field Trips around Europe where we take the students to different stadiums and clubs.

Research

The SBP will be sanctioned by one of our Partner Network members and will give Candidates the opportunity to work in teams on a real project given by a football club, federation, or other football-related organization, thereby allowing them to keep moving forward into the football industry.

Career

For the Football Business Academy, the most important part of the Master’s program is actually when the Candidates graduate. It does the maximum in order to help them securing a job as soon as possible. 

Alumni are currently working for companies such as UEFA, NWSL, Coca-Cola, Puma, New York Red Bulls, Liga Portugal, Liverpool FC, socios.com or world class football agencies such as Avid Sports & Entertainment (representing players such as Aaron Ramsey) and Entourage Sports & Entertainment (working with players such as Roberto Carlos, Lionel Messi or Sadio Mané).

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Services

Student services

The Football Business Academy and Nova School of Business & Economics have an agreement designed to bring a part of The FBA’s Professional Master in Football Business to Nova SBE’s campus, while also foster the exchange of know-how and intercultural experiences.

Having access to a modern 90,000 square meter campus such as the one Nova SBE has will enhance the experience significantly. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Football Business Academy and Nova School of Business & Economics have an agreement designed to bring a part of The FBA’s Professional Master in Football Business to Nova SBE’s campus, while also foster the exchange of know-how and intercultural experiences.

In its 40-year history, Nova SBE has become Portugal’s top brand in higher education and has developed a reputation for having a mindset of innovation and excellence. They are part of a select group of business schools which have the Triple Crown Accreditations – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Indeed, less than 1% of the world’s business schools have this highly recognized education standard.

Student Reviews

I am the main character of my own story and dreams
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I hope to enroll to the Football Business Academy this upcoming semester.

Best Online Football Business Masters
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Interactive and insightful.

Brief comments
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really liked the fact that the professors are professionals from the industry, but at the same time I would have liked the course structured to be organized in a more “scholastic” way, particularly with more clarity on the assignments and the grades. People from the FBA are really caring, and I appreciated that a lot, they’re always on spot whenever there are problems...

Carcavelos, Lisbon, Portugal

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