BA (Hons) Football Business Management

BA (Hons) Football Business Management

This course will provide you with both a specialised knowledge of football management and a broader understanding of business processes. You will gain skills and knowledge that will prepare you for any business management role, giving you plenty of options when you graduate. Meanwhile your specialist modules will explore the complexities unique to football related businesses. This includes:

  • Sponsorship and naming rights
  • Sport marketing
  • Fandom and consumer behaviour
  • People management
  • Football venue and facility management
  • The globalisation of football
  • Public relations in football management.

We have many connections in the football industry, from amateur to professional level, and you will be able to take advantage of our growing network. You will hear from guest lecturers who are industry professionals, visit sites such as FA, UEFA and club venues, and have opportunities to take part in placements with some of these partners. This allows you to gain professional experience and expand your own network. These partners also contribute to the development of our curriculum and assessments, ensuring your learning is kept relevant to the contemporary football world.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You will receive a professional qualification (Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership) alongside your degree.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

The skills you gain on this course will prepare you well for a career either in managing football related businesses or in other business management roles. Alongside specialist knowledge of the sport industry you will gain transferrable skills in communication, marketing, managing people and projects and problem solving.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Sport and leisure management
  • Outdoor education
  • Personal training
  • Sports administration
  • Event management

Course Details

Optional Placement Year

As with all of our Business courses, you have the option to go on a placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree. If you choose not to do a full year, you can do a shorter placement module in Year 2. You can also choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

Year 1

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
The Global Football Industry
The Dynamics of Sports Marketing
Business Analytics and the Block Chain
Event Planning and Development
Financial Concepts and Planning

Year 2

Managing People in the Service Industries
Football Marketing Strategy
Managing Football Facilities and Venues
Research Methods for Service Industries
Professional Placement
Business, Creativity and Opportunism Skills for the Workplace of Today
Contemporary Issues in the Football Industry

Year 3

Research Investigation
Strategic Leadership and Management in Football Business
Regulation and Governance in Football Business
Media, Communications and Football Business
Commercial Development and Football Business

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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