The MSc Sport Management has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry.

Parallel to the academic curriculum runs the Complementary CurriculumTM; a journey of professional and personal development. This allows access to industry leading guest speakers and additional certificates such as the Prozone Performance Analysis, Green4Solutions CRM and The FA Level 1 and 2 Coaching award.

UCFB has a wide portfolio of industry contacts who provide opportunities for short term placements and projects including Wembley Stadium, The US Tennis Association and The Football Association.

Student Case Study – Matt Willis

Why did you choose this degree course?

I chose this degree course because I wanted to really start to shape my profile towards the sports industry. With a business law background, I knew that I needed to study an MSc and Sports Management is one that opens many doors within the sports industry.

Why did you choose this university?

As someone who loves sport, particularly football, this is not difficult to answer. There is nowhere like UCFB in the UK and with such a competitive industry, you have to be as niche as possible and I believe UCFB gives us that. Not to mention the daily buzz you get through entering one of the greatest stadiums in the world, day in, day out, and effectively studying within the vicinity of English football.

Furthermore, the vision of founder Professor Phillip Wilson to open a new campus at the Etihad Stadium just epitomises the vision of the institution and should fill all students at UCFB with optimism and belief that they will fulfil their dream of working within the industry.

 3 Things you love about the degree course

  1. Love working within the home of English football every day
  2. The intriguing guest speakers that come in each week, helps broaden your knowledge and perspective of the sports industry
  3. Variety of the courses on offer make for a very interesting and varying learning environment.

3 Things you love about university life

  1. I enjoy the variety – for us the timetable is very varied so days are rarely the same
  2. Being able to meet lots of different people in additional qualification opportunities, such as Prozone Analysis
  3. Sense of reward when you get a good result in an assignments/tasks

What career are you looking to move into once you graduate and why?

I have always been interested in the sports industry but more specifically a role within player representation. Football is the sport that I have the most passion and knowledge of so I hope to work within this area. I feel this role would suit me as I enjoy business and the role would combine both business and sport together. Ultimately, I want the feeling on a Sunday night of excitement going into Monday, rather than the dread I felt previously when I worked in finance recruitment.