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International Sport Management

Delivered in and around the world famous Wembley Stadium, this degree is designed to prepare graduates to take on leadership roles in the business of sport across the globe. With an additional learning period also provided at the Real Madrid Graduate School in Spain, students will gain invaluable experience for their final dissertation and employability prospects.

UCFB's unique MSc International Sport Management 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 sport industry, for example in management, marketing or operations.

In addition to the inimitable degree programme delivered at UCFB Wembley's world class facilities, students will 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.

By experiencing two of the most iconic sporting destinations in the world, Wembley Stadium and Madrid, students are fully immersed within the sports industry and are able to develop a network of world-class industry contacts.

As a capstone to the MSc International Sport Management degree, students may have an opportunity to specialise their academic experience by undertaking a research project with a sports organisation, leveraging UCFB's global network of contacts with leading companies such as The Football Association, BBC Sport, the US Tennis Association, the Rugby Football League, as well as a multitude of football and sporting clubs both domestically and overseas. MSc students are also encouraged to apply for short term placements, internships and projects via our dedicated Employability and Enrichment team.

At UCFB we bridge the gap between academia and business. In parallel to the academic curriculum run the Employment & Enrichment events; a journey of professional and personal development through learning and knowledge enhancement activities. The Employment & Enrichment events allow access to industry leading guest speakers, business opportunities and additional classes.

London is a phenomenal opportunity for students to live and learn in a truly global city.

Graduates of the MSc International Sport Management programme will be awarded degrees by our esteemed academic partner institution, Bucks New University.

Entry requirements

You will have a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 classification or an international equivalent. International students that require an IELTS must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, or recognised equivalent). Relevant academic experience in business, marketing or sport is desirable.

Course modules

Financial and Human Capital Management, Leadership and Influence in Sport, Sustainable Stadium and Event Management, Global Strategic Sports Marketing Management, Corporate Strategy in a Sporting Context, Globalisation of Sport Management, Research Methods and Dissertation.

During the months of May, June and July, students will enjoy the truly unique opportunity to live and learn in Madrid, Spain's capital city and home to the 10-time European football champions, Real Madrid.
Whilst undertaking a 30 ECTS credit Diploma in Sport Management at the Real Madrid Graduate School - which students would earn in addition to the MSc International Sport Management degree - the invaluable learning enhancement experience is expected to provide a further foundation for employability prospects in the global sport marketplace.

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