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About UCFB x GIS

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB)is a world first in higher education, offering undergraduate university degrees in the football and sports industry. UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

For Master’s programmes, UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS) offers a ground-breaking Master’s degree portfolio utilising a global network of industry leaders and its elite stadium venues in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. GIS also hosts a world-class executive education portfolio led by VSI Executive Education (VSI), professional qualifications for students, graduates and sports business people, and an Industry Advisory Board packed with leading names in the world of sport.

From 2021, GIS will open its first North American campus in South Florida. Set to deliver degrees in the US from June 2021, GIS’ first non-UK campus will be based at the Inter Miami CF Stadium. The first programme to be taught at the GIS Inter Miami CF Stadium Campus will be the MSc Sports Directorship, delivered in partnership with VSI.

In addition to the unique degree and executive education programmes, UCFB and GIS also offer an Employability and Enrichment programme of best-in-class executive speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities. Previous guest speakers have included England manager Gareth Southgate; BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. UCFB and GIS also have a number of partnerships with some of the leading names in sport, including The Football Association, League Managers Association, The National League, Rugby Football League and The National League, giving students access to some of the biggest and best minds in football and sport.

Over 90% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, with two thirds of those working within the football and sports industry. For Master’s graduates, 92% are in employment within six months of graduating, with 82% of those working within the football and sport.. Our graduates work at the likes of The Football Association, Manchester United, The Rugby Football League and EDP Soccer in the US.

 GIS Global Study Hubs

All UCFB and GIS students have access to the GIS global study hubs which are located at Inter Miami CF StadiumNew York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 Undergraduate Degrees

A world first in higher education, the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) offers unique university degrees focused on a career in the football and sports industry.

Our range of degree programmes span this multi-billion pound industry and the many career opportunities that exist within it. From media to coaching, marketing to finance, and events management to psychology, these dedicated sports industry programmes will help set students up for a long, successful career in an industry they have a passion for.

UCFB offers the following on-campus and blended undergraduate degree programmes:

BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended)

BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development 

BA (Hons) International Football Business

BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism

BA (Hons) Physical Education

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Coaching

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law

BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

Master's Degrees

UCFB's Global Institute of Sport has developed a profile of pioneering Master's qualifications to enable those working within the industry to drive forward their career, and to provide a gateway for those aspiring to pursue their ambitions of working in the sport.

UCFB's Global Institute of Sport (GIS) offers the following on-campus, online and blended Master's degree programmes:

MA Football Coaching (Blended)

MSc Football Business

MSc Football Business (Online)

MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing

MSc International Sport Management

MSc International Sport Management (Online)

MSc Sport Management

MSc Sports Directorship

Executive Education & Professional Qualifications

UCFB's Global Institute of Sport (GIS) has partnered with VSI Executive Education to deliver the following groundbreaking executive education and professional qualification programmes:

Executive Education

CEO of a Sports Organisation

The Executive Athlete: Driving Human Performance for Business Success

Professional Qualifications

Football Finance: its role in successful & sustainable clubs

Leading Sporting Organisations

Professional Media Training

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

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