Home to Major League Soccer’s newest franchise, the Inter Miami CF Stadium officially opened in 2020 when the club made its MLS debut. Built in just eight months, the 18,000 capacity arena has been given a full Inter Miami makeover and is decked out in the club’s pink, white and black colours. 

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On campus and online students, as well as alumni, are able to attend the Global Sports Summit event at the Inter Miami CF Stadium each year. The summit is based around 4-5 days of specially tailored talks, workshops and visits specific to the American sports industry.

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Annual Global Summit

The schedule in Miami, like the summits at each GIS hub, will be based around four themes:

  • From the pitch – hear from those who contribute towards the playing side of sport such as coaches, match analysts and sports scientists;
  • From industry – find out more from those who’re responsible for what happens behind the scenes, including marketing managers, agents and media officers;
  • From the boardroom – learn about how the big decisions are taken at clubs and organisations from the likes of chief executives and chief finance officers;
  • Cultural activities – this will include visits to national landmarks, more of Miami's leading stadiums and at least one live sports fixture (subject to fixture lists).

Guest speakers for the summit will be confirmed closer to the event, but attendees will be able to hear from the leaders and key personnel at some of Miami’s leading sports and clubs.

Multiple time zone delivery

From the 2021/22 academic year, our MSc Football Business and MSc International Sport Management online programme will be delivered in three time zones for the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Australasia. Our MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing (Online) programme will also be available for both the Americas and Europe and Africa.

Synchronous, live sessions will be delivered for the GMT/BST, AEST/AEDT and EST/EDT time zones to provide the greatest studying flexibility. To further enhance the learning experience around the world, there will be various touchpoints throughout the year for all students, including guest speaker sessions and networking opportunities.

Global Insight Series

The Global Insight Series is an elite on-campus and online networking and thought leadership series. Delivered both online through a variety of digital publications, podcasts, videos and seminars, with lives seminars also held across our various GIS & UCFB campuses and business centres, this key professional development facet of our offering is distributed to the mobile phone and laptop of every member of the GIS & UCFB family, students, alumni and business partners alike.

The Global Insight Series provides unprecedented access and collaboration opportunities between the world’s elite sports network.

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Miami loves sport

No one can deny that Miami is one of the most exciting sports destinations in the US. Host to teams in the five major North American professional leagues – Major League Soccer (MLS), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Hockey League (NHL) – Florida’s most populated city is packed full of sports clubs, events and arenas with a long history of success.

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The 2017 El Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid was held at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd

Discover Miami

Famous for sun, fun and glamour, Miami is one of the key gateways to the United States from Europe. As the most southerly major city in US, this Floridian metropolis is home to a world-famous art deco scene, miles and miles of golden beaches and a thriving sports culture.

Your guide to Miami
A brief history

Traded between Spain, Britain and then the US, Miami started to become the important tourist destination it is today in the early 20th century as people began to discover its year-round climate and idyllic coastline. This is when the building boom started and the rich and famous began moving into the area, first in spectacular mansions and later the art deco architecture found near South Beach. The 21st century has seen Miami become one of, if not the, world’s key cruise destinations, serving over 20 cruise companies and 60 different passenger ships.

Miami has a long and proud Latin culture, with reportedly up to 70% of the city’s population identifying as Hispanic. This is reflected across the city, especially in Little Havana, the hub for Cubans arriving in town in the 1950s and 1960s – named after the island’s capital.

Things to do

Do you prefer going to the beach or shopping? Maybe you’re a history buff? Unsurprisingly, Miami caters for all. Downtown Miami is known for its collection of both historic and modern buildings, and Little Havana is famed for its Latin galleries and bustling restaurants. Head over to Miami Beach to experience the glamour this city is famed for: Ocean Drive, South Beach, the historic Art Deco district – just remember your sun cream.

Sport in Miami

Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers and now Inter Miami. One thing Miami isn’t short of is elite sports franchises playing in North America’s leading leagues.

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Food & drink

Given Miami’s European links and strong ties to Latin culture, good food is just around the corner in this city. Think flavour, think fresh, think filling. Empandas, Cuban sandwiches, Key lime pie, incredible sea food and alligator – whether it’s a street vendor or fine dining, all of this and more makes Miami a gastronomical delight.

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Driven by sport, powered by industry

UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is the leading destination for Master’s degrees and executive education in the world’s most exciting sector. Driving the fast-paced world of sport, GIS is powered by a global network of industry leaders and elite stadium venues.

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Take the opportunity to download our Master's, Executive Education & Professional Qualifications prospectus and find out more about the Global Institute of Sport!

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