University Campus of Football Business (UCFB), which has UK campuses in London and Manchester with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart, is delighted to announce plans that will afford students and graduates the incredible opportunity to study at New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which will host the brand new UCFB global study hubs.

All UCFB students including those studying online have access to these hubs which are located in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations. This will enable students to further enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry as well as learn from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

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UCFB Global study hub locations
UCFB @ Red Bull Arena, New York

Home to popular MLS team New York Red Bulls, this global hub provides access to one of the great sports cities that hosts other world-renowned teams including MLB sides the Yankees and Mets, NBA teams Nets and Knicks, the NFL's Giants and Jets, and fellow MLS club New York City FC.

Red Bull Arena provides a unique opportunity to network with and learn from the revolutionary multinational Red Bull football brand, pioneers in 21st century sport.

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UCFB @ Melbourne Cricket Ground

If Melbourne is the home of Australian sport, then the MCG is the heart of it. This iconic venue is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, boasting a capacity of over 100,000 people. It’s a stadium rich in history and is the scene of some of Australian sport's most memorable moments. The MCG is the birthplace of Test Cricket, the home for the AFL Grand Final and has hosted the Olympic and Commonwealth Games along with a range of major events and concerts.

Located in arguably the world's premier sports precinct, the neighbouring Melbourne Park and AAMI Park venues host Australian Open tennis, A-League football and both rugby codes, allowing UCFB students a truly unique sporting and cultural experience.

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UCFB @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Home of NFL team Atlanta Falcons and 2018 MLS Cup champions Atlanta United, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is one of the most technologically advanced in the world. This brand new 75,000 capacity arena provides a fantastic opportunity for UCFB students to learn and network in a thriving sports city that also hosts the NBA's Hawks and the MLB's Braves.

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UCFB @ Toronto FC

Crowned MLS champions in 2017, Toronto FC are based at Canada’s national football stadium, BMO Field, and are owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE).

A world leading organisation in sports technology, UCFB students will be able to learn from MLSE's unique business that runs successful venue and multi-sport franchise operations. Our Canadian summits will also access MLSE's stunning Scotiabank Arena, home of the NBA's Toronto Raptors and the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Online degree programmes

UCFB’s online programmes give students anywhere in the world the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, and gain further qualifications to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance.

The online model enables students to fit their studies around existing commitments, such as work or childcare, while gaining the qualifications that will open up pathways to a career in the rewarding world of football and sport.

Online degrees available
MSc Football Business Online

The MSc Football Business qualification is designed for those who wish to develop an appreciation of key areas shaping the current landscape of the football industry. The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football business including areas such as governance and regulation, consumer engagement, operational management and business development. Discover more.

MSc International Sport Management Online

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. Discover more.

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On-campus degree programmes

UCFB on-campus students are immersed in the exciting world of football and sport from day one, with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at the heart of each campus in London and Manchester respectively. In addition, on-campus students also have access to UCFB global study hubs.

Postgraduate on-campus degrees available
MSc Football Business

The MSc Football Business qualification is designed for those who wish to develop an appreciation of key areas shaping the current landscape of the football industry. The programme provides opportunities to engage in different aspects of football business including areas such as governance and regulation, consumer engagement, operational management and business development. Discover more.

MSc Football Coaching & Analysis

This programme will take an in-depth look at the numbers that make the game tick, alongside theoretical and practical coaching disciplines. It will enable students to develop a systematic and in-depth understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights for the advanced study of football coaching and analysis. Discover more.

MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing

It is now essential to understand digital viewing trends, social media audiences and how to plan engaging and effective digital media coverage for an ever demanding fan base. The MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing degree programme is designed for graduates and industry practitioners with a keen interest in football and sport. Discover more.

MSc International Sport Management

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. Discover more.

MSc Sport Management

The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sports management. This programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry. Find out more.

Undergraduate on-campus degrees available
BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance

This degree will give you a firm understanding as to how finance affects organisational performance at all levels, with modules that cover the fundamentals of accounting and financial management in a football business context. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing

Football is a multi-billion-pound global industry. With its revenue driven by the marketing of its products and services, competition amongst brands is fierce and qualified professionals are in high demand. On this degree you will gain an understanding of football business and be introduced to concepts such as business models, management, business planning and return on investment by our expert academics. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media

On this programme you will explore facets of media communications and develop understanding of the relationships between industry stakeholders. You will also gain contextual insight into how public relations and journalism relate to the business of sport. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management

This programme allows students to learn how to spot and develop talent, as well as lead with authority. You will engage with, and gain an understanding across, areas such as community coaching, academy coaching, semi-professional, professional and overseas coaching. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development

This programme reflects the needs of the football industry by understanding strategies used around the world, relating theory to practice, and gives students the knowledge and skills to work in youth development departments at clubs domestically and overseas. Identifying and developing talent is an imperative facet of the modern game, with more and more clubs vying for the stars of tomorrow as transfer fees continue to break records. Discover more.

BA (Hons) International Football Business

The globalisation of football has been swift. Growing markets in the likes of Asia and the Americas mean an understanding of the sport in an international context opens many career paths in football business. You will study the key drivers which fuel this rapid growth, including the nature of ‘fandom’, the development of the international football and sports industries and the implications of cultural differences linked to commercial deals. An understanding of how to bid for international events will also form part of this degree programme. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism

On this degree programme, students will learn a range of digital and social media skills which enable sports journalists to tell stories across a range of platforms to reach a global audience. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Physical Education

This programme combines the complex practical and theoretical demands of the subject and provides guidance in allowing you to become an effective leader and educator. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching

This programme is ideal for those looking for experience and understanding of the world of business and sport and to develop as a manager. It provides a unique learning experience and the opportunity to live, learn and develop within the live operations of a professional sports environment by our UEFA qualified coaches, some of whom have previously coached at the academies of leading Premier League clubs. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting

Ideal for those seeking to work in the fast-growing, exciting sports broadcasting industry, this degree is designed for those aspiring for a career either in front of or behind the camera. Learning from UCFB’s experienced practitioners, this course will help you understand practices both on the field and in the studio. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law

This degree links the commercial and legal aspects of sports business, through varied learning such as field trips to the likes of the Supreme Court and workshop masterclasses with sports law specialists. Discover more.

BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology

This degree combines contemporary and traditional areas of research and theory in sports psychology with the principles and skills of management within the football and sports industries. Discover more.

BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

On this degree programme, you will cover core topics such as event planning and event design, as well as the key event components of marketing, finance and event legislation. This programme provides the unique opportunity to study the intricacies of stadium and events management within a world-class sport and entertainment venue. Discover more.

The Global Insight Series

Available online through UCFB digital publications, podcasts and videos, and through live seminars and annual summits across our UCFB campuses, global study hubs and networking centres, this key professional development facet of our offering is distributes to the mobile phone and laptop of every UCFB student and alumni. As an Online student, you will also be able to register to attend guest speaker talks at both of our UK campuses, allowing you to experience both Wembley and Etihad stadiums. Find out more.

Online Masters student Mihir talks the benefits of studying online

 

UCFB global study hubs

New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) play host to UCFB’s global study hubs, enabling students and graduates to enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry.

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Global Sports Summits

From the 2019/20 academic year, each UCFB global study hub will host an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together UCFB students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in the world.

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Online degrees

UCFB's online programmes enable students to fit their studies around existing commitments, such as work or childcare, while gaining the qualifications that will open up pathways to a rewarding career.

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