MSc Sports Directorship

General

Program Description

This elite executive Master’s programme is designed to equip sports professionals and leaders with the skills to develop a successful vision and deliver for the long-term success of sports organisations via the prominent role of Sporting Director.

Location: UCFB Etihad Campus

Overview

The MSc in Sports Directorship will qualify you for one of the most important roles today in modern global sport, that of Sporting Director, and critically, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to equip you to sit in a strategic leadership role in a sporting organisation. This two-year part-time course teaches a unique curriculum, tailored to meet the real demands of leading sports organisations.

Covering sports leadership, personal development, masterminding innovation and change, sports governance and best practice – alongside a diverse range of hands-on extra-curricular activities – the course provided unrivalled preparation for the role of the sporting director. At the heart of the programme is the application of neuroscience. Rapidly gaining a foothold in the sporting and business world, this cognitive approach to performance is exclusive to the MSc Sports Directorship and is simply a must-have for any sporting organisations on the lookout for a sporting director.

Designed to fit both on-campus learning and remote study around your work commitments, the MSc Sports Directorship equips you to become a sports business professional with all the skills and practical experience you need to take your next career step with confidence.

Graduate with the MSc Sports Directorship and join an elite group with the ability to apply for the role of a sporting director with a tailored degree under your belt.

Modules

Year 1

  • Personal Leadership in a Global Sporting Environment
  • Leading High-Performance Sports Organisations in the Global Environment

Year 2

  • Leading Innovation and Change in the Global Sports Industry
  • Financial, Legal and Media Issues for the Sporting Director
  • Applied Professional Project

Entry requirements

It takes an ambitious person to take part in the MSc Sports Directorship. We’re looking for self-starters who possess a combination of skills, experience and the desire to succeed. You may already be working in a sporting environment, for instance in coaching, medical, finance or marketing role, and looking for the next crucial step in your sporting career. Alternatively, you may be in a business role, and seeking to make the move into the sport to use your business skills in a new way.

The course also offers ex-players and sports professionals to acquire the business skills needed to take the step into the position on a sporting director. Many of our delegates spent their youth playing, not studying, and the application process takes that into account. The course is designed to build on existing talents and experience, whilst developing new leading-edge skills that are in demand throughout the sporting community.

Entry onto the course is therefore through a blend of life experience, career and reason for wanting to do the programme.

Admissions/Selection Criteria

  • Strong knowledge in the field of sports management suitable for Masters level academic work
  • Evidence of engagement with professional and academic literature/publications relevant to CPD
  • Ability to manage self-learning and professional duties where applicable
  • Evidence of ability to manage work independently
  • Proven track record of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary issues relevant to their chosen subject area

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria for this programme, or for more information, please email admissions@ucfb.com

International students

GIS cannot currently sponsor non-EU students’ visas.

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if:

  • You are a British citizen
  • You are a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state or Switzerland
  • You have a visa to stay in the UK for another purpose that allows you to study

If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact compliance@ucfb.com. You can also study one of our Online postgraduate degrees.

How to apply

To apply for this programme, please click here and follow the instructions to complete your application via our Learner Portal.

To apply for this programme, please click here and follow the instructions to complete your application via our Learner Portal.

To apply for this programme, please click here and follow the instructions to complete your application via our Learner Portal.

Career Prospects

The Master’s Degree in Sporting Directorship is the first of its kind designed to develop all the personal and commercial attributes you need to become a successful Sporting Director.

The purpose of the course is to develop learners with the knowledge and skillsets required to move into a strategic leadership role at the executive level within a sports organisation or sports business.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

UCFB's Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is a world first in sports education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry. We provide an exceptional environment to live and learn in ... Read More

UCFB's Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is a world first in sports education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry. We provide 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. Read less
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