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Stephanie Fortier

Academy Administration Manager at CF Montreal

I am from Canada and decided to join SBI’s Master. The team behind SBI wanted me to help me grow as a person and take the next step in my career. After completing the Master I was hired by MLS club CF Montreal as the Academy Administration Manager

Günther Peeters

Managing Director at FC Eindhoven

I was able to study the SBI Master in parallel with my job. I had experience in football and wanted to upskill myself and benchmark against what others were doing in the industry. The strong network, and lectures were outstanding. After completing the course I was appointed CEO of FC Eindhoven  

Wes Morgan

Football Player at Leicester City FC

Studying a Master’s at SBI allowed me to gain a full understanding on the business side of football. In many ways it has opened my eyes into the sector that I work in as a professional footballer in the Premier League. They are top professionals that are well connected in the football industry

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French Ligue 1 Domestic Media Rights: Finally Securing A Deal - SBI Barcelona

French Ligue 1 Domestic Media Rights: Finally Securing A Deal Barely a few weeks left for the season start, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing

MLS: Increasing Commercial Growth - SBI Barcelona

MLS: Increasing Commercial Growth It is quite spontaneous to insert Messi’s name in a sentence describing MLS’s growth of late. T

Football Sponsorship: Strong Relationship Between Clubs and Brands - SBI Barcelona

Football Sponsorship: Strong Relationship Between Clubs and Brands By definition, sponsorship in football entails a collaborative arrangement between a football club

Football Sponsorship: Assets, Values and Industry Categories - SBI Barcelona

Football Sponsorship: Assets, Values and Industry Categories Football remains at the forefront of the global sports sponsorship market. As per a report from Ast

Commercial Revenue: Increasing Financial Power of Football Clubs and Leagues - SBI Barcelona

Commercial Revenue: Increasing Financial Power of Football Clubs and Leagues For football clubs, the unique thing about commercial revenue stream is that it is completely in th

Copa America 2024: Powerplay of the Americas - SBI Barcelona

Copa America 2024: Powerplay of the Americas Two continents are witnessing an avalanche of fan emotions in the ongoing mega tournaments being he

Copa America 2024: Powerplay of the Americas - SBI Barcelona

Copa America 2024: Powerplay of the Americas After a rather impressive beginning, the Copa America 2024 enters knockout phase. The 48th edition

Broadcasting Revenue: The Golden Goose? - SBI Barcelona

Broadcasting Revenue: The Golden Goose? Global sports media rights market in 2022 has been estimated to be around $54.7bn / €51.4bn. Euro

Broadcasting Revenue: The Golden Goose? - SBI Barcelona

Broadcasting Revenue: The Golden Goose? Historically, broadcasting has been the primary driving source of revenues for the big five Europea

Master Football Business

Understanding the Business of Football – Webinar with Juan De Dios Crespo He is one of football's most reputable sports lawyers.Juan De Dios Crespo has wo

Master Football Business Management

SBI Student Dinner with André Onana of Manchester United Building a network in football is key. It opens doors to new opportunities&

Euro 2024: Let The Games Begin - SBI Barcelona

Euro 2024: Let The Games Begin As per budgeted estimates by UEFA, Euro 2024 is expected to generate revenue of €2.4bn which is 2

Euro 2024: Let The Games Begin - SBI Barcelona

Euro 2024: Let The Games Begin Euro 2024 has begun with a bang, and how! The 17th edition of Europe’s flagship international men

The Business of Transfers: Part II - SBI Barcelona

The Business of Transfers: Part II Football transfers are an integral part of the global football business. In this, the most importan

The Business of Transfers: Part I - SBI Barcelona

The Business of Transfers: Part I 2024/25 football transfer season is here. While English football transfer window officially opens t

European Leagues Beyond ‘Big Five’ - SBI Barcelona

European Leagues Beyond ‘Big Five’ When it comes to football content, the discussion mostly centres around the ‘big five’ leagues.

European Football Investments: The Growth Story – Part II - SBI Barcelona

European Football Investments: The Growth Story – Part II Continuing with the series on investments in European football, we explore the post-pandemic change

European Football Investments: The Growth Story – Part I - SBI Barcelona

European Football Investments: The Growth Story – Part I The magnet of European football has always attracted investments just the context has changed. From

Thy Name is Valuation – Part II - SBI Barcelona

Thy Name is Valuation – Part II In the previous part of the series on valuation, we touched upon the variations in valuations of di

Thy Name is Valuation - Part I - SBI Barcelona

Thy Name is Valuation – Part I In February 2024, Sir Jim Ratcliffe bought 27.7% stake in Manchester United for a reported sum of $

European Football: High Speed Growth - SBI Barcelona

European Football: High Speed Growth The growing world of European football is a juxtaposition of two situations. On one hand we have hi

Champions League: The Crown Jewel - SBI Barcelona

Champions League: The Crown Jewel UEFA Champions League, the crème-de-la-crème of European football, is coming to the ultimate face

Master in Football Business

Wages: Out of Control? Wages – the single biggest component in operating expenditure of a football club. While the reven

Master in Football Business

Promotion to Top Tier Football: Worth the Efforts That time of the season again: Promotions and relegations. Every season we see the fight for promot

Master in Football Business

Stadium: Where the Action Begins (Part 2) In the previous part, we looked at the matchday revenues namely tickets, hospitality and events gen

Master Football Business

Stadium: Where the Action Begins (Part 1)The humble football stadium which began as a location for community games way back in 1892, has

Master Football Business

Webinar on Building a Career in Football ¨Building a Career in Football.¨  That's the name we've given our upcoming webinar.

Master Football Business

The Business of Women’s Football: Masterclass with Maria Tikas, Sports Journalist at Diario Sport covering FC Barcelona Women's Football is on the rise  SBI had the pleasure of welcoming back former student Mar

Saudi Arabian Football Report

Saudi Arabian Football – Benchmark Report 2023/2024 Football in Saudi Arabia is on the rise.  That's why our research team assembled a business repor

Master in Football Business & Management

Benefit from an Early Bird Rate for SBI’s Master in Football Business & Management Master in Football Business & ManagementSBI's Master in Football Business & Management

Pro Women in Sports: Empowerment, Equality and Inclusivity - SBI Barcelona

Pro Women in Sports: Empowerment, Equality and Inclusivity Last month the SBI Barcelona team attended the first edition of the PRO Women in Sports conference h

Football Sponsorship: Category Landscape - SBI Barcelona

Football Sponsorship: Category Landscape Sponsorship is worth billions in the football industry. As per a report by Astute Analytica, ‘glob

Economic Impact of Sports - SBI Barcelona

Economic Impact of Sports To varying degrees, sports touches almost every human being. To some it is an active trigger of emot

The Moneyed League - SBI Barcelona

The Moneyed League  Naming a set of twenty highest revenue generating clubs ‘The Moneyed League’ is not fo

AFCON: The Jewel of Africa - SBI Barcelona

AFCON: The Jewel of Africa The Africa Cup of Nations also known as AFCON is possibly Africa’s biggest football festival. Host

European Champions: In a League of Their Own - SBI Barcelona

European Champions: In a League of Their Own Europe has been the forefront of football business and no better to study & get a better insight

European Football Media Rights: Will the Big Bucks Continue? - SBI Barcelona

European Football Media Rights: Will the Big Bucks Continue? Four of the ‘big five’ European leagues have already begun their quest to find the next broadcas

Commercial Revenue in Football

Commercial Revenues: On the Rise In the truest sense, commercial revenue is completely dependent on the club. Rest of the revenues ar

Master in Football Business

US Private Equity Group Arctos acquires minority stake in PSG US private equity group Arctos Partners have acquired a minority stake in Paris Saint-Germain. High

Master in Football Business

Navigating Success: Career Opportunities with a Master’s in Football Business Management In the dynamic realm where the passion for football intersects with the strategic world of business,

Master in Football Business

Navigating Success: The Strategic Game of Football Business Management In the realm where the excitement of football intersects with the intricacies of business, Football

Master in Football Business

Private Equity in Football Clubs Private Equity in Football Clubs  Private equity investment in football is here to stay.

Master in Football Business

Webinar: Job Insights in the Football Industry Join us for an upcoming webinar titled ¨Football Industry Job Insights.¨The webinar will take pla

MLS Growth

MLS: Driving Economic Growth The US is geared for an exciting phase in football...or soccer, as they say.FIFA will soon set up

Job Vacancies in Football

End of Summer Transfer Window – Conclusions The 2023/24 summer transfer window ended last week. A period of extensive negotiations, strat

SBI Master Football Business

Student Testimonial: Alejandro Carrasco – Master in Football Business & Management We know that hearing from SBI graduates can give valuable insight and perspective when deciding t

World Football Summit

World Football Summit 2023: Must-Attend Event for Recognition in the Football Industry Join the World Football Summit Europe in Seville, Spain on September 20-21. Unlock networking opport

SBI Embarks on a Transformative Journey in Football Business Education - SBI Barcelona

SBI Embarks on a Transformative Journey in Football Business Education SBI Embarks on a Transformative Journey in Football Business Education   Exciting

The Times: Interview with Troy Deeney in which he mentions he's studying the Master with SBI Barcelona - SBI Barcelona

The Times: Interview with Troy Deeney in which he mentions he’s studying the Master with SBI Barcelona You can click here to access the article  

The Guardian: Former Professional Footballer Bobby Copping mentions he's undertaking the Master with SBI Barcelona - SBI Barcelona

The Guardian: Former Professional Footballer Bobby Copping mentions he’s undertaking the Master with SBI Barcelona You can click here to access the article

PFA Education: Professional Football Players Talk About their Experience Studying at SBI - SBI Barcelona

PFA Education: Professional Football Players Talk About their Experience Studying at SBI You can click here to access the article

Champions League: The Money Game - SBI Barcelona

Champions League: The Money Game Champions League 2022/23 quarter finals provided some exhilarating matches, with eight of Europe's e

Webinar: Betting Sponsors in Football: What Next? - SBI Barcelona

Webinar: Betting Sponsors in Football: What Next? The recent ban on betting sponsors in the Premier League highlights the commercial limits of footb

FIFA AGENT REGULATIONS - SBI Barcelona

FIFA AGENT REGULATIONS FIFA Agent Regulations  Football agents had become the driving force in transactions behin

Managing Director at FC Eindhoven talks about his learning experience with SBI - SBI Barcelona

Managing Director at FC Eindhoven talks about his learning experience with SBI Managing Director at FC Eindhoven talks about his learning experience with SBI  Are you wo

SBI Success Story: Ounsi Awit - SBI Barcelona

SBI Success Story: Ounsi Awit Ounsi Awit: SBI Success Story We recently welcomed back our former student, Ounsi Awit, who complet

FIFA Agent Regulations - SBI Barcelona

FIFA Agent Regulations Football agents had become the driving force in transactions behind the scenes. They represent their

Webinar: Betting Sponsors in Football: What Next? - SBI Barcelona

Webinar: Betting Sponsors in Football: What Next? The recent ban on betting sponsors in the Premier League highlights the commercial limits of footb

Champions League: The Money Game - SBI Barcelona

Champions League: The Money Game Champions League 2022/23 quarter finals provided some exhilarating matches, with eight of Europe's e