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What is the Master in Football Business & Management?

It is an eight-month program designed for those looking to start or advance their career in the football industry. The course is taught by the top football executives in the industry, working for top clubs in the Premier League, La Liga among numerous other sporting organizations. It is also academically-recognized by Florida Global University in Miami, USA.

How do I pay the program fees?

We offer different options for completing payment. You can secure your spot for any of our programs via online credit card payments, Paypal and international bank transfers. For further information please email us at info@sbibarcelona.com and we will send you all of the information in order for you to complete payment.

What is the average class size?

All our online programs have a maximum of 30 participants. This policy has been implemented to ensure the quality and personalized approach to our learning environment. For this reason we recommend interested participants to register early as the courses regularly fill up.

What are the benefits of studying at the Sports Business Institute?

The Sports Business Institute Barcelona is one of few industry-specific academies in the world that offers practical online training in English and Spanish focused on the business side of football. The knowledge, experiences and contacts that you will be able to make during this period will undoubtedly help you advance or begin a successful career in the football industry in the areas of marketing, sponsorship, event organization, athlete management and media relations.

Who will be teaching the courses?

All SBI programs are taught by professional executives with ample teaching and work experience in the sports industry. Some courses are also complemented by guest lecturers from the leading football clubs, governing bodies and sports organizations.

Do I obtain a certification once I complete the courses?

At the end of each program, you will receive a certificate that validates your successful completion of the program. This certificate is only awarded to those students that attend 75% of the sessions and complete all required assignments and tests. Our certifications are highly regarded in the football sector. As proof we can proudly say that we have trained top executives from the likes of FIFA, UEFA, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, Manchester United, MCFC, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Inter Milan, among numerous other clubs, federations, media outlets and agencies worldwide. Furthermore, you will form part of the SBI Alumni association that will allow you to network with former students and give you access to all job offers and potential internship opportunities with our partnering institutions both in Spain and abroad.

What is the Barcelona Corporate Football Tour?

The Barcelona Corporate Football Tour is an exclusive professional study trip organized by the Sports Business Institute in Barcelona. The program consists of site visits to the top football clubs in the city and is complemented by seminars by top football executives and social events in Barcelona. For more information you can visit the program details by going to the Barcelona Corporate Football Tour on our site.

What is the Football Digital Marketing & Social Media Online Course?

The Football Digital Marketing & Social Media Online Course is a two-month online course designed for those looking to work in digital media, communications, business intelligence, CRM, community management and online brand management within the football industry. You can check out the full program details by going to the Football Communication and Digital Media Online Course on our site.

What is the Football Marketing & Management Online Course?

The Football Marketing & Management Online Course is a two-month online course designed to help candidates start or advance their career in the marketing, sponsorship, media and event management in the football industry. You can check out full program details by going to the Football Marketing & Management Online Course on our site.

Where are the face-to-face courses taught?

Our face-to-face programs and seminars are delivered across several locations in Barcelona. We have partnerships with various universities, business schools and hotels in the city. Depending on the size of the cohort the venue tends to vary. For more information about our face-to-face training initiatives and events email us at info@sbibarcelona.com

Are there any testimonials from former students?

Yes, feel free to read some under the TESTIMONIALS page at the upper main menu .

How will I be evaluated?

Students must complete a series of hands-on assignments and practical tests during the courses to ensure that the concepts are learned. We then provide detailed feedback by industry professionals to ensure that participants get the most out of their learning experience and can put into practice the knowledge acquired. For certain programs, students must complete a Final Project at the end of the course.

Will SBI courses help me find a job in the football industry?

Numerous former students of SBI have gone on to work for the top clubs, federations, brands, agencies and representation firms in the sports industry. This will ultimately depend on your dedication and persistence. We can guarantee that you will learn the knowledge and practical skills required to work football through our hands-on practical methodology. You will also be exposed to football executives during the course and have opportunities to network with the most successful professionals in the industry.

How are the online classes taught?

All classes are taught via web conference with the support of an integral e-learning platform. Prior to the class, students must log in to the platform to download the course material and prepare the readings and case studies for the lesson. During the interactive web conference an industry professional leads the session and moderates a dynamic class discussion to exchange ideas and draw conclusions. Throughout the course you will also have the support of an SBI tutor at your disposal via email.

What language are the classes taught in?

All of our courses are offered in both English and Spanish. If you choose the Spanish version of the course, please note that you will need to have an introductory level of English. This is because most of our guest lecturers are international football executives and speak English during the masterclasses.

What is Sports Business Insitute Barcelona?

The Sports Business Institute Barcelona is a private institute that offers sport management programs with a particular focus on marketing, sponsorship, media, and event management in the football/soccer industry. We specialize in online training and face-to-face executive training.

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