BA Sport Management Online Programme

The FIFPro Online Academy is an educational programme specifically developed for professional footballers (and other athletes) who want to study alongside their football career. FIFPro – the World Players’ Union and the University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) jointly developed this programme.

The duration of the course is 3 ½ years consisting of 7 semesters. The first 2 years are working towards an AP Degree and the remaining 1 ½ years are working to towards the BA Degree in Sports Management. If required it will be possible to extend each part of the degree (the AP degree and the top-up programme) with one year.

Time consumption is likely to be 16-20 hours weekly depending on individual study skills and wishes regarding extension of the programme.

Study principles are a mix of lecturing, sparring through dialogue, literature reviews (readings), assignments, case studies and discussions, group work and guest lectures.

There will be two periods of internship during the programme - one during AP degree and one during top-up programme - and each internship has a duration of three months. UCN have contact to clubs regarding internships, but an internship in your own club is also a possibility. Unions will try to assist in locating internship places.

The course will include and cover the following topics:

  • Sport Industry
  • Sport Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Sponsorships and Fundraising
  • Sport Management (Strategy, Organisation and Management Theories)
  • Sport Economics (Sport as a Product, Sport Finance)
  • Methodology and Research in Sports
  • Consultancy
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Contracts
  • Risk Management

Graduates of the FIFPro Online Academy receive a BA-degree in Sport Management.

To download more information on the course click here.

Any interested members are advised to contact Shane Birtles.

Tel: 0161 236 0637
Email: education@thepfa.co.uk