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BA Hons Business Management (Sport & Football)


The BA (Hons) Business Management (Sport & Football) is a unique degree that uses a range of football scenarios and themes as a means to teach the principles of business.

The degree, which is undertaken primarily via distance learning, has been devised by The Open University in partnership with The Football League Trust. This degree allows you to develop business skills transferable beyond sport.  

The degree allows students to select specific business, management, training and sports modules to match their career ambitions with intriguing themes such as the economics of football, motivation, team effectiveness, and strategic management.  Using case studies and examples from the football industry students will develop skills and understanding of business, management, training and sport. Studies will use film, text and online materials to apply theory to real world situations. Students in England and Wales will also attend workshops at Football League stadia to gain an understanding of the complex operations of a professional club.

The degree could open up a career in the business side of football. However, first and foremost this is a business management degree, so it is relevant for wide range of industries and sectors.

The course has the flexibility to tailor learning around your free time, studying in places to suit you.

To learn more about this unique opportunity with The Football League Trust and The Open University - a world leader in modern distance learning, please visit