Course Name:

Professional Master in Football Business


The Football Business Academy (FBA)


Lisbon, Portugal


CHF 30,000.00


  • Master
  • Part-Time Online, Full-Time in Person
  • 12 months
  • March & September
  • Hybrid
  • English

About The FBA

The FBA is a global leader in football business education whose goal is to accelerate the professionalisation of the football industry and develop current and future leaders in the game. Founded in 2017 and based in Switzerland, The FBA is best known for its flagship degree – the Professional Master in Football Business - developed and frequently updated in a collaborative way with football industry experts around one foremost objective: to provide you with all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in this passionate and dynamic industry. 

Created for people who want to pursue a career in the football industry, The Football Business Academy offers a unique and comprehensive program that prepares all Candidates for success in the dynamic future of the football industry, worldwide. We have teamed up with industry experts to create our programs in Football Business, which trains the talented leaders of tomorrow while challenging the status quo with 3 key pillars of today: Knowledge, Experience & Network. 

The FBA in numbers:

  • 91% sports employability rate, including 86% of our Alumni working in the football industry worldwide after Graduation (Average as of January 2023). 
  • 3 months is the average time for our Alumni to find a job in the sports industry, including football, post-graduation.
  • Over 200 Alumni around the world and in constant growth, building a global FBA network for them and our Candidates.
  • 69 nationalities so far. Our Candidates and Alumni have hailed from 5 continents creating truly global classrooms.
  • Over 75 partners from the football industry joined our network, supporting us with guaranteed internships and Student Business Projects (SBPs) for our Candidates, among other fruitful collaborations.

Professional Master in Football Business

Our 12-month Master Degree program is divided into 4 modules. In order to deliver the best football business leaders of tomorrow, we believe it is essential for you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of such a dynamic industry - as is football - while combining theory with practice. And to achieve this, our program has been structured in such a way that it allows you to naturally transition from one phase into the next. 

Online & On-site classes

You'll begin with two online modules, supported by our customized Learning Management System (LMS), to enhance your industry knowledge while still preparing for your transition to the football world. In Module 4 in Lisbon, you'll attend on-site classes and workshops on a state-of-the-art campus (NOVA School of Business and Economics). All courses are instructed by our industry-experienced Faculty with a focus on your professional development.

Guaranteed Internship

We take pride in being able to place our Candidates at renowned football-related organizations for their mandatory internships. After analyzing the different needs and interests of our Candidates and Partners, we carefully identify the best synergies in order to propose and facilitate mutually beneficial opportunities.

Networking Week

What better way to become a football business leader than by participating in prominent football business events and meeting current ones? You will receive a complimentary invitation to a networking event where, together with The FBA's staff, you will be able to develop your portfolio of contacts and expand your knowledge of the industry.

Field Trips

A vital aspect of the program. Field trips allow you to apply the concepts and practices learned during the courses, expand your network, and position yourself in the market. These visits to football clubs and organizations offer you another chance to physically experience and visualize what you have learned. 

Student Business Project

You will have the opportunity to work in teams on a project given by an FBA Partner. The SBP is your graduation project in which you will need to bring together the knowledge, skills and experience obtained throughout the program and prove you are ready to enter the football industry, add value, and help transform it.

Our Alumni

While some of our Candidates were already working in the football industry prior to joining our Master, the vast majority of them are career switchers coming from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Today, they have made a name for themselves in the industry they are passionate about and are putting in considerable effort to disseminate The FBA values throughout it.


All aspiring Candidates must:
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 
  • Have a good level of English
  • Be able to finance the program

Documents required to apply:
  • A CV/Resume in English in PDF Format
  • A Motivation Letter (minimum 500 words)
  • A copy of your University’s Degree
  • A copy of your passport

Applications are open for our September 2024 and March 2025 Editions!

Let’s Build the Future of Football Together!