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How ESSMA contributes to the unique FBA Masters programme

The FBA, an ESSMA Partner, offers students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry. ESSMA supports the FBA to help educate football’s future business leaders on the intricacies of optimizing the environmental, social and economic benefits of a stadium by mixing theoretical and practical experiences against benchmarks of best practices.

The ESSMA experience

The FBA programme includes a 10-week online course “Powered by ESSMA” with high-level guest lecturers, two extensive field trips to some of Europe’s most iconic stadiums, special invitations to the ESSMA Summit where The FBA students will attend workshops, conferences, tours, and have the opportunity to network, as well as dedicated internship opportunities at member clubs, leagues and associations. 

Stadium Operations course

ESSMA’s 10-week Stadium Operations online course is unique as each lecture is given by industry experts within the ESSMA community, presenting practical lessons related to stadium operations. The three main topics focus on Stadium Development, Operations & Exploitation and Fan Experience. Guest speakers include Birger Nass (DFL), Benjamin Steen (FC Bayern Munich), Balint Maté (Ferencvárosi TC), Ben Veenbrink (FC Groningen), Julio Tarréga (former Valencia CF) and John Barrow (ESSMA Services).

About the FBA

The FBA, The Football Business Academy, is an educational institution dedicated to the football industry. It offers an innovative and comprehensive Professional Master in Football Business which has been developed in a collaborative way with football industry experts around one foremost objective: to provide students with all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in this passionate and dynamic industry.

Learn more about The FBA 

Interesting in joining the FBA? Apply before 30 June and start your Master in September 2018.