Strategic partnership between ESSMA and The Football Business Academy
ESSMA is delighted to partner up with The Football Business Academy (The FBA). The FBA offers its 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.
A complete program
Together with The FBA, ESSMA will develop a comprehensive framework through which students at The FBA’s Professional Master in Football Business will be able to acquire knowledge and practical insights into the world of stadium operations and management. From ESSMA’s point of view, we want to draw on our know-how and qualitative industry partners 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.
“Football, as a product, takes place in stadiums first and foremost. Therefore, we wanted to ensure The FBA students can gain a profound understanding of best practices and we are convinced ESSMA will be the perfect partner for delivering first-class content and experiences.”
Kristian Dobrev, Partnerships Director at The FBA
The ESSMA experience
The collaboration will include a 10-week online course “Powered by ESSMA” with high-level guest lecturers, 2 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.
“We are proud to become a strategic partner of The Football Business Academy. This feels as a perfect match with our own core values: ‘knowledge, network, experience’. This program delivers a great opportunity for students to gain more experience in a fast-changing industry and we are convinced that ESSMA can contribute to educate the next generation of football business professionals. We look forward to working together, meeting interesting people and sharing our knowledge.”
John Barrow, Director at ESSMA Services
About the FBA
The FBA, The Football Business Academy, is a new 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.
ESSMA, the European Stadium and Safety Management Association is built around three pillars: Workshops and Events, Business Intelligence and Strategic Support.
ESSMA offers a platform to stadium professionals where they can share, learn and discuss topics related to ESSMA’s areas of expertise: Stadium Development, Operations & Ticketing, Sustainability & Smart Stadiums, Safety & Security, Fan Entertainment & Hospitality and Pitch Management.