MBA in Football Business – (24 Months Online)

Careers & Outcomes

Program Length

24 Months

Total Duration

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Full Program)

23,000 EUR



Program Overview


This course is relevant to anyone who wants a prestigious degree in business. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is now seen as the minimum entry requirement for a career in management and increasingly in the 21st-century employers are looking for not only the rigor that is associated with the attainment of the MBA but a specialism for specific functional business areas.


We are offering an MBA with flexibility — study with us to achieve a qualification that will change your lives. This MBA program is delivered 100% online that allows you to study anytime, anyplace, and anywhere to fit in with your busy lifestyles. The program adopts a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that will allow you to develop both personally and professionally.


The unique degree is delivered in conjunction with Longford International College and Leeds United Football Club. While the degree is an MBA degree, it has a football business focus. The MBA involves one week onsite at Leeds United Stadium at Elland Road, where lectures will be accompanied by guest speakers from this world-famous club. You will get to meet the people behind the scenes in a large football club and understand how business strategy, marketing, HR, and finances are managed in a premier league club.


Scholarships up to 50% of Program Fees available


Scholarships are available for deserving candidates. You can apply for a scholarship only after you have applied for this program through our application portal. After submission of your application, you will receive your application number. This application number is required when you apply for a scholarship. If you already have your application number, please apply for the scholarship by clicking the link below.




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Program Length

24 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


The Rushford Online MBA program in Football Business is comprised of a total of 27 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course comprises 2 to 4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 Core courses and 5 out of the 9 Elective courses and complete a capstone project to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Football Business award.

Managerial Economics MBA001
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Managerial Skills MBA002
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Marketing Management MBA010
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Financial Statement Analysis MBA011
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Sales Management (Elective) MBA014
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Business Law (Elective) MBA017
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks
Football Business 1 FB-001
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 2 FB-002
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 2 FB-003
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 4 FB-004
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 5 FB-005
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 6 FB-006
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 7 (Elective) FB-007
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 8 (Elective) FB-008
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 9 (Elective) FB-009
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Football Business 10 (Elective) FB-010
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Capstone Project FB-011
14 Credits | Approx. 10 weeks

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth



MBA graduates are in demand from multinational corporations to startups, companies large and small rely on driven business professionals to achieve success. Because they have a comprehensive understanding of current best practices for business management, MBA graduates are critical parts in every aspect of the organization. However, it’s important to note that for some positions, especially those related to finance or accounting, that additional training and/or certifications may be required aside from a graduate-level degree.


Finance Management



Project Management



Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.



Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline


Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at 


Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years


English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country, OR;

2 years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work


  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


    Rushford Business School is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.


    Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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The Rushford MBA Difference?

When you choose our Master of Business Administration (MBA), program, you can:
Establish Credibility

Completing your MBA from Rushford gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program from a top class European Business School

Learn at your own pace

We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn

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We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance

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