School of Sports Management


Rushford Business School along with its parent institution, James Lind Institute, brings to this consortium a strong legacy of high quality and flexible higher education programs globally


Our aim is to balance the academic with the practical. Programs are designed to enhance your academic knowledge and keep you practically grounded in your pursuit of a great career!


The aim of Leeds United College is to create a fully inclusive first class learning environment, to enable all students to set ambitious targets and reach their full potential.

We Combine Sport and Education to Create a Powerful and Unique Global Force

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It has the power to bring our best from within us to we can contribute to this world in the most meaningful ways possible!

Unique and Engaging Programs for Career and Life Success

In an often-divided world, sport is a unique and important factor that binds people together, both across and within societies. Nelson Mandela said in 2000: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where there was only despair.”

Sport can teach us lessons in leadership, focus, management, fair-play, teamwork, continuous improvement, motivation, and self-reliance. Sport is not just an activity that lasts for the duration of the activities, it provides the skills we bring with us for the rest of our lives.

The consortium  wishes to make education available to two main cohorts:

  1. Current or retired professional, or semi-professional sportsmen and sportswomen, who want to upskill themselves in preparation for life outside sports; and
  2. The wider population who either never had the chance of education, or wish to add to their education

Why Us

Our programs are equally beneficial to sports professionals and the wider population. We have developed a unique and highly engaging learning environment that combines sport and high-quality academic delivery on a global scale.

The MBA and other degree programs offered through this consortium offer students opportunities to major in unique specializations so your degree will surely reflect your interests and strengths.

Not only do our programs provide you the practical skills that is necessary to be successful in your careers, but we also offer you opportunities to interact with leaders in the area of sports and management so that you learn first-hand about real-world challenges that businesses face and how to effectively overcome them.

Mission and Vision
Exciting Opportunites
Unique Programs
Stellar Alumni

Mission and Vision?

The mission of the consortium is to leverage the power of football to emphasize the importance, and to make more people aware, of the power of education to the wider community

The vision of the consortium is that potential students can combine their interest in football and sport to pursue a worthwhile qualification.

Exciting Opportunities

The unique higher education programs offered through our partnership with Longford College and Leeds United College create a variety of exciting opportunities for you to enhance your career in key industries including sports management. 

Education that Matters

We offer unique programs that are tailored to the needs of our students and the industries that they will be associated with. We bring unique dimensions to our programs through involvement of seasoned sportspeople and organizations to create compelling curriculums for our programs. 

Meet Our Alumni

The strength of our programs can be assessed by introducing to you our alumni who have benefited from our programs and who have been also instrumental for us to keep getting better at what he do and offer to our students 

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