In 2014, founders Jos Verschueren and Simon Van Kerckhoven came up with the idea to create an academic course in Football Business. It was the beginning of a two-year journey.
2016The official opening
That journey ended on the 26th of September in 2016 with the official opening of the International Football Business Institute or IFBI at our new home, the University Foundation, in the heart of Brussels. Thanks to two years of very hard work and the support of co-founders Robert Kuijpers and Walter Mortelmans, it is now possible for young bachelors and young masters to kick off their career in the football industry.
2017Graduation of the first batch of the International Postgraduate Course in Football Business
On the 14th of July our very first team of participants, consisting of 11 star players coming from 5 different countries and 3 different continents, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel.