FAQ - IFBI.Brussels


How do I apply for the educational programme?
You can apply for the course by uploading your CV and cover letter via the contact form on our website. Once you have done this, we will examine your profile and determine if you are suitable for our course as we can only admit a maximum of 25 participants. After you have applied for our course, we will contact you for an intake via Skype as soon as possible.
Based on what criteria will the participants be selected?
The participants will be selected based on their profile, motivation and English language skills. Applying with a good CV and strong motivational letter in your best English is a good start to secure a Skype meeting, where you can further introduce yourself, your skills and motivation and your aspirations in the football business.
What are the diploma requirements for studying at the IFBI?
The International Football Business Institute offers its participants the chance to apply for an Postgraduate Course in Football Business. This means you can only take part in our course if you already earned a master’s or bachelor’s degree. Although a certain knowledge of the market and business in general gained through previous education may benefit your chances in success, it does not matter which bachelor’s or master’s degree you currently hold.
How long does it take to complete the educational programme at the IFBI?
The Executive Master in Football Business is an educational programme of one year. Our courses are divided over three trimesters for a total of 60 ECTS.
How many students can register for the academic year 2019-2020?
Our selection will consist of a maximum of 25 participants worldwide.
How much does it cost to study at the IFBI?
The International Football Business Institute is not subsidized by the government. The Institute does offer business education on Champions League level and therefore applying for our Postgraduate Course requires an investment of €40.000. Other than the opportunity to become the best in the business by learning from the best in the business, every participant receives in return: The opportunity to learn from of the best in the business
  • An international network in the football business
  • Books and study material
  • Admittance to experience tours
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and drinks
  • A tailored suit
  • Free access to public transport
Do I need to follow all courses or is it possible to follow certain courses separately?
Attending and following all courses is mandatory. The International Football Business Institute provides full time business education which means you have to pass every exam from every course in order to obtain a Postgraduate certificate in Football Business awarded by Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
What career opportunities does a Postgraduate Degree in Football Business offer?
At the International Football Business Institute we provide a wide array of courses. Multiple subjects and very different fields of expertise that make up the business of football are covered. Football medical, Football Law and Finance, Fan Community management … These courses offer plenty of possibilities for a career in the football industry. Maybe you aspire to become the next FIFA social media manager? Or you are eager to start a career in football sponsorship and marketing? Or maybe you see yourself as the new community manager or head of security at Anfield Road? Maybe you will be looking for a job as legal counsel for your favorite team? It’s all possible.
Does the IFBI teach me how to be a better football player?
No. At the International Football Business Institute we teach you everything it takes to succeed off the pitch as a professional in the football industry. Our courses vary from Football Finance and Law, to Football Medical, Fan Community Management and much more. A unique opportunity for you to discover which fields are most suited for your interests and qualities and to determine where your own aspirations lie in the business of the sport.