At The FBA we believe that in this day and age it is exceedingly important for aspiring football business leaders to gain practical experience and create a network of industry contacts while studying, as more often than not these two factors will shape one’s career development. Most programs do not insist (enough) on these aspects which is why graduates encounter difficulties breaking into the industry or advancing their career.
Similarly, for football clubs and football-related organizations to stay ahead of the curve, it is equally important to collaborate with new talent and gain fresh perspectives on how to innovate and develop their business activities. In an environment where on-pitch results are unpredictable and subject to many uncontrollable factors, it is off the pitch where organizations can gain a continuous competitive advantage and build a sustainable business model.
In this regard, The FBA’s strength lies in our ever-expanding partnerships and strong industry relationships through which we continuously seek to identify the synergies between the Partners’ strategic needs and The FBA Candidates’ skills and interests. Facilitating the most relevant interactions – whether that be through internships, Student Business Projects, career opportunities, introductions, or otherwise – allows everyone to find meaningful ways to expand their horizon and advance their mission.
“The Football Business Academy is attracting some of the brightest young talents in the industry from across the world. By partnering with them we will be offering real-life experience for their students, working closely with various departments with the aim of continuing to build the club’s profile within both the men’s and women’s game.”
Head of People and Culture,
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
“We are grateful to count on the support of so many renowned partners who share our ethos of collaborative learning and knowledge sharing. The numerous success stories we’ve had throughout the years are testament to the value of The FBA’s selection process and personalized approach.”
Kristian Dobrev, The FBA Co-Founder & Deputy CEO