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 advance 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 for any team, 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 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 or networking efforts – allows both sides to find meaningful ways to expand their horizon and advance their mission.