Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is University Campus of Football Business’ (UCFB) destination for Master’s degrees and executive education in the US and around the world.

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Utilising a global network of industry leaders and elite stadium venues, GIS’ world-class executive education portfolio offers new professional qualifications for students, alumni and sports business professionals, as well an Industry Advisory Board packed with leading names in the world of sport.

GIS offers current and aspiring sports professionals the chance to excel in the industry with a number of graduate and specialist program spanning leadership, business, and coaching delivered by some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in world sport.

Students can learn at some of the world’s leading sports destinations as part of their studies, including UCFB’s US-based campus at Inter Miami CF Stadium, known as the GIS Inter Miami CF Stadium Campus. Campuses in the UK include UCFB Wembley, London, which features the iconic Wembley Stadium, and UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester, which has the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium at its heart.

Further first-class stadium surroundings include GIS Global Hubs at Red Bull Arena in New York MetroAtlanta’s Mercedes-Benz StadiumToronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where annual GIS Sports Summits are hosted. Some degree programs are also available to study online, allowing students greater flexibility around their studies.

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Graduate programs available to study at GIS Miami Campus include the Sports Directorship, powered by VSI Executive Education – a market leader in executive education. Alumni and delegates of this Master of Science program include Olympic medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle, former England international soccer player Joleon Lescott and Zoran Krneta, Sporting Director of Charlotte’s new MLS expansion team.

Graduate programs on offer at GIS Miami Campus include:

Graduate programs available exclusively online at GIS are:

GIS also offer blended graduate programs, where teaching time is split between online and on-campus at our UK campuses in London and Manchester. These include:

A number of executive education programs are also available to study:

Benefits to GIS students and alumni include:

  • The chance to access short courses and professional qualifications including Leading Sporting Organisations and Professional Media Training, at a discounted price to further enhance their skillset
  • Access to an exclusive La Liga Summit, with guest speakers including club officials, coaches and league representatives
  • Oversight from a leading Industry Advisory Board, allowing students to benefit from the network of sports executives from across four continents
  • Increased cross-campus networking opportunities between students based in across the US, UK and online, plus hubs in Canada and Australia
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Further information

GIS Executive Leadership Team:

GIS Industry Advisory Board:

GIS Academic Leadership Team:

GIS Global Sports Summits 2021/22:

If travel is not possible due to COVID-19 then Summits are planned to be delivered virtually.

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