Frequently Asked Questions
What language are the classes taught in?
All of our courses are offered in both English and Spanish. If you choose the Spanish version of the course, please note that you will need to have an introductory level of English. This is because most of our guest lecturers are international and speak English during the masterclasses.
What is Sports Business Insitute Barcelona?
The Sports Business Institute Barcelona is a private institute that offers sport management programs with a particular focus on marketing, sponsorship, media, and event management in the football/soccer industry. We specialize in online training and face-to-face executive training.
How are the online classes taught?
All classes are taught via web conference with the support of an integral e-learning platform. Prior to the class, students must log in to the platform to download the course material and prepare the readings and case studies for the lesson. During the interactive web conference an industry professional leads the session and moderates a dynamic class discussion to exchange ideas and draw conclusions. Throughout the course you will also have the support of an SBI tutor at your disposal via email.
Will this course help me find a job in the football industry?
It might. This will ultimately depend on your dedication and persistence. We can guarantee that you will learn the knowledge and practical skills required to work football through our hands-on practical methodology. You will also be exposed to football executives during the course and have opportunities to network with the most successful professionals in the industry.
How will I be evaluated?
Students must complete a series of hands-on assignments and practical tests during the course to ensure that the concepts are learned. We then provide detailed feedback by industry professionals to ensure that participants get the most out of their learning experience and can put into practice the knowledge acquired.
Are there any testimonials from former students?
Yes, feel free to read some of them here.
Where are the face-to-face courses taught?
Although most of our courses are taught online, we do offer several face-to-face football seminars and workshops throughout the year in Barcelona. These are taught at the premises of our venue partner, ESEI Business School. The school is located in the neighbourhood of Pedralbes, one of Barcelona´s most exclusive areas. For more information about our venue partner you can visit: www.eseibusinessschool.com
What is the Football Marketing & Management Online Course?
The Football Marketing & Management Online Course is a two-month online course designed to help candidates start or advance their career in the marketing, sponsorship, media and event management in the football industry. You can check out full program details by going to the Football Marketing & Management Online Course on our site.
What is the Football Digital Marketing & Social Media Online Course?
The Football Digital Marketing & Social Media Online Course is a two-month online course designed for those looking to work in digital media, communications, business intelligence, CRM, community management and online brand management within the football industry. You can check out the full program details by going to the Football Communication and Digital Media Online Course on our site.
What is the Barcelona Corporate Football Tour?
The Barcelona Corporate Football Tour is an exclusive professional study trip organized by the Sports Business Institute in Barcelona. The program consists of site visits to the top football clubs in the city and is complemented by seminars by top football executives and social events in Barcelona. For more information you can visit the program details by going to the Barcelona Corporate Football Tour on our site.
Do I obtain a certification once I complete the course?
At the end of the program you will receive an electronic certificate that validates your successful completion of the program. This certificate is only awarded to those students that attend all of the sessions and complete all required assignments and tests. It is a highly regarded certificate in the sector. As proof we can proudly say that we have trained top executives from the likes of FIFA, UEFA, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, Manchester United, MCFC, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Inter Milan, among numerous other clubs, federations, media outlets and agencies worldwide. Furthermore, you will form part of the SBI Alumni association that will allow you to network with former students and give you access to all job offers and potential internship opportunities with our partnering institutions both in Spain and abroad.
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Who will be teaching the courses?
All SBI programs are taught by professional executives with ample teaching and work experience in the sports industry. Some courses are also complemented by guest lecturers from the leading football clubs, governing bodies and sports organizations.
What are the benefits of studying at the Sports Business Institute?
The Sports Business Institute Barcelona is one of few industry-specific academies in the world that offers practical online training in English and Spanish focused on the business side of football. The knowledge, experiences and contacts that you will be able to make during this period will undoubtedly help you advance or begin a successful career in the football industry in the areas of marketing, sponsorship, event organization, athlete management and media relations.
What is the average class size?
All our online programs have a maximum of 20 participants. This policy has been implemented to ensure the quality and personalized approach to our learning environment. For this reason we recommend interested participants to register early as the courses regularly fill up.
How do I pay the program fees?
You can pay for the course via PayPal or by making a bank transfer to our account. For further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you all of the information in order for you to complete payment.
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