VSI Executive Education have designed and developed a world-leading programme where you can now gain a fully accredited MSc degree that qualifies you for one of the most important roles in modern sport, the sporting director.
The MSc is a two-year part-time course that teaches a unique curriculum tailored to meet the real demands of leading sporting organisations. Covering executive leadership, management and coaching, personal development, innovation and change, legal governance and best practice – alongside a diverse range of hands-on extra-curricular activities –the course provides unrivalled preparation for the role of the sporting director.
Designed to fit both on-campus and remote study around work commitments, the MSc in Sports Directorship equips sports and business professionals with all the skills and practical experience needed to take their next career step with confidence.
Ensuring you get the best out of yourself and of those around you is central to the role of the sporting director. That’s why neuroscience is at the heart of the MSc in Sports Directorship.
Rapidly gaining a foothold in
the sporting and business world, this cognitive approach to
performance is exclusive to the MSc in Sport Directorship
Using neuroscience the course is designed to build on existing talents and
experience whilst developing new leading edge skills that
are in demand throughout the sporting community
Owners, CEO’s and the executive board realise they need a new breed for this new game. Managers and head coaches often don’t have the strategic business knowledge and understanding and therefore often only focus on the short-term, leaving a huge demand for someone who can act as the guardian for the organisations medium to long-term future development.
As guardian for the organisation’s future development, the sporting director needs to be a visionary and inspirational leader, focused on performance delivery and not afraid to take centre stage.
“If there is a change of head coach or manager, it should not
change the dynamic of the sports organisation. The sporting
director is the safeguard. That is why it is so important.”
Damien Comolli, Director of Football
It takes an ambitious person to take part in MSC IN Sport Directorship. We’re looking for self-starters who possess a combination of skills, experience and ambition.
You may already be working in a sporting environment, for instance in a medical, coaching, finance or marketing role, and looking for the next crucial step in your sporting career. Alternatively, you may already be in a business role and seeking to make the move into sport to use your business skills in a new way.
The course also offers ex-players and sports professionals a means to acquire the business skills needed to take the step into the position of the sporting director. Many of our delegates spent their youth playing rather than studying and the course application process takes this into account.
“Sport is the fastest growing phenomenon we have but the role of
sporting director is so underdeveloped. This course is the only one of
its kind and is extremely important in the development of the game.”
Kevin Roberts, former Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi
This premium executive programme IS delivered out of the centre for sports Business in the iconic communications hub of Media City In Manchester.
The programme is ‘Pioneering tomorrows leaders in sport’ through dynamic learning in a modern new world. Packed with master class workshops from global experts in business and sport this experience will enhance your knowledge, understanding and skill set to strategically lead an organisation in sport and business and expand your global network through this high profile executive programme.
Every taught element of the course is taught by a master class where delegates are given the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding from key figures from the worlds of sport and business. Some of the Master Class speakers have included:
Brian Marwwod: Managing Director of Manchester City FC services
Andy Harrison: Programmes Director GB Cycling
Diane Modahl: Olympic Athlete
Kevin Roberts: Former chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide
James Cooper: Sky Sports
Garry Cook: Global Brand Director UFC
Mark Roper-Drimie: Legal council Virgin Formula E racing
Designed to impact real world performance across global sport the VSI MSc is supported by:
If you have a burning desire to get better, expand you career opportunities and put yourself at the forefront of strategic leadership SBI would like to introduce you to VSI Executive Education
For more information and a personal call with VSI Executive Education contact
Tel: 0845 45 99 765