Football as a sport is the world’s most popular game and growing rapidly in India challenging the numero uno position of cricket in India. Football in India has developed a clear ecosystem having grassroots, youth, and an elite level professional league earmarked as the world’s fifth most-viewed professional league. The transformation of Indian Football under the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is evident and being continuously recognized internationally by AFC and FIFA. India will host major international events in the coming years and major leagues like La Liga, EPL, and international clubs are also exploring India and creating their presence felt through various activities. All these create unique opportunities for budding football executives to work and grow their professional carrier through the football ecosystem. Universidad Europea, one of the best institute delivering football executive education has collaborated with Sportz Next to bring the Post Graduate Football Executive program to infuse fresh concepts and a practical approach through quality education, best industry integration, networking and applied learning.


Course Orientation

The course will include the Bi-modal delivery of the learning modules through the foundation phase for a duration of 9 months. The applied phase will be for a duration of 3 months to provide practical internship experience and industry integration to the students. The course is structured into 28 ECTS with 1 research dissertation, 6 case studies, 6 compulsory modules, 1 specialization module, and 600 tutorial hours to engage the students in constructive learning. The course enables students to learn and understand the football ecosystem comprehensively and practically to evolve as per industry requirements. The focus areas will be developing management, marketing, and planning skills by reinforcing communication, analytical insights, and technology integration. The course will consistently focus on problem-solving based learning. Eelco Schattorie, UEFA PRO coach will conduct Level1,2,3 and The Professional Football Scouts Association PFSA(UK) will conduct Talent Identification and scouting levels 1 and 2 for the course students to augment their Football specific knowledge and understanding.

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    Designed to deliver the required theoretical football management principles and knowledge

  • Created to ensure Best exposure to perform and learn through mistakes

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    Dedicated introduction to technological tools used by football executives through case study format

  • A dedicated guidance and analytical support to explore important aspects of ecosystem

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    Football specific tactical learning to contribute holistically.


Course Accreditation

The World's most loved game is growing fast in India. The upcoming International events only add impetuous to it. The football industry itself is huge and requires game-specific information. We, therefore, created India’s First Post Graduate Football executive program, in association with international affiliation under Universidade Europeia (UE). The course will be delivering a 28 ECTS certification from the university. The UE is a global education university and football is a major game around which they created a lot of courses. Universidade Europeia has a collaboration with Real Madrid and delivers courses for football executives. The faculties and resources are internationally acclaimed and renowned for their achievements. SportzNext has ensured the best integration bringing the best resources from the Indian football industry to achieve optimal balance.

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We have associated with renowned universities, sports education institutes, sports technology brands and reputed organisations across the globe, which are considered trendsetters for the sports ecosystem. Our associates bring the right balance and integration to create future sports leaders. These associates are our pride and strength behind the institute’s vision and mission.