Who said never mix business with pleasure?

The Football League Trust has teamed up with The Open University to bring business learning to life, in a partnership which presents a chance for you to use your football passion to fuel your graduation goals.

BA (Hons) Business Management (Sport & Football) is a business degree with a football focus in which you can select specific business and sports modules to match your career ambitions, as you apply business tactics to the multi-billion pound global game throughout your studies.

With the flexibility to tailor learning around your free time, regular workshops at inspiring Football League stadia, and developing business skills transferable beyond sport, the course offers a perfect platform for those destined to promote their career to a higher league.

Angus Martin, The Football League Trust's Business Development for Education Manager, said: "We are delighted to be working with The Open University on such an exciting project.

"Football has a tremendous power to engage people and we feel that by making much of the learning football related, many people will progress to achieve their Business Management degree and improve their career prospects.

"Some people may end up getting jobs in football through doing this degree but that is not our main intention here, the focus is on people achieving a respected Business Management degree that they can use in virtually any career."

Discover what it would be like to study this degree with The Open University, the world leader in modern distance learning, by tackling the free online taster course: 'The Business of Football'.

This will provide an insight through interactive media, fascinating themes such as the economics of football, motivation, team effectiveness, and strategic management.

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Register in April for the Free OpenLearn Course: The Business of Football

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