Business | 9 NOV 2018

LaLiga Business School’s plan to produce talent for the sporting sector

  • Students will learn from academics and from professionals such as Monchi and Javier Tebas.

Classes at the LaLiga Business School will kick off in October, with the aim of finding and nurturing the sports management talent of the present and the future. In collaboration with the Rey Juan Carlos University and the Garrigues Centre of Studies, this LaLiga-created project will offer a variety of courses, ones of different lengths and subjects. On the prospectus will be an MBA in Sports Business & Law, as well as a master's in Applied Law for Professional Football and a master's in Football Management, Methodology & Analysis.

“This project reaffirms LaLiga’s commitment to professionalising the sporting sector,” LaLiga president Javier Tebas stated. “In line with our ‘it’s not football, it’s LaLiga’ campaign, this makes us as not only a sporting reference, but also an educational one.”

The courses are designed for national and international students and learning will be done face-to-face, with the courses based in LaLiga’s central office in Madrid. However, there will also be collaboration with international universities to develop on-site programmes. This is a project which clearly has an international calling, in line with LaLiga’s international growth.

One of the most exciting aspects of these courses is the fact that the football clubs and students will be brought together. The intention is for our students to enjoy continuous contact with LaLiga’s clubs and to understand the philosophy of LaLiga as an organisation.

There will be both a theoretical and practical element to the study, while students will learn from a combination of top-quality academic teachers, as well as renowned professionals who currently work in the sector. Among these special lecturers will be LaLiga president Javier Tebas; former president of the Sports Council of Spain and chaired professor of labour and social security law Miguel Cardenal; Roma sporting director Ramón Rodríguez ‘Monchi’; former Real Madrid and Málaga player, former Málaga president and LaLiga's general director for the MENA region and director of the ambassadors and legends initiatives Fernando Sanz; FIFA’s head of women’s football competitions Pedro Malabia and a number of other managers and directors from LaLiga clubs and from international organisations.

For more information, contact Corina Buza, LaLiga Business School coordinator (business-school@laliga.es).

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