Porto Business School and Portugal Football School launch Executive Training

To develop the management of the football business

  • The finance and Strategy for the Football Business program are aimed at directors, executives, managers, and other professionals from football federations, national associations, leagues, and clubs.
  • The 1st edition of this training aims to provide technical support for decision making, risk assessment, and potential outcomes of those decisions oriented to the football business.

Porto Business School, a reference in the area of ​​training for executives in Portugal, and Portugal Football School, a school of the Portuguese Football Federation, whose core activity is football research, join forces to promote a program that deepens concepts of finance and strategies oriented to the football business.

Applications for the first edition are now open and the program will run between September 30 and November 12, lasting 48 hours. In total, there will be four sessions taught in Portuguese. The first and last sessions will take place at Cidade do Futebol, in Oeiras, and the two intermediate sessions at the Porto Business School campus, in Matosinhos.

With an innovative training methodology, this program aims to provide participants with the financial tools, economic organization, and strategic processes of a football club, which allow them to provide technical support for decision-making and assess the risks and potential outcomes of those decisions.

Students occupying the 20 available seats will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, debates, case studies, and analysis of best practices from expert faculty members, combined with sessions featuring executive and renowned speakers from football clubs and sports organizations of success, nationally and internationally.

The Program Management will be under the responsibility of Rui Padrão, Professor and Program Director at Porto Business School, Rui Couto Viana, Professor at Porto Business School, Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, Doctor in Business Sciences and Master in Business Sciences specializing in Finance, and André Seabra, Director of the Escola de Futebol de Portugal. And it is intended for directors, executives, managers, and professionals from football federations, national associations, leagues, and clubs, as well as all those interested in assuming functions in the financial and strategic areas within their organizations.

Rui Padrão highlights: “At Porto Business School we try to anticipate the areas of interest of students who come to us. This program, oriented towards the football business, was a very logical step for us, given the complexity behind the scenes of the most popular sport in the world.

Rui Couto Viana adds “from this moment on, we will be able to provide participants with the financial tools, economic organization, and strategic processes of a football club, which will allow each of them to be able to assess risks and potential results – from a decision perspective conscious and sustained.”

André Seabra underlines “the Portuguese Football Federation, through the Portugal Football School, has as one of its objectives the qualification of sports agents with responsibility for the development of Football in Portugal. The challenge launched by Porto Business School to associate ourselves with executive training in Finance and Strategy naturally responds to this purpose. In addition to being a collaboration that honors us, there are other aspects that justify it. On the one hand, it will provide participants with the knowledge and financial tools for a better performance of sports organizations. On the other hand, the study plan, superiorly designed and adjusted to the proposed objectives, and the excellent faculty are two great assets.”

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About Porto Business School
Porto Business School is a business school with unique characteristics. Supported by a group of 40 national and multinational organizations and by the University of Porto, Porto Business School’s mission is to prepare individuals and companies to be agents of change throughout their lives. This differentiating management model, which combines the pragmatism and real experience of companies with academic rigor and access to the most advanced research, allows Porto Business School to be able to stimulate change, combining know-how with being able to do, anticipating the future. and creating the skills needed by individuals and organizations.
Present in the Financial Times rankings since 2011, Porto Business School has three international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EFMD), its postgraduate degrees are among the best in the world (Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking) and its training programs for executives are in the top 40 worldwide (Financial Times Executive Education Ranking).
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About Portugal Football School
The Portugal Football School (PFS), created in April 2017, constitutes the research and development unit of the FPF and its central and dynamic activity is research in football, futsal, beach football and football, always in close connection with the offer training program that is intended to be developed and with the activities of community intervention and support for public policies to be implemented. In order to achieve these objectives, several research, education and training programs and projects have been developed with sports agents responsible for promoting football in Portugal, whether they are coaches, referees, managers, players, doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. or other stakeholders.

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