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Business of Football 2-week Summer School with Fulham Football Club

Date Attendance Time Duration Course fee Location Action
23/07/18 – 03/08/18 Monday – Friday full time (9am-5pm approx) 9.00 – 17.00 2 weeks full time £1,450 Kingston Business School/Fulham Football Club training ground Book now

Course information

Why choose this course?

What better experience could there be for those on career track to study sports management, than to "dip a toe" into the workings of one of our most historic clubs.

Our two-week intensive short course on The Business of Football, in partnership with Fulham Football Club is designed to give you an insight into the inner workings of a professional football team and to prepare students who are considering further study or a career in the global multi-billion pound world of sports business.

Course description

This unique summer school is built around both academic and practical learning sessions and is supported by a programme of activities including a visit to high profile sporting venues such as Wimbledon Lawn Tennis or the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (host of the 2012 Olympics) and other football stadiums such as Chelsea. 

You will also experience a historic football stadium tour at Fulham's home ground of Craven Cottage and will attend a competitive match (subject to schedule). 

Each student will also be given a Fulham branded kit to take home after the course.                                                                                        

There will be several opportunities to practise your skills and to train at Fulham Football Club - you are expected to take part in these practical sessions but you do not have to be highly proficient at football to take part - so remember to bring your fitness kit.

This programme is also offered as a residential summer school for international students.  Read more.

Course structure

The programme comprises two weeks of academic learning at Kingston University partnered with the practical experiences of working sessions at a professional and historic Championship Club.


Academic taught sessions may include sessions such as:

  • Role of Sport in Society
  • Stadium and Event Management,
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Merchandising
  • Sports Finance
  • Sports Journalism
  • International Sports Business
  • Key issues to do with Sports Coaching.

As well as opportunities to train and improve your football skills, training at Fulham FC's ground.

  •  *This example programme is provided as a guide only. The schedules for 2018 will be finalised nearer the start date and may be subject to last minute changes. Pathways will only be run subject to sufficient student numbers.

  • Activity
    Week 1  
  • Group breakfast, welcome and introductions

  • Group lunch

  • Introductory lecture on the business of sport - what is it? What are the key skills? What are the different professions involved
  • Tuesday
  • Practical workshop delivered by Fulham Football Club (FFC)
  • Training at Motspur Park training ground
  • Wednesday
  • Fulham Football Club stadium tour and training day
  • Thursday
  • Practical workshop

  • Training at Motspur Park

  • Friday
  • Lecture - Leadership and Management

  • Visit and tour of sports science facilities at Kingston University

    Week 2  
    • Accompanied visit to sports facility

    • Lecture - Leadership and Management

  • Practical workshop delivered by FFC
  • Training at Motspur Park
  • Optional evening social at Fulham Football Club with Q&A
  •  Wednesday
    • Sports ground vist
    • Practical workshop delivered by FFC
    • Accompanied visit to cultural or sporting facility (eg Wembley, Olympic Park)
    • Conclusion of course and presentation of certificates
    • Training at Motspur Park
    • Attend a scheduled football match (subject to availability)

    What will you take away?

    By the end of this intensive two-week taster course you will have:

  • A good understanding of the career opportunities that exist in the football and sporting industries and what the various job roles involve on a day-to-day basis;
  • Practical insights into the workings of a professional football club;
  • Knowledge and understanding about what it means to work in the world of sport and the skills needed to do so.
  • Each student will also be given a certificate of attendance from Kingston University and a Fulham branded football kit to take home after the course.


The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT. 

This programme is also offered as a residential summer school for international students. Read more.

What to bring

Fitness kit for training sessions.


Directions to Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:


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