The International Master in Football Coaching and Management is one of the most comprehensive programmes for professionals in the football industry. On this programme, students will have a 360º view of all key areas necessary to increase football players’ performances and, above all, make their projects successful.
Universidad Europea’s International Master in Football Coaching and Management is the first professional football programme that teaches the Spanish training methodology completely in English. The Spanish methodology is the most successful training methodology in the last 20 years for international football, including national teams and clubs, and is explained and taught by leading Spanish coaches and managers. This programme is aimed at professionals around the world who seek to improve and optimise their players and their football projects.
Studies are focused on two aspects: First, students explore technical variables on the football field, from training methodology and leadership, to match analysis and health. Second, students learn to organise and manage a football project, from talent development to media relations and club branding.
|Villaviciosa de Odón||60 ECTS|
|Start: 23 oct. 2023||Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid|
|9 months||School of Sports Sciences|
|Private degree||Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea|
Take advantage of the opportunity to develop your football coaching and management skills following the Spanish football training methodology. Learn alongside leading professionals from first-tier football clubs in Spain.
The programme’s curriculum has been developed by football experts from different first-class football clubs, Universidad Europea professors and under the supervision of Real Madrid Football Club in order to provide students with a deep knowledge of the Spanish method and the ability to compare it with other international methods, offering a fully international experience.
Leading companies and professionals from the football industry will visit throughout the programme to share their knowledge and expertise, explaining how business in football is developing and teaching students different business strategies.
Our professors are leading Spanish football professionals who work for the most important clubs in Spain and are involved in major international projects.
Enjoy exclusive experiences with the Real Madrid C.F. including the White Week, professional visits, live sporting events, networking events and the chance to join unique international field trips amongst the different experiences offered by the School.
This programme takes place at our Villaviciosa Campus which features cutting-edge technology and a fully renewed sports complex. Students will also enjoy practical courses at the Real Madrid City in Valdebebas and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
The School’s academic quality is certified by its 16-year history and 13.000 graduates, most of whom are now successful international professionals in the sports industry.
During the program you’ll have the chance to participate in this exclusive event, a whole week of conferences at the Real Madrid City at Valdebebas where you’ll have the chance to learn from the experience of top leading professionals from the most renowned sport entities and companies, profesional athletes or Real Madrid legends that Will share with you their experiences in an exclusive environment.
The international vocation of the School allows it to offer the student a unique and exclusive offer of International field trip that will allow you to discover the most renowned sport entities and facilities worldwide, during these experiences you’ll have the chance to learn hand to hand with their professionals the most succesfull strategies and models in the Sports Industry.
Fort he Football students there is a specially designed trip where you’ll be able to visit and learn from the profesional of the most renowned Football Youth ACademies, last year students went to Portugal and visit Porto FC, SL Benfica, Sporting de Portugal and SC Braga.
During the programme you’ll have the chance to share the Campus with students from more than 75 nationalities as 78% of the School’s Students come from other countries our of Spain which Will enrich your experience and learning.
Enjoy a pioneering programme with unique experiences and professional opportunities.
Discover the football experience of the Master's Co-Director, Álvaro Arbeloa, former player at Real Madrid C.F. and youth categories coach at Real Madrid C.F..
A unique School where you will have the chance to develop the skills and values needed to succeed in the sports industry.
LIVE THE REAL MADRID EXPERIENCE: professional visits, international trips, networking, live sporting events and more.
Enjoy a unique roundtable discussion with our professors and professionals from the football industry to discover where the future of football is heading—100% in Spanish.
ENJOY WHITE WEEK: an exclusive week of conferences with leading professionals and athletes in an unparalleled environment—the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Which results in a unique learning experience and high level of employability
During the programme, you will enjoy professional visits to football clubs, academies and sports agencies.
Of your curriculum are dedicated to an in-depth look into the structure of the Real Madrid C.F. youth category.
During the program, i had the opportunity to improve myself in two different sides of football. I gained unique experiences and knowledge from our elite coaches and teachers. Nowadays, i continue my professional career in a club competes in European leagues by applying what i learned in our master.
Edition Assistant Team Manager at Istanbul BaŞakŞehir Football Club
International Master in Football Coaching and Management 2021/22
The most successful training methodology in the last 20 years for international football is explained and taught by leading Spanish coaches and managers via a unique study plan.
Talent Development. Innate or the Result of a Process?
In this master’s, students will have a 360º view of all key areas to increase football players’ performances and, above all, make their projects successful.
During the programme, students will combine theoretical and practical sessions. They will be given the opportunity to learn the latest theories and practice in modern training sessions with state-of-the-art equipment.
Students will learn the key variables for achieving high performance in competitions, as well as how to successfully organise and manage a football club, academy or federation. They will also see how a football coach and their technical staff should work together and how to manage their professional relations.
Another valuable aspect of this programme is the visits to top youth development academies connected to the Spanish professional clubs. Additionally, the most successful, technologically advanced companies in the football industry will visit our facilities. Students will travel to and explore the football academies in Portugal—current UEFA European Football Championship title holders.
At the management level, the programme will introduce what departments need from a football institution. Students will explore and understand the importance of a strong relationship between all departments within a football organisation and their influence on the result of the match. At the end of the programme, they will have the necessary skills to apply to their own projects.
Finally, students will understand how international sports laws govern the international relationships between institutions, clubs and professionals.
After several editions of our Football masters, the School has the chance to offer their Students professionals coming from top tier football entities, all of them contribute with their knowledge and their professional to the professional and personal growth of our Students, in some of them you will even have the chance to enjoy professional internship periods, some of these companies are:
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Football coaches and technical staff that work directly with the team—football players—on the field.
Managers and owners that lead football projects—professional football clubs or new football projects, academies or clubs.
Professionals that work for sports institutions.
The admissions process for the Real Madrid Graduate School programmes can take place at any time during the year, although enrolment on any graduate programme will depend on the availability of places.
For personalised advice from the Admissions staff, you can go to either of our University campuses—La Moraleja or Villaviciosa de Odón—or contact us by phone: 902 23 23 50 or email: email@example.com. For calls from outside of Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.
Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Admissions staff will set a date for the entrance exams corresponding to the programme students are interested in, as well as for a personal interview with the Programme Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.
The admissions process is free of cost and commitment-free for candidates until their place is formally reserved.
The admissions process consists of the following stages:
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To begin a career in football management, you will need to have certain skills and attributes, both personal and professional.
On a personal level, you’ll need to have a passion for football. No matter what level you want to be a manager at - amateur, youth, or professional - the role is all-encompassing and time consuming. You need to be aware that football management is not a normal 9-5 job and is a demanding one. Therefore, passion for the game is key. Experience within the game as a player is also vital before moving into management.
On a professional level, there are many routes into football management, including coaching courses run by national associations. One option you may wish to consider is the master inFootball Management at Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea. It is the first professional football programme that teaches the Spanish training methodology completely in English. The Spanish methodology is the most successful training methodology in the last 20 years for international football, including national teams and clubs, and is explained and taught by leading Spanish coaches and managers.
Becoming a football coach requires skill and experience. At Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea, you’ll have access to a leading faculty as well as elite facilities to develop those requirements such as teamwork, leadership and communication.
Above all, you will require a deep love for the game and the players. Football management is a grueling career path filled with hard moments - as well as many happy ones - where only your passion for the sport will keep you going.
Each coach will have their own management style, but it is widely agreed that there are certain skills and abilities in common that all football managers should possess. Theses include:
Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea offers you one of the best places to study football management. As a student of the master in Football Management, you will develop your football coaching and management skills following the Spanish football training methodology and learn alongside leading professionals from first-tier football clubs in Spain.
Your Real Madrid experience will include being taught by some of the leading coaches in the game as well as having the chance to make connections with professionals at top clubs and other football institutions. You will have exclusive access to events such as White Week, a week-long event in which top players and coaches attend to hold workshops and round table discussions. In addition, with our network of partner institutions, you will be able to visit other sports institutions, such as other clubs around Europe, to see for yourself the different coaching methods and styles that exist.