The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre is a dedicated research centre of Birkbeck, University of London. We bring together international experts in sport management to deliver high quality research.

As a respected academic research centre, we provide consultancy to many organisations involved in the business of sport. Our members also appear in leading academic journals and conferences.

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  • The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dr Geoff Walters of Birkbeck has been involved in co-editing the Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility,which offers a comprehensive analysis of key issues in CSR with a specific focus on the sport industry.
  • Opta Analytics Forum at Birbkeck

    The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre hosted the OptaPro Analytics Forum on the 6th February 2014. This was done as part of the Centre’s mission to provide a forum for informed debate on emerging areas of best practice in sport management, of which the field of player performance analytics is one.
  • Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO) Application Process Opens

    The application process for the Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO) has opened, and will close on the 15th April 2014.
  • Birkbeck Sport Management Programmes – Events in Seoul, Korea – 24th & 26th March

    Sean Hamil, Director of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, will be visiting Seoul in March to host a session on Careers in Sport Management and to give an academic lecture on the lessons the K-League can take from the English Premier League. The events are open to prospective students, Birkbeck Sport Management alumni and interested parties.
  • Wrestling: Rebooting the Original Olympic Sport

    Colin Nicholson, chief executive of British Wrestling, the governing body of the sport of wrestling in the UK, presents a review of the challenges facing British wrestling, and British Wrestling's plans for the future strategic development.
  • New Guide to Tackle Match-Fixing in Football

    A Good Practice Guide designed to challenge the scourge of match-fixing in football will be presented at the closing conference of Don’t Fix It – an anti-match-fixing partnership between the international footballers’ association FIFPro, the governing body of European football UEFA, and Birkbeck, University of London, in Slovenia on the 3rd and 4th June 2014. The publication of the report follows on from a year long programme of research on how to develop anti-match-fixing strategies by Birkbeck's Dr Andy Harvey.
  • From London To Rio: The Business And Politics of Mega Sport Events

    Four days of debate and discussion on the social, economic, political and business dimensions surrounding the organisation of Mega Sport Events.


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