Welcome

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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  • New Guide to Tackle Match-Fixing in Football

    The results of the "Don't Fix It" anti-match-fixing project are discussed by a roundtable panel: "Protect Our Game" report author Dr Andy Harvey; FIFPro player union's Tony Higgins; legal consultant Kevin Carpenter.
  • The impact of the Voluntary Code of Governance

    Dr Geoff Walters and Dr Richard Tacon recently completed a report on behalf of the Sport and Recreation Alliance looking at the impact of the Voluntary Code of Governance for the Sport and Recreation Sector.
  • Motivation, segmentation and the mega-tournament experience: a study of English Football Tourists at the Brazil World Cup 2014

    Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research paper, authored by MSc Sport Management & Marketing graduate Phil Turbutt, studies English football tourists motivations travelling to FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil.
  • An Analysis of the Design of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup

    Birkbeck MSc student Alan Cinnamond, examines the design of golf’s most lucrative competition in operation since 2007: the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup.
  • BIRKBECK SPORT BUSINESS CENTRE MEMBER MARK PANTON CONTRIBUTES TO THE REGENERATION GAME: A REPORT FROM THE LONDON ASSEMBLY

  • BIRKBECK TO COLLABORATE WITH UEFA AND CDES, UNIVERSITY OF LIMOGES, IN NEW UEFA EXECUTIVE MASTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS (UEFA MIP) PROGRAMME

  • Public Affairs in Sport & Business: How to Influence the Influencers.

    A roundtable discussion with: Ben Andersen-Tuffnell, Consultant, Tulchan Communications; Dominic Goggins, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, British Cycling; Richard Norman, Chief Executive, Sports Leaders UK and Richard Tacon, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre.
  • THE AGONY & THE ECSTASY – A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS

    In this lecture, timed to coincide with the launch of the paperback edition of his book The Agony & The Ecstasy, writer and journalist Richard Foster tells the story of the English Football League Play-Offs.
  • PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL IN THE UK: THE BEAUTIFULLY UGLY GAME

    In this seminar Dr Seamus Kelly explains how young aspirant soccer players are socialised into professional football culture and highlights the many difficulties they encounter in attempting to realise their dream of playing professional soccer.

Why
Birkbeck?

Birkbeck is a world-class institution with a globally renowned reputation. We offer a number of advantages across a wide ranging set of university criteria. Read more >

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Courses

Our range of programmes will help you develop a deeper understanding of business management, marketing, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. Read more >