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UCFB Joins Forces With Real Madrid

Tue 20th Oct 2015 | Football Club Management

Students at UCFB will be able to draw on the expertise of executives from 10 time European Cup winners, Real Madrid after the institutions sign a landmark partnership on Monday.

UCFB, a world first in higher education delivering university degrees in the football, sport and leisure industries inside the iconic Wembley Stadium, has signed a landmark partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the Spanish giant’s higher education arm.

From September 2016, UCFB’s postgraduate students will be given the opportunity to add to their unique experience of studying inside the famous Wembley Stadium by spending a period of time in Madrid.  The Real Madrid Graduate School’s facilities include the new Sports City and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid.

Brendan Flood, Founder and Chairman of UCFB, said: “The ambition with this partnership has been to pair UCFB, a leader in its field located at the world-class Wembley Stadium, with the Graduate School of the globe’s most successful football and sports business. This is the coming together of the best in class.”

Professor Philip Wilson, Provost & Chief Executive and Co-Founder of UCFB, led the partnership process, commenting: “We recognise the need for the sports business industry to be populated with professionals who are equipped with a broad business knowledge and specialist academic insight.

“We believe this partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School will provide our students with an unrivalled international sports education that cannot be obtained at any other higher education institution.”

Emilio Butragueño, the legendary former Spain and Real Madrid striker, and current Director General of the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, welcomed the partnership with UCFB. He said:

“Our partnership with UCFB is an exciting development that brings together excellence and sport, producing leaders with the skills required to succeed in the international sports industry.

“Studying in these two world-leading locations will inspire and empower students to reach their potential.” 

Image: UCFB.com

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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