Strategic leadership in sport has never been in more demand

Less than a month to go before day one of the exclusive high profile executive sport education program!

VSI’s MSC in Sporting Directorship kicks off in Manchester’s Media City with the Centre for Sports business on September 20 with a strong elite cohort of industry professionals.

Notable among the star studded cast are Olympic heroin’s Beth Tweddle, Kelly Sotherton and Goldie Sayers, England Ashes legend Mathew Hoggard, Glasgow Rangers’ Director of Football Mark Allen and Hull FC Challenge Cup Final boss Lee Radford.

They have all signed up for VSI’s groundbreaking post-graduate program with ambitions to equip themselves for key strategic leadership positions in the exciting ever-challenging world of sport.

Course founder Tony Faulkner enthused: “The countdown is on and everyone at VSI & the Centre for Sports Business is so excited.

“ We have an elite group of academics working under world renowned Professor Chris Brady from the Centre for Sport Business but the real differentiator is the standard of individual invited to join the cohort.

“Elite individuals want to study alongside others of similar profile and this course provides that experience level of support and challenge.”

Faulkner added: “ The relationships formed between members of the cohort will in many cases be life lasting and the opportunity for a unique group of professionals to engage in knowledge exchange is unprecedented.

Women have traditionally been under-represent at leadership level in sport and Faulkner was delighted to report unprecedented success in recruiting highly impressive MSc candidates.

He said: Woman’s sport is booming and we have members of this cohort who will go right to the top in leadership terms.

“VSI is intent on delivering a program of education that equips people for real jobs at the highest level of sport and we are confident that once again the recruitment agents will be banging on our door wanting to talk about this group of impressive delegates from across global sport and business.”

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