VSI and MMU Business School also work closely with their prestigious academic Advisory Board to gain input and accreditation at the highest level. Convening quarterly to advise and guide on course content, ensuring the MSD always delivers value and relevance within the market enabling the course to constantly evolve in response to the industry’s changing needs. These organisations also support us with their network of sporting contacts to assist graduates with future positions where possible.

Our partners


The world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union. The PFA is there to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players.

Sports Coach UK

Andy Grant
The central agency for coaching, Sports Coach UK work to support the development of their coaching systems. Andy Grant at Sports Coach UK is an innovative problem-solver on all things sport. View website >

Gordon Lord

Gordon Lord is Head of Professional Coach Development at the RFU He spent 25 years at The ECB where he was responsible for the development and leadership of the ECB’s Level 4 “Master Coach” Award and associated CPD opportunities and for Succession Planning for all Elite Coaching roles within England Cricket.

Executives in Sport Group

Darren Simmons
Executives In Sport Talent Management and Recruitment Consultancy have unrivalled insight into the Sporting Director role. They provide the course with valuable insight on the role of a Sporting Director across a broad range of sports.

Diane Modahl

Diane is one of Britain’s most successful 800m runners. She won a Gold Medal in the 1990 Commonwealth Games and she has also competed in 4 Olympic Games.

Phil Davies

Phil Davies is one of the most successful Welsh Rugby players of his generation. Phil’s detailed approach to the game has led to a significant career, not just as a player, but as a very successful coach and manager at the highest levels of the game.

Neuropractioners Guild

The professional network dedicated to translating neuroscience research into practical tools and techniques for leadership and personal growth...