Global Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills with F.C. Barcelona

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Introduction and Objectives

Th Global Master in sports Management and Legal Skills with FCB is aimed and focused on the sector of lawyers, business, economic and sports management, or other persons who are already holding a university degree in those areas, who want to expand their experience and knowledge in the field of Sports and also professional athletes who, after having retired from the competition, aspire to continue in the sports field as managers.

ISDE’s philosophy is that students not only attain the most up to date knowledge about Sports Law & Management, but also to acquire the skills that will help them to reach their professional goals.

To do so, we have an academic staff composed by the most important lecturers in the Sports Law & Management industry. Their commitment in making of this program the best online master in sports management and legal skills is the guarantee of its unequalled quality.

Why choose this Master?

  • The faculty of this master is composed of the most recognized professionals of the international sports industry.
  • You will learn all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to direct and manage sports institutions from a 360º point of view.
  • Job exchange in which sports organizations adn prominent law firms collaborate for a fast integration of their future professionals.
  • The Master include an optional sports week in Switzerland where you will visit UEFA headquarters and receive practical training in leading sports institutions and law firms, also can choose a unique business and negotiation week in New York City at the Columbia University campus. Students will attend a Graduation ceremony and cocktail the last day. They all will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Teaching methodology based on a combination of practical cases, lectures, institutional visits and professional networking.
  • Some of the professional careers that can ensue after the completion of the Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills: Management of sports organizations, Law Offices, Sports Agent, Sports Consulting, Sports Equipment Industry, Sports Centers, Federations, Leagues, Clubs and Associations, Training and education, Management in sports service companies, Organization of sporting events.
  • Tutorials and master classes, tutorials designed to solve all your queries through chat or conference systems. Teachers or the director of the program will respond with chat and include examples and practical exercises to achieve full understanding of the syllabus. The master classes are extraordinary classes to complement the training given by experts in the field. They are recorded and are always available on the cloud.
  • Active Teacher, the faculty and the academic direction of our programs are an active part of them. Our teachers give classes including study materials and practical exercises, offer tutoring, prepare and correct exams and evaluate the final grades. The entire faculty of FC Barcelona and ISDE has up to date knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies.
  • The student is the great protagonist, our online training method is fully compatible with your personal and work commitments. Plan your own study pace and choose when to start and finish your training.
  • Academic tutor, a personal tutor will guide you, guide and solve all your doubts, such as academic procedures, norms or additional subjects.
  • Referenced program Financial Times.

Career Opportunities

Professional careers after finishing the Master

Some of the professional careers after finishing the Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills:

  • Management of sports organizations
  • Law Offices
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Consulting
  • Sports Equipment Industry
  • Sports Centers
  • Federations, Leagues, Clubs and Associations
  • Training and education
  • Management in sports service companies
  • Organization of sporting events


Academic Program

1. ORGANIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURE OF SPORTS

  • International Federations
  • Olympic International Committee and Olympic International Academy
  • EU and sports organizations
  • Analysis of state structures

2. SPORTS ENTITIES

  • Clubs
  • Groups
  • National and territorial sports federations
  • Professional leagues
  • Companies
  • Foundations
  • Other entities
  • Financial structure (budget and budgetary control, insolvency)
  • Good governance in sports institutions / Corporate Social Responsibility
  • US system

3. MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF COMPETITIONS AND SPORTS

  • Contractual legal structures
  • Financial structures
  • Management and exploitation of sports facilities

4. REGULATION OF THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE IN SPORTS

  • International regulations and their application
  • Comparative analysis

5. SANCTIONS IN SPORTS

  • Regulations and comparative analysis

6. DOPING AND SPORTS

  • Regulation against doping in various countries: United States, Canada, Italy, France, Spain
  • W.A.D.A structure and organization, and The World Anti-Doping Code

7. DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM: ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

  • Mediation and arbitration in sports
  • TAS: structure and function
  • International comparative study on arbitration tribunals (ECA, BAT, TAF, TEAD, etc.)

8. STATUS AND TRANSFERS OF PLAYERS

  • Contract models
  • Transfers and loans of players (national/international)
  • Influence of FIFA regulations (Statutes of players)
  • Training compensation / Solidarity mechanism

9. REPRESENTATION AND INTERMEDIATION

  • Concept and execution
  • Players’ agents/FIFA
  • European Agency contract model. State examples
  • Minors

10. LABOR REGULATION IN SPORTS

  • Sport and work in the EU
  • Professional athletes / amateur athletes
  • Comparative analysis of state regulations
  • Alterations in the development of the employment relationship: national teams
  • The free movement of workers vs. restriction clauses
  • EU rules on recognition of professional qualifications in the field of sport

11. TAXATION SYSTEM IN SPORTS

  • Comparative analysis
  • Direct and indirect taxes
  • Tax benefits
  • Tax planning
  • Taxation of income from exploitation of image rights
  • Taxation of sponsorship

12. INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

  • Players’ image rights
  • Brands and distinctive signs
  • Protection of sports broadcasting rights
  • Impact of the de-regulated markets on competitive balance in European Sports

13. SPORTS SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS

  • Definition. Comparative Law practical analysis
  • The right to commercially exploit the image of athletes
  • Image rights contracts / Merchandising

14. SPORTS MARKETING

  • Concept
  • Sports entities and sporting events marketing
  • Sports marketing and new technologies: social networks
  • Audiovisual rights: broadcasting of sports events

15. COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS

  • Managers
  • Coaches
  • Players

16. RISKS AND SPORTS ASSURANCE

  • Liability in sports
  • Risk management
  • Sports insurance

17. ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN SPORTS

  • Etical codes. Protection of sports values
  • Combating corruption in sports
  • Match-fixing and sports betting

18. DIRECTION OF SPORTS ENTERPRISES

  • Strategic planning
  • Management and financing of sports organizations
  • Human resources management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

19. SPORTS EVENT ORGANIZATION

  • Management of international events
  • Exploitation of assetsns


Faculty

Academic Directors

Marcos Picalló Aguilar

Academic Relations Manager Fútbol Club Barcelona

Lawyer, entrepreneur and a professional in the Sports Industry, nowadays he is responsible for the academic and institutional relations of the Barça Innovation Hub, before his job in Futbol Club Barcelona he worked as project manager and business development for Formula E and Indy Car Series in the US. He also worked in Marketing & PR in the Orange County SC of the USL in California. As well as collaborating in the formation of FEVeS, Spanish Federation of Videogames & eSports and working in Chapman Group, a Sports Marketing Agency that has englobes Media such as SportYou & Basket4Us.

Bachelor in Law per the Complutense University of Madrid, diplomate in Marketing per the University Centre Villanueva, Master in Business & Sports Management per the University of California and MBA in Sports Management in the Real Madrid Business School (European University Laureate).

Josep F. Vandellos Alamilla

International Sports Lawyer

Josep F. Vandellos Alamilla is an international sports lawyer and academic based in Valencia (Spain), he sits as member of the Editorial Board of the publication Football Legal and since 2017 he is the Director of the Global Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills FC Barcelona – ISDE (on-line edition).

He graduated in law at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and holds a Masters degree in International and European Community Law from Universite de Paris-1 Sorbonne. He regularly writes articles for different specialised publications such as Football Legal or the Asser International Sports Law Blog.

During the past years he has assisted and worked with a great number of international athletes, sports federations, leagues, clubs, coaches, agents, assisting them in their day-to-day activities, negotiations, transfers, contractual and disciplinary conflicts, acquiring a unique experience in the sports industry.

Faculty

Antonio Quintero (Venezuela) Partner at Carrero & Quintero
Alberto Yelmo (Madrid) Senior Lawyer at Ernesto Díaz-Bastien & Asociados Abogados
Aldo Liceti (Amsterdam) Finance Manager and Controller Global Football Clubs & Federations at NIKE
Alejandra Salmerón (Switzerland) Group Leader and Legal Counsel at FIFA – Disciplinary Department
Alex Isern (Miami) CEO at ISL
Alexandra Gómez (Amsterdam) FIFPro Senior Legal Counsel
Alexandra Mestre (Portugal) Abreu Avogados
Anna Guix (Barcelona) Intelectual Property Lawyer at FC Barcelona
Arturo Castelló (Valencia) CEO at Encom Games | DreamHack Spain & LatAm
Borja Burguillos (Dubai) Co-Founder and CEO at Valora Digital
Carlos Cantó (Barcelona) CEO at SPSG Consulting and Investments
Carmen Acebes (Madrid) Sports Marketing Consultant
Cristina Belloque (Barcelona) Head of Legal Department at FC Barcelona
Giuseppe Sampino (Germany) Senior Director, Sales and Business Development – Sports Media at Sportradar
Isabel Cortés (Madrid) Pons IP
James Kitching (Adelaide) Managing Director at Kitching Sports
Josep F Vandellós (Valencia) Founder Partner at Sports Law Partners | Arbitrator at Sports Resolutions UK
Jose Beltrán Andreu (Barcelona) Digital Project Manager at F.C. Barcelona
Joaquín Muñoz (Madrid) Head of IT&IP Law at Ontier
Josep M Figueras (Barcelona) Barcelona Managing Director at YouFirstSports
Marcos Picalló (Barcelona) Barça Innovation Hub – Barça Universitas Manager at FC Barcelona
Ornella Desirée (Switzerland) Head of Legal Affairs at European Leagues | Judge of the Players’ Sub-Committee at FIFA
Ramon Robert (Barcelona) Former CEO at RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D.
Ramune Bistrikaité (Switzerland) Head of Public Affairs at Sportradar | Member of the Legal Expert Group of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Preventioni of the Manipulation at IOC
Ricardo Oliveras (Barcelona) Partner at ECIJA Abogados

*The faculty is subject to modifications

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