At City Football Leadership Institute, we welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply to our programs. Our mission is to empower better lives through welcoming a diverse range of candidates who are eager to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to effectively navigate their way through today’s complex and rapidly changing sports business ecosystem.
We offer an unparalleled environment for learning that fosters inclusivity to all who wish to advance in the industry. Whether you are looking to take your first steps into the field of sport business or are a seasoned professional, our unique offerings will help drive and hone your interests while offering a platform for creativity and innovation.
We invite you to learn more about the Admissions process for each of our programmes below.
Next Gen is a unique summer programme that takes students, aged 14-18, inside the world of Manchester City, and offers a hands-on immersion into the business of sport. In 2024 the programme will be offered in both Manchester and NYC.
Students must be 14 years old by the first day of the program to apply. Applications are reviewed by our admissions team on a rolling basis.
Masterclasses offer participants unrivalled insight and access to industry experts situated at the heart of the global sport industry. Each masterclass has been tailored to provide an immersive learning experience for those seeking to acquire a deeper practical knowledge of a specific area in the business of sport and beyond.
Masterclasses are open to individuals 18 years of age and older and do not require an application to attend. Interested participants can simply register and join the course.
Explore our Masterclasses:
The Business of Football
The Business of Football is an educational grounding in the football business ecosystem, exploring everything from the economic forces to value creation, and how new phenomena alongside existing trends contribute to one of the world’s biggest sports.
The Business of Football is open to individuals 18 years of age and older and does not require an application to attend. Interested participants can simply register and join the course.
The Executive Accelerator will help you navigate the critical transition from successful professional to strategic leader in an immersive learning experience. We invite motivated and established professionals 18 years of age and older to apply. Applications are reviewed by our admissions team on a rolling basis.
Applications for Spring 2024 will open soon. To be the first to hear updates, sign up below and select that you are interested in ‘Professional Development.’
CFLI in Focus
In June 2023, our Thought Leaders Forum brought together industry leaders, experts, and executives, to share insights, engage in topical and thought-provoking discussion panels, and make valuable connections with like-minded professionals.
To be the first to hear updates on future CFLI in Focus events, sign up below and select that you have a ‘General Interest.’