The Football Business Academy and Benfica announce an educational partnership

February 22, 2018

The Football Business Academy (FBA) and Benfica have entered into an agreement to collaborate on educational and professional development matters.

The partnership will see The FBA and Benfica collaborate on topics of strategic interest through dedicated internships as well as Student Business Projects (a consulting-like group project candidates develop and present at the end of the Master program) – enabling The FBA candidates to show their worth in the football industry while serving the club in their best interest.

“Under the scope of our internationalization strategy, it is with great satisfaction that we embrace this partnership with The FBA. Benfica has been strongly betting on investigation and innovation applied to sports and to the business which involves it. We have been stimulating the proximity with several university institutions in Portugal and overseas. This partnership will also give us the opportunity to value our staff and to welcome international resources,” said Domingos Almeida Lima, Vice-President, Benfica

“We are excited to welcome Benfica as our partner. This is an important milestone for The FBA since the club – with its rich history, solid management and innovative mindset – is a perfect match to co-create value and grow together with. The learning and networking experiences for The FBA candidates and Benfica staff will definitely be very enriching, ” said Kristian Dobrev, Partnerships Director, The FBA.