Programmes

Business School

Our business degrees are run in conjunction with the Rushford Business School which is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programmes in Business and Management awarded by James Lind Institute. We are unique in our offering of several MBA programmes with technical specialisations and we continue to add more technical specialisations as we keep growing.
Our 100% online programmes are well suited to students from all over the world who would like to receive a high-quality education from a premier European Business School at an affordable tuition fee. As part of the JLI global institution, we leverage the networks, knowledge, experience, and geographic spread to the advantage of our students.

EXECUTIVE MBA

This course is relevant to anyone who wants a prestigious degree in business.The Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is now seen as the minimum entry requirement for a career in management and increasingly in the 21st century employers are looking for not only the rigor that is associated with the attainment of the MBA but a specialism for specific functional business areas.

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MBA FOOTBALL INDUSTRIES

If you want to work in a sporting organisation, this is the course for you. Designed along with the professionals from Leeds United Football Club, the MBA focusing on the professionalism and business of the sports. The course features a one week residential at Leeds United where you will hear and see the professionals from a Premier League club first hand.

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MSc SPORTS AGENT

Enter the secretive world of the football
agent. In this course you will learn how the skills of being a football agent (now called intermediaries). The course will give you an in-depth knowledge of the
workings of a football intermediary. This degree has been written by professionals in the business, who will also be involved on the teaching. To be a successful and repected football intermediary, you must undertand the correct protocols and how to approach the football clubs. You need to make yourself and your client catch the attention of busy coaches and club management. This module is deigned to do just that. Taught be expert professional intemediaries, an opportunity to learn how the secret world of the football agent works. Sixteen topics that comprise this module
provide the most indepth and practically grounded course available anywhere.

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MSc LEADERSHIP

The MSc Leadership and Management has been designed for professionals working at middle to senior management level, who are seeking to enhance the knowledge and skills required for effective leadership and management in the complex, dynamic environments faced by organisations across all sectors today.

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MSc ELITE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

The course is delivered online with weekly live webinars. All you need for coursework and textbooks are provided for you in digital format. You choose four of the five available modules which
last about 8-10 weeks. At the end of each module you will be required to submit an essay or a group assignment which will be graded. There are no written examinations as part of this degree.
Each MSc degree carries the standard European ECTS credits, which allow you to continue studies in any university in Europe and beyond. Each month you will have the opportunity to meet prominent sports personalities.

At the end of the seven month degree, you will be hosted in Manchester for a two day boot camp, where the theory you have learned will be brought to life through real world examples from a selection of the list of legends listed above. You will have the rare opportunity to speak with them and take photographs will these incredible
achievers. Your graduation ceremony will take place in Manchester on the last day of the boot camp sessions. Your visit will also include attendance at a home game and a graduation dinner at the 5 star Stock Exchange Hotel owned by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. An opportunity to meet informally for a drinks reception with United legends will also take place prior to the graduation dinner.

** Please note that the boot camp session in Manchester will be subject to the prevailing COVID-19 government restrictions at the time. However, we pledge to hold the boot camp at a later date when conditions are more favourable if required.

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School of Sports & Medical Sciences

MSc ADVANCED SPORTS PERFORMANCE

This course is designed for Sports and Exercise Science graduates and/or fitness professionals with a minimum bachelor’s degree. It aims to educate students on applied techniques and methods that directly affect results on the pitch, field, track, course, or court by elevating the level at which their athletes perform both physically and mentally.
Taught by elite performance coaches with applied experience in professional sport and experts in the field of performance, students will learn innovative principles and practises utilised by world-class athletes and coaches.

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MSc SPORTS SCIENCE

Students will learn the basic principles of sports and exercise science and the part they play in the prevention of injuries. This course is designed for those interested or already working in Sports and Exercise science areas, Physiotherapists, Personal trainers, P.E teachers, fitness professionals, strength and conditioning professionals, athletes and coaches. The aims of the course are that the participants will understand the basic musculoskeletal structures that play a major role in sports performance.

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MSc SPORTS & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

We have created a flexible pathway to help make your journey as practical and enjoyable as possible. We have broken our MSc into four different stages, called diploma stages. Simply complete each of the diplomas, top it off with a dissertation to get your degree.
There are no written exams. You are assessed through project work and assignments.
You can take just one diploma and exit, or as many as you want. Start and stop the course as it suits you.
The MSc is accredited through the James Lind Institute in Geneva.

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MSc RECOVERY & WELLNESS

COMMING SOON
Wellness instructor Vinay Menon has helps former big guns including Drogba, Terry, Hazard, Conti and many current players during his stay at Stamford Bridge as mental strategist. He has succesfully translate this technique to business. Now Vinay looks after some of the wealthiest people on the world. 

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WHAT MAKES LONGFORD & RUSHFORD YOUR BEST CHOICE?

SWISS EDUQUA CERTIFIED

EduQua is the national Swiss quality label for further education institutions based in Switzerland. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.
ACBSP & IACBE MEMEBER
ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, accrediting business programs since 1988. The IACBE also accredits business programs worldwide. Both are among the most respected business accrediting agencies globally.Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)”
The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR OPEN & DISTANCE EDUCATION (ICDE), NORWAY
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education.
ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today has members from over 60 countries worldwide.
ICDE’s Permanent Secretariat is in Oslo, Norway, and has been hosted by this country on a permanent basis since 1988. ICDE is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and by membership fees