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VSI & Barn Door announce partnership

22 May, 2018

VSI Executive Education & Barn Door UK, are delighted to announce a partnership focusing on delivering executive education in sport.

VSI are the pioneers behind the world’s first master’s degree in Sporting Directorship & MBA for CEO’s in Sport. VSI’s Passion is about creating a pathway for athletes into strategic leadership positions in sport. Their programmes host senior high-profile names from across the world of sport. Professional footballers, England rugby union players, Olympians, England Ashes winners and managers from across different sports join the programmes to develop and enhance their career opportunities.

Andy McIntyre, chairman of VSI said

“Following on from the success of our Sporting Directors programme, we are now launching the VSI MBA for CEO’s in Sport. This is another world’s first which has caught the imagination of senior leaders and athletes from across sport. Working closely with Barn Door enables both parties to offer a highly credible service to athletes at a time when the business of sport goes from strength to strength."

Ben Peppi, Head of Sport at Barn Door and JMW, said:

“I am delighted to have agreed a partnership with VSI regarding the new MBA for CEOs in Sport. A number of our current and recently retired sports stars have shown a keen interest in staying within their professional fields and working towards positions at C-suite level. The partnership with VSI will grant our athletes a pathway to the boardroom that they may otherwise not have had access to, and we are excited to be able to offer potential scholarships for our members.”

Barn Door UK is an award-winning online platform designed to support sports stars both during, and post-career, by connecting them with new business and active commercial opportunities which have the potential to personally involve them. Created with the aim of helping athletes to utilise their time, image and/or financial resource, Barn Door supports the welfare of professional athletes and helps them to prepare for life beyond sport. For more info, contact the team using the form to the right.

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