Torrens teams up with Real Madrid

Real Madrid Football Club signs deal with Torrens University Australia to deliver new MBA in Sports Management

The landmark partnership between Real Madrid Graduate School and Torrens University Australia will launch the new course for commencement in 2016.

As part of the course students from across Australia will travel to Spain for a two-week study exchange including behind the scenes work experience with Real Madrid Football Club.

Graduates will earn a joint degree from both institutions, recognised both locally and internationally.

Torrens University announced a trifecta of industry partnerships in late July: with Real Madrid Graduate School, Chifley Business School and thirdly with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS).

‘It’s really exciting to be attracting new students not just from Adelaide, but also from around Australia and internationally.”

Torrens University Vice Chancellor Professor Justin Beilby said: “These partnerships will give our students more career pathways and employment opportunities in the future and it’s really exciting to be attracting new students not just from Adelaide, but also from around Australia and internationally.”

Professor Beilby said the partnership with Real Madrid in particular emphasised Torrens University’s standing as a globally connected educator. This position was key to the football club’s decision to align with the institution.

Real Madrid Graduate School general manager Emilio Butragueño said this was an important step for the club to expand into the southern hemisphere. “We’re going to begin with the MBA in Sports Management with the plan of continuing to grow. We have high hopes; this is a country that’s very sports-oriented. We think that it’s a great opportunity not just in terms of Australia, but also in terms of many places in Asia.”

Today the University has two Adelaide locations – Victoria Square and Wakefield Street in the former Menz Biscuit factory – and has expanded nationally with new campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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