The ECA Club Management Programme (CMP) is an executive programme, based on the ECA Club Management Guide, designed to provide ECA Member Club executives and administrators with in-depth knowledge on a wide range of topics relating to club management. The unique programme, developed and delivered in collaboration with Stockholm Business School and LTT Sports, provides participants with the unrivalled opportunity to learn from the best practitioners in the football industry, as well as academics who specialise in areas such as management and leadership.

The programme is aimed at strengthening the knowledge of ECA Member Clubs in all areas of football club management. The participants taking part in this programme, made exclusively for clubs and by clubs, will gain an insight into all aspects of football club management in a learning environment created firmly with football club executives in mind, from the scheduling of the sessions during international breaks through to the content delivered by some of club football's top practitioners, as well as renowned academics.

The programme takes over 18 months to complete, with sessions split into six two-day seminars taking place in some of the most iconic football venues in the world. Each session deals with a different topic of club management, from strategy to sport activities, from business and community activities to club operations.

The seminars are a mix of academic lectures, talks from professionals, case studies from clubs, as well as interactive group work. Participants gain a clear view of how the club football industry operates, as well as learning to deal with specific challenges and issues the industry is facing.

The CMP Scientific Panel is an invaluable asset to the programme, since they all have vast experience in club management. Through their expertise, the Scientific Panel members support the content of the programme, ensuring a high quality input to the CMP sessions.

In November 2017, the second edition of the programme commenced with 43 club representatives embarking on a long and exciting journey taking them across Europe and beyond to learn about the wide and complex spectrum of how to successfully run a football club. The first two sessions, in Turin and Bilbao, respectively, having already been held. For more information on the ECA Club Management Programme, visit its dedicated website: