FIBA Academy

The FIBA Academy is the educational division of FIBA. It was established in 2008 to deliver 'Best Practice' academic programmes ensuring that FIBA athletes, managers and event organisers and National Federations from across the globe have access to the highest quality education.

The FIBA Academy is a partnership programme with the World Academy of Sport and is managed by the International Basketball Foundation (IBF).

The FIBA Academy offers a number of educational programmes, from residential executive programmes, through to the highly coveted Global MBA for Sport and Major Events. All programmes help to facilitate networking and sharing of ideas - among thought leaders of the basketball industry - as well as providing opportunities to work through relevant sport and events-driven case studies with industry experts.

The FIBA Academy also offers a unique learning tool to be included in university undergraduate programmes and club development initiatives worldwide.

As part of the FIBA Academy, FIBA will support its membership and individuals with highly efficient tools such as the FIBA Organizer as well as access to the ever-growing IBF library.

Contact Information 

For further information about the FIBA Academy and its educational programmes, please contact:

The FIBA Academy
c/o World Academy of Sport
Stanlo House
52 Granby Row
Manchester M1 7AY

Tel: +44 (0) 161 639 0950
Fax: +44 (0) 161 228 7140

FIBA Academy Manager's Programmes
  • The FIBA Academy Manager's Programme is a basketball specific online learning programme. It is available to FIBA's National Member Federations, basketball clubs, Universities and the wider basketball community. Each National Federation of FIBA is entitled to one free-of-charge scholarship to the programme.

    The programme sets out the fundamental principles of the FIBA National Federations Manual into an online interactive learning programme; with the aim of bringing best practice management, leadership and administrative techniques to the forefront of the sport.

    The programme has ten (10) modules covering three (3) key themes; Administration, Marketing and Events. There is also a case study which highlights the integration of these themes into the review of a National Federation. Through joining the programme users become a member of an online community enabling effective international knowledge transfer.

    The FIBA Academy Manager’s Programme requires approximately 15-20 hours of study with two assessments. On successful completion, students will receive a certificate from the FIBA Academy and will be qualified FIBA Managers.

    "I would like to congratulate all those involved in starting this valuable program for the betterment of our international basketball community." Jim Tooley, CEO of USA Basketball and Vice President of FIBA America