Arsenal launches Business Case studies

Arsenal in the Community in partnership with neighbours, London Metropolitan University are launching Arsenal Business Cases for A-Level, Vocational and GCSE students at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday 2nd February.

The workbooks, which are available to purchase from the University, are written by Paul Kitchin, Jon Pettigrew and Guy Portman for London Metropolitan Business School.  They provide factual and practical insights into the dynamic world of sports club management and are accompanied by a guide for teachers. School and college students can also visit Emirates Stadium for a tour and a workshop on careers at the Club.

Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club said: “This is another example of Arsenal in the Community successfully working with partners to produce a meaningful piece of work.  We hope this project will offer students the opportunity to see a dynamic business in action and understand the operational side of a football club.

“It’s a timely piece of work since we’re celebrating 25 years of Arsenal in the Community later this month.  The department has continually been at the forefront of pioneering activities and projects that contribute to the lives of individuals in the local community.”

Malcolm Gillies, the new Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive for London Metropolitan University, who will welcome the guests added “It is always encouraging to be pioneering new and innovative practical approaches to teaching and learning with our local partners in the community and so we are especially delighted to be launching the London Met Business School Arsenal case studies which have already proved to be extremely popular with local teachers and students in the recent pilot.”

The Club is already engaged in a number of other education projects which includes the innovative Arsenal Double Club which offers a range of subjects, together with football coaching.  It aims to raise confidence and ability levels in both primary and secondary schools by using teaching resources based around Arsenal and the beautiful game, followed by a football session with a coach.

3 Feb 2010