The academic program will be delivered by Richmond, The American International University in London and will be delivered in accordance with US accreditation standards. Richmond, the American International University in London holds independent accreditation from three separate agencies; The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (American), the British Accreditation Council and The Open University.


The RIASA BA degree in International Sports Management is accredited through Middles States in the US.  Middle States is the same accrediting body that accredits institutions such as Georgetown, NYU, Princeton and Harvard.

A selection of course for the program are outlined here:

  • Foundations of Economics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Economics of Transition
  • Legal & Ethical Concepts in Management
  • Exercise, Nutrition & Lifestyle
  • Sport Event Planning & Promotion
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Finance
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sport Law & Practice
  • Talent Identification:  Principles & Practice
  • Sports Marketing

The academics also include Richmond’s Core Curriculum (General Education). 

Further information available here:

Link here to view the RIASA curriculum

RIASA viewbook


£24,000 British Pounds (2016-17)

Included in Program Cost.

Please note this is a 38 week program inclusive of academic and sporting activities, (Sept 1st to May 1st playing and training season), for playing, housing and meal plan (during the semester), not a typical 30-week program as in the case with traditional U.S. University programs. Special coaching programs and Summer school are not included.

  • Academic Tuition
  • Room (Sept to May)
  • Board (during semesters)
  • Soccer Academy Training (does not include books, or transport to and from the RIASA UK site)
  • Students must be full time in order to meet visa requirements.

Loans and Federal Aid

Students can apply for federal aid and student loans to attend the program though Richmond, The American International University in London, as the degree program is an Accredited American degree recognized by the relevant US agencies.

Students are eligible for Federal Aid and other loans, as they would if attending an American University within the USA. 


Richmond's School code is G10594

Football Scholarships

As a highly selective program, the true cost of the program is already subsidized. Students gaining admittance have already secured a partial scholarship given the cost of attending the same, academic only, program of Richmond University in London. However, we do have limited scholarship monies available for selected students based on academics, soccer ability and character.

First preference is given to students who have attended either the Experience RIASA event, Expereince Summer Tour Event or visited the campus for training and meeting academic staff and coaches.

Students are able to earn money either in the work place or on the football field as they are eligible to work 20 hours per week and if eligible to be paid to play at semi professional clubs, in order to deflate the costs of attendance.

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