11 days
950 EUR/full
950 EUR/full
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Football Behaviour Management course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is organised in such a way that it is as if you are part of a virtual club and already working as a scout for that said club.


How does one become a scout? Or a technical director of a football club? There really isn’t a course you can take for that. That is what we want to change with our Football Behaviour Management (FBM) course.

The main idea is to combine relevant scientific theory with the practical knowledge of professionals working as scouts, technical directors or player agents. During the course you will find new talent, apply the relevant scientific theories to your findings and present the talent you find to the decision makers of the virtual club.


Upon completion of this Football Behaviour Management course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you should be able to:

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of organisational behaviour to achieve excellent results within a professional football organisation.
  •  Explain how OBM and ABA can help change organisational behaviour
  •  Show familiarity with the ABC model and ABC analysis.
  •  Discuss the main concepts in OBM/ABA and how they can help improve performance.
  •  Apply the OBM protocol to real-life behaviour.
  •  Model a professional football organisation with VSM.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Organisational Behaviour Management (OBM)
  • Viable System Model (VSM)
  • Cybernetic Big Five Theory (CB5T)


This course is for students and professionals in the field of social, exact, or technical sciences who want to know more about changing organisational behaviour through positive reinforcement within professional football club

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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Early Bird Deadline: 15 March




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Who can join? Anyone with an interest in the football side of running & developing a professional football club. 
  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner: €650 
  • Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam: €500
  • Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam : €950
  • Professionals: €1150 

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you have been accepted to VU Amsterdam Summer School and have paid the tuition fee, but due to unforeseen circumstances need to cancel, the following refunds will be given:

  • Cancellation before 1 May: 100% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation before 1 June: 50% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation after 1 June: no refund will be given
Costs such as travel arrangement will not be refunded. We therefore suggest to wait with booking your travel arrangements until May.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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