FIFA Master

International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport

FIFA Master
Where Sports Meet Management

Next Start Sep 2023
Duration 10 Months
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
experience
3 years
Where UK, Italy, Switzerland

The FIFA Master - International Master (MA) in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, established in 2000, was created to promote management education within the sports world. It has grown to become a top graduate academic program developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.

The FIFA Master is organized by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (UK), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

Every year, the FIFA Master class - approximatively 30 postgraduates from 25 different nationalities – embarks on a unique journey throughout Europe to study sport.Three distinguished universities in England, Italy and Switzerland, which are among Europe's most sports-oriented countries, have come together to provide a one-year program that combines top-class academic teaching and practical case studies supplemented by guest lecturers and field visits.

Open your mind: this is the FIFA Master
Open your mind: this is the FIFA Master

The course focuses on three key and inter-related aspects of sport humanities, management and law. The fourth and final part of the course also takes place while the students are still in Neuchâtel and under the supervision of academic staff of the three universities. This dissertation is an academic research project which involves working in small groups on a chosen topic, considering it from all angles, and then preparing and completing a joint project.

Program lecturers are some of the leading university authorities in the study of sport and guest lecturers include speakers from top organizations in world sport. This course has an excellent record of students finding jobs in sports management across leading global sporting organizations such as FIFA, the IOC, UEFA, AFC, CAF and F1, many sports marketing, sponsoring, consulting, and media & events agencies. The dynamic and thriving alumni association provides a valuable network both during and after the course.

 

Who Is It For?

The FIFA Master seeks to attract a diverse profile of applicants, those who exhibit a variety of skills and accomplishments. This is in contrast to some courses which target one standard candidate profile. In order to create the most stimulating environment possible for all postgraduates, we consciously select a complementary student body, one that not only reflects a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, but also a wide range of personal interests and professional ambitions.
The common characteristics of our postgraduates are demonstrated by leadership potential and a capacity to thrive in a rigorous academic environment.

Why Choose Us?

1. No.1 course in Europe for Rankings

Ranked as the No.1 course in Europe for the 10th time by the SportBusiness International global rankings.

2. International Exposure

25+ nationalities worldwide represented.

3. Prestigious partnerships

In partnership with De Montfort University in Leicester (UK) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) under the aegis of CIES.

4. Network

More than 600 alumni from 110 nationalities compose the FIFA Master Alumni Association and 88% of them are working in the sport industry (https://www.fifama.org/fma).

Highlights

23

Editions

1st
Course in Europe

for the SportBusiness International
Global Rankings

10+

Field Visits

50+

Speakers

88%

Alumni Working in Sport Industry

Partnerships

The FIFA Master - International Master (MA) in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport is organized by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (UK), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
The degree program is a fully validated De Montfort University academic course (Master of Arts) under the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

“The FIFA Master is a successful program thanks to its international all-round vision of sport and thanks to a perfect interaction between academic and experiential components. It is a benchmark for the development of managerial skills in sports because of the absolute quality of the sessions with the Master’s faculty and also because of the opportunity to meet executives and athletes from the world’s leading sports institutions. FIFA Master’s alumni are now more than 600, from more than 120 countries, proof of the strong impact this program has had on the sports ecosystem and its international development.”

Dino Ruta
Scientific Director of the Management Module

Structure

Sep – Dec
Sport Humanities
(De Montfort University)
Jan– Mar
Sport Management
(SDA Bocconi School of Management)
Apr-Jul
Sport Law
(Universitè de Neuchatel)

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