FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies
The FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was recently ranked as the No.1 Postgraduate Sport Management course in Europe for a record tenth time in the new 2022 SportBusiness rankings. This unprecedented achievement now firmly establishes the FIFA Master as one of the most respected in international sports business education.
Organised by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in partnership with De Montfort University in Leicester (UK), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was created to promote management education within the sports world. It has grown to become a top graduate programme developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.
With over 90% of our 600+ FIFA Master graduates, and who represent more than 110 nationalities, working in the sports industry, the impact of the FIFA Master reaches across all continents and nations.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 24TH EDITION (2023-2024) OF THE FIFA MASTER IS NOW CLOSED.
Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The selection process will take around 3-4 months. Applications for the 24th Edition of the FIFA Master will no longer be accepted under any circumstances. Accepted candidates will begin their course studies in September 2023.
For any candidates who would like to apply in the #future, the online application form for the 25th edition of the FIFA Master (2024-2025) will be available from October 2023 onwards.
A unique programme
The FIFA Master takes its graduates on a unique journey through three different European countries to study sport. Three distinguished universities in the UK, Italy and Switzerland, which are among Europe's most sports-oriented countries, have come together to provide a one-year programme that combines top-class academic teaching and practical case studies supplemented by guest lecturers and field visits. The course focuses on three key and inter-related aspects of sport - Humanities, Management and Law.
Developing unique people
The FIFA Master offers a dynamic international learning environment with around 25 different nationalities represented in each class of approximately 30 postgraduates selected each year.
The international multi-disciplinary approach provides postgraduates with the opportunity to learn a broad range of subjects and develop their analytical skills to better cope with the fast-changing trends in the sports industry.
For a unique industry
The FIFA Master offers a unique opportunity to meet top executives from high-level international sports federations, clubs, agencies and organising committees, enabling students to build up their own network of contacts - one of the keys to a successful career in sport.
On top of these opportunities, each graduate also becomes a member of the FIFA Master Alumni Association (FMA). The FMA plays a crucial role in connecting all alumni of the FIFA Master, helping to mantain lifelong bonds between graduates.