The FIFA Master
International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport
FIFA Master - ranked n°1 Sports Management Master in the World by Sport Business International in 2014
Organised by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), 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 developed to become a top graduate programme developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.
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 England, Italy and Switzerland, which are among Europe's most sports oriented countries, have come together to provide a ten month 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 environment with around 20 different nationalities represented in a class of approximately 30 postgraduates that are 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 sport 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, creating lifelong bonds between graduates.
The application process for the 16th Edition (2015-2016) of the FIFA Master is now open.
To apply, please click here.
Before creating your login on this page, please make sure you have read through all the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and check that you fulfil all the Criteria for Applying. You should also have read the Financial Aid, the Terms & Conditions and the Application Instructions. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail fifamaster.admin(at)cies.ch.
Please note that the deadline for applying to the 16th Edition (2015-2016) of the FIFA Master is midday (12pm) Central European Time on Friday 9th January 2015. Only complete applications received by this date will be considered by the Scientific Committee.
Yours in sport,
The FIFA Master Team
Applying for Funding
An overview of how to apply for funding and the types courses available to members.