FIFA Master

FIFA Master

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 programme developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.

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 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. 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.

Course lecturers are some of the leading university authorities in the study of sport and guest lecturers include speakers from top organisations in world sport. This course has an excellent record of students finding jobs in sports management across leading global sporting organisations 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.

In 2020 the FIFA Master was ranked as the No.1 course in Europe for the 8th time by the SportBusiness International global rankings.

The FIFA Master - International Master (MA) in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport is organised 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 programme is a fully validated De Montfort University academic course under the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.