The FIFA Master programme provides each postgraduate with one of the most unique and memorable experiences of a lifetime. For each of us when that year of our lives comes to an end, we all want to give something back to the programme that provided us with such a tremendous life experience.
We believe that the FIFA Master will quickly establish itself as the indisputable world-class leader in postgraduate Sport Master Programmes. Equally, we are convinced that we have a crucial role to play in achieving this challenging but attainable vision. Therefore, on Wednesday 9th July 2003, at the Graduation Ceremony of the 3rd edition of the FIFA Master, the official International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport Alumni Association, was born.
A unique aspect of the FIFA Master Association is persity: the growing Alumni Association network today represents more than 260 graduates with more than 80 nationalities! Our role is to harness the many business and work opportunities and foster relationships between all the generations of the master.
To make the association a highly effective network platform and organization, the FMA Committee holds once every two years a world gathering during a major sporting event, to assemble all the alumni, conduct the general assembly and take collectively the decisions that will lead us in the right direction and help us grow further to reach our ultimate goal: become the number 1 sports business alumni network in the world.
To date, three world gatherings have taken place, the first one in Munich, Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2006, the second one in Basel, Switzerland during EURO 2008 and the third one in Durban, South Africa during the FIFA World Cup 2010. The outstanding success of these 3 events has set the benchmark high for our next gathering, due to take place during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lately our efforts have been focusing on "Alumni and Entrepreneurship" to encourage each member to take initiative and start companies and businesses amongst themselves.
Thanks to the great initiative of a group of Brazilian Alumni, the FMA has launched the Jean-Louis Juvet Scholarship, to provide partial or full support to exceptional prospective students. And finally, to keep in line with the growing size of the network, Sub-Committees (SCs) were created in order to organise task-forces to discuss specific topics such as: World Gathering, Communication & Alumni affairs, Finances & Fundraising, Regional Networks and Events, CIES & third party PR & Management, Legal, among others.
We hope the above will inspire you to apply for the FIFA Master and join our family and network. We look forward to welcoming you to FMA in the near future.
Establishment of a functional website associated with the CIES - serving as the principle means of communication, including a directory of all graduates, an employment section, and a section for project works, with further developments still to come :
Click here to read the Statutes of the Alumni Association. The file is in a PDF format.