About FIFA Master

We are delighted to welcome you to the “FIFA Master” website. “FIFA Master” suitably reflects the ever-increasing dedication and support provided by FIFA to sports education generally, and specifically to this course. Indeed, this support goes back a long way, right back to 1995 when the CIES was founded: many years of strong support – logistical, ethical, financial, moral - from FIFA, and may there be many more years to come!

We have always said that the FIFA Master was created to train all-round managers who could cope with the increasingly complex world of sport. To this end, we heartily thank our three partner universities who make the FIFA Master possible and all the teaching staff whose academic excellence and/or practical and specialised experience make for a truly inspiring course. Now, after many successful editions of the course, we are in a strong position to evaluate the results achieved by all the graduates to date and, consequently, the impact of our course on sport across the continents. It is with a great sense of pride that we pay tribute to these very special people, many of whom are now doing exactly what we had hoped and intended: striving to make their dreams a reality by working in key roles at leading sports companies, associations and clubs, and actively helping to promote and improve the world of sport.

Furthermore, we admire their initiative in setting up a dynamic alumni association to promote the course and help each other, and this is already proving to be a great forum for discussion, friendship, sharing information and, perhaps most importantly, providing professional help to each other.

And so we invite you to read on and learn more about the International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport: the “FIFA Master”.

Bertrand REEB
CIES President