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Thu. 01 December 2022


Gustav Salvestrini

Current Position: Marketing Manager at Big Manager (

Year of graduation: 2020 (20th Edition)

Nationality: Argentina / United States / Italy / Denmark

What does your current role involve?

I am currently the Marketing Manager of Big Manager App, which is a Startup based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our aim is to transform football with digital solutions by promoting fan management and engagement in football clubs. Thanks to Big Manager, new specific sports digital communities are created and fans are now able to engage in their football clubs for the first time in their lives. 

Which aspects of the FIFA Master course have helped you most in your career?

The FIFA Master helped me to significantly develop my soft skills, and specifically my general knowledge of sports organizations around the world. Thanks to the course I now have a far better understanding of how all Federations and Confederations work and manage themselves on a daily basis. The incredible global alumni network of the FIFA Master should also be highlighted as a key strength. The opportunity to contact course graduates anywhere in the world is a huge asset.

What advice would you give to future students on the course?

The FIFA Master is not a competition, it's friendship. The best thing the course has is the people; classmates, alumni, coordinators and lecturers. It is an unbelievable year to experience and one which makes you grow as a professional too. The FIFA Master is something you will always remember.

FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, ranked No.1 Course in Europe 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by the SportBusiness International global rankings.

Organised by CIES in partnership with De Montfort University (United Kingdom), SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

As of 3rd October 2022 the CIES has officially opened the application process for the 24th edition (2023-2024) of the FIFA Master.

Please note that the deadline for applying is midday (12pm) Central European Time on Friday 13th January 2023.

Please click on this link to access the online application form.

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