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Thu. 20 December 2018

Final call to apply for the 20th edition of the award winning FIFA Master course

The final opportunity to apply for the 20th edition (2019-2020) of the FIFA Master is fast approaching. Please note that the deadline for the FIFA Master Academic Team to receive your complete application is Friday 11thJanuary 2019, midday (12pm) Central European Time.

Organised by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport - the FIFA Master was created to provide management education to the world of sport.

Former course Patrons have included Sir Bobby Charlton, Lord Sebastian Coe, Alexander Popov, Nawal El Moutawakel, Jonathan Edwards CBE, Christian Karembeu and Francois Pienaar.

With over 90% of our 500 FIFA Master graduates now working in the global sports industry, the impact of the programme reaches across all continents and nations. For example, our alumni are currently working for organisations as diverse as, but not limited to, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), International Olympic Committee (IOC), Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA), Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC), National Basketball Association (NBA), Adidas, Mercedes-AMG F1, FC Juventus, FC Barcelona and Manchester City FC.

Since it was first established, the FIFA Master has received numerous awards and is the first and only course to have ever achieved the landmark of being named the top course in Europe on six separate occasions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018) by the independent Sport Business International rankings. 

How to apply? Create an account using the dedicated course online application platform at:

We look forward to receiving your application.

The FIFA Master Academic Team

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