About our Alumni

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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.

The FIFA Master has quickly established itself as the indisputable world-class leader in postgraduate Sport Master Programmes. Equally, the former students of the master 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 diversity: the growing Alumni Association network today represents more than 500 graduates from over 100 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 annual world gatherings – being that every other year they take place at a major sporting event – in order to assemble all the alumni, conduct the FMA Congress 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, FMA World Gatherings have taken place during these major sports events: The first one was in Munich, Germany, during the FIFA World Cup 2006; the second one in Basel, Switzerland, during EURO 2008; the third one in Durban, South Africa, during the FIFA World Cup 2010; the fourth one in London, UK, during the 2012 Olympic Games; the fifth one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the FIFA World Cup 2014; the sixth one in Paris, France, during EURO 2016; the seventh one in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and the eighth one in Moscow, Russia, during the FIFA World Cup 2018. The outstanding success of these eight events has set the benchmark high for our next gathering. Lately our efforts have been focusing on connecting the alumni, through a modern and useful extranet platform, integrated to social media sites, and 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.

 

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.

THE FMA COMMITTEE

President

Martin Kaswurm

Austrian
Class of 2014

Vice President

Hussein Kanso

Lebanese
Class of 2016

Vice President

James Kitching

Australian, Italian
Class of 2012

Vice President

Mike-David Burkhard

Swiss
Class of 2017

VP, Treasurer

Tanya Ng Yuen

Canadian
Class of 2009

Vice President

Sara Panizo

Spanish
Class of 2017

VP, Secretary

Amir Khosravi

Iranian
Class of 2018

Vice President

Aayush Dabas

Indian
Class of 2015

Vice President

Amir Sedighi

Iranian
Class of 2012

Exec. Director

João Frigerio

Brazilian, Italian
Class of 2005

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

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:

  • Creation of a Mentorship Programme where current postgraduates are matched with an Alumni member in order to provide advice, share experiences or simply to communicate on FIFA Master-related topics;
  • Representation of our Association within the Executive Committee of the FIFA Master, as an official member;
  • Lay the foundations of FMA Regional Networks, which will enable our Association in the near future to act locally much more efficiently;
  • Launch of a periodical Alumni Newsletter aimed to share sport industry information, current CIES Events, and Alumni news with both Alumni and current postgraduates;
  • Organisation of 8 Alumni World Gatherings.

OBJECTIVES

  • To officially represent the graduates of the International Master (MAS) in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, bringing together all the graduates and current postgraduates;
  • To promote and reinforce contacts, mutual assistance (notably in terms of employment prospects) and information between all its members, in particular across the various editions of the International Master;
  • To promote and raise the awareness and profile of the International Master within sports organisations, on a worldwide basis;
  • To maintain an active link between its members and official bodies of the Master (Universities, CIES, FIFA, Scientific Committee and Board of the Master);
  • To serve an active role in the strategic planning of the future of the Master.

STATUTES

Click here to read the Statutes of the Alumni Association. The file is in a PDF format.

ALUMNI WEBSITE

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