FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management

Neuchâtel , Switzerland
2 years
CIES in cooperation with FIFA, has developed an international academic network, the FIFA/CIES International University Network, offering local programmes in sports management, called FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management, to students through partner universities around the world. This executive programme covers key areas of sports management including law, event organisation, finance, sponsorship and marketing. The course aims to familiarize students with the principles and methods of global management in today’s world, as well as adapting these to different economic, cultural and social requirements. CIES and FIFA offer guidance and support in helping universities launch and deliver the programme. Courses are taught in local languages.

Full description

Gain management skills in this program from CIES and FIFA

The FIFA/CIES Executive Program in Sports Management is a multidisciplinary diploma program of continuing education. It consists of 150-200 hours of courses.

Currently available in 16 countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Venezuela

The course is taught in the local language of each partner university (such as French, English, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese).

The FIFA/CIES Executive Program in Sports Management strives to give students the broadest possible vision of management in modern sport. It is also to offer them management tools to allow them to run their federation, association or club efficiently, taking into account the specificities and realities of their local environment.

Curriculum

Chosen by each partner university in accordance with local needs, the format of the FIFA/CIES Executive Program in Sports Management allows students to attend academic courses while continuing their professional activities. The partner universities generally adopt one of the following formats:

  • evening classes
  • evening + weekend classes
  • intensive weeks
  • intensive weekends
  • mixed classes (on-site classes + e-learning)

About the FIFA/CIES University Network

FIFA/CIES International University Network was founded in 2004. It brings together universities from all over the world. Its key objective, with the support of its academic partners, is to improve the skills of sports managers at the level of federations, clubs, small sports associations, government and municipal entities.

For that purpose, the network has created one common curriculum of continuing education, the FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management, taught at all the partner universities. Moreover, ad hoc seminars and conferences devoted to essential themes for effective sport management are regularly organised in the framework of the FIFA/CIES University Network.

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