It is always very nice and fulfilling to cut down and criticise FIFA without actually thinking about the positives the international football body does for the community. FIFA educates, and educates big time. They offer what they call The FIFA Master – International Master (MAS) in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, a unique Sports Master programme, coordinated by the CIES (International Center for sports Studies) and taught by three prestigious European Universities: De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan, IT) and Neuchâtel University (Neuchâtel, CH).
Every year, from late September to early July, a truly international group, approximately 30 postgraduates from over 20 nationalities, is selected among candidates coming from all over the world to participate in this full-time course. Students will attend exciting classes covering all major issues that sports organisations face today. They will hear from qualified professionals and academics and have the opportunity to visit prestigious sporting locations. (www.fifamaster.org.)