The first edition of the FIFA/CIES Sport Management Programme was officially launched during the XVth Symposium in Sports Sciences, Sports Practise and Health organised by the Universidad de Costa Rica.

The Programme, endorsed by FIFA, will start in February 2009. It offers courses in key areas such as finance, marketing, communication, event management, law and management.

The Programme is intended for people who are already working for a sports entity (federation, association, club, governmental or community body), for people who want to know more about the environment of modern sport, or for fresh graduates who wish to begin studies in sport management.

Closing date for applications: 20 December 2008

For more information please contact José Moncada (