It is on the Bahcesehir University (BU) roof terrace, with a view on the Bosphorus, that the 18 students received their diploma after successfully attending the 2nd edition of the FIFA/CIES Sport Management Program in Turkey. The Graduation Ceremony took place in the presence of Prof. Dr. Yılmaz Esmer, BU President, Ali Parlak, Deputy General Secretary at the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and Vincent Schatzmann, CIES General Secretary.

The 18 students thus put an end to over ten months of studies in fields as diverse as marketing, sponsorship, law, communication, management, finance and event management. They also had the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned guest speakers.

Vincent Schatzmann emphasised the fact that today, thanks to the efforts of all the International University Network partners, the Programme leads more and more often to gratifying job promotions.

It is worth mentioning that TFF decided to financially support the Programme for another three years. The CIES is extremely delighted with this key support and praises the pioneering spirit shown by TFF towards improving sport management in Turkey.

We wish all the best to Burcak, Ceren, Doguscan, Ebru, Egemen, Evrim, Fatih, Gercek, Fatih, Ilker, Ismail, Kasim, Mehmet, Mirac, Oguz, Pinar, Simin and Yasemin. We also wish a warm welcome to the 31 students of the 3rd edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme.