Partner of CIES since 2010, the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) Madrid and the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) have officially launched the registration process for the third edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme. Teaching will then commence in October 2012.

Over 80 students from different professional and sporting backgrounds have already undertaken this intensive Programme which provides students with the modern management tools needed in the areas of marketing, sponsorship, law, management, communication, finance and organization of sporting events. The Programme also provides students the opportunity to participate in conferences which are led by high profile experts from the sports industry both internationally and nationally.

"This Programme gave me an overview of the sports industry. Not only do you learn from all the experts who will share their knowledge but also your classmates through their experiences, their questions, their personal experiences. Also, the opportunity for networking has been rewarding for me", said Sonia Calvo, a student of the first edition.

"Without a doubt, I can say that this Programme allowed me to discover and deepen my understanding of many aspects of sports management. The diversity of subjects taught and the quality of student profiles enriched me enormously (...) Now I know better where I should direct the next stage of my professional life”, added Carlos Velasco Carballo – an International football referee.

The strength of the Programme in Spain was highlighted by two students from the inaugural edition, Sonia Calvo and Isabel Garcia, winning the Award for the best 2012 FIFA / CIES International Academic Network project for their work on how to develop links between football clubs from the Spanish first division and their supporters.

Registration deadline: 10th September 2012

For further information
Fundación de la Real Federación Española de Fútbol
Ramón y Cajal s/n. 28230. Las Rozas (Madrid)
Tél. +34 91 495 98 00 /68 (Sra. Susana Sánchez)
Fax +34 91 495 98 01