The Universidad San Martín de Porres (USMP) in Lima, a CIES partner since 2012, has officially started the enrolment procedure for the second FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management to be organised in Peru. Classes will start on 29 April 2014.

The FIFA/CIES Programme allows people from various professional and sporting backgrounds to familiarise themselves with modern management tools in key areas such as sport marketing, sponsorship, law, management, communication, finances and event management. Adapted to regional and national requirements, it also offers the opportunity to attend lectures given by international experts invited by FIFA and the CIES.

Organised thanks to FIFA support, the Programme is currently offered in 15 countries, namely: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

Testimonials from former students underscore the strong points of the Programme. Simon Ezcurra reflected on it, saying: “I feel that I have acquired a new profile professionally as well as new aptitudes to provide solutions in sport, whether in the field of management, marketing or event organisation.”

Classmate Luis Gómez added: “The Programme offers an excellent opportunity to start working in the world of sport. The strong points are the practical case studies and the hands-on experience of sport offered by lecturers and guest speakers.”