FIFA and the International Centre for Sports Studies will offer a six-month executive sports management programme for working professionals in Navi Mumbai.
“The recent growth in sports industry in India has provided immense opportunities to both players and non-playing professionals to make a career. Our partnership with FIFA/CIES has come at a crucial time where our country is all set to see a stupendous growth in sports industry,” said Padmakshan Padmanabhan, Director (Sports) at Mahatma Education Society.
Founded in 2004, the FIFA/CIES International University Network has presence in 15 countries including Spain, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and India will be the 16th.
This first batch of the programme will start in September and it will focus on the key objective of improving the skills of sports managers at the level of federations, clubs, small sports associations, government and municipal entities, the organisers said at the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club on Tuesday.
The programme will rope in professors from the sports industry to give the students an international perspective on sports-related issues, a statement said.