FIFA to introduce Sports Management course in Mumbai

Founded in 2004, the FIFA and International Centre for Sports Studies has a presence in 15 countries including Spain, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa. India will be the 16th

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The International Centre for Sports Studies at the Mahatma Education Society's (MES) Pillai Group of Institutions in Navi Mumbai has come together with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to introduce a six-month-long sports management course for professionals looking to pursue sports as a career.

The first batch of the programme will begin September 2019 onwards and will lay emphasis on improving the skills of sports managers at the various levels consisting of federations, clubs, small sports associations, government, and municipal entities.

The recent growth in the sports industry in India has provided immense opportunities to both players and non-playing professionals to make a career. Our partnership with FIFA and International Centre for Sports Studies has come at a crucial time where our country is all set to see a stupendous growth in sports industry," director (sports) at MES, Padmakshan Padmanabhan said.

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Accordingly, the course will look to bring in professors from the sports industry to provide the students with an insight into the sports-related issues and subjects.

Founded in 2004, the FIFA and International Centre for Sports Studies has a presence in 15 countries including Spain, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa. India will be the 16th.

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