Thursday 08 December 2022, 14:45

FIFA Master Alumni contribute to success of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

  • FMA International Sports Conference brings together FIFA Master Alumni

  • Over 40 alumni involved in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

  • FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura addresses opening over the event

The FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport has become a top graduate programme developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport. On Thursday, the FIFA Master Alumni International Sports Conference took place in Doha, bringing together dozens of former students, including a number who, in various capacities, have played a part in making the FIFA World Cup 2022 a success. The event provided them with a chance to share knowledge, exchange opinions and continue their professional development.

"The FIFA Master Alumni Conference is an opportunity for all of us to come together and exchange knowledge at this important event," said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura in her opening remarks. "Holding this conference also during the FIFA World Cup facilitates the sharing of best practices and thoughts on topics such as event hosting, long term impact sustainability, sports leadership, commercial partnerships and the growth of women’s football." She gave a special mention to alumni who were working at the tournament in Qatar. "Over 40 of them have been directly working on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, with FIFA, Q22, the teams/PMAs and other service providers," she said. "We are very proud of the FIFA Master Alumni who have contributed directly and indirectly to the success of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™." The FIFA Master is organised by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) Around 30 postgraduates are selected for the course each year.