The FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management provides training in 6 essential fields of sports management, namely sports event management, finance, communication, management, sports law, marketing/sponsorship. Each of the six modules will comprise approximately 25 hours of teaching and learning activities, to be completed over one academic year.
The part-time nature of the course is to encourage working participants to enrol for the course so that they can take some time off their work to attend the classes and then return to their work. Mentoring and continuous guidance and online classes between blocks will ensure continuity of the certification programme, thus ensuring its effectiveness.
The mode of delivery for 2021-2022 will be by way of a block release system where students are required to attend classes at Pillai Institute of Management Studies & Research for a block of nine (9) days (Saturday to Sunday) at three different times in 2021-2022 and the fourth block of five days in June 2022.
The FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in India is meant to be an in-classroom course and is usually not conducted online. Participants are required to attend classes at Pillai Institute of Management Studies in Navi Mumbai, India. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s 2020-21 academic session had to be conducted completely online. We are planning to go back to physical classes for the 2021-22 academic session that will commence in December 2021. Unless there is a significant third wave of the pandemic occurring in India, we plan to stick with the physical in-classroom mode of instruction. A class bubble will be created with free accommodation for every participant provided during each block of the course.
Course Schedule (3rd Edition 2021-22)
11th December, 2021
Block One runs from
11th to 19th December, 2021
Block Two runs from
12th to 20th February, 2022
Block Three runs from
9th to 17th April, 2022
Block Four runs from
22nd to 26th June, 2022
You are also required to be available online on the following weekends for exams, guest conferences and group project related works.
January 8, 9 (11 pm to 1 pm // 2 pm to 4 pm)
January 28, 29 (11 pm to 1 pm // 2 pm to 4 pm)
March 5, 6 (11 pm to 1 pm // 2 pm to 4 pm)
March 26, 27 (11 pm to 1 pm // 2 pm to 4 pm)
May 14, 15 (11 pm to 1 pm // 2 pm to 4 pm)
June 4, 5 (11 pm to 1 pm // 2 pm to 4 pm)
Sale of Application Forms
12th August, 2021
Last Date of Submission of Forms along with Statement of Purpose
16th October, 2021
Dates of Interviews
18th & 19th October, 2021
Declaration of Results
22nd October, 2021
Submission of part fee (non-refundable)
31st October, 2021
Balance Fee Payment
25th November, 2021
11th December, 2021