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The Fifa Master has been our top-ranked course in Europe for nine out of 10 years.
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Matthew Taylor, Professor of History at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester, discusses the research behind his book, Sport and the Home Front. Published in 2020, the book was shortlisted for the North American Society of Sports History monograph of the year and the British Society of Sports History Aberdare Prize for best book of the year.
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Jair Bertoni completed the Fifa Master in 2005 and afterwards went on to work for the European Professional Football Leagues for almost a decade
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To mark the milestone of the 10th annual edition of the Postgraduate Rankings, SportBusiness casts an eye back over the evolution of the sports academic sector and speaks to programme directors of the three courses to have topped the list during that time
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Welcome… to the 2021 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings.
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Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration programme has been named as the world’s best postgraduate sports management degree for 2020 by SportBusiness.

The Fifa Master is Europe's best postgraduate sport management degree.
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Pierre Ducrey was part of the third intake of students on the CIES Fifa Master, which he graduated with distinction in 2003. He was appointed as Olympic Games operations director in March 2020, having joined the International Olympic Committee as an intern shortly after finishing his Masters degree.
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Dr Kevin Tallec Marston, academic coordinator, research fellow and academic project manager for the Fifa Master at the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES), discusses the challenges and potential opportunities that are facing the sport management education sector, and academia more widely, as the world recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

As the ties between universities and sports organisations grow closer and educational institutes continue to look for new ways to strengthen their connections to industry, SportBusiness takes a look at…
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The Fifa Master at the Switzerland-based International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) placed third in the 2019 rankings, the first non-US course to finish in the top three since winning the rankings itself…
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Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration programme has today been named the best postgraduate sports management course in the world by SportBusiness International for the third time.