From top players to top leader

Former internationals who have played at the highest level have a lot to offer in the administration and management of football.

The UEFA MIP is a unique programme that has been tailor-made to meet the needs of players accustomed to winning trophies on the field, giving them a toolkit with which to lay the foundations for success off the field.

The UEFA MIP ensures that footballers hear the half-time rather than the final whistle at the end of their professional playing days, giving them the tools for match-winning performances in football administration and management as part of a second career.

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MIP 1 – Session 4

  The main objectives of the session were: to analyse the link between a club and its environment; to demonstrate the importance of the stadium for a club’s development plan; to show how national associations, clubs and public authorities can manage stadiums; to show how stadiums act as profit centres...

MIP 1 – Session 3

Format and regulation of competitions   The third session of the UEFA MIP programme took place in London from 21 to 24 March 2016. The session, which focused on the format and regulation of competitions, was run by Sean Hamil, director of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre at Birkbeck College, University of London.

MIP 1 - Session 2

Role and skills of the manager   The second session of the UEFA MIP programme took place in Paris from 25 to 29 January 2016. The session, which focused on the role and skills of the manager, was directed by Didier Primault, general manager of the Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport (CDES) at the University of 

 
Vision

A second elite carreer

The UEFA MIP equips high-profile international players to transfer their playing strengths into effective management skills.

Leadership, discipline and a commitment to high-level performance are the hallmarks of trophy winners - applying those traits to the organisation of football is among the primary aims of the course.

Key roles in all areas of football thrive on vision, planning, analysis and observation - the UEFA MIP helps former players to apply these skills in an administrative context, producing role models for success across multiple spheres of football management.

Careers

A new course leading to new opportunities

The world of football has changed a lot over the years; the UEFA MIP gives you the tools to change with it and develop the next stage of your life in football. You will find yourself equipped to engage with a number of sectors of the football family.

Programme

A new course leading to new opportunities

The UEFA MIP is tailored to match each participant's interests and profile. It comprises seven week-long sessions (sessions start on Monday lunchtime and finish on Friday lunchtime), each of which deals with a different aspect of football administration and management.

Delivered in English, the sessions are held over a period of 20 months in major European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona or Madrid, London, Munich and Paris), all home to leading clubs and organisations in football. Exceptionally, the first session takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, while the final session takes place in New York, where participants learn about the American model of sport. For those who do not already work in a sports organisation, a three-month work placement offering practical experience.

Successful participants are awarded an executive master's degree by the University of Limoges (60 ECTS credits).

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Assessment

Individual monitoring and tailored assignments to help you succeed

The assessment process has been specially designed to help and support each participant in his or her academic journey. Moreover, a monitoring system has been developed to meet the specific needs of each participant and put them in the best position to succeed in the UEFA MIP.

Academic & sports partners

They know about football

The UEFA MIP is delivered by two world-class academic institutions: the Centre de Droit et d'Economie du Sport (CDES) University of Limoges (France) and the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Birkbeck, University of London. The UEFA MIP programme has also been developped in partnership with FIFPro and ECA.

Application process

Welcome on board!

Who can apply? (eligibility criteria, application form, admissions, information sessions, course fee...)