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Interview with

André Figer | graduate 2018

What is your current professional activity? and your involvement in sport? [¿Cuáles son hoy día su actividad profesional y su participación en el mundo del deporte?]
I am a player agent, and our group activities include sports marketing, youth and professional training, club management and friendly matches agency.
Why did you choose to attend the FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management at FGV? [¿Por qué decidió realizar el programa de gestión deportiva FIFA/CIES en la FGV?]
To keep learning and improving my knowledge. I have some friends who attended this Programme previously, including my niece, and they strongly recommended it to me.
What were your expectations before the start of the course? and… were they met? [¿Qué expectativas tenía antes de comenzar el programa? ¿Fueron dichas expectativas satisfechas?]
The course was amazing. My initial expectations were that it will be a normal course but with a good network and the FIFA brand. However, I was surprised with the result. The class dynamics, the course content, the lectures, the platform, and the topics of the course went beyond my expectations.
What would you say are the key strengths of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management? [¿Según su opinión, cuáles son los puntos fuertes del Programa FGV/FIFA/CIES?]
The course prepares professionals with a full understanding of the sports market and in different aspects such as  sports marketing, sports law, and club management.
What benefits (on a personal and/or professional level) did you gain from attending the course? [¿Cómo se benefició usted, a nivel personal y/o profesional, de este programa?]
The course has given me a lot of new tools which I can now apply directly to my daily routine.
What is your best memory/highlight of the course? [¿Para usted, cuál es su mejor recuerdo o el plato fuerte del programa?]
My Final Project as it will change the world!
Would you recommend the FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management? Why? [¿Recomendaría el Programa FIFA/CIES en la FGV? ¿Por qué?]
I would strongly recommend the course for those who work or are planning to work in the sports industry.