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Frequently Asked Questions

What is AIFF Masters?
It is the world’s first and only One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Football Management run by a National Sports Federation. The AIFF Masters Program provides Candidate Managers (students) a structured insight into the governance of world football as laid down in FIFA and AFC statutes and an understanding of the plethora of rules and regulations for managing football in India in line with best practices across the world.
The three Academic Pillars, which resonate across all modules of the Program are –
  1. Immersive Experience through field practical
  2. Leadership through empowerment
  3. Global focus on best practices
How long is the Program for and what is the admission criteria?
AIFF Masters is an intensive year-long post graduate diploma program. Graduates from any discipline are eligible to apply for the Common Admission Test (CAT) of this Program. Performance in the CAT and Personal Interview are the twin components of selection for the Program.
What is the fee structure?
  • The fees which include complete tuition fees including the cost of attending events is Rs. 12,71,187. An 18% GST is applicable on this fee bringing the total fee payable to Rs.15 lacs.
  • The four weeks Cadiz CF Immersion Trip to Spain is optional. The fee structure for the same is €5,000, which is directly payable to Cadiz CF two months before departure. Airfare, visa and travel insurance will be directly borne by the Candidate Manager.
Who certifies this Program?
The Post Graduate Diploma is jointly awarded by the governing body of Football for India – All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Cadiz Club de Football, Spain.
Is financial assistance available to students who would undertake this course?
Yes. Student loans will be facilitated by our Financial Aid office upon successfully gaining admission in to the Program. We are here to ensure that a candidate’s desire to carve out a career in football is not stymied by lack of funds.
Who is the faculty for this program?
  • Head of Departments at the AIFF
  • Football Club Management and Governance - Manuel Vizcaino and Enrique Pérez
  • Match Operations - Jose Grima
  • Player Scouting and Transfers - Òscar Arias
  • Sociology of Football - Dr. Ester Ulloa
  • Social Media - Jose Grima Peña
  • International Maritime Law - Dr. Juan Luis Pulido
  • International Legal Contracts and Agreements - Enrique Pérez
  • Coaching and Training techniques - Enrique González
What is the pedagogy of this program?
The method and practice of teaching and learning span the following spectrums:
Lectures, Group Discussions, Role Plays, Field Work, Practical Sessions, Reading, Workshops, Quizzes, Tests, Live Projects, Case Studies, Presentations, Simulations, Visits, Internships and Assignments.
The intensity of each element ebbs and flows based on the campus location and activity in focus of the Candidate Managers. Overall, each Candidate Manager is expected to cross 1200 hours of program workload to compete his/her requisite credit points requirement. This is explained in detail in the next point below.
  • Each module in the program = 6 Credit Points (CPs)
  • 6 Credit Points = 150 hours of workload for each candidate manager (CM)
  • As this Program comprises 8 modules, we have a total of 48 Credit Points
  • The total candidate manager program workload is 8 modules x 48 CPs = 1200 hours
Why does Indian Football need such a program?
Over the past decade the penetration of Football has become ubiquitous at every level of educational, social and economic strata of Indian Society. An offshoot of this feverish adoption of love for Football has been the proliferation of teams, clubs, coaches, academies and leagues. Hence, this Program aims to propagate, through its students, the contemporary and cutting-edge strategies and techniques in use around the world in planning, research, marketing and assessment of Football. This 52-week hands-on, practical program takes the Vocational Education route to ensure that knowledge is not only learned but also applied by the practitioners throughout their learning period of one year.
At the end of the course, what kind of job or career can I look forward to?
Most candidates will explicitly pursue their own dreams, right from the commencement of the Program as today's burgeoning football managers are clear about their career pathways in opportunities spanning a wide spectrum of job profiles across ISL/I-League Teams, State Football Associations and Football Marketing Organisations:
  • Team Manager
  • Administrative Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Grassroots Manager
  • Community Engagement Manager
  • Sponsorship and Corporate Relations Manager
  • Performance Analyst
  • Scouting Manager
  • Strategy and Planning Manager