ACCREDITATIONS

The master’s degree offered by the Soccer Management Institute is considered by the Italian government as a high specialization program in Sports Management & Coaching and it is internationally recognized thanks to the following partnerships and recognitions:

Since 1969, The American University of Rome has provided an American education to students from all over the world seeking a unique and extraordinary educational experience. It is the oldest American degree-granting institution in Rome (Italy) and we are proud to share the same campus and facilities overlooking the historical center of Rome

The Italian National Olympic Committee (Italian: Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano, CONI), founded in 1914 and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is responsible for the development and management of sports activity in Italy. Within Italy, CONI recognizes 45 national sports federations, 16 associate sports disciplines, 12 promotional sports organizations, 1 territorial sports organization, and 19 organizations for the betterment of sports.

The Italian Serie A is at the top of the Italian football league system and it is one of the most storied football leagues in the world. The league hosts some of the world’s most famous and most winning clubs which contributed to make Italian soccer one of the top leagues internationally.

The Italian Soccer Coaches Association is the organization that manage the professional, moral, and economic interests of the Italian Coaches. Being ourselves an Institute that offers a high formation in Sports Management & Coaching, such partnership guarantees the professionalism and that high level of academics we are looking for. Our final objective is to educate the next generation of leaders and we are proud to offer a top education through professional figures. A.I.A.C. provides us also with the exclusive access to Coverciano (training ground of the Italian National Team), where our student-athletes can occasionally practice and visit the world-famous facilities, including the museum that hosts the trophies won by the National Team.

The Italian Footballers’ Association (Italian: Associazione Italiana Calciatori), also referred to by the acronym AIC, is the association for footballers in Italy. It was established in 1968 and currently has 4,500 members, of which 2,500 are professionals. The aims of the AIC are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements

The Italian Athletics Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera, FIDAL), is the governing body for athletics in Italy since 1906. The organization works directly with several international bodies such as the IAAF, and the EA to ensure a high quality athletic competition but also to maintain a positive social impact on the territory.