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Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration, MBA, Master of Advanced Studies

AISTS - International Academy of Sport Science and Technology, Switzerland

AISTS - International Academy of Sport Science and Technology

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MBA, Master of Advanced StudiesFull-time15 monthsSeptemberCH 29900 per totalCHF 29900 per total

About Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration, MBA, Master of Advanced Studies - at AISTS - International Academy of Sport Science and Technology

The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology is a unique 15-month international postgraduate program in sports management, endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, and located in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

What makes the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration degree unique?

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a founding member of the AISTS, creating a deep connection with the Olympic Movement. The IOC and many International Sport Federations lecture in class regularly giving participants access to the latest theories and practices in the Olympic Movement and beyond
  • We also collaborated with other sporting organizations such as FIFA, UEFA, and many private organizations  
  • The location of Lausanne, The Olympic Capital, with its high concentration of International Federations, the IOC, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), alongside international sporting events like Athletissima provides the ideal setting to study sports management
  • The academic weight of having three prestigious universities co-sign the degree - The EPFL, University of Geneva and University of Lausanne
  • The multi-disciplinary approach provides individuals with a 360° view of sport management with a wide range of topics covered including Management, Law, Sociology, Technology and Medicine
  • The rich network of over 140 lecturers and speakers consisting of approximately 50% academics and 50% practitioners brings theory and practice together to provide a complete perspective of sports management
  • The chance to work on a real-life client team project, research paper, and work experience giving hands-on experience in the world of sport

Who is the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration for?

The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration is targeted at candidates who have a university degree and previous work experience but wish to re-orientate their careers in the sports industry. It is also suitable for ex or current international athletes, or those working in sport already but wishing to broaden their knowledge, network, and expertise. 

To ensure a personalized, interactive environment, the program is limited to 35-40 students.

What is the outline of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme?

Held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, participants are trained by experts in sport and academics, in the following multidisciplinary fields applied directly to sport. 

  • Management & Economics
  • Technology 
  • Law 
  • Sociology
  • Medicine

This sports management education program includes nine months in the classroom (lectures, case studies, activities and field trips), two months of work experience in the sports industry, with the rest of the time spent on a team project and research paper.

  • End of September - June: Lectures and Course Assignments, Written Exams & Team Project (must be completed in Lausanne) - Full-time.
  • January - August: Research Paper
  • August - December (of the following year): At least 8 weeks of work experience
  • December (of the following year): Graduation Ceremony

The Master of Advanced Studies is not to be confused with the Bologna Master. The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration is a continuing education degree, similar to an MBA that is typically taken in addition to a Bologna Master. In lieu of the prerequisite Bologna Master’s degree, the program may accept students with a three-year undergraduate degree (Bologna Bachelor degree), if they have years of work experience.

Please contact info@aists.org for more information. 

Which academic institutions sign the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration degree?

The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration is a 15-month, full-time postgraduate program which is delivered in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, Switzerland.

It is organised by AISTS on behalf of some of the best academic and technology institutes of Switzerland who co-sign the degree:

  • EPFL 
  • UNIL (University of Lausanne)
  • UNIGE (University of Geneva)

Notes about fees for this course

Course fees for the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration 2023 edition amount to CHF 29,000  (Swiss francs).

These are tuition fees and therefore do not include the costs of travel, board and lodging (average cost 2,200 CHF per month)

If the application is successful, the accepted participant will need to pay CHF 29’900 in two installments. The first installment amounting to CHF 19’900 should be paid by:

  • Participants accepted at the 1st deadline will need to pay by the 10th January 2022
  • Participants accepted at the 2nd deadline will need to pay by the 10th April 2022
  • ​Participants accepted at the 3rd deadline will need to pay by the 10th July 2022

The second installment of CHF 10’000 is due by 10th November 2022 for applicants of ALL deadlines.

Entry requirements

There are approximately 35 to 45 participants accepted each year and the application requirements are as follows:

  • Participants must possess a university degree (must be completed at the time of application)
  • Participants must be planning to pursue a career in the sports world
  • Participants must be fluent in English as all lectures are given in English
  • Participants should have a minimum of two years of experience directly linked to the field of sport
  • Participants must complete the online application form and attach all requested documentation
  • Participants must be able to finance both their studies and their cost of living in Lausanne

Application Deadlines

The next course starts in September 2022 and graduates in December 2023.

There are three deadlines to apply for the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration:

  • 1st November
  • 1st March
  • 1st June

Participants should expect an answer from us within 4-6 weeks from the above application deadline.

We encourage potential participants to apply early to secure their place on the program. There are three deadlines in order to give the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration Scientific Committee more time to process the applications. Application requirements are exactly the same for each deadline.

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