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The award
MBA, Master of Advanced Studies

How long you will study
15 months

Domestic course fees
CH 28000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CHF 28000 per total

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

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

What makes the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration degree unique?

  • The strong connection with the Olympic Movement having the International Olympic Committee, which is also a founding member of the AISTS and International Sport Federations lecture in class creates a deep understanding and appreciation of the Olympic Movement and Values
  • The location of Lausanne, as Olympic Capital, with its high concentration of International Federations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and 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 namely the EPFL, University of Geneva and University of Lausanne.
  • The multi-disciplinary approach provides individuals a 360° view of sport management with a wide range of topics covered namely 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 providing a complete perspective of sports management

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 career in the sports industry.

Experience in the sports industry is therefore not a prerequisite but experiences related to sport is a plus, ie, athlete, volunteer, member of sport event organising committee,  member of club’s committee, journalism in sport, coaching etc.

International level athletes who participated in world championships, Olympic Games, etc. are also welcome to the programme.

A dedicated scholarship is also offered to such athletes (see AISTS Athlete Scholarship).

To ensure a personalised, interactive environment, the programme 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 programme includes 9 months in the classroom (lectures, case studies, activities and field trips), 2 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 programme may accept students with a 3 year undergraduate degree (Bologna Bachelor degree), if they have years of work experience.

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

The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration is a 15-month full time postgraduate programme 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)

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Notes about fees for this course

Course fees for the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration 2018 edition amount to CHF 28'000 (Swiss francs).

These are tuition fees and therefore do not include the costs of travel, board and lodging.

If the application is successful, the participant will need to pay CHF 28'000 in two installments.

The first installment amounts to CHF 18'000 and the second instalment amounts to CHF 10'000.

Entry requirements

There are approximately 35 to 40 participants accepted each year and the application requirements are as follows:

All the application files are reviewed and decided by the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration Scientific Committee within 6 weeks after the application deadline. All the candidates are informed of the selection decision by e-mail and regular mail.

Application Deadlines

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

The above application deadlines are before each respective programme start date (end of September each year). 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 programme. 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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