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MBA, Master of Advanced Studies
How long you will study
Domestic course fees
CH 28000 per total
How you will study
International course fees
CHF 28000 per total
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?
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.
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.
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:
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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.
There are approximately 35 to 40 participants accepted each year and the application requirements are as follows:
Participants must possess a university degree
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 some years of work experience
Participants must complete the online application form and attach all requested documentation
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.
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.
Chantal Buchser - Senior Project Manager, Sports Department, International Olympic Committee
"The AISTS MAS in Sport Adminstration experience was incredible. I joined a class of individuals from around the world of varying backgrounds and levels of experience all passionate and motivated to contribute to the world of sport. Together, we learned from our professors and experts, learned from each other and had the opportunity to visit with and meet some of the top experts in this field. I left the programme with a solid foundation of knowledge which prepared me to jump right in and actively contribute to this dynamic and ever-evolving industry."
Li Neo Tay - Managing Expert, Sport Entries Unit, Sport and IF Services for Mega Events (Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Sochi 2014, Lillehammer 2016, Buenos Aires 2018)
"I have always been involved in sports but it was only after getting my degree in IT that I realized that my passion was sports and I wanted to make a career out of it. The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration was my stepping stone towards achieving this. The reasons I chose the program were its trans-disciplinary subject and its location in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital. It gave me the opportunity to interact with administrators who are working in different sport organizations including the International Olympic Committee. These sessions proved to be very engaging and were indeed a very enriching feature of the program.
The uniqueness of this program lies in the diversity of its participants. The highlight of my year of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration was the relationships that I built with my multi-national classmates, whom I am now proud to call my good friends. As a group, we gained theoretical knowledge in class but we learned even more outside the classroom which could only be relayed through our personal experiences.
The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration helped me find the entrance to my career but the values and relationships which I developed during that year are what matter the most now as I continue my journey."
Misaki Tsuruta - International Relations Manager, Avaí Futebol Clube (Brazil)
"Taking part in the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration was a great opportunity to meet and be friends with people from all over the world who have the same passion for sports. I learned many principles and theories that I use even today at work. I also really enjoyed being involved with the class football team and visiting the breath-taking mountain sites in Switzerland.
The close relationship with the IOC is an important facet of the programme. I think modules like sustainability, technology and law are very important too.
I really would recommend the programme to people considering changing their career for one in sport. It gives an over-all vision of the sports industry. It is also a good opportunity to network and find out if your dreams and ambitions will really fit in with the nature of the industry.
I did a part-time job at the International Gymnastics Federation. Their recommendation letter served me for many initial opportunities that I had in Brazil. I think the most important thing is to explore many different domains which exist in the sports industry and find what you like. And, your objective should be to find an internship that helps you discover more of what you really like.
In addition, it was helpful to have speakers from relevant backgrounds explain what the sport industry is like now. Although I was mainly interested in listening to professionals involved in the area that I’m interested in (football), these speakers really gave me insights that are not often revealed in books."
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