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Application phase is open for AISTS Master of Advanced Studies
The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programme is a 15-month programme that commences at the end of September each year. Endorsed by the IOC and co-signed by the EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, the AISTS sports management programme attracts over 200 aspiring sports managers each year. A class of 35-40 is selected.
The next edition will commence in September 2019 and conclude in December 2020, with the next application deadline being set for 1 February 2019.
The AISTS MAS programme applies a practical approach to learning with:
- 50% of lectures given by industry experts;
- a Client Team Project where participants work in groups on a real topic for a real client for 9 months; and
- an individual research paper.
Courses are designed to provide participants with a 360° knowledge of what is required to be a sports manager and covers five main disciplines in management, sociology, technology, medicine and law. Additional topics such as anti-doping, sport event management and sport sustainability apply a transdisciplinary approach.
More than 500+ AISTS MAS alumni have moved on to work for international sport federations and governing bodies, as well as the IOC and other sport-related corporations in areas such as anti-doping, development, bidding & events, media & broadcasting, marketing & sponsorship.
Who should apply?
The AISTS sports management programme 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.
The AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and leading Swiss universities. Its internationally recognised programme is the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology and has been ranked the number 1 sports management programme with Eduniversal for the past three consecutive years.
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