Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology

General

Program Description

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

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

The best academic and technology institutes of Switzerland: the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the University of Geneva, and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) cooperate to offer students a rich education program and co-sign our degree.

The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Management and Technology degree is a 15-month program that includes in-classroom learning (lectures, case studies, activities and field trips), two months of work experience in the sport industry, with the rest of the time spent on a client team project and research paper.

The AISTS MAS is designed for sports-minded professionals wishing to broaden their knowledge in sport management. Its location allows for unprecedented networking in the heart of the sports world.

Requirements

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

  • A Master Degree recognised by EPFL (one of the AISTS co-signing universities) and a demonstratable passion for sports

    OR

  • A Bachelor Degree recognised by EPFL (one of the AISTS co-signing universities) with a minimum of five years combined relevant experience in sport (international/national athlete experience)

    OR

  • A Bachelor Degree recognised by EPFL (one of the AISTS co-signing universities)  with a minimum of five year’s work experience in any industry

     OR

  • If your diploma is not recognised by EPFL as equivalent to a Master or Bachelor you will require a minimum eight years of combined relevant experience in sport and a positive evaluation by AISTS that you will have the capacity to successfully follow the course and obtain the diploma.

Additionally to the above, applicants are required to be fluent in English as all lectures are given in English. Applicants must complete the online application form and attach all requested documentation. They must be able to finance both their studies and their cost of living in Lausanne.

English Test Requirements

Applicants to the AISTS MAS in Sport Management must submit English language exam results (TOEFL or IETLS) when applying for the AISTS MAS to prove English fluency (written & oral).

Candidates must be fluent in written & oral English to participate in the program. All classes, coursework, and presentations will be in English. Confirmation of English ability through an exam will prove beneficial for an applicant.

  • TOEFL min scores: 550 paper, 213 Computer, 85 Internet (min. 20 for each section)
  • IELTS min score: 6.5

How to Apply

Applications for the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration 2022 opened on the 1st of November 202.

In order to apply, you must:

  • Fill out the online application form
  • Submit all required documents (full list available on the website)

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

  • 1 November 2020
  • 1 February 2021
  • 1 June 2021

You will know if you are successful four weeks after the deadline closes. Applications for Athlete Scholarship and Future Female Leader in Sport Scholarship will be reviewed at the last deadline.

Fees

Course fees for the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration 2022 amount to CHF 29'900 (Swiss francs).

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

Scholarships

There are two scholarships available for the next AISTS MAS in Sport Administration & Technology edition, starting in September 2021:

  • AISTS Athlete Scholarship (covering 50% tuition)
    The AISTS Athlete Scholarship grants an international elite athlete the opportunity to study the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration with a scholarship of a value of half the tuition fees. This scholarship is offered to current or former athletes who have competed at an international level.
  • AISTS Future Female Leader in Sport Scholarship (covering 50% tuition)
    The AISTS Future Female Leader in Sport Scholarship aims at creating more opportunities for women in sport by offering one female candidate, who wishes to pursue a career in the sport industry, a reduction of half of the course fees.

Applications for both scholarships are opened until 31 March 2021 and the decision will be communicated in April 2021.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Located in the Olympic Capital - Lausanne, Switzerland - the AISTS (International Academy of Sport Science and Technology) was co-founded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organisation ... Read More

Located in the Olympic Capital - Lausanne, Switzerland - the AISTS (International Academy of Sport Science and Technology) was co-founded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organisation's Sport Management Masters has been ranked no.1 in the world. Read less