Master of Sport Administration

Russian International Olympic University

Program Description

Master of Sport Administration

Russian International Olympic University

The MSA course is designed for individuals who have higher education qualifications, leadership qualities and an ambition to develop their professional expertise and make an outstanding career in sport administration.

The main objective of the programme is to produce a new generation of effective sport managers with both strategic and operational skills.

The MSA course was developed in cooperation with acclaimed university professors and sport management practitioners from across the world and obtained a license from the Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency (license No.1734 of December 18, 2012).


- international faculty including 19 world-class experts from 10 countries; - location in the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics; - integration of theoretical knowledge with practical experience in managing Olympic venues; - opportunities for practical application of skills at the Olympic venues; - international group of students; - unique combination of winter and summer Olympic sports.

The course is based on the rich diversity of the Olympic legacy transformed into an original and innovative educational product. Students study both general and sport specific management subjects including the international business environment, sport diplomacy, economic theory, strategic management, marketing, finance and legal regulation within the sports industry. They also learn how political institutions (governments and other public authorities) work in the sport sector.

Professional management skills are polished and developed through studying sport logistics, project management, risk management, event organisation, negotiating techniques, and other subjects.

The curriculum utilizes a wide range of modern educational technologies: lectures and seminars, consultations, workshops, case studies, interactive classes, cascade training, practical application, master classes by sport celebrities, and research projects.

The programme culminates in a graduate qualification paper (thesis).

Language of instruction: English

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 17, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
39 weeks
Full time
11,400 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
Russia Moscow
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Russia Sochi
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Duration 39 weeks
Price 11,400 USD
11.400 USD

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