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International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS)
Scientific Park PSE-C
Lausanne, Vaud 1015
Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration
What is the AISTS MSA?
The AISTS MSA (Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology) is a unique 14-month international postgraduate programme in sports management, co-signed by the EPFL, UNIL, and UNIGE, and endorsed by the International Olympic Committee. Located in Lausanne (Switzerland), the Olympic Capital, the AISTS MSA was launched in 2003 and attracts between 35 and 40 participants each year wanting to re-orientate themselves and work within the sports industry.
The programme is made up of around 9 months of course work covering modules in management, law, technology, sociology medicine, career support and trans-disciplinary. In parallel to classes and for the remainder of the programme, the participants must complete a team project which is on a real topic for a real client, a research paper which is driven by an academic and at least 8 weeks of work placement within a sport organisation.
According to the Bologna Education System, the AISTS MSA is a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS). MAS programmes target meeting the needs of working professionals and as such fall in the category of continuing education or professional development.
What makes the AISTS MSA unique?
Who is the AISTS MSA for?
The AISTS MSA 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.
To ensure a personalised, interactive environment, the programme is limited to 30-40 students.
What is the outline of the AISTS MSA 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, and Medicine.
This sports management education programme includes 8 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 MSA 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.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 60 ECTS
In State Tuition (per year): 28,000 CHF
Out State Tuition (per year): 28,000 CHF