With our final application deadline quickly approaching on the 1st of May here are 8 good reasons why you should apply for the number 1 ranked sports management program and be part of the Class of 2020.  

Invest in your future in the sports world of business

The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sports Administration and Technology degree gives you the academic training needed to enter the sports world.  With a focus on 5 key modules – management, law, technology, sociology and medicine, along with other transdisciplinary areas, the AISTS degree equips graduated with the right knowledge and skills so you can jump straight into your desired career in sports.  The AISTS degree is an investment into your own potential.

Learn from the best experts in the sports industry 

Our rich network of over 100+ lecturers and speakers consisting of approximately 50% academics and 50% practitioners brings theory and practice together providing a complete perspective of sports management.  Our speakers come from various universities, International Federations, various events, local organizing committees, sports leagues, sports teams, nonprofit organisations, the corporate world, startups and more and really give our participants a 360-degree look at the sports world.  

Get noticed in the job market

More people than ever are enrolling in postgraduate degrees these days and due to this, an undergraduate degree can sometimes fail to get you noticed alongside other equally or more highly qualified educated candidates. In Europe out of the 19.6 million tertiary educated students in 2016, 27.6% of them were studying a Master’s degree (eurostat).  The AISTS degree will give you specific knowledge and training in the sports field which definitely gets you standing out from the others. 

Follow your interests in more depth 

The AISTS Master’s degree gives you the opportunity to deep dive into the world of sports business.  You will be expected to conduct a research study on a particular field within sports management that greatly interests you and also be part of a Client Team Project, where your previous skills and experience are matched to the project. There are also visits to international federations, startups and corporate organisations as well as our transdisciplinary modules that cover anti-doping, career transition, event management, sustainability and more. 

Gain hands-on experience and contribute to the academic sports world

Our participants have access to the best academic resources in the world, being just minutes away from the Olympic Studies Centre, giving them direct access to the official Olympic library.  Not only this but our program provides hands-on, practical learning through our top experts and lectures, as well as our class visits to UEFA, FIBA, World Archery, UCI, the United Nations, Omega, Pomoca and more.  Our participants also contribute to the academic world by writing a research paper which can, later on, be published and presented. 

Earn a degree co-signed by 3 top universities 

The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) is a postgraduate degree focused on meeting the needs of working professionals, considered as continuing education or professional development.  Our degree is co-signed by 3 of the best academic and technology institutes in Switzerland: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Lausanne, University of Geneva. 

Gain experience at the upcoming Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games 

The 2020 class will also have the unique opportunity to experience the upcoming 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games here in Lausanne.  The Lausanne 2020 Games will take place from the 9th to the 22nd of January 2020 and the Class of 2020 will be scheduled to attend the Games and connect with the leaders of the world of sport.  For more information about Lausanne 2020 click here.

Graduate with a world-renowned degree  

The AISTS was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and also EPFLUniversity of LausanneUniversity of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne, City of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud.  For the past 16 years, we have had over 500 students graduate from our program who then go on to work in various organisations such as the IOC, Lagardére Sport, FIBA, Nike and the FIH.  Our program has been ranked the number 1 sports management program worldwide for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Eduniversal, and offers our participants a multi-disciplinary and practical approach to sports management with over 100 international experts in the fields of management, technology, law, medicine and sociology.

So if you are considering a postgraduate degree in sports management and wish to re-orientate your career into the sports industry, apply now and get ready for a life-changing experience.  Please send any questions you have to info@aists.com

About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections.

Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

Our 500+ graduates go on to pursue careers with sports organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, and sports agencies.

Experience the world of sport in the Olympic Capital

Participants attend several full-day workshops throughout the programme to experience sport. These sessions are delivered by the sport organisations and federations themselves and provide a unique hands-on experience and well as an ideal opportunity to connect to our alumni and experts working in the industry.