ABOUT THE MASTER
The AISTS degree is a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS). The MAS program targets the needs of working professionals and as such fall in the category of continuing education and professional development.
The AISTS degree has been ranked the number one program for Sports Management since 2015 by Eduniversal and we have an alumni community around the globe of over 500 sports professionals working in International Federations, organising committees, sports organsations, corporate institutions and other sports-related fields.
WHAT IS THE CONTENT OF THE AISTS PROGRAM?
Held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, participants are trained by experts in sport and from academia, in the following multidisciplinary fields applied directly to sport:
- Management & Economics
The AISTS program includes 9 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 client team project and research paper. The outline of the yearly schedule is as follows:
- End of September – June: Lectures and Course Assignments, Written Exams & Client Team Project (must be completed in Lausanne) – Full-time.
- January – August: Research Paper
- July – December (of the following year): At least 8 weeks of work experience
- December (of the following year): Graduation Ceremony
AISTS CLIENT TEAM PROJECTS
AISTS Client Team Projects run from the mid November until the end of June and are performed by groups of 3 – 5 participants on a real topic for a real client. Previous clients include the International Olympic Committee, various International Sport Federations, corporate businesses, health organisations, non-profits and startups.
The projects cover a wide range of topics, for example marketing, communications, social media, business strategy, development, event management, sustainability, sport for all and CSR (corporate social responsibility).
To view the 2019 AISTS Client Team Project descriptions click here.
AISTS RESEARCH PAPER
As part of the AISTS degree, the AISTS Research Paper requires each MAS participant to carry out in-depth research on a sports-related issue and deliver a short paper (20 pages) that meets specific academic criteria. Conducting high-quality research represents a key asset of the program as sport organizations recognize the critical value of high-quality knowledge and unique expertise in decision-making. Each year the top research papers are nominated at our Graduation Ceremony and the best paper is awarded. To view these, click here.