Today marked the final day of the AISTS Finance & Economics of Sport Seminar that has been going on this week in Tokyo, Japan at the Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS). 

The week has entailed various lectures from both academics and experts from the field including Professor Daniel Oyon from the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Ivan Codina Managing Director of La Liga Asia, Siri Wallenius Project Officer from European Club Association (ECA) and Julien Buhajezuk from the International Federation of University Sport (FISU). 

“We’re delighted to be in Tokyo again to continue our long-standing collaboration with TIAS. This week-long seminar delivers sessions on the business of sport and the commercial systems of the industry with a focus on association football. It’s great to be part of helping prepare the next generation of sports managers.”

Michael Broadley, AISTS Head of Education

This 1-week seminar is part of the TIAS Master’s Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies, an 18-month programme with 23 students with 17 different nationalities in December 2018. The AISTS Seminar on Finance & Economics is part of the TIAS Sport Management curriculum. The seminar is structured with Professor Oyon delivering the main components regarding the finance and economic ‘nuts and bolts’, and complemented by guest speakers presenting their sporting organisation which included financial elements.

July 2014 saw the official launch of a partnership between the AISTS and the University of Tsukuba, one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious universities, in delivering education to Tokyo 2020 as part of their new ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ programme. The ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ programme is designed to promote the Olympic Movement around the globe including the creation of the Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS). TIAS has been established as an international centre to accept and develop professionals, who will become tomorrow’s leaders in international sports organisations.

TIAS class plus speakers and AISTS Staff

Today concluded the seminar with students presenting their evaluations on the financial health of various football clubs.  The AISTS will return to Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba in the summer of 2019. If you would like to learn more about our tailored education programmes please email Michael Broadley

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 (MAS) 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.

About the TIAS

Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) is the international sports academy to promote global human resources who can lead the international sporting world for the 21st century. As part of the project of “Sport for Tomorrow” pledged by the Japanese Government for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on 2020, TIAS is established at the University of Tsukuba. To be based in the University whose past principal is Prof. Jigoro Kano, the 1st IOC member from Asia, TIAS will organize the master programme and open modules for international and domestic students. With internationally renowned professors, TIAS will contribute to international development as the legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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.