The AISTS Client Team Project for the Class of 2019 were announced today with this year’s clients including the IOC, FIBA, IAAF, Populous and more.

The AISTS annual Client Team Projects run from the middle of November until the end of June, and are executed by groups of 3 – 5 MAS participants on a real sports management topic, for a real client from the sports industry. The goal of the AISTS Client Team Projects is to provide a high-quality project resource to sport organisations by proposing new ideas and feasible solutions that are relevant, in a practical context.

Our 2019 MAS class have been divided into small teams and were given a project today, that best suits their previous expertise and experience.  Each group now has eight months to produce their final product – a written report and team presentation.  Delivery of the written report to the client is due in June 2019, along with the team presentation at the Maison du Sport to the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration Evaluation Jury, the client and the sports industry. 

This year’s clients include:

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • International Basketball Federation (FIBA)
  • International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
  • Formula E
  • International e-Sports Federation (IESF)
  • Populous
  • International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF)
  • World DanceSport Federation

The AISTS Client Team Projects allow participants to work on a real case, apply the concepts learned in the programme and understand how to work with a client in a service delivery environment.  From 2003 to 2018, a total of 155 Client Team Projects were completed for diverse organisations, on a variety of topics.  This year’s topics include:

  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Events
  • Spectator Experience
  • Sustainability
  • Sport Recognition
  • Infrastructure and Stadiums

The Class of 2019 bring with them great professional expereince and once again we expect top quality projects that will provide quality research, innovative new ideas and creative solutions for this year’s clients.  

The final team presentations will occur at the Maison du Sport on the 26th and 27th of June, 2019.  

You can view the Class of 2018’s Client Team Projects on our YouTube channel at or view the full playlist here.

For more information about the AISTS Client Team Projects and to view previous projects click here.  


About the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration Client Team Projects

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.

As part of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme, participants work closely with a client from the sport industry on a real-life project over eight months, providing participants with valuable exposure to the current priorities, opportunities and challenges of the sport industry while equally providing sports organisations with an invaluable resource for research, ideas and solutions.

For more information on any of this year’s Team Projects and how your organisation can work with AISTS MAS in Sport Administration participants on a project, contact us via email at or call directly on +41 21 692 64 80

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.