AISTS MAS ranked as the World’s No.1 Master in Sports Management


The AISTS is delighted to announce that, for the ninth consecutive year, the Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Management and Technology has secured the 1st place in Eduniversal’s 2024 Best Masters Ranking in Sports Management.

Since 2015, the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Management and Technology has consistently maintained its position as the top educational programme in global Sports Management, according to Eduniversal. This recognition truly rewards the daily hard work and dedication to the programme, reaffirming our commitment to excellence in Sports Management education.

Eduniversal Group is a global leader in higher education information. Their goal is to provide students worldwide with the tools to find the best education opportunities. The Eduniversal ranking establishes an official selection of the best 1000 institutions across 153 countries. Within the Sport Management category, a total of 50 Master’s programs from 22 countries were evaluated.

The AISTS 15-month programme was judged on the following three criteria (see the Eduniversal methodology here):  

  1. Reputation of the programme, based on the opinion of surveyed HR professionals and on the level of Palme of Excellence of the institution.
  2. Career prospects and the salary level of the first employment of newly graduated students based on information provided by each programme and verified by Eduniversal. The salaries are wighted by country and by the average annual salary of its executives.
  3. Satisfaction feedback of the graduating students based on survey results. 

Cedric VdB, AISTS Executive Director

We are highly honored to be ranked, once again, number one by Eduniversal in their Global Ranking of the Best Masters in the field of Sports Management. This one is particularly important to us. We carried out  an in-depth review of the programme, with an enhanced focus on digital technology and sustainability. This award comes as a validation of the direction and the efforts behind this major work. It celebrates particularly our Professors, staff as well as alumni who keep thriving in the international sports industry!


About the AISTS

Located in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital hosting over 50 international sports federations, the AISTS stands as a pillar of excellence in Sports Management education. Established by eight prestigious institutions, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with globally recognized academic entities such as the EPFL, UNIL, UNIGE, EHL and IMD, AISTS has been at the forefront of nurturing talent and driving innovation in the global Sports industry. Since its inception, AISTS has played a pivotal role in the sports industry, providing consulting services, conducting research, and offering premier education through its MAS Programme in Sports Management.

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.

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.