Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Lausanne’s role as the world’s sports management capital is about to be strengthened by a new programme that will kick off in 2011: an executive MBA in sports management and technology for established sports industry professionals. The course is offered by the AISTS, the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology, which was set up in 2000 and which in 10 years has become a top education and research centre in sports.
The AISTS already has a master’s programme in sports administration and technology for people starting out in sports management and it has for some time offered continuing education seminars.
Open enrollment programme also open to managers not on the MBA course
The school will also offer an open enrollment executive programme, starting in January 2011, available to people in the new MBA programme as well as to anyone who participates in individual programmes for continuing education purposes. Two-, four- and five-day course offerings cover the following: finance and accounting; supply-chain and management; decision support systems; project management; sports business management and strategy I and II; leadership and human dynamics; inside the Olympic Capital; sports innovation and technology; management of law in sport organizations; the sociology of sport; information, communications, technology; health and sport; sports marketing sponsorship, and communications I and II, anti-doping and genetics, women’s sport management and leadership, and a sport event lifecycle diploma that coves several topics.
The cost will be CHF3,500 to 6,000 for individual courses. Participants who complete more than two courses will receive a certificate in sports administration and technology. People who complete more than six will receive a diploma in sport administration and technology. The executive MBA, diplomas and certificates are signed by the AISTS, the EPFL and additional AISTS founding academic institutions.
The AISTS, an unusual joint creation by top universities, government, sports groups
The AISTS’s credibility comes in part from its unusual background. It was created as a cooperative effort among the top universities in the Lake Geneva region, government and sports bodies: the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), IMD Business School, the City of Lausanne, and Canton of Vaud.
It’s located on the campus of EPFL in Lausanne and offers a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates management, economics, technology, medicine, biology, law, logistics, sociology, sustainability and ethics into the study of sport.
How the MBA will work
MBA candidates will complete 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits comprised of in-class lectures and workshops, plus a personal project/thesis over a period of two to three years. Some classes and courses will be held during the week, while others will be on evenings and weekends to accommodate work schedules.
Details for the MBA programme:
- the executive MBA will begin in 2011
- the application deadline is October 31, 2010 with the first course commencing in February 2011
- total cost of the 2011 MBA is CHF 31,000. Additional costs associated with transportation to lectures and any necessary accommodation are the responsibility of the participant
- further information regarding application requirements will be available this summer at www.aists.org.
For more information: contact AISTS at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +41 21 693 8593.