AISTS Ranked No.1 Programme in Sports Management for the Third Consecutive Year with Eduniversal

The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology has had the number one Sports Management programme in the world with Eduniversal since 2015 and we are proud once again to claim 1st place in the 2018 rankings.  

The Eduniversal annual ranking of the Top 50 Masters in Sports Management was announced at the beginning of this month, and in a league of 50 sports management programmes from over 17 different countries, the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration topped the ranking for the third time, securing a top three position for the sixth consecutive year. 

The Eduniversal Best Masters and MBAs ranking classify best post-graduate programs in the world, in more than 40 different fields of study.  It ranks the top 50 best sports management masters and was first started in 2010.

With such a competitive industry, we are once again very proud to receive the 1st place Eduinversal award for 2018.  This recognition clearly reflects the consistency of our MAS programme and the multi-disciplinary approach we have.  We are continually striving to further develop our programme so as to produce the best possible sports professionals. - AISTS Executive Director, Dr Claude Stricker


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

1.     The reputation of the programme, based on the opinion of surveyed HR professionals.

2.     The career prospects and the salary level of the first employment of newly-graduated students based on information provided by the schools.

3.     The satisfaction feedback of the graduating students based on survey results.

Eduniversal is a tool offering a universal insight on the world of education and provides in-depth views and expertise to individuals on the best global educational opportunities.  To view the full rankings, click here.

Applications for the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology class of 2020 are opening soon – 1st September, with the 2nd and 3rd deadlines in February and May 2019.  The class of 2020 will commence then in September 2019 and complete their studies at the end of 2020.

We are also welcoming applications from current and former international athletes for the AISTS Athlete Scholarship at this time as well.  The scholarship has a value of CHF 14,000, which will fund half of the tuition fee of the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programme, endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, which aims to develop the next generation of leaders in sport. 

Click here for details on the AISTS MAS programme and Scholarships.  

To view the Eduniversal rankings, click here.


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 programme is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies 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 140 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 EdUniversal

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