Master of Sports Administration - RIOU
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Russia / Sochi
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Program Description
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The RIOU Master of Sport Administration has been designed to provide further education for those with higher education qualifications and practical experience to develop further their professional skills and careers within the sports industry.
The ground-breaking MSA programme is a one-year course which draws heavily on Olympic legacy.  
Students will study the following modules:
. "Economics of sport and the Olympic Games"
. "Management, politics and the Olympic Movement"
. "Research in sports management"
. "Sport and the Olympic Games as a business"
. "Sports marketing and communications".
The curriculum has been developed to comply with European educational standards (ECTS), Russian Ministry of Education and Science standards and international qualification criteria.

In order to be considered for admission to the MSA programme, applicants must have the following:
  • Higher education (diploma, certificate or other document certifying graduation from a higher educational institution, college, or post-graduate course)
  • Good knowledge of the English language: non native speakers must provide certification detailing their level of attainment.
  • An applicant may also submit other documents which demonstrate their achievements in business, sport, education, social activity or other relevant areas according to the MSA programme Student Application Forrm
During the course, students are taught both general and sport-specific management subjects including the business environment, sport diplomacy, the ethics of business and the practical work of political institutions. Students will also learn about economic theory, strategic management, marketing, finance and legal regulation within the sports industry.
Professional management skills are polished through studying sport logistics, project management, risk management, how to hold mass sporting events, conducting negotiations, cross-cultural analysis and sport diplomacy.
Programme format: lectures, seminars, consultations, practical application, research thesis (diploma)
Programme duration: 39 weeks (three semesters) - each week includes five study days
Programme dates: September - June
Accommodation options: within the RIOU campus in Sochi apartments with a total area of 62 square meters are available for two students to share
Language: English
Tuition Fee: USD$ 11.400 
Accommodation:  The cost of accommodation at the state-of-the-art Brevis Apartments right by the seaside in the centre of Sochi is calculated at a daily rate of 1250 RUB (per student in double occupancy apartments). The hotel provides a 24-hour reception service, regular room cleaning service, all the necessary electric appliances and kitchenware without any additional charges. The hotel is located right next to the academic building. RIOU's campus has been granted the BREEAM environmental certificate and is fully accessible for people with an impairment.

The Russian International Olympic University is an innovative and acclaimed educational institution, utilising the best international experience and teaching resources. The MSA will create a new generation of effective sports managers with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage sports organisations, events and venues in any economic environment.

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