Master in International Sports Law

Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva
9 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Blended learning
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About this program

Master in International Sports Law

The Master in International Sports Law is designed with the objective to provide you with the latest and most updated knowledge and expertise of both the academic and practical insights of the unique and fascinating field of Law applied to the Sports industry and the Sports Activity. The program is aimed at students, graduated in law or in other relevant academic fields, as well as already experienced lawyers looking to boost their legal careers in the sports sector.

The program is designed and directed by leading experts in sports law and the faculty consist of over 30 international renowned experienced legal experts and will provide you with extensive and a wide range of knowledge on sports law with the aim to equip you with the needed professional tools to either start or improve your career as a sport lawyer

The program follows blended learning, a combination of campus and online methods with 3 key sessions taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.

With the wide sense of sporting rules and dispute resolution jurisprudence, as well as the intradisciplinary topics of sports governance and sport finance, being its vital part, we believe that the Sports Law is a never-stopping game. The very fact that you are learning it makes you one of its players and by completing this program you will be perfectly equipped with the best gear for immediately enter the field (or the pitch) of the Sports Law game!

Program content

  • Internationalization of Sport
  • Jurisdiction & Conflict of Jurisdictions in Sports Disputes
  • Sport and Human Rights
  • CAS - History, Structure, CAS Code and the handling of Proceedings – An Institutional Insight
  • CAS - Practicalities in handling the proceedings from a Party' Counsel Perspective
  • Advocacy Skills in CAS proceedings
  • Sport Finance
  • Employment/Labor Law in the framework of Sport (Employers & Employees perspective)
  • Intellectual Property issues related to the port industry: Image rights & Broadcasting rights
  • WADA, and the Anti-Doping System, Objectives, Structure, Operation, the WADA Code, Doping Control & Results Management
  • WADA and the Anti-doping system; insight from the Athlete's perspective & Interests
  • FIFA, Structure, objectives & operation
  • Structure and Functioning of UEFA and its relations with the EU
  • U.S. Professional Sports Leagues
  • Sports Law in South & Latin America
  • Basketball: FIBA, Structure, objectives & operation
  • Basketball: Euroleague - A Case Study of a Case Study of an Innovative European League
  • ECA, European Club Association: mission, structure and main activities
  • Professional Football Leagues & the EL; Mission, structure and main activities
  • Match Fixing and the fight against this phenomenon
  • Structure of a transfer of a football player: Practical issues

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.


Tuition fees: 15,000 EUR


Credits: 60 ECTS

Career paths

  • Law firms, audits, and Big Four
  • National or international sports intermediary
  • Representative Agencies
  • Private and public federations and institutions
  • National or international sports entities
  • Sports Entertainment Industry
  • E-Sports and video games
  • Organization and management of sports events

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Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva

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Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva

Rue de Chantepoulet 10 1201 Geneva
1201 Geneva

Phone no: +41 (0)22 508 7796

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