Who teaches the course?

The programme was developed in cooperation with highly acclaimed professors and sport management practitioners from across the world. RIOU's faculty includes visiting professors from Russia, the UK, France, Austria, the USA, Canada and Australia.

Where is the course taught?

Classes are held on the University's newly built campus in central Sochi (Ordzhonikidze Street, 11), just minutes from the Black Sea.
The campus meets all modern requirements, including the strict BREEAM green standards. It is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

What diploma is issued after completing the course?

The course is a programme of further professional training (professional retraining) ((Rosobrnadzor license No. 1734 of December 18, 2012). After successful completion of the programme (60 ECTS credits), students are awarded a Diploma of the Russian International Olympic University in two languages - Russian and English. It is a diploma of professional retraining which confers the additional qualification "Master of Sport Administration".

What are the timelines for the programme?

Classes will start in mid-September 2014 and finish on June 30, 2015. The programme runs for 39 weeks (3 semesters), with each week having five study days. Holidays: end of December – beginning of January, first half of April. Thesis writing: second half of April – mid-June. Thesis defence: last week of June.

Who are the students?

The Olympic family has no boundaries, and RIOU's doors are open to people from all over the world. The MSA group of students will be highly international, which is another advantage of the programme. Our inaugural intake includes students hailing from 14 countries. Find out what they say about the programme.

How to get additional information?

Please visit the RIOU website for details of the MSA programme's Offer.
You can email your enquiries to msa@olympicuniversity.ru, or call us at +7 495 956 24 30 (Moscow), +7 862 262 97 20 (Sochi).

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