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The Executive Master in Sport Governance

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The Executive Master in Sport Governance (MESGO) is a unique programme designed for sports sector professionals wishing to master the complex dimensions and the diversity of international practices related to professional sport in Europe. The MESGO programme draws its strength from a multidisciplinary approach to professional sport in Europe and by examining economic, political and legal perspectives to discuss and find answers to a wide array of issues facing sports managers.


The MESGO is spread over a period of 18 months, including nine five-day sessions addressing the following topics:

• Context of international sport (Paris)

• Governance of sports organisations (Switzerland)

• Competition design and regulation (Amsterdam)

• Legal frameworks (Brussels)

• Strategic marketing (London)

• Sports events (Barcelona)

• Ethics (Mainz/Frankfurt)

• The North American model (New York)

• The future of sports governance (Tokyo)


Executive Master in Sport Governance

MESGO's partner academic institutions include:

• Birkbeck Sports Business Centre (University of London)

• Centre for Law and Economics of Sport (University of Limoges)

• Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

• Institut Nacional D'Educacio Fisica de Catalunya (University of Lleida)

• HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne)


MESGO's partner sporting institutions are:

• Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA)

• European Handball Federation (EHF)

• International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

• Rugby Europe

• Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)

• International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 

Created by initiatives from internationally renowned universities and research centres, MESGO has been developed as a partnership of the members of the Association of European Team Sports (ETS) and has UEFA's full support.

For further information or questions about the programme:

+33 (0)5 55 45 77 67

Last updated: 27/03/18 11.58CET