Master of Science in Event, Sport & Entertainment Management

This master's program prepares recent graduates and career changers for management positions in international events, sport federations and entertainment industry businesses. Students will learn the essentials of event planning and operations management, followed by business courses dedicated to specific event and sport industry functions. Through immersive courses and an internship, students will practice event management skills, and integrate entertainment industry knowledge with a career-building approach.
This program is delivered in Switzerland, on the Bulle campus, an ideal location for students to witness the workings of large sports organizations like the UEFA and the International Olympic Committee, and numerous political and cultural events throughout the year.
As they take charge of campus events on and off campus, postgraduate students develop project management skills and business acumen before completing one, 6-month industry internship.

MSc ESE Program Overview

Key Facts

Duration: 1.5 years

Academic semesters: 4 study blocks on campus and 1 internship; or 2 study blocks on campus, online courses and 1 internship

Location: Switzerland (Bulle campus)

Intakes: January, April, July and October (from 2017)


Semester 1 (Study Blocks 1&2) - On Campus (15 credits)

  • Graduate Practicum (ESE)
  • ESE Legislation
  • Cultural Communications
  • Sports Ethics and Governance
  • Strategic Event Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Food and Beverage Management

Semester 2 (Study blocks 3&4) - On Campus (18 credits)

  • Managerial Financial Accounting
  • Hospitality Services Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Industry Research Project

Internship (3 credits)

  • Mastering Management Report
Recruitment partners in event & sport management
The following top event management, sport management and entertainment companies come to recruit from our ESE programs every year.
MCI Group
JP Morgan Chase
Jack Morton worldwide
Four Seasons
Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour