Developing ethical leadership:
Executive Education Certificate “Good Governance in Sport”

In today’s sporting landscape, the need for individuals with strong skills in sport governance has never been greater. The sports industry has changed drastically and sports organisations are facing increasingly complex challenges that require effective management and governance to tackle and overcome. Now, more than ever, they need to implement practices that demonstrate their integrity in order to maintain the trust of their members, supporters and the wider stakeholder community.

To meet this need, LUNEX and SIGA (Sport Integrity Global Alliance) have collaborated together to specifically design this Executive Education Certification “Good Governance in Sport”. This certification is accessible to both current professionals and those seeking to move into the sports business.

Startofstudies:February2024 Duration:Flexible Language:English Coursefees:2.500€,payableinfullpriortothestartofthecourse

Sports organisations are looking for professionals who can navigate regulatory frameworks, mitigate risks and promote sustainable growth. Acquiring expertise in this field will enhance your career prospects and open doors to a range of roles, such as Integrity Officer, Sports Executive, Sports Administrator, Manager, or Consultant. 

Developing skills in sport governance through this course will also enable you to contribute to the health and success of the sport industry and organisation you represent. You will be able to become a driving force in developing a more transparent, ethical and accountable sporting environment for athletes, supporters and stakeholders.

Learning outcomes

Successful participants will become SIGA certified leaders in Good Governance in Sport, who are:

  • Informed: Develop a deep understanding of the role and importance of governance in the sports industry, and acquire the skills to strategically plan and make informed decisions in the area of sports governance.
  • Empowered: Effectively navigate the ethical considerations that arise in sports governance by having the knowledge and tools to ensure the long-term sustainability of sports governance.
  • Enabled: Develop the confidence, network, and skill set to design, develop and lead good governance in sports through the development of a sound understanding of robust ethical and integrity practices.

Course Overview

This Executive Education Certificate comprises:

  • 5 interactive sessions with leading Academic Experts,
  • Accessible online pre-recorded content from leading Academic Experts,
  • Accessible online content from Industry Leaders from a variety of fields,
  • Supervised Simulation via the Sport Good Governance Simulation Tool to deepen learning and contextualisation of the complexity and essential elements of Good Governance in Sport,
  • 5 evaluated individual and 1 final group assignment,
  • Online networking exchanges and support,
  • A hybrid graduation ceremony with SIGA CEO at SIGA Sport Integrity Week.

How to apply?

Application is done online.

Admission requirements

  • A prospective participant must be able to articulate their experience and intentions to pursue the knowledge and understanding of Good Governance in Sport.
  • A CV with a minimum of 2 full years of experience connected to sport is required, with professional experience preferred.
  • A copy/scan of ID or passport.

I am delighted to introduce this opportunity to advance the way Sport is governed through the acquisition and application of actionable knowledge. Educational opportunities are critical to drive the deep routed cultural change that Sport requires. It was our ambition to design, develop and deliver an engaging and accessible Executive Education programme that marries robust academic knowledge with expert driven content to enable the next generation of Sports Leaders to enhance Governance levels throughout Sport. This course is the embodiment of these efforts, and we look forward to working with these aspiring leaders, to turbo-charging their careers, and to enabling the much needed knowledge exchange to filter through the entire Sport eco-system as we all work towards creating a sustainable, successful and inclusive future for Sport.

Emanuel Macedo De Medeiros – Global CEO, SIGA

In the realm of sports, good governance is paramount. It ensures fairness, transparency, and ethical conduct, fostering trust among athletes, fans, and stakeholders. Upholding these principles safeguards the integrity of competitions and paves the way for the sustainable growth of sports. Just as a university thrives on sound leadership, the world of sports flourishes when guided by strong governance. As a pioneer in good governance education, LUNEX is delighted to collaborate with SIGA on this Executive Education Certificate, aimed at nurturing the next generation of leaders in sport governance.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mierau – Member of the Board of Directors and Academic Director, LUNEX

Need more information?
Contact SIGA

The SIGA team look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to provide answers to your questions about our Executive Education Certificate:



50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

Good to know

Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX by post or by e-mail, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrance requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.