emlyon business school

MSc in Sports Industry Management

This MSc in Sports Industry Management develops a broad view of the dynamics of the international sports industry. Students will acquire specialist management skills and techniques necessary to thrive in this highly-competitive industry. They first learn the fundamentals of management on emlyon business school's Paris campus and discover the world of sports governance. Then, they travel to The Alps, the heart of the sports and outdoor industry and learn how to apply the fundamentals of management to the sports industry with a focus on the retail sector. Students then travel to emlyon's Shanghai campus and receive first-hand perspectives on the challenges and opportunities Sports Companies face in Asia. Students will gain privileged access to Outdoor Sports Valley, a consortium of nearly 400 international Sports and Outdoor Industry companies including Patagonia, Columbia Sportswear, Salomon and Amer Sports. They will also have a 4 to 6 months internship, expert conferences, business cases and company missions.
Ranking&Accreditations: In the top 30 in the world for Global Employability by The Times Higher Education, AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
Duration: 16 months 
Location: Paris, London, Munich, The French Alps, Shanghai
Language: English
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's degree or Master's degree
Application: online application + TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS + GMAT/GRE/TAGE-MAGE/CAT (optional) + digital tests
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles



Les questions

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Intervenants :

  • Antoine Haincourt - Head of the Program
  • 00:17

    The Pitch


    What’s the advantage of doing a sports management program at a French school? Is France particularly innovative in the industry?


    What’s the format of the field trips and the learning outcomes? What’s the teaching component beyond meeting industry professionals


    Hi. I’m from Germany and would like to work with the Paris Olympic Committee for 2024 games. Would this program be beneficial for that path?

  • 10:44

    What corporate relationships does Emlyon have in the sports industry and how do they benefit students?


    What qualifies as a high-level athlete for admissions as noted on your site?


    The Clichés


    Maria, what’s your typical day in terms of time in class, individual study and group work?

  • 21:21

    How is entrepreneurship integrated into this master? Do you have any examples of students who became entrepreneurs in the sports industry?


    Is there any focus or relevance for sports nutrition business and marketing?


    What topics do students usually research on for the graduate thesis? Do you have academic advising to follow the research process?


    Does emlyon have a Shanghai campus? Who are the faculty that teach in the China segment of the program?

  • 28:43

    Finale Destination


    What kind of financial aid and scholarships do you offer international students?


    What is the international diversity of the class group? Is it mostly French?


    What kind of housing support does emlyon provide throughout the program in France and China?

  • 35:10

    Where have graduates of this program found jobs in the sports industry?


    How does digital figure into the curriculum?