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Masters Degrees in Sport Management, France

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The aim of this Master Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills so that they may enter the workforce as multi-skilled executives within the field of Administration and Management of Professional Sports Clubs. Read more

The aim of this Master Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills so that they may enter the workforce as multi-skilled executives within the field of Administration and Management of Professional Sports Clubs. A large variety of topics are covered in the program, providing a comprehensive overview of the sector: strategic marketing, operational marketing, accounting, sociology, economics, law, management of training centers, security management, etc. The AMPSC Master is taught entirely in English by visiting European and international professors and professionals as well as our faculty team of specialists.

Program structure

The program courses are composed of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Mobility opportunities are proposed during the internship period that takes place during the Master Year 2, Semester 2.

Semester 1:

  • Research methodology (3 ECTS)
  • Public relations and reputation management (3 ECTS)
  • Build, manage and evaluate a project (3 ECTS)
  • Professional sport & social media (3 ECTS)
  • Statistics (3 ECTS)
  • Information technology - bibliography (3 ECTS)
  • Internship preparation (3 ECTS)
  • Basics of strategic marketing (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to accounting (3 ECTS)

Semester 2:

  • Economics of professional sports (6 ECTS)
  • Basics of operational marketing (3 ECTS)
  • Qualitative methodologies (3 ECTS)
  • Financial management of professional clubs (3 ECTS)
  • Professional seminars (3 ECTS)
  • Sports institutions law (3 ECTS)
  • Professional or research internship (9 ECTS)

Semester 3:

  • Marketing studies and applied research (3 ECTS)
  • Marketing of professional clubs (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology of professional sport (6 ECTS)
  • Work law (3 ECTS)
  • Security and flow management (3 ECTS)
  • Management of training centers (3 ECTS)
  • Group projects (3 ECTS)
  • Publishing and visual softwares (3 ECTS)

Semester 4:

  • Professional or research internship (27 ECTS)
  • Monitoring of Master’s thesis (3 ECTS)

Strengths of this Master program

  • The program benefits from the support of the International Master program of the Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence (IdEx).
  • Each class has limited numbers to ensure close supervision and contact with faculty staff.
  • The Master proposes an international learning environment with mobility opportunities.
  • Students are supported by strong professional and academic networks.
  • Attractive mobility scholarships are available for top students.
  • Students not only improve their own international culture, but also their fluency in English.

After this Master program?

The program prepares students for a broad range of executive positions in Professional Sports Clubs and Professional Sport Organizations.

Graduates may also pursue research opportunities if they wish to continue their studies with a PhD program.

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The MSc in Sports Industry Management program will help you. develop a broad . general view of the dynamics in the international sports market. Read more

The MSc in Sports Industry Management program will help you:

  • develop a broad general view of the dynamics in the international sports market and,
  • acquire the specialist management skills and techniquesthat are necessary for success in this highly coveted and competitive industry.

In a 16-month period (minimum) you will study management as it relates specifically to the sports business, and share the classroom with students from all over the world. Starting your studies in Paris, you will acquire the fundamentals of management in a global environment and benefit from industry-specific courses all the while learning and applying emlyon business school’s innovative and entrepreneurial early maker pedagogy. To deepen your knowledge, expertise and help you manage the specifics of the sports industry, you will also benefit from field trips to London (UK), Munich (Germany) and the French Alps throughout the first few months of the program. After your time in Europe, where you will have the opportunity to visit companies, meet and hear from experts, and gain a special outlook on the outdoor industry, you will move on to emlyon business school’s Shanghai campus, for the “Asian Business Environment” module.

If you want to develop all it takes to start a successful career in the international sports industry, then this is the right program for you!

The Curriculum

Taking place in Europe and Asia, the programme is structured for you to discover key business environments. You will develop a broad view of the global sports industry in Paris and Shanghai, acquire the necessary specialist knowledge in a hands-on intercultural setting, meet top industry players and experience the sports industry in other business environments with field trips to London, Munich and the French Alps.

Study in Asia, A Key Market For The Industry

In the MSc in Sports Industry Management you will spend 3 months on emlyon business school’s Shanghai Campus, a key element of the programme and your future success.



The internship (4 to 6 months) is a great opportunity to put your academic knowledge to the test, and acquire tangible experience within the industry. The school will give you all the support and tools you need to find the right internship for you.


Class Profile

Students in the MSc in Sports Industry Management program hail from a multitude of cultures and nationalities.

Sharing your learning experience with fellow students from all over the world teaches you how to work with and lead intercultural teams in a global environment. These skills are essential to your future success as an international manager in the industry.


Helping You Manage Your Career

Students in the MSc in Sports Industry Management program share a strong desire to learn and work in management positions in large international sports companies. This passion is mirrored in a programme designed to develop those skills that will be most useful for the student's future career. 

The Careers Services Department provides continual support in identifying career goals and developing action plans to achieve them. With various workshops, tools, and one-to-one time with the Career Services staff, students will further develop their strengths and work on their weaknesses while building a resume fit for the global business world. Students have access to Company Visits, Conferences and a Sports Week in Shanghai where they are given the opportunity to meet hundreds of companies and emlyon business school partners, permitting them to exchange with real business representatives and further develop their network from the start of the program. With these advantages, students have a stronger resume, a broader network, and the necessary resources it takes to enter the international job market of the sports industry. 


Selecting the right student is about more than just test scores. At emlyonbusiness school we take an applicant's entire potential into account. Elements like motivation to pursue the MSc in Sports Industry Management, your background and career aspirations weigh just as heavily in our selection procedure.

If you would like to have the contact details of the right person to help you with any questions regarding the program or the selection procedure, you can create your personal space and obtain full contact details on your emlyonbusiness school dashboard.

Admission Process

The first step of the admission process is your online application, which you can access through your personal space (programme dashboard).

  • Selection sessions for the 2018 intake run from November 2017 to July 2018.

Current selection session key dates:

Opening session: February 2nd 2018

Closing session: March 29th 2018

Should your application be complete, you will receive the admission board’s final decision within 15 working days. Please send back your enrolment form within 10 working days.

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