MSc in Sports Industry Management, M.Sc. | emlyon business school | Paris, France
18 months
16600 EUR/year
16600 EUR/year
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In a 18-month period you will study management as it relates specifically to the sports industry in both Europe and abroad while working hand-in-hand on projects with the top names in the industry. You will gain the necessary knowledge, skills, international vision, and experience to meet the needs of recruiters and succeed in this evolving industry.

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To distinguish yourself in the sports industry, you’ll need to ensure that you have the necessary resourcefulness to stay one step ahead of the competition. Thanks to this sports management degree, you will learn to understand the dynamics of the international sports markets in Paris and Shanghai, acquire the necessary specialist knowledge, meet top industry players, and experience the sports industry in other business environments.

Learn business management specific to the sports industry

Innovation and strategic change are crucial to overcome the sports business beliefs that may have proven successful in the past, but are not longer current with modern times. Today, lifestyle, technology, government and even health meets sports. The boundaries that existed in the past have become blurry, and the MSc in Sports Industry Management (SIM) provides a global perspective of this new form of industry. It is specifically designed for you to gain the core competencies needed to effectively lead change and stand out in this dynamic, global landscape.

Develop your international vision and skills

You will learn the unique dynamics of the international sports markets and acquire the necessary specialist knowledge to succeed. International seminars, industry field trips, and study abroad opportunities in different countries are just some of the ways that you will fully immerse yourself in the multicultural needs of global businesses.

Work hand-in-hand with industry experts to meet the needs of recruiters

In-company business projects, expert panels and internships are a few examples of ways you will learn both the hard and soft skills required to take the lead and ensure success. This program was developed in partnership with internationally-renowned sports and outdoor industry experts who provide their exclusive insight and knowledge because to work in this industry, you must learn to adapt, understand how to turn data into results, and find ways to always add value... passion for sports alone is no longer enough.


As a student you will benefit from a dedicated career track which will include workshops, expert panels, fairs, events, company visits, etc... The Careers Services Department provides all students with continual support in identifying career goals and developing action plans. Program-specific careers services include:

  • Workshops: Careers workshops help you prepare for your internship search and future career. Self-assessment tools and individual coaching provide you with the opportunity to prepare your next move.
  • Tools: Our wide range of career tools help you find out more information on partner companies and sector specific resources, including databases with internship and job offers.
  • Events: Over 200 companies visit emlyon business school campuses each year and provide students with continuous access to the business community.


MSc approved by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

emlyon business school is among the 1% of business schools around the world to receive a triple accreditation.

Programme Structure

Year 1

Academic Content

  • e-learning Management Fundamentals
  • Tools and Learning Platforms
  • Sports Culture, General
  • Strategic Thinking & Management
  • Data Driven Decision Making & Digital Innovation
  • Simulation "Conscious Capitalism" in Sports

  • Sports Marketing Specifics

  • Negotiation Seminar

  • Leadership & Ethics

  • The Geopolitics of Sports in Action

  • Impact and Rise of Digital Sports

  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Experiential Elements

  • Transforming Early Makers
  • International Seminar 
  • In-company Project

Year 2

Academic Content

  • Professional Thesis

Experiential Elements

  • Internship (4 to 6 Months) or professional experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We are currently accepting applications for the September 2023 intake.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students holding one of the following degrees can apply:

  • A validated Master 1 degree or a 4 year Bachelor’s degree equivalent to Bac + 4
  • A validated Licence 3 degree or a 3 Bachelor’s degree equivalent to Bac+3, with an excellent profile (limited to 30% of the cohort)

Mandatory documents (all the documents provided need to be in English or French except passport and identity card):

  • A resume
  • A copy of an official valid identity card or passport
  • A certified copy of your most recent academic degree
  • An enrollment certificate / A certificate of attendance for graduating students
  • A certified copy of your transcripts from the first year of your undergraduate education until now

We remind you that this program is delivered fully in English. Therefore, full English proficiency is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school's website.

Work experience


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24900 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24900 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Price includes enrollment charges, administrative costs, and a lifelong membership to the emlyon alumni network. Additional 120€ one-time application fee.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner Prodigy Finance Loans for tuition and living costs from $15,000


Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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