emlyon business school

Sports Industry Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
  • English


The MSc in Sports Industry Management - Fully Taught in English programme at emlyon business school will help you:

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

In a 16-month period 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 first acquire the fundamentals of management as they apply to the global sports industry. Consecutively, specialist courses will help you manage the specifics of the sports and outdoor industry. After your time in the Alps, where you will have the opportunity to visit companies and meet and hear from industry experts, you will move on to emlyon business school’s Asian Campus in Shanghai, for the "Asian Business Environment” module.

Helping You Manage Your Career

Students in the MSc in Sports Industry Management programme 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 programme. 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. 

The Sports Industry Management programme is offered at emlyon business school.

Programme Structure

Following the fundamentals, you will gain specialist knowledge with courses including:

  • Sports history, sociology and economics
  • Consumer behaviour in sports
  • Sports law
  • Supply chain and logistics in sports
  • Entrepreneurship in sports
  • B2C Tool Box
  • Sports marketing & sponsorship
  • Market, marketing and retail specifics in Asia
  • Asian business environment
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

The requirements for the program are the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any field
Please note: 3-year Bachelor's degree may be accepted for excellent profiles, including French Bac +3
  • English Proficiency Score (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Lyon

  • 891 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


As a socially responsible organisation, emlyon business school helps students finance their MSc in Sports Industry Management by offering guaranteed scholarships between 10% and 60% to qualifying students. If you are eligible for one of these scholarships, you will not be required to make a specific financial aid request – you will simply need to download the qualification certificate and attach it to your application.

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