More than ever, global sports organisations need experienced managers and business developers to navigate the constant and rapid waves of innovation and ever-changing customer needs in order to develop new growth opportunities. The MSc in Sports Industry Management responds to this need by offering you a true multi-campus, multi-national experience and preparing you to successfully start your career in the sports industry.
Home to over 3,000 students hailing from 80 different nationalities and a faculty that consists of 40% of non-French nationals, the international surroundings of EMLYON’s European Campus provide you with the ideal environment to take general management classes.The city of Lyon grants all of a big city’s advantages while preserving the local and historic character that is important to this highly dynamic region of France. Furthermore as a major education capital in Europe with over 147,000 students and a central settling point for many sports companies, you will also take your first initial level of industry-specific courses in Lyon.
Working in close collaboration with industry professionals is an integral part of the programme as they will provide you with the professional outlook and expertise you need to succeed in this market. You will therefore spend the second part of your studies in the French Alps (Annecy), the main hub of the outdoor sports industry in Europe today. The region is an exceptional place to be for sports passionates and industry companies, hosting more than 300 sports brands. During your time in Annecy you will work with Outdoor Sports Valley who will provide you with privileged access to their member companies and teach you industry-specific courses on topics like sporting goods industry, sports marketing, sports governance etc. The city of Annecy offers the opportunity to practice a wide range of sports all year round: mountain biking, rock climbing, trail running, hiking, stand up paddle, kayaking, paragliding, kite surfing in the summer, alpine touring, cross-country skiiing etc.
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Asia plays a key role in the sports industry as it is one of the largest sporting goods market in the world with significant market growth potential and endless development opportunities for both local and global companies. As a future leader of the industry who will most likely be working with Asian markets, you’ll need to develop a truly global perception of this business environment. Providing you with firsthand perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of the sports industry in Asia thanks to specific courses, consulting projects, and a variety of meetings with experts, your time in Asia will make you stand out to recruiters in the sports industry job market.
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Putting your newly acquire academic knowledge into practice is key to your future career as it will allow you to enter your internship or first job with solid experience. This is why you will get several opportunities, in both France and Asia, to build your professional skills through case studies, an In-Company project while studying in Shanghai, meetings and workshops with sports industry professionals.
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