Become an expert in the sports management world
The MBA Sports Management program allows students to acquire the skills needed to exercise in sports management and become a French or international manager.
The courses are given in person and in French. It is possible to realize the first year 100% in English.
This program delivers the Sales and Marketing Manager, registered in the RNCP (code 35208) by decree of 20/01/2021, NSF code 312m 312, et 312p - professional certification level 7, issued by EDUCSUP. The granting of the RNCP title is the responsibility of the certifier and is subject to a specific procedure.
Strengths of the training
Start dates and length of the training
Start in september 2024
Deferred start in january 2024
Words from the direction
Program year 2023/24
MBA – 1st year: Sports business basics – Program in French
MBA – 1st year: Sports business basics – Program in English
MBA – 2nd year: professionalisation
The courses will take place on the Paris La Villette campus, 15 rue de Cambrai 75019 Paris.
School contact: Olfa Dridi email@example.com
Educational Director – Pascal Galantin - firstname.lastname@example.org
President of the international strategic council
A born entrepreneur and sportsman, Michael began with a sporting cursus and founded the Club de Neuilly-sur-Seine: “Rugby Club Paris Neuilly”; then in 1999 he created the agency “Au-delà du sport” with Christophe Juillet and Marc Lièvremont, specialised in the relationship between sports and business management.
Simultaneously, he has been a professor in marketing for 15 years.
During these years, this born entrepreneur wished to start up his own school. This cursus led him to found Sports Management School (SMS), a business school specialised in Sports Business. SMS covers a wide variety of business lines such as sports management, sporting structures optimisation, the development of new media, e-sports, sports betting….
Academic Director of Sports Management School
David Mignot is a professor in Sports Management School since 2012 and the educational director of bachelors since 2016.
After studying to be an EPS sports teacher, David pursued the Master degree in international sports marketing from ESSEC.
He published a thesis as its specific theme: how must France be positioned and prepared in order to welcome the important international sports events
Then he worked for 17 years within several sports marketing agencies and managed brands like SFR, GMF, TOTAL, Grenoble 2018….
David founded “Iphitos” (sports marketing agency) in 2011 with the aim to advise the brands and to organise its own events. Some clients: GMF, La Poste, Essity, Fédération des Clubs de la Défense, AFM Téléthon, Relais et Chateaux, Stade Français Rugby, Lagardère Active …
Founder and CEO of ARENE EVENEMENTS since 1998
After 15 working years, in France and abroad within a French major oil company in marketing, commerce and communication domains, J.-C. Vidal created his first structure in 1991 then Arène Evénements in 1998.
Arène Evénements’ goal is to help companies build on sports success in their communication strategy and to help event sites connect with sponsors who enrich their shows.
Sports and business lawyer
Registered at the Bar of Paris in 2007, Maître Joëlle Monlouis is a practicing lawyer for over ten years.
Joëlle Monlouis was first a financier jurist in a major international bank, then she developed on the floor of the Commercial, Financial and Economical House from the Court of Cassation and she joined an American agency, specialised in international business law, in which she was in charge of mergers and acquisitions deals and problematics linked to company law.
Being a passionate sports enthusiast, she specialised in sports law and intervenes both in Europe and abroad. She is mostly sensitive to the needs, in this domain, of the institutional and economical actors of sports in the departments, the French Overseas Territories and in the French-speaking African countries.
Conditions of admission
Scholar fees, start 2024
These fees are subject to deductions depending on the modes of payment.
Continuing your studies
Bridges and equivalences
- Number of students : 185**
- Satisfaction rate: 4/5*
- Net employment rate: 80%*
- Return rate: 63*
- Drop-out rate: 4.08*
*students class of 2021
**all students of the year 2021
Figures updated in 2023