Bachelor in International Management: Sports Management option

Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand (ESC Clermont)

  • Location Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Type of Degree Bachelor
  • Start Date No info
  • Duration No info
  • Application Deadline No info
  • Language English
  • Attendance On Campus
  • Dedication Full-time
  • Pace Instructor-paced
  • Tuition fees No info

Program description

The Groupe ESC Clermont Sports Management Option, available as part of the Bachelor in International Management, is a sports-oriented programme that has been set up in partnership with ASM Clermont Auvergne (a local professional rugby team competing in the Top 14 league) and Clermont Foot 63 (a local professional football club competing in the 2nd division). It allows students, who are high-level athletes, or sport professionals or semi-professionals, to practice sport whilst enhancing their skills and credentials in marketing, organisational management, and accounting, as well as obtaining grounding in key strategic challenges facing the sports industry, including policy, governance and its economic environment and impact. Our Sports Management option helps Sportspeople to:

  • Strike a balance between sport and academic performance, ultimately obtaining an undergraduate degree qualification (Bac+3) thanks to flexible personalized support
  • Create a special place for sport in their educational and training experience
  • Manage diverse career path opportunities available in the sports sector today or better anticipate post-sporting career activities


  • To acquire a sectoral specialization in connection with a sporting passion in order to develop deeper and more critical understanding of the sport industry from a marketing, managerial and digital perspective (notably via pertinent and tailor-made courses, cases studies and testimonials)
  • To obtain in 3 or 4 years a degree that is fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, which allows for the pursuit of either a professional career in sport or further studies at Master level
  • To build and benefit from a solid network within the sports sector
  • To carry out internships in the sports sector in order to put into practice knowledge and skills
  • To reconcile sporting and academic performance thanks to versatile timetables adapted to athletes and buddy partnerships within a promotion to aid the transfer of course materials and prove beneficial in providing explanations and coaching if necessary

Target audience

The Sports Management option is open to two different student profiles:

  • Top athletes with a passion for sport, who can justify training regularly in a particular sport discipline in a competitive club environment, and who wish to continue their studies by enrolling in an undergraduate degree programme
  • Professional or semi-professional sportspeople who have particular time constraints due to their training schedule, who therefore require flexibility in relation to class hours


Students opting for the Sports Management option follow the standard Bachelor in International Management Programme, but benefit from particularly versatile personalized support, coaching and adapted schedules to stike the balance between sport training sessions and studies.

  • Year 1: Sport Profile Course

  • Year 2: Specialized Sports Management Course

  • Year 3 : Classic or apprenticeship option

French and English or All in English courses.

The complete programme can be found on the Bachelor in International Management page.

Year 2 onwards, international students will follow some sport-oriented courses that are delivered in French. International students will have access to French courses in Year 1 to allow them to bring their French up to speed and be able to follow the academic courses in French during Year

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