Xavier-Emlyon B School

  • Plot No:12(A) Nijigada Kurki,
    Harirajpur -752050 Dist-Puri Odisha, India

MBA MSC program in international sports management


    The Dual Master’s (MBA- MSc) Program in International Sports Management (ISM) is a joint program combining the MBA from XIM University, Bhubaneswar and the MSc degree from emlyon business school. It aims to give potential top-level managers the necessary skill sets to hold leading positions in sports and entertainment companies. Taking place in India and France, the Dual Master’s Program is a project-based and transdisciplinary program focusing on responsible leadership. Providing a global perspective of the sports and entertainment market dynamics, it is designed to help students gain core competencies to lead the change and overcome the sports business orthodoxy that has shaped the success of the past. This strong hands-on training program pays great attention to the development of personal and professional qualities to enable participants make a difference. In the program, learning experience is active and varied and it takes students adopt specific attitudes and behaviors, such as autonomy, curiosity, critical thinking, involvement, and commitment.

      Salient features of the program

      • DUAL DEGREE: M.B.A. / M. Sc

        Dual degree: MBA (XIM University) and MSc (emlyon business school).

        -The MSc degree is without Autorisation Provisioire de Séjour (APS) i.e. without Temporary Resident Permit in France.

        The program is the only one of its kind which enjoys the support of the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha. XEBS is also a high-performance centre of excellence in sports management of the Odisha Government

      • Eligibility Criteria

        Holders of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field of study from a recognised Institute / University with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

        - A minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.

        - Candidates who do not have an English medium educational background would be required to submit their English proficiency scores during application (TOEIC or TOEFL or IELTS or Cambridge CPE or PTE)

      • Duration

        2 Years (Full Time, Residential)

      • ECTS credits

        ECTS credits or equivalent: 120 ECTS.

      • Location

        Bhubaneswar and Paris.

      • Language

        Language of instruction: English

      Career opportunities

      This program has been meticulously designed to prepare future leaders for a wide range of careers in sports, from sports marketing and sponsorships, event management to athlete representation and beyond. With the best of curriculum and global exposure, this program will help you make your big break into the business of sport.


      We empower students to utilize all the career preparation resources to find the job they’ve always dreamt of. Students of our first batch have already embarked on a successful journey in the sports industry with their ongoing internships being recruited by both private and government sectors.


      • Fill the Application Form after creating an account

      • Upload mandatory documents

      • Submit the form

      • Wait for an email with payment link. Pay the application fees of INR 2000

      • Take a digital test

        the link to which will be available on your application dashboard and email after submission of application and payment of application fees.

      • If selected after digital test

        you would be invited for an online interview which will be last step of the admission process


      To apply, visit the XEBS website. On clicking the Apply Now option, you will be redirected to the program page of emlyon business school website. To access the application form, you have to create an account and then select the program – Bhubaneswar-Paris: International Sports Management (S10).

      Submit the form after filling it up and uploading mandatory documents which include passport, CV and proof of degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) along with transcripts (marksheets of all semesters). Management aptitude test and English proficiency test documents are not mandatory.

      After submission, the payment link will be shared with you on email and you will also receive the link for the digital test. Applicants who will be found eligible after review of their duly completed online application form and digital test will receive a notification from the Admission Board for an online interview. The results would be declared within 10 days of the interview.

      For any queries, please send an email to [email protected] or call on +91 9668 100 750 or +91 9830 864 084

      Please watch the video for better understanding- https://youtu.be/KZ001jrKXjU

      This is a two-year, full-time residential program (with hybrid mode delivery) spread over Bhubaneswar and Paris with four to six months of internships spread across India. Please refer to the program brochure for more information.

      Holders of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field of study from a recognised Institute / University with minimum of 50% aggregate marks. Having completed a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.

      After duly submitting the application, paying the application fees of INR 2000 and successfully completing the digital test, candidates will receive a confirmation email. The applications would be first validated (all mandatory documents/transcripts have to be uploaded) and then also based on the performance of the digital tests, if shortlisted, candidates will get an invite for an online interview round over Zoom. Based on the performance in the interview, successful candidates will be offered admission.

      The session would start from July 2023. The exact date would be notified in the month of June 2023.

      Would hostel facilities be available at the Xavier campus in Bhubaneswar and what would be the charges for the same? Are they included in the tuition fees?

      The residential expenses (approximately INR 80,000/- per year, per person) are NOT included in the course fee and will have to be paid separately along with the first installment of the fee. The boarding expenses (to be paid as actuals) are separate and NOT part of the above expenses.


      There are no hostel facilities available for the Paris campus of emlyon business school. Candidates have to take care of their travel, visa and accommodation on their own and the cost for it is NOT included in the tuition fees. However, the international office of the school can provide assistance in terms of relevant information.

      The rankings for both emlyon business school and XIM University can give candidates the assurance on quality. At XEBS, we focus on employability and in imbibing the early maker spirit in all candidates to help them carve their own future. The Program does not guarantee 100% placement. But complete career advisory services will be provided to assist the students for their internships and final placements.

      All our students from the first batch have already received the best offers in terms of internship in their last leg of the program. Some of them are also working with the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha since XEBS is also a high-performance centre of excellence in sports management of the Odisha Government.

      No, it isn’t mandatory. You can submit it, if you have a valid score. A good score will improve the possibility of securing admission.

      No, Letters of Recommendations are optional documents. But if you have any please add it/them to your file.

      Only candidates who do not have an English medium educational background would be required to submit their English proficiency scores during application (TOEIC or TOEFL or IELTS or Cambridge CPE or PTE)

      No, candidates do not need proficiency in French to be a part of the program. However, it will be taught to candidates as part of the curriculum.

      No, quality comes at a price and we appreciate candidates who understand the value of it.

      If you are admitted, we will ask you to confirm your enrolment by making payment of 60 percent of the tuition fees (after deducting any scholarship that may have been granted to you).

      Do we have instalment options for payment of tuition fees?
      Yes, 60 percent of the tuition fees would be paid at the time of acceptance of the admission offer and the rest 40 percent would have to be paid before the end of the second semester.

      Yes, we do have tie-up with SBI, HDFC and ICICI banks.

      This course helped me see this Industry in a new light and understand many macro and micro forces involved in it. Now, I have a clear perspective of the sports industry and it helps me take crucial decisions for my career

      Spandan Srinivas

      First batch Degree Program student

      The Master’s in Sports Industry Management program of XEBS has been a wonderful experience for me. Being a former pro sportsman, it was an eye-opener for me to learn about the business aspect of the sports and the behind-the-scenes workings of a successful club, organisations, sports events and many more. The program provided a practical approach with necessary management skills where you learn by doing instead of just overloading yourself with theoretical knowledge. The professors were highly knowledgeable in their fields and were passionate to teach. The program was well-designed and challenging. This program also offered networking opportunities with Industry professionals and also classmates from diverse backgrounds. Think of this program as a training ground where you are constantly pushed to think outside the box and deal with challenges that you will face in real life. All-in-all I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to pursue a career in the sports industry. It can be a boon for someone who has been playing professionally and wants to stay in sports.

      Ansu Bhuyan

      First batch Degree Program student

      Xavier EM Lyon Business School Master in Sports Industry Management program was an incredibly valuable experience for me as a student. The program provided a comprehensive understanding of the sports industry and the specific management skills necessary to succeed in this field. The professors were highly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter, and the curriculum was well-designed and challenging. Additionally, the program offered valuable networking opportunities with industry professionals and classmates from diverse backgrounds. Overall, I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry

      Sourav Shaw

      First batch Degree Program student


      MBA by XIM University || MSc by emlyon business school