Sports, management and engineering: Security and events logistics


A sector as transversal as sport needs the synergy of multiple and very high level competencies and considers that sport’s economy needs the most powerful engineering and management tools. The SMI-LES Master’s is for students with good knowledge in sciences, management and/ or techniques.

This Master’s gives specific professional training to sports professions in 5 sectors:

  • Sport’s services: local sports steering committees, youth, holiday camps, leisure, sports tourist agencies, “fitness” sector, federations and sports clubs
  • Sports events: agencies, managers of welcoming facilities, marketing or communication organizations, communication services in big organizations
  • Associative administrations: associations, leagues, state committees, steering committees at sports local offices…
  • Distribution and sales of sports equipments (specialized or  general shops with different sizes)
  • Manufacturing and design of sports equipment (infrastructures, heavy and light sports equipment, sports goods, sports gears…)



Admission to the first year is offered to students who have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: sports, sciences (computer, design, biology…), management, economics, economical and social administration, sociology information and communication. Students giving proof of a level equivalent to 180 ECTS credits in these disciplines can also be admitted at the discretion of the admission jury.

Second year admission is offered to holders of a 240-ECTS-credit degree in any of these disciplines.

Lifelong learning education: this master is also open to candidates with professional qualifications (technical managers, holders of educator’s degree, advisors in development, project managers, administrative directors, sports office directors, information officers…).


Potential careers

Potential careers in any sports sectors, and services (information and organization systems, human resources, education, communication, marketing, quality, management, etc.):

  • Sports services (governmental, paragovernmental or private sectors): Manufacturing and design of sport equipments:
    • Director of sports services in local government’s office;
    • Director of youth, sports, or leisure service;
    • Director of sports and leisures infrastructures;
    • Management of sports tourist agency;
    • Director of spa centre;
    • Consulting;
    • Event organization:
      • Project manager for sport events;
      • Manager of welcoming facilities for sport events;
      • Marketing or communication organizations;
      • Information offices using sport as a communication tool;
      • Director of safety for major events or professional structures (stadiums, clubs, associations…);
    • Associations:
      • Directors within leagues, associations, committees and sports clubs;
      • Directors of local sports offices;
      • Information officer;
      • Marketing director;
      • Development manager;
    • Distribution and sales of sports equipments
      • Specialized stores;
      • General or specialized superstores;
      • Design of infrastructures (gymnasiums, stadiums, swimming pools, ice skating arenas…);
      • Heavy and light sports equipement;
      • Sports goods (bikes, boats…);
      • Sports gears (shoes, clothes…).


ESC Troyes group, DDJS de l’Aube, ESTAC, Fédération Française de Football, Fédération Française de basketball, Fédération Française de Tennis, Fédération Française des Sports de Glace, Fédération Française de Motocyclisme, Centre Technique National Fernand Sastre, Centre Sportif Départemental de l’Aube, @nnimé, Takamaka, Nanouk Diffusion, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole Champagne Bourgogne, ANDIIS, Cycleurope, Aigle Nouansport.


How to apply:

Application for Master degree must only be achieved through the admission website:

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The master's degree is awarded only to students who have reached a certain level of proficiency in a second language. Non-native French speakers can choose French as their second language.


Stéphane Goudry
Master - Spécialité "Ingénierie et Management du Sport"
University of Technology of Troyes,
12 rue Marie Curie - CS 42060 - 10004 Troyes Cedex - France