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Emlyon Business School announces the launch of first Indo-French sports management degree program

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India’s first Indo-French business, Xavier Emlyon Business School (XEBS) launched its Dual Degree Master’s Program in Sports Industry Management in presence of the Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain.

The Indo-French dual degree program, being launched under the aegis of the XEBS Ahluwalia Centre of Excellence in Sports Management (XEBS CESM), is expected to be a game-changer in the field of sports industry management with an MBA degree from Xavier University, Bhubaneswar and MSc degree from emlyon business school, France.

One of the high-performance centres of excellence of the Odisha Government which was formed with support from KJS Ahluwalia Group in 2019, XEBS CESM has earlier launched two certificate programs in sports management.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain said, “I am happy to be a part of the launch of this Indo-French Dual Degree program of XEBS Ahluwalia Centre of Excellence in Sports Management that too in a state like Odisha that is being called the sports capital of India. I am also excited to know that the Centre of Excellence has signed Letters of Intent with Tony Parker Adequat Academy and Decathlon India, which will provide great opportunities to students. I had the chance to meet and interact with some of the sportspersons from the state including Chess player Padmini Rout at an event hosted by the Tourism Department of Odisha and am looking forward to explore the vibrant sports ecosystem of Odisha.”

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The program offering multi-campus experience across Bhubaneswar (XUB campus) and Paris (emlyon business school campus) will be a full-time two-year residential program and bring in the best of faculty from emlyon business school and Xavier University besides industry experts from both the countries.

On the occasion of the launch of the program, XEBS Ahluwalia Centre of Excellence in Sports Management also signed letters of intent with Tony Parker Adequat Academy, Lyon and Decathlon, India to collaborate and work in the field of sports, education and innovation in the larger interest of students.

Through video messages, legendary basketball player Tony Parker stressed how XEBS CESM and his academy share common goals of innovation, inclusion and entrepreneurship and that he was looking forward to this association while Steve Dykes, CEO, Decathlon India, spoke about the firm commitment of Decathlon, India’s second-largest single brand retailer, to work together with XEBS CESM on sports education, internships and events.

Speaking on the launch the Minister for Sports & Youth Services, Government of Odisha, and Tusharkanti Behera said, “Our shared vision for sports and imparting quality education has been one of the key drivers for this initiative. The launch of a dual degree Master’s program, today, is yet another milestone in our sporting journey and this collaborative endeavour will go a long way in boosting our rich and vibrant sports ecosystem and further the existing educational ties between the two countries. By working in conjunction, through this program, we can empower our students to gain meaningful and diverse learning opportunities, within India and France, and equip them to build a strong career trajectory in a field they are truly passionate about and facilitate the exchange of culture amongst young professionals.

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Further, with the association with legendary Tony Parker and his academy and Decathlon India, we foresee, this XEBS Ahluwalia Centre of Excellence in Sports Management, creating a legacy in Sports Management and over the years, shaping Odisha’s sporting, educational, and cultural ties with France.”

Talking about the prospects of the training program Chairman, XEBS Ashley Fernandes said, “I am extremely glad to see XEBS, the first Indo-French B-School rolling out this world-class management program in the Capital of Sports in India. This would not have been possible without the support of all the stakeholders and especially the Government of Odisha. Right at the start, the signing of two important collaborations with The Tony Parker Adequat Academy and Decathlon India clearly shows our intent to put employability at the heart of the program. It also firmly embeds it in the truly global sports ecosystem at emlyon business school. World-class faculty, global exposure, international networking and corporate Interactions are the main drivers we want students to leverage, and use to make their own future.”

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