Master's degree, 1st year - Management

MASTER' S DEGREE 1ST YEAR - Law, economics, management major

                                               Sports science and society

                                    Professional specialty:  sport management
                                             - Events management and recreational sports
                                             - Management and law of urban sports


Course objective

Specialty:  Events management and recreational sports

This master's degree specialty takes into account the contemporary evolution of sports  organization and treats all the functional aspects of events management: organizational, logistical, sponsoring, commercial, legal, athletic.

The main objective of this course  is to train those students who primarily intend to take executive jobs in event management and recreational sports organizations, such as project or product manager, local authorities adviser, communication or marketing manager (in sports federations or the private sector) business executive, consultant.

As a result, classes common to all master's degrees put aside, this specialty is a way for students to develop skills in events managements and sports (or sports-related) projects, in particular:

  • analysis (assessment, diagnosis, audit….)
  • consulting (recommendations…)
  • management (strategy, control, follow-up, project assessment)

Partnerships were made with institutional partners (federations, private organizations, local communities, associations, corporate groups, advertisers, media). The very location of Orsay (in the  western suburbs that concentrate decision makers) allows rich course contents thanks to the implication of professionals.

Specialty: Management and law of urban sports     

This master's degree endeavors to tackle the deep changes  in local sports policies faced with

  • New tastes and practices
  • The appropriation of urban public space
  • The implementation of  multi-city sports policies, (devolution)
  • The definition of new territories, relevant with local development strategies


  • Assessment of demand and  needs
  • Economic and management  issues
  • Legal framing of development
  • Programming of sports facilities


  • Project developer  in  local sports policies
  • Project manager in out-of-town, outdoor sports center planning
  • Designer and manager of sports equipment
  • Consultant and expert
  • Ombudsman

During a four-year transitional period, the STAPS master's degree is delivered "under condition"  with the 60 1st year  ECTS.

Target public

Most students have a STAPS degree in sports management.

Foreign students must have valid credit transfer

Credits and course pattern

The 1st year is common to both specialties and is made up of 7 classes.

UE1:     Epistemology and methodology of  research (common to all masters) ( 6 ECTS)

UE2:    Sport science and motricity   (12 ECTS)

UE3:    Physical activity, tools, methods   (12 ECTS)

UE4:    Management  (4 ECTS)

UE5:    Business management  (4 ECTS)

UE6:    Optional class ( 8 ECTS)

UE7:    Professionalisation - Research project   (18 ECTS)