Pedagogy, competence development and employability
Programs dedicated to High Performance Athletes
Mickaël Romezy, Sport Makers’ Director, emlyon business school
“We are convinced that HPA (High Performance Athletes) due to their high expertise and rigorousness, develop unique skills and knowledge all throughout their career. Yet, we couldn’t help but notice that there is a pronounced gap between company’s needs to recruit such high potential atypical profiles, and HPA actual employability. It was fundamental that we breached that gap. Our ambition at emlyon business school is to give HPA the right tools to express their full potential for business oriented purposes.
We have 4 specific programs – from Bachelor programs to professional retraining – all fully adapted to HPA obligations. If entry examinations and pedagogical contents are no different from all other participants, inside tracks are indeed adapted to accommodate this two-fold life project, sportively and academically, with one and only final goal in mind: employability.
About thirty HPA have joined our ranks: promising young athletes like Iliana Rupert or Maël Vittet, as well as confirmed champions pursuing professional reorientation like Sébastien Chabal and Frédéric Michalak.”
The HPA Global BBA, a 4 year Bachelor’s degree.
The Grande Ecole Program, a Master’s degree accessible via preparatory classes, or via an undergraduate degree.
The PGM on-line, a Master’s level degree, certified by the French Ministry of Labor (RNPC 7).
The Executive MBA, a Master’s level degree, certified by the French Ministry of Labor (RNPC 7).
“As a multi-entrepreneur today, I’m looking for tools to better apprehend my business frameworks. With such level of expertise, this Executive MBA is going to help me understand tomorrow’s disruptive economy. I want to be a part of it.”
Sébastien Chabal, a 41 year old former international French rugby player, and Executive MBA participant at emlyon business school.
A partners’ ecosystem
Sport inside: a recruiting scheme for High Performance Athletes
Sport inside is a financial aid program for companies who want to sponsor the education of HPA, allowing them to adjust working hours and sport obligations. Supported by a professional tutor all throughout their professional training, HPA are to gradually get ready for a new professional start, and in turn, sponsoring companies commit to hiring HPA once their sport career and education are over.
“As a rugby player, after 15 years, I felt the urge to reconsider my post-career future. I always regretted not being able to finish my education, as I had entered a training academy early on. The PGM online was exactly what I needed; it was perfectly tailored to my club obligations and my agenda.”
“I was attracted by the great variety of domains covered in the PGM online. I can’t wait to start my training! I’m eager to learn as much as possible in order to open up a whole range of new possibilities.”
“Recruiting High Performance Athletes, is a sure way to rigorous work and value transmission such as team spirit. Assuredly, HPA are to generate a real dynamism and a very positive energy. I’m convinced that Paoline and Loann will be a driving force for our company.”
Unprecedented collaboration with Tony Parker’s Adequat Academy (TPAA)
A unique partnership between emlyon business school and the TPAA is setting the new boundaries of a different and innovative education, adapted to our current and future economy reality. The objective is to allow students to align practice and the development of their professional career. As such, students at the Academy can rely on a partially on-line, flexible modular training from emlyon’s Global BBA. They may also access other courses at emlyon and more precisely, the career retraining and company creation tracks. In parallel, qualified emlyon students may contribute to the Academy’s development projects. Additionally, students at the TPAA benefit from emlyon’s executives and experts interventions.
“After playing basketball, I knew I wanted to work in fashion. So while training at the TPAA, I entered the Global BBA, and I know longer have to sacrifice sport over studies. For once, the schooling is adjusted to my passion, and I can secure my future without further ado.”
“Our partnership with emlyon was born from the common desire to improve our youth’s future. For the TPAA which is only starting to grow, drawing from the experience and expertise of such a prestigious institution as emlyon business school, makes perfect sense. Our vision is to put our best efforts into promoting athlete profiles, and guide them along a life project aligned with their passion.”
A network of committed partners
In France, High Performance Athletes are faced with a real problem when it comes to professional integration. 4 athletes out 10 make less than 500€ a month. 80% of sport federations cannot afford to support their own athletes, let alone knowing how to do so. emlyon business school and Sportail Community have converged to develop innovative solutions, in addition to what has already been set into place by sport institutions.”
Paoline Ekambi, President and Associate Co-founder of Sportail Community.
emlyon is the first business school to have anticipated the importance of the sport industry growth in French economy. Together, we want to be actors of this transformation, devote our energies to increase the role of sport in our society and prove that it is indeed possible to combine High Performance Sport and education.
Fabien Paget, CEO at O2 MANAGEMENT
In our association, professionally integrated former athletes contribute to change the rules of the game in favor of athletes undergoing professional retraining. We hope that this partnership will be an opportunity to raise awareness in recruiters. To take full benefit from the potential of such atypical profiles, employers have to take into account HPA specificities, especially in the way they are recruited, trained or managed.
Véronique Barré, Chief Executive at Collectif Sports.