Go global with your learning and earn a Canadian and European degree in one program.
NIC’s partnership with Universite Savoie Mont Blanc lets you study abroad, paying NIC tuition, while you take USMB’s International Sales Specialist in Sports degree.
The one-year international program takes place in the 3rd year of the NIC BBA Marketing or Management degree and is designed for students who have “an inclination for sales, operational marketing and sport industry, and those who have an international vision.” (USMB)
The program consists of 6 months of study with a 4-6 month paid internship. The internships can be with a variety of companies including Salomon, Rossignol, North Face, Patagonia, Columbia Clothing, in France and around the world.
You’ll study in English, but have opportunities to improve your French as you study at USMB Annecy Campus in Annecy – a historic city in the French Alps on one of the largest lakes in the country with water and mountain sports readily available. Annecy is about a 1 hour drive from Chamonix and La Cluzas Ski areas, a 45 minute train ride to Geneva Switzerland and about 1.5 hours to Courmayeur Italy.
To train future international sales representatives and managers to master applied sales techniques in the outdoor sports industry and to be capable of working in an international environment. The curriculum provides a solid understanding of sales and operational marketing techniques for the sports markets.
The training is developed in partnership with the Outdoor Sports Valley association, OSV. This association brings together 260 members including 150 active members manufacturers, distributors, retailers or designers in the outdoor industry. OSV's vocation is to federate, represent and contribute to the development of companies in the outdoor sports industry.
Some OSV companies include: Eider, Fuslap, Lafuma, Patagonia Europe, Salomon, Scott Sports France, The North Face France, Columbia, TSL Outdoor, Vuarnet, etc.