Get into esports on the ground floor — or get left behind.
So, What Exactly Is Esports?
It’s the entire industry built around competitive video gaming. It consists of: the game publishers; the competitions; the teams of athletes, coaches, trainers, and publicists; the players; the media platforms the games are streamed on; the brands that sponsor them; and, of course, the fans.
Where You Come In
How do you and our B.S. in Management with a concentration in esports fit into all of this? Simple. Unlike traditional sports, which play by rules universally accepted by athletes and fans, esports rules are developed by the game publishers and can change at any given time. What might be a hit this year can drop out of sight next year. Since new technologies and games are always just around the corner, the industry requires people who can think critically and anticipate future cultural, business, and technological changes. That would be you.
We Prepare You to Compete
Our B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in esports was specially designed to be a truly comprehensive business degree with exposure to the esports topics that are critical for the person who wants to enter this exciting field. Building on our highly regarded sport management program — which has always been housed in our College of Business and has graduated over one thousand alums, who range from professional team executives and college athletic directors to league commissioners — the esports concentration provides a critical behind-the-scenes look at the industry and what it takes to thrive and succeed in it.
Hard business skills are the key to the program, and if you’re a gamer, it is these skills that will bring about your transformation into a egaming executive.
The Job Outlook Is Also Epic
HitmarkerJobs.com, a company based in the UK, has reported that in the first six months of 2019, the number of paid jobs in esports increased more than 210% from the first six months of 2018. Furthermore, an article in VentureBeat.com reports that more than half of all esports jobs are located in the U.S., with California having the biggest share of them, followed by Washington, and New York.
An interdisciplinary bachelor's program in esports and a companion master’s program in esports and technology, the first such graduate program in the U.S., are also in development. To be notified when these programs are ready for inquiries and applications, fill out this short form, and we’ll email you.
- Esports Basics
- Esports Business
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Business Finance Principles of Marketing
- Management and Organization
- Business Capstone
- Operations Management
- Multinational Management
- Management of Sports Industries
- Sport Marketing
- Sport Event Management
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Internationally Recognized Sport Facilities and Management Leader Turns his Attention to the Emerging Esports Industry
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