Esports Management

Esports Management Extension Certificate


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Turn a passion for gaming into a career with our Esports Management Extension Certificate, offered in partnership with the Continuing Education Division of the University of California Irvine. As business opportunities flourish, the $1-billion-plus esports industry is creating global demand for professionals with the right mix of training, passion and knowledge. 

This certificate positions you to play a role in this exciting, developing industry. You’ll gain practical communications and project management skills tailored to planning and executing an esport event. Explore the structures of an esports organization to gain an understanding of the industry and operations.

In addition to those new to the industry, these courses benefit game developers, finance professionals, community managers, marketers and project managers.  

Companies such as Nike, Puma and Adidas have esports sponsorship deals and major telecom companies are acquiring gamer-centric programming providers. Also, innovations in video streaming capabilities have arrived just in time for gaming platforms and titles to capitalize on the value of their media rights.
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  • Gain an understanding of the history and community of esports 
  • Explore the key roles and responsibilities within an esports operation
  • Develop effective communications geared towards fans and decision makers within the esports industry
  • Create social media content that entices esports fan interaction
  • Apply project management skills and tools to initiate, plan, execute, and close an esports live event

Program details

Format: Online 

Live, online class requirements: Courses may include live online classes using Google Meet. All live online classes will be recorded and posted in Blackboard for those unable to participate.

Duration: Complete the 4 required courses (120 hours) within 3 years.