Esports Management

Esports Management Extension Certificate


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Esports management is the business surrounding the competitive video gaming industry, from project management to financing, event planning to building a brand.

Create a career focused on the esports industry with our Esports Management Extension Certificate, offered in partnership with the Continuing Education Division of the University of California Irvine.

Gain skills in project management, event planning and digital marketing that you can put to work in this global, $1-billion-plus industry with many in-demand business opportunities. The Esports Management Extension Certificate program gives you the knowledge and training to become part of this exciting, developing industry.

Esports is a growing field. Companies such as Nike, Puma and Adidas have esports sponsorship deals and major telecom companies are acquiring gamer-centric programming providers. Innovations in video streaming capabilities have arrived just in time for gaming platforms and titles to capitalize on the value of their media rights.

As you explore the esports industry, including operations and organizational structure, you’ll gain practical communications and project management skills tailored to planning and executing esports events.

Our experienced instructors are involved in every aspect of esports and share their real-world learning with you. These four online courses also benefit game developers, finance professionals, community managers, marketers and project managers.

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  • Earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects
  • Prepare for a career as an esport event planner or gain additional skills for volunteer roles
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere

Program format

Format: Online | Learn more

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.




Important announcement

Effective September 2022, the Esports Management Extension Certificate program has been suspended. 

Current students may complete the required courses before May 5, 2023, after which, courses in this program will no longer be offered. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 403-440-6867.

Please note: courses may be cancelled due to no/low enrolment one week before the course start date.




Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training unit.