Online Bachelor of Science

Esports Management, Production and Performance

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Prepare to lead in a booming new industry at the intersection of technology and entertainment

Turn your passion into marketable skills for a career in the billion-dollar esports industry with Harrisburg University. Our Bachelor of Science in Esports Management, Production and Performance combines concepts in technology integration, business administration and interactive media to equip you for leadership in this rapidly growing field.

Program Features and Benefits

Varied skillset equips graduates for a range of production and management roles with game companies, gaming venues and esports team organizations.

Opportunity to build hands-on experience and professional network contacts through experiential learning.

Transfer up to 87 approved credits from previous college-level study.

What You’ll Learn

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the esports ecosystem and its operation as a performance and commercial entertainment activity.
  • Analyze how esports organizations are managed and governed.
  • Select appropriate business principles to enhance esports production, performance and engagement.
  • Design theoretical and real-world solutions to address current industry issues.
  • Research, plan, organize and produce various types of live events, activities and services.

Career Opportunities

The esports industry is so new that little data exists about careers in the field. However, one trend is crystal clear: rapid growth. According to Business Insider, viewership for esports is on track for 9% annual growth over the next several years, expanding from 454 million worldwide viewers in 2019 to 646 million in 2023. Additionally, investors have begun to pour funding into the industry—between 2017 and 2018, investment funding exploded from $490 million to $4.5 billion—more than 800% growth year-on-year.

As esports expands, career opportunities in the technology, media and marketing infrastructures that support are also likely to grow. Our esports management degree—one of the nation’s first—can prepare you for career opportunities in fields within esports, including:

  • Live esports event management
  • Player training and performance management
  • Gaming design and development
  • Audience engagement and marketing
  • Esports business development

Core Courses for the Online B.S. in Esports Management, Production and Performance

ANLY 400

Analytics Tools and Techniques

ESPT 110

Competitive Gaming Seminar

ESPT 120

Introduction to Esports

ESPT 210

Contemporary Issues in Esports

ESPT 310

Live Event Management

ESPT 320

Esports Field Studies

ESPT 410

Fan Engagement Strategies

ESPT 420

Leadership

IMED 170

Visual Design Fundamentals

MEBA 110

Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship

MEBA 220

Principles of Business Management

How to Apply

To apply to

the online B.S. in Esports Management, Production and Performance, you will need to have graduated from high school with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or have a GED.

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details, including where to fill out our free application form, on our admissions page.

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