Discover a world of possibilities with a BS in Esports Business Management

The popularity and growth of esports has created a multitude of new career possibilities, providing you with pathways to pursue your passions and earn a good living.

With our carefully designed Esports Business Management curriculum and commitment to teaching excellence, you will build your business, management and financial knowledge through an esports lens, while also increasing your capacity for soft skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, and communications. 

Put your passion to work and discover a world of possibilities in esports. 

Quick facts

  • Compete on an esports team while getting your degree
  • Complete a curriculum designed for the esports career of your choice
  • Participate in hands-on internships on campus and around the city of Pittsburgh

Apply now for Fall 2023!

“Students can develop important competitive advantages for their future academic and professional performance by focusing on the soft skills that eSports participation provides. The latest research and interviews with industry professionals suggests that eSports is a perfect training ground to let students test and develop these skills.”

From the blog, “How eSports Help Students Cultivate Soft Skills” by Liz Alton, Connected

Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus & online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 credits

Esports Curriculum

Taught in a personalized, hands-on learning environment, our esports business management curriculum is designed to equip you with employable skills that you can take into the workforce at anytime. These include:

  • Leadership and ethical management
  • Communication (oral, written, visual and nonverbal)
  • Marketing, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Discord)
  • Strategic planning
  • Team-building

As you build on your business, management and financial knowledge, you will define what success means for you. Our supportive faculty and staff can help put you on the pathway to the career of your choice in esports.

Internship opportunities

Resume-building internships are available in and around the city of Pittsburgh as well as on campus with our official esports athletic team and gaming lab. Real-world, on-campus opportunities include: 

GAME PLAY INTERNSHIPS

Serve as shotcasters/hosts, tournament administrators or analysts for Carlow events

OPERATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

Assist with the operation of the gaming lab in collaboration with our IT team

Other opportunities exist among a range of age groups and communities through high schools, independent organizations and professional organizations that compete in esports.

Put your passion to work with a career in esports

Did you know there’s more to esports than professional gaming? It is an industry full of opportunity1 in management, operations, sales, marketing, and coaching. It’s growing, too. The Esports industry is now the fastest segment of media and entertainment, supporting nearly 2 million jobs across the nation2.

You can explore a variety of majors, minors and specializations to add to your esports major.

Operations & Game Play

Coordinate events, manage tournaments, coach a team, referee, games or announce a team

Management & Sales

Build business strategy, secure partnerships, investors, sponsorships and advertising sales

98%

of Carlow undergraduates are employed within 6 months of graduation

$5k

average pay per month for esports management positions3

Marketing

Create content using videography, photography, or write social media posts, blogs, stories and articles

Technology

Create new worlds for gamers through design, development, coding and testing

1What Esports Jobs are Available Other than Gaming?“, Ready Esports
2National Economic Impact of the U.S. Gaming Industry“, American Gaming Association
3 “Esports Management Annual Salary“, ZipRecruiter

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply. 
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions. 
Apply

anytime

Start term:

Fall 2023

Esports Faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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