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.
DISCOVER a world of career possibilities in esports.
Apply now for Fall 2023!
Now Recruiting for Fall 2023
Compete on Carlow’s coed esports team this fall. You will practice and compete in our on-campus esports facility equipped with experience-focused computers, hardware, and audio equipment.
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Bachelor of Science
On campus & online
Up to 90 credits
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:
student to faculty ratio
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.
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 growing segment of media and entertainment, supporting nearly 2 million jobs across the nation2.
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
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.
PROUD SPONSOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ESPORTS ASSOCIATION
The PIEA is one of the first high school governing bodies solely focused on esports programs and clubs. And, we are excited to sponsor their upcoming championships.
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
of Carlow undergraduates are employed within 6 months of graduation
average pay per month for esports management positions3
Create content using videography, photography, or write social media posts, blogs, stories and articles
Create new worlds for gamers through design, development, coding and testing
“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
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.
1 “What Esports Jobs are Available Other than Gaming?“, Ready Esports
2 “National Economic Impact of the U.S. Gaming Industry“, American Gaming Association
3 “Esports Management Annual Salary“, ZipRecruiter