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.

BS in Computer Science with a Google-endorsed Curriculum

Regardless of your coding or programming experience, our BS in Computer Science program is designed to help you become the computer scientist you want to be. Developed in part with Google’s collaboration, our curriculum will help you develop the front-end and back-end skills employers are looking for right now.

An integral part of your computer science education will consist of three, project-based modules each presented in a logical sequence so that you can easily understand computer programming.

Our personalized, hands-on learning environment is designed to help you graduate and succeed with a degree in computer science.

Quick facts

  • Complete a Google-endorsed curriculum
  • Gain the necessary project experience to remain competitive in the computer science field
  • Tailor your educational experience toward your career goals in computer science or a related industry

Apply now for Fall 2023!

Computer Scientists love their job

Computer science touches almost every industry, including non-profit, business, tech and medical.

77k

median salary for computer scientists

98%

of Carlow undergraduates are employed within 6 months of graduation

6/10

top careers with the highest job satisfaction are in software development and computer science

Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer Credits:

Varies per student

Google-endorsed, Computer Science Curriculum

Our Google-endorsed, computer science curriculum is designed to equip you with employable skills that you can take into the workforce at any time. These include:

  • Coding and programming,
  • Web, app and user experience design,
  • Deployment & accessibility.

You will develop proficiency in Python, C Programming, HTML, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery and SQL. All are necessary to work in the computer science field as a front-end, back-end or full-stack developer.

The three modules

In total, you will complete three, project-based modules, each presented in a logical sequence so that you can easily understand computer programming.

MODULE #1

Intro to Programming and App Development

You will gain a basic understanding of both front-end and back-end development

MODULE #2

Advanced Programming and Algorithms (Back-end developer)

You will dive deeper into back-end development, advancing your programming skills and computer data knowledge

MODULE #3

Advanced App Development and Web Design (Front-end developer)

You will dive deeper into front-end development, advancing your web design skills and user experience knowledge.

Throughout each module, you will put your knowledge and skill to work by completing multiple resume-boosting website and mobile application projects as well as a senior capstone project. Each project will culminate into an e-portfolio, a key interview tool in the computer science industry.

“Along with programming skills, the ability to write—and verbally convey ideas, processes and qualifications—is near the top of almost any company’s list of desirable qualifications.” — Lem Diaz, Google Ventures

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Become the computer scientist you want to be

Did you know that you can increase your career opportunities with a degree in computer science? At Carlow, we design career pathways to provide you with the skill and knowledge you need to do exactly what you want to do. You can explore a variety of majors, minors and specializations to add to your computer science major.

Computer Science + Business Management

Product Manager

Computer Science + Information Technology

Database Administrator
Computer Support Specialist

Computer Science + Art

Web Designer
Content Designer

Computer Science + Science

Research Assistant
Computational Biologist or Chemist

Computer Science + Data Analytics

Data Scientist
Data Analyst

Computer Science + Psychology

User Experience Designer
Content Designer

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

Computer Science Program Director

Ericka Mochan
Ericka Mochan, Program Director, Data Analytics , Analytical, Physical & Social Sciences Thursday, September 2, 2021. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

“I invite you to discover the new Computer Science program at Carlow University! We would love to help you become the computer scientist you want to be. Through our rigorous Google-certified curriculum, you’ll gain the design and programming skills that employers are looking for. You’ll do meaningful work with teams of students to develop innovative and creative solutions to challenging problems. Our program is focused on real-world applications and projects in app development and web design that will enhance your resume and impress future employers. Remember, at Carlow, we believe in making the possible probable, and we will be with you every step of the way.”

Ericka Mochan, PhD

Program Director for Computer Science, Associate Professor and Program Director, Mathematics and Data Analytics

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.


Carlow University’s Computer Science program was developed in partnership with the LCMC and Rize Education, who received the collaboration of Google to build a program centered on the hard-skills that companies are looking for. Most importantly, the program leverages project-based learning and allows students the opportunity to create portfolios that they can showcase to prospective employers.

Expand your career opportunities with a healthcare management degree

Our healthcare management degree provides the educational and business background necessary to pursue a career in a variety of healthcare positions including healthcare advocacy, long-term care, healthcare institutions, insurance or physicians’ practice.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Healthcare Management curriculum

The Healthcare Management major curriculum focuses on healthcare finance, services, and data analytics. In consultation with your advisor, you may construct your major (add biology or chemistry and 6 electives) to help accomplish your healthcare career goals.

Quick facts

  • Take advantage of Carlow’s location and medical resources
  • Explore healthcare data analytics as part of your core classes
  • Get a jump start on master’s in Fraud and Forensics or Business Administration
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Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Healthcare Management

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment for medical and health services managers is expected to increase by 32%.

Admission requirements & 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 terms

Fall, Spring & Summer

Healthcare Management faculty

Contact Admissions

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

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Study Data Analytics at Carlow

You can prepare for a high demand field and cultivate real-world data analysis skills with a minor in data analytics from Carlow University.

Curriculum for Data Analytics minor

The Data Analytics minor is open to any major. A minimum of 16 credits is required, at least 3 of which must be an elective.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Basic Applied Statistics
  • Applied Calculus or Calculus I
  • Introduction to Programming in R,  Introduction to Programming in Python or Computer Applications for Science and Mathematics
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