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Esports Management Certificate

The pioneering Graduate Certificate in Esports Management is taught online through Twitch and features a one-term boot camp providing hands-on experiences. These online esports courses build upon Miami University's renowned games program and our leadership role in creating varsity collegiate esports in the United States. Start your esports career and join a growing multibillion-dollar industry!

Quick Facts

30 weeks

Certificate duration (two semesters, plus a summer or winter term)


Credit Hours

18 hrs/wk

Time commitment (classes and homework/prep)


Next program start date

Innovation on another level

Our online Esports Management certificate was the first academic program offered on Twitch and the first esports program connected to a research university. You'll benefit from our industry connections and access to a well-ranked and highly respected varsity esports program; it’s all designed to support your future esports management career.

This innovative certificate combines online coursework from our Sports Leadership and Management and Emerging Technologies in Business and Design academic programs. This interdisciplinary combination of coursework equips you with career-ready skills in esports.

Master the esports industry

As part of your online esports courses, you grow an understanding of the electronic sports industry and competitive gaming tournaments. Learn how to manage esports events, broadcast esports and use social media to create player and team branding. Plus, you'll be prepared for the business management side of esports, including coaching teams and managing talent.

The Esports Management Certificate prepares you for career opportunities as varied as social media manager, content producer, esports PR manager or marketer, tournament organizer, team manager, team coach or analyst, caster or broadcast director (or observer), and esports event planner.

Get Started with Admission

To apply for Miami University's Graduate Certificate in Esports Management program, you'll need:

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Invest in Your Future

Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and our Oxford campus ranked in the top 20 online colleges for return on investment by OnlineU.

At a cost of $9,150, the Graduate Certificate in Esports Management delivers a first of its kind learning experience at an affordable price.


The normal time to complete the Esports Management certificate is one academic year, with most coursework delivered online through Twitch.

Fall semester: Online esports courses introduce fundamental concepts in competitive online gaming including broadcasting and event management.
Winter term: On Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio, this term includes an ecosystem class led by an industry expert and a bootcamp in which students help manage the largest esports tournament in the midwestern United States.
Spring semester: The final term explores the business of esports, promotion, and team management.
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
IMS 570 Introduction to Esports 2
IMS 571 Esports Broadcasting 2
IMS 572 Esports Event Management 2
IMS 573 The Business of Esports 2
IMS 574 Special Topics in Esports 2
IMS 575 Esports Brand Management 2
IMS 576 Esports Event Practicum 2
IMS 578 Esports Ecosystems 1
Total credit hours 15


Activate your future with an online Esports Management Certificate

Miami University's game-changing Graduate Certificate in Esports Management is an affordable program offering a visionary combination of online esports courses and hands-on experiences. Champion your own success with our career-ready Esports Management certificate!