An Esports Management program turns your passion for gaming into an exciting career. Miami University’s Master of Esports Management degree — available both online and hybrid — gives you a solid foundation in all esports functions, including tournament and facility management, branding/marketing, sponsorship, team management, performance psychology and coaching, recruiting, finance, business models, media rights/legal broadcasting and more. In addition to the two semesters of online coursework, our Esports Management program features a brief in-person residency where students gain hands-on experience assisting with a top-ranked tournament organization.
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At Miami University, we know esports. Miami was the first Division I school in the country with a varsity esports team and the first to offer an academic program on Twitch. We are offering one of the first online Esports Management degrees that can be completed in one year.
Leveraging our highly successful sports management program, our graduate Esports Management degree bursts with career-advancing opportunities. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that esports will grow faster than any other sport in the coming years, and Miami University is preparing students for this exciting future.
Taught online through the platform Twitch, the Master of Esports Management degree builds on Miami's business leadership and our industry connections. Miami University's esports faculty and staff have built relationships with esports players, trainers and management, media, researchers, casters, streamers, event coordinators, and game publishers, all of which become part of your network as you interact with esports professionals over the course of the program. As a national leader in the collegiate esports world, we also can help you develop relationships with collegiate and high school esports programs. At the end of the Esports Management program, you'll be ready to launch your career with confidence.
Esports jobs are fast-growing, with everyone from game developers to megacorporations and higher education hiring for various roles in marketing, management, and game development. The industry’s estimated revenue is expected to grow from $950 million in 2020 to $1.6 billion in 2023, and multiple League of Legends finals have garnered larger audiences than the NBA finals or game seven of the World Series. According to Hitmarker, the number of available esports jobs grew by 87% between 2018 and 2019.
With a Master of Esports Management degree, consider seeking out a role as an esports director, manager, or producer; team coach or analyst; game developer or programmer; project manager; analyst; content creator; social media manager or a range of other positions.
Offered mostly online, the Esports Management degree program requires 30 credit hours. The graduate-level coursework provides a comprehensive understanding of the esports ecosystem and best practices for industry management and leadership positions.
The admission requirements for the online degree in Esports Management are:
GRE or GMAT scores are optional.
At a total cost of $622.92 per credit hour for Ohio residents ($1,391.81 for out-of-state residents), the Esports Management program delivers a first-of-its-kind learning experience at an affordable price.
Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Our Oxford campus ranked in the top 20 online colleges for return on investment by OnlineU.
As a student in the Online Master of Esports Management program, you'll have the academic support you need to be successful and the technical support and assistance with cost and aid you may need along the way.
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The Master of Esports Management program offered by Miami University gives you the skills needed to launch your career in gaming management. Through a combination of cutting-edge online coursework and hands-on experiences, our degree in Esports Management fosters your success. It all starts here.