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Master's in Esports Management

Turn your passion for gaming into an exciting career in a rapidly growing industry. The Master's in Esports Management gives you a solid foundation in all esports functions, including tournament organization, facility management, branding/marketing, sponsorship, team management, performance psychology and coaching, recruiting, finance, business models, media rights/legal, broadcasting, and more. In addition, students gain actual esports tournament organization experience.

Quick Facts

12 months

Program duration

August 1

Next application deadline

Fall 2021

Next program start date

$611

Cost per credit hour

You know the game. We know the industry

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. Price Waterhouse Coopers predicts that esports will grow faster than any other sport in the coming years, and Miami University is preparing students for this exciting future by leveraging our top-ranked game program and team with our highly successful sport management program to offer one of the first Master’s in Esports Management offered online in one year.

Gain the skills you need to excel

The Master of Esports Management degree builds on Miami's esports business leadership and our industry connections so that you can tap into this exciting growth industry. In the first semester, you'll be introduced to esports, broadcasting, marketing, and facilities and event management. This is followed by an on-ground one-credit ecosystem class led by an industry expert, and a two-credit bootcamp where you'll help run the largest esports tournament in the Midwest. In the second semester, you'll study the business of esports, strategic leadership, administration, and team management. At the end of the program, you'll be ready to launch your career in esports with confidence.

What you can do with an Esports Management degree

Esports jobs are fast-growing, with everyone from game developers to megacorporations and higher education hiring various esports occupations. Esports estimated revenue is expected to grow from $950 million in 2020 to $1.6 billion in 2023, and the most recent finals of League of Legends had a larger audience 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, you could find 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 any range of other positions.

Get Started with Admission

The admission requirements are: 

  • bachelor's degree in a related area
  • a personal goal statement
  • three letters of recommendation
  • resume or curriculum vitae 

GRE or GMAT scores are optional.

Invest in Your Future

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. At a total cost of $21,180 ($706 per credit hour), the Master of Esports Management delivers a first-of-its-kind learning experience at an affordable price.

Begin Your Journey Toward a Master’s in Esports Management

Through cutting-edge coursework and hands-on experiences like helping run the largest esports tournament in the Midwest, the online Master of Esports Management offered by Miami University gives you the skills you need to launch your career. It all starts here.