Esports Management (BS)

Esports Management (BS)

120 credits
Major Core Component
54 credits
Liberal Arts & Science Courses
30 credits
Free Elective Component
9 credits
Two Required Internships
6 credits
What can you do with this degree?

Alumni of Medaille’s esport management program can go into careers such as

Esports Analyst
Esports Coach
Esports Team Management
Tournament Administration
Content Creator/Reporter
Marketing/PR Executive
Social Media Manager
After earning a bachelor’s degree in esports management, graduates will be able to Identify and define the functional components, interrelationships and applications of esports, including gaming competitively, online play, virtual reality, internet connectivity, online streaming and culture building. Demonstrate an ability to employ information and analysis specific to esports in regards to opportunities and challenges presented in a global environment. Identify and apply modern information systems to support esports business operations for improved management and organizational performance.
About the Program 

In 2016, 400 million people viewed the League of Legends World Championship, making esports the fastest growing sector in the industry of professional sports. Medaille’s esports management program is perfect for technology-forward, business-minded individuals with a penchant for professional gaming culture. Focusing on administration, media and advertising, you will be immersed in the world of video games, from a peek into game design and introductory courses in programming to the management of professional multiplayer competition.

Major Core Component (54 credits)

MGT 175 Management Concepts and Communications (3)

SPM 220 Sports Leadership and Management (3)

DAT 100 Fundamentals of Computing (3)

ESM 100 Esports Management and Industry Trends (3)

SPM 335 Sport Event Management (3)

MGT 330 Entrepreneurship (3)

ECO 380 Economics of Sport (3)

SPM 340 History and Philosophy of Sport (3)

MIS 240 Management Information Systems (3)

ESM 200 Competitive Gaming: Culture, Performance and Team Development (3)

SPM 325 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Recreation Management (3)

SOC 301 Sports in Society (3)

SPM 201 Dynamics of Youth Sport (3)

ESM 377 Field Experience 1 (3)

SPM 400 Sports Facility Management (3)

PSY 385 Sports Psychology (3)

ESM 300 Introduction to Game Design (3)

ESM 477 Field Experience II (3)

Esports Management (BS) Program Faculty

  • Richard L. Jacob
    Richard L. Jacob, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Communication & Sport Studies, Program Director (SPM)

    Office: M027

    Phone: (716) 880-2131


    Read More

You have an exciting journey ahead —
and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Medaille College is the place for students who want to change their world and improve the lives of their communities through their careers as leaders, advocates and professionals. Each one of Medaille’s undergraduate programs prepares you for the workplace through hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000

  • Personalized support
  • Student-centered environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Vibrant campus located in the heart of the City of Buffalo Relevant real-world experiences
  • More than two-dozen clubs and activities
  • Successful NCAA Division III athletic teams



Phone: (716) 880-2000

Apply Now

Undergraduate Programs

First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.

Graduate Programs

Students who wish to apply for master’s degree programs or advanced certifications.

Online Programs

Students who wish to apply for our online-only degree programs.

Request Information

There’s no better time than now to take the next step in your education. Request information for a Medaille College program below...

Undergraduate Programs
First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

Adult and Graduate Programs
Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

Online Programs
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

Visit Medaille

Undergraduate Programs

High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.

Adult and Graduate Programs

Adult learners applying to our undergraduate or graduate degree programs at either our Buffalo or Rochester campuses.

Online Programs

Adult learners applying to our online undergraduate or graduate degree programs.