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Esports Management

Certificate (Graduate)

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Innovation on Another Level

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!

Contact Info

Department of Sport Leadership and Management

118 Laws Hall

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-7526

Curriculum and Courses

The Esports Management Graduate Certificate is a one-year, mostly online program, which provides a comprehensive understanding of the esports ecosystem and the best practices for management of a professional esports team and supporting businesses. The certificate is a total of eight courses: Two semesters of three, two-credit-hour courses, surrounded by three credit hours of actual tournament organization experience. The courses provide an esports foundation in all aspects of tournament organization, branding/marketing, sponsorship, logistics, team management, recruiting, finance, global issues, publishers, history, business models, media rights/legal, and of course, broadcasting. 

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.

  • Introduction to Esports (IMS 570)
  • Esports Broadcasting (IMS 571)
  • Esports Event Management (IMS 572)

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Admissions Requirements

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively analyze and critically apply sport analytics knowledge and skills to address real-world sport performance and sport business issues.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to analyze, interpret, and make application of data analysis including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive methods.
  • Apply data decision-making skills to existing careers in fields such as sport management, coaching, sport marketing, sales and sponsorship, strength and conditioning, and sport administration.

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