Caldwell University is offering a new Bachelor of Science degree in Esports Management to prepare students for careers in the popular electronic sports gaming industry with opportunities for employment in finance, marketing, event planning, operations and entertainment.
The program is one of the first of its kind in the nation and is being offered within Caldwell’s School of Business and Computer Science. “This is an exciting undergraduate program that will focus on the world of esports from the business and sport side of the industry,” said Professor Virginia Rich, associate dean of the School of Business. Courses will concentrate on digital marketing, esports management, entrepreneurial studies, event planning, operations, ethics, and the sociological impact of esports. “This growing industry is in need of professionals with business acumen and we are happy that we will be able to provide students with an academic background focused on the esports marketplace,” said Rich.
Newzoo, a global provider of games and global analytics, estimates that the global esports economy will reach $900 million in 2019, representing a 38% growth from 2018, with audience growth reaching 180 million in 2019.
The degree program is based in a Business School that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, ensuring rigorous academic curriculum and strong skills-based outcomes.
In fall 2019, Caldwell University launched an esports team. In the Spring 2019 semester, the University began offering an elective in esports within the Business School’s Sport Management major.
For information on the program, contact the Caldwell University Admissions Office at 973-618-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective students can apply to the program at www.caldwell.edu/applynow.
The School of Business and Computer Science provides comprehensive offerings for students seeking either general or specialized degrees in the fields of business and technology. The School of Business and Computer Science offers the following degree programs:
- Business Administration
- Esports Management
- Financial Economics
- Healthcare Administration
- Sport Management
- Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems (Business Systems)
- Computer Information Systems (Information Technology)
Our increasingly-popular five-year tracks (BS/MBA and BS/MS Accounting) are rigorous programs for motivated students seeking to advance their business skills on an expedited basis.
Faculty emphasis extends beyond academics to fostering students’ business interpersonal skills and practical experiences through internships and international travel study trips. Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) as noted; all other programs are aligned with applicable accreditation standards and will pursue full accreditation when eligible.
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Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.