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ESPT 100 Introduction to eSports Management

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course introduces students to eSports and the fundamentals of effective eSports management. Students identify best practices in eSports management by examining case studies of the emerging eSports industry and associated stakeholders. Students explore financial, legal & ethical, marketing, and operational issues surrounding the eSports industry. Finally students explore career opportunities in eSports management.

ESPT 308 eSports Event Management

Fall, 3 credit hours

In this course students apply their knowledge of eSports management and relevant functional areas of business to plan and execute an eSports event. Using case studies and interaction with eSports practitioners, students identify and apply best practices for planning and executing an eSports event. Students are required to manage an eSports event prior to completion of the course.

Prerequisite: ESPT 100, BSAD 203, SPMT 412, and 60 credits earned; or permission of instructor

ESPT 404 eSports Capstone Project

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This multidisciplinary capstone course integrates materials from business, sports management, and esports management courses to allow students to gain practical skills and knowledge of the esports industry and the role esports managers have within the industry. Students analyze and evaluate advanced issues related to governance, innovation, marketing, and management of esports. Students also study contemporary challenges by incorporating knowledge gained through business, sports, and esports management courses and required readings.

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 90 credits in the Bachelor of ESports Management degree or permission of instructor.

ESPT 450 Internship for eSports

Fall/Spring, 3-12 credit hours

Working in conjunction with a field supervisor, the student performs delegated work within an administrative and management setting. This is a culminating experience in which the student is expected to integrate concepts gained in previous program course work. The internship will be individualized according to the career interests of the student and the needs of the supervising organization. Internship assignments may include information gathering, analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and other responsibilities.

Prerequisite: Senior level status. Completion of all required ESPT courses before participation in Internship, permission of curriculum coordinator or Dean required.