The Esports Digital Certificate Program offers you a flexible way to develop the skills you need. Learn about tournament design, coaching and training, sponsorship and fan engagement, and more in challenging courses designed by experts in the field.
All courses are fully online and 45 days long.
(You have up to 45 days to finish a course once you start it, so you can complete courses at your own pace.)
The Esports Digital Certificate is a noncredit online program designed to complement your undergraduate education with in-demand skills specific to the esports industry. Although these are noncredit courses, they’re academically rigorous. Plan on spending up to 7 hours per week on each course. You’ll earn a digital badge for each 45-day course you complete. Complete four courses to earn the digital certificate.
Learn about the history of Esports, the evolution of the field, and new avenues for alternative revenue streams.
Examine the idea that esports is not just about the competitive athlete, but more about the fans and how to create community and engagement among them.
Learn about fan engagement and how to leverage sponsors and use data to determine appropriate strategies to employ.
Learn how to motivate athletes to improve their performance, offering training techniques and the latest technological advancements. Negotiate player contracts and articulate expectations for all stakeholders.
Learn about the various games as well as the associated communities, designs, and organizations. Examine budgeting, pricing, and fee structures associated with successful tournament execution.
Engage in the development of a sponsorship package and the value proposition for Esports.
You don’t have to be a gamer to work in esports. The industry offers exciting career paths in a variety of areas, so whether you’re in sales, marketing, communications, finance, or a leadership role, the Esports Digital Certificate can help you leverage your skills and experience to succeed in this growing field.
Player representation (agents)
Which states have the most esports job openings? California and New York lead the U.S., while Georgia and North Carolina lead the Southeast region.
Here are some important things to know about the Esports Digital Certificate program: