MBA in E-Sports Management
IU International University of Applied Sciences
EUR 10,017 / per year *
Earliest start date
01 Apr 2024
* The price includes discount on tuition fees. For more details check on IU’s website.
Studying an MBA in E-Sports Management offers a unique opportunity to combine a passion for gaming with business acumen
IU's master’s in E-Sports Management (MBA) offers deep dive into the field of E-Sports management, honing your skills and preparing you for a career in the E-Sports industry. You’ll begin your studies by developing a strong foundation of management skills and business administration. You’ll then explore key concepts in international marketing, strategic management and innovation.
This programme is available onsite at IU's international campus, in Berlin, and you’ll have the option to continue with an 18-month post-study work visa, which allows you to work in and explore Germany. Further more, you will have the opportunity to learn in small study groups and apply your knowledge practically.
What does it mean to study on IU Campus?
• All programmes taught in English
• 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
• A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
• IU’s AI-driven teaching assistant helps you prepare for exams, find materials in the virtual library, and clarify questions
• Study and collaborate in small groups during on-campus tutorials
• Free online German language course
• Access to jobs board and optional internship module
• Optional internship module
• 18-month post-study visa eligibility
• Blended learning: Attend tutorials on campus only 2-3 times per week
• Flexible: Study online at your own schedule the rest of the week
• Explore work-study options in Germany: up to 20 hours per week while studying
• Career-oriented: IU provides specialized degree programs in high-demand fields.
• Courses: combine theory and practical application through real-life case studies
• Kickstart your career in Germany: after graduation with an 18-month post-study visa
• All programmes are accredited: according to German and EU standards in education
• IU degrees are internationally recognised and can be converted to overseas equivalents for work or further studies
• Recognised by WES Canada & US and member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
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In this MBA programme with a specialisation in E-Sports Management, you will begin your studies by developing a strong foundation of business administration and management skills. You’ll explore key concepts in international marketing, strategic management and innovation. In your second semester, you’ll dive into the world of E-Sports Management, to round off your skills and prepare you for a career in the E-Sports industry.
Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, and the German Council of Science and Humanities. This means that their courses, faculty and teaching materials meet the rigorous standards set according to European academic guidelines and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Awards and Rankings
IU is the first German university to get 99/100 on the QS Stars Report, but they also topped 6 out of 25 categories in Germany’s largest university ranking by CHE. Recently IU’s online MBA programmes ranked 26th in Europe in the prestigious QS Online MBA Rankings, an impressive achievement and recognition on the international stage.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning
Since April 2023, IU is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the largest university association in the world with foreign universities as an associate member. IU is also the only European member of Association of African Universities (AAU), a network of over 420 universities and research centres from across the African continent
Global Recognition and Academic Partners
As IU is recognised by WES Canada and U.S., their degrees can be converted into points according to local academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System and American Immigration Assessment Scheme.
Through partnerships with academic institutions from all around the world, IU offers a more affordable way for students to study and live abroad. The IU Study Abroad Alliance lets students start a degree online at IU and complete it at a partner university in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, where career opportunities are aplenty
Program Tuition Fee
E-Sports Management MBA graduates can expect excellent career opportunities in an increasingly popular entertainment sector. Your strong business administration knowledge and industry familiarity will help you land a position in E-Sports events management, team management or media relations and digital communities management. Some of your future career prospects include:
E-Sports Manager Media & Community Management
Interact and engage with new audiences and dedicated fans, nurture and build relationships and communities of fandom, and help teams and the industry in general reach more exposure. This role requires familiarity with a wide range of social media channels and their different modes of communication and engagement, ensuring that you’ll always be motivated and on your toes as you look for new trends and opportunities.
Event Manager E-Sports
The role of an E-Sports event manager is a challenging and demanding one, but also highly rewarding: as an event manager, you’ll be responsible for organising, coordinating and overseeing E-Sports events both big and small. You’ll get the opportunity to promote the industry by successfully managing events and drawing bigger crowds, but that requires the ability to be calm under pressure, act fast and be an excellent communicator.
Team Manager E-Sports
Team managers work closely with single E-Sports athletes/players, or with teams that feature several E-Sports talents. As a team manager, you’ll be in charge of managing their careers, helping them prepare for major events, earn sponsorships and hunt for new opportunities. It’s a great role for those who are looking to combine both savvy business skills and strong leadership traits.