About this Specialization

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The Esports Management Specialization prepares students to turn a passion for gaming into a viable career. According to a market report by Newzoo, global esports revenues have reached $906 million in 2018, a year-on-year growth of +38%. Speak knowledgeably about the history, community, and business of esports with future employers and other stakeholders in the industry. Individuals aspiring to launch or already beginning their career in the business of esports. This program suits game developers, finance professionals, community managers, marketers, and project managers. Overview of esports will introduce learners to the roles and influences that game developers have in the industry. Learners get a glimpse into the structures of an organization and how it builds a brand. Learners will also be informed of the jobs available in esports and where to get started in order to be involved.

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Game Developers and Esports Organizations

4.5
stars
39 ratings
10 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Esports Teams and Professional Players

4.3
stars
25 ratings
7 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Collegiate Esports and Career Planning

4.2
stars
16 ratings
3 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Esports Management Capstone Project

4.3
stars
11 ratings
2 reviews

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  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 30 hours.

  • This specialization is designed for beginners with no background knowledge.

  • It is recommended to take the courses in order.

  • You will be able to transfer into the UCI DCE program with the completion of the specialization.

  • Determine the different ways game developers affect Esports and suggest opportunities they could take to better support their Esport.Describe common Esport organizational structures and suggest additional employee roles that could support the organization further.Explain the nuances of the Esports player profession and the implications of being a full-time player.Identify various forms of Esports journalism and communicate a favored type to consume.Debate divisive Esports topics respectfully in and outside of the classroom.Develop specific action items to advance future Esports participation goals.

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