Launch your career in Esports. Explore esports from behind the scenes and learn what it means to be involved in esports.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
We will analyze the pros and cons of creating a single or multiple Esport organization and recommend an effective branding strategy for a hypothetical Esport organization based on current Esport branding considerations. You will develop a plan for recruiting funding resources for a hypothetical Esports organization and choose an Esport organization role of interest, other than Owner, and describe your reasoning.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
University of California, Irvine
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
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How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
What background knowledge is necessary?
This specialization is designed for beginners with no background knowledge.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommended to take the courses in order.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
You will be able to transfer into the UCI DCE program with the completion of the specialization.
What will I be able to do upon completing 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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