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MBA
E-Sports Management

Be a part of the gaming industry’s rise to a leading global force. Help E-Sports players and teams reach new audiences and establish global success. Shape the future with this unique MBA with a focus on E-Sports Management.

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Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

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Overview

Start your online MBA – E-Sports Management

E-Sports is an industry and business that are on a consistent growth path. The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA degree with a specialisation in E-Sports Management, offers you a unique opportunity to take part in a young industry, and help it grow bigger alongside your career development. Don’t miss out on your chance to be ahead of the curve by earning an online MBA specialising in E-Sports Management.

If you have a strong vision and high ambitions, and believe in your ability to make a real impact for a whole sector of the entertainment and sports industries, then now is the right time to pursue a career in E-Sports Management. With this Master of Business Administration with a specialisation in E-Sports Management degree, you’ll be ready to take on various management roles in this field, right after graduation.

Start your MBA – E-Sports Management on-campus programme

E-Sports is an industry and business that are on a consistent growth path.  

The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA degree with a specialisation in E-Sports Management, offers you a unique opportunity to take part in a young industry, and help it grow bigger alongside your career development.  

Don’t miss out on your chance to be ahead of the curve by earning an MBA specialising in E-Sports Management. 

If you have a strong vision and high ambitions, and believe in your ability to make a real impact for a whole sector of the entertainment and sports industries, then now is the right time to pursue a career in E-Sports Management.  

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
90 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 385 (US$ 424)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
90 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 719 (US$ 789)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
July, October, January, April

Duration
18 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.

Want to study this programme on campus?

You're currently looking at the Online Studies version of this programme. But don't worry, it's also available for On Campus Studies. Just reach out to our study advisors for more information on how to get started.

100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online course overview

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.

Course overview

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. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Leadership

5

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Corporate Finance

5

International Marketing

5

Managerial Economics

5

Performance Measurement

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Strategic Management

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

5

Operations and Information Management

5

E-Sports Management

10

E-Sports Marketing and Event Management

10

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Capstone Project Thesis & Defence

25

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies

Work experience

  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:

Proof of work experience (EN)
Proof of work experience (NL)
Proof of work experience (ES)
Proof of work experience (IT)
Proof of work experience (FR)

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Don’t meet the work experience requirements? You can still apply to our partner institutions.

At IU, we’re serious about making education accessible! So, if you do not meet our work experience requirements, you still have the option to get a similar international, flexible degree from one of our partner institutions. Contact the Study Advisors today to learn more.

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your MBA – E-Sports Management career outlook

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.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Safe to say, my studies at IU were a major factor in me securing my current role at Facebook. The talks and career events organised by IU provided me with many opportunities to network with industry leaders.”

    Mai Duc Nguyen

    Graduate

  • “Many of my former colleagues had studied at IU and had been very happy with it. I was won over primarily by the flexibility of the degree and the numerous specialisation possibilities compared to other universities.”

    Lana Malinovska

    Graduate, Latvia

  • “My online studies are easy to combine with swimming practices because it is completely free of time and location restraints. This great flexibility lets me study easily between workouts.”

    Celine Rieder

    Online Student and German Olympic Swimmer, Germany

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.