MBA
E-Sports Management

Turn gamers into champions in the exciting, ever-growing E-Sports field.

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Your MBA on E-Sports Management at IU

The e-sports industry is on the rise. It's not just about managing and marketing athletes, but also planning and implementing events like world championships. E-sports events across the planet are a testament to the high regard fans and businesses alike hold the industry in. Are you passionate about gaming and want to support e-sports players as well as organise events? Our MBA with a focus on E-Sports Management provides you with the management skills as well as the industry knowledge to get started in the e-sports scene.

What makes IU your best choice
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Your degree summed up

All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    90 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
  • Duration of study
    18 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    On Campus: From 888 669 euros per month
    Online: From 555 111 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    90 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    90 ECTS - English - On Campus
    On campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Scholarship Programme Option
    One Year of Work Experience
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
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Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS. 

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Specialisation Start Date

You can start your online MBA programme right away with the first 9 compulsory modules. Meanwhile, this specialisation will be made available to you from

01.12.2022 onward. For on-campus, the official start date is 01.04.2022 (English, 90 ECTS). 

This course is ending soon on our Bad Honnef campus, the final intake is July 2022. It will then only be available on our Berlin campus and online.

DEGREE OVERVIEW

First, you will acquire the solid knowledge of a Master of Business Administration. This includes international marketing, strategic management and innovation and entrepreneurship. Your elective modules follow in the middle of the second semester. E-Sports Management as a specialisation is an excellent way to round off your MBA. 

In the electives E-Sports Management and E-Sports Marketing and Event Management, you will deepen your knowledge about the industry and its events. Furthermore, you can, if you wish, deal with e-sports in your master's thesis.

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Start A Life in Germany - Study on Campus with IU

Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin campus can set you up for a successful professional and personal life in Europe, here’s what you gain:  

  • Practical, group-based learning 
  • Close contact with lecturer 
  • In-person career fairs and talks 
  • Work part-time and study 
  • Join clubs and student societies 
  • Apply for a post-work study visa


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Your professional future as an e-sports management professional

In the world of e-sports management, excellent career prospects await you in a trendy environment. After graduation, you will work for example:

Event Manager E-Sports

Gone are the days when gamers played alone at home in front of their screens. By now, they have turned this into spectacular events. No event and no challenge is too big for you? As an event manager in the e-sports sector, you are responsible for the planning of e-sports events, from the concept to cost planning and marketing, and you guarantee a smooth implementation as well as satisfied organisers and participants.

E-Sports Manager Media & Community Management

As an e-sports manager in the media and community area, you look for creative measures to reach the target audience and keep them committed in the long term. You ensure authentic communication in social media, forums and networks with and within the e-sports fan community.

Team Manager E-Sports

As a Team Manager you are responsible for single players or teams. You accompany the team during the preparation phase and later the events. You also represent your athletes vis-à-vis sponsors and advise them on business deals.

STUDY MODELS AND FEES

Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.

Full time

Duration 18 months

Study on campus with us for in-person learning and the full university experience. Starting from:

€888 €669 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The study programme provided me with so many useful academic and professional skills and knowledge.

    Mai Duc, B.A. International Marketing Management

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
MBA Admission Requirements
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Why IU is a great choice
  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.  

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International 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.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.

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