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4 required courses (120 hours)


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Complete in 4 months, or up to 3 years


Courses start at $599

Esports management is the business surrounding the competitive video gaming industry, from project management to financing, event planning to building a brand.

Create a career focused on the esports industry with our Esports Management Extension Certificate, offered in partnership with the Continuing Education Division of the University of California Irvine.

Gain skills in project management, event planning and digital marketing that you can put to work in this global, $1-billion-plus industry with many in-demand business opportunities. The Esports Management Extension Certificate program gives you the knowledge and training to become part of this exciting, developing industry.

Esports is a growing field. Companies such as Nike, Puma and Adidas have esports sponsorship deals and major telecom companies are acquiring gamer-centric programming providers. Innovations in video streaming capabilities have arrived just in time for gaming platforms and titles to capitalize on the value of their media rights.

As you explore the esports industry, including operations and organizational structure, you’ll gain practical communications and project management skills tailored to planning and executing esports events.

Our experienced instructors are involved in every aspect of esports and share their real-world learning with you. These four online courses also benefit game developers, finance professionals, community managers, marketers and project managers.


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This program is offered in partnership with the Continuing Education Division of the University of California Irvine.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as an Esports planner or gain additional skills for volunteer roles

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, and complete this program from anywhere


Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Overview of Esports    
Effective Communication in Esports  
Esports Project Management: Live Events    
Esports Operations  

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



 Effective September 2022, the Esports Management Extension Certificate program has been suspended.

Current students may complete the required courses before May 5, 2023, after which, courses in this program will no longer be offered. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 403-440-6867.

Please note: courses may be cancelled due to no/low enrolment one week before the course start date.

Additional Details


Minimum required

4 Course(s)

Important Note: Program is suspended. Students have until May 5, 2023 to complete this program.

Complete all four required courses to earn this extension certificate.

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Have a question about our programs or need help with course registration? Call or email us:

403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



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