Esports Business, Certificate

Certificate in Esports Business (650300C)

This certificate is prepared to respond to the industry’s need for business professionals by providing a platform to our students that will promote intellectual discussion/ knowledge creation about the esports industry. Specifically, this certificate will prepare students planning to work in the esports industry with the knowledge base necessary to understand up-to-date information about current global esports ecosystem.

College of Business Undergraduate Programs * (330) 972-7042 * College of Business room 260

The following information has official approval of the Department of Management and the College of Business, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

College of Business Policies for Certificates:

  • Complete all certificate requirements prior to graduation.
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA in all certificate coursework.
  • Complete all prerequisites for each course.
  • Courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • Complete at least 6 additional credits not needed for any other major, minor, or certificate.
  • Earn at least 9 credits at The University of Akron in the College of Business.
  • Declare the certificate in the Business Undergraduate Advising Office, College of Business room 260.


Required Courses9
Total Hours12

Required Courses

6500:380Global Esports Business Management3
6500:400Esports Event Management3
6600:205Marketing Principles3
Total Hours9


Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Applied Sales in Sport
Social Media Marketing
International Business
Principles of Social Media
Total Hours3