MBA in E-Sports Management IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree.
- Your undergraduate studies must amount to 210 ECTS to begin a 90-ECTS MBA.
- You will need to have at least one year of professional work experience before starting an MBA programme (achieved after previous studies).
- For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.
Only for Online Studies: If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead.
- To start a 90-ECTS MBA, you can “bridge” 30 ECTS by demonstrating 1 additional year of professional experience. This means you can access the programme already with 180 ECTS credits.
This means you can access the One-Year programme already with 210 ECTS (if you prove one additional year of work experience) or 180 ECTS (if you can prove two additional years) from your previous studies.
Applicants whose first degree does not specialise in a business field can be admitted to our programme if their work experience is in business management. Admission to the MBA programme will then be decided on an individual basis following an interview with our academic staff.
- Proof of English skills.
Overall English Requirements:
- IU English Language course certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)
- TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or
- IELTS (minimum Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (minimum 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (minimum B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
Scholarships and Funding
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.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Finance
- International Marketing
- Managerial Economics
- Performance Measurement
- Strategic Management
- Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Operations and Information Management
- E-Sports Management
- E-Sports Marketing and Event Management
- Capstone Project Thesis & Defence
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma Study Pathway.
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma pathway. By working with Cambridge, IU offers students a special chance to finish their high school diploma while studying for a bachelor's degree. Since they are required for your bachelor's degree, these high school diploma courses are free of charge. The Study Pathway is a unique 12 months course with a 150-hour workload which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The Pathway concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
In the current CHE ranking (2020-2022), IU tops the Business Administration field in categories of "General Study Conditions," "Contact with Lecturers," "Study Programmes Offered," "Examinations," "Study Organisation," and "Practical Orientation," winning a total of six out of 25 categories and achieving more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions. IU received a 5-star rating for online learning and a score of 99 out of 100 in the QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, Stars Report, making it the first German university to receive such a ranking. It was also given the FIBAA Premium Seal for Digital Excellence and has excelled in 15 out of 23 criteria, including categories like Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and retaining the rating for the next five years. It is the only training provider to get the DtGV's Service Award 2022 from the German Society for Consumer Studies given that it has a dedicated academic staff and trained study coaches who ensure that students are supported throughout their studies.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
Program Tuition Fee
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 Manager
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.