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Esports Management Certificate

The business skills you need, when you need them. Certified.

At no time in history has there been more demand for professionals who possess skills in team development, tournament design, consumer behavior, and the strategic management of interactive entertainment.

The Esports Management Certificate is designed to meet the growing demand from industry for graduates with skills in the Esports discipline. According to Business Insider, the Esports market has surpassed $1 billion USD, and predicted to grow to over $5 billion during the next few years. While still a relatively new industry, jobs will be at a surplus in the coming years. Students who wish to pursue careers in the Esports industry are encouraged to consider this certificate which is comprised of courses associated with Esports tournament design, sponsorship activation, and fan engagement.


MBA Virtual Information Session

June 21

An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program, as well as our post-baccalaureate certificates in Business Analytics, Esports Management, Healthcare Management, and Supply Chain Management. This event is designed to present an overview of our programs, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.

Apply today to start next term
Monday, June 26, 2023

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose Esports Management Certificate
(Post-Baccalaureate) at florida southern college

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.


Our expert and esteemed faculty are members of professional organizations and the community.

Flexible Schedule

Most classes meet on campus or online, utilizing an engaged learning structure in both environments.

Be Competitive

Our comprehensive courses prepare you with practical experiences and knowledge that will provide you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Meet our Mocs

Lauren Kenny

Lauren Kenny

Pursuing a concentration has allowed me to broaden my industry knowledge and explore concepts in greater depth. It also enabled me to better differentiate myself as a job candidate in a competitive marketplace.

Daniel Boston

Daniel Boston

Taking the Supply Chain Management course with Professor Ramey was key to my finding success in the CSCMP SCPro Bridge Exam program. Being exposed to the key tenants of supply chain management in class as well as using the text from CSCMP as our core learning materials gave me a head start, making my preparation for the certification exam a great experience.

Program Details


Classes meet on campus two Saturdays per month, with the remaining coursework completed online, ideal for working professionals who still want face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities.


All coursework is completed online. With access to virtual advising, this option is ideal for working professionals who travel or require the convenience of an online delivery.

Florida Southern College attracts students who demonstrate the academic ability and strong motivation to succeed in challenging graduate courses. Applicants must have completed the graduate non-degree certificate application and submit official transcripts from an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 3.00+ GPA. The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet any one of the following criteria:

The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet one of the following criteria:

  • At least three years of significant managerial or military experience
  • Beta Gamma Sigma membership
  • An earned terminal degree (e.g. DBA, PhD, JD)
  • Hold an active CPA license

Please note, to be eligible to receive the certificate, students must attain a minimum 3.00+ GPA.

Additional Admission Requirements for Esports Management Certificate

  • Personal statement that reflects your interest in our MBA program.
    • The essay should not exceed 2000 words, and should explain how your interest in pursuing an MBA degree at Florida Southern College relates to your professional/career goals. Your essay should also describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Esports Management Certificate Requirements - 12 Hours

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6330 Business of Gaming
BUS 6210 Esports Tournament Design
BUS 6330 Esports Sponsorship
BUS 6340 Esports Fan Engagement

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules. $250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first-semester tuition balance.)

Tuition $675.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee (based on credits taken) $25.00 to $100.00 per term

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Online courses asynchronous?

Yes. Assignments are due weekly and there is no requirement to login at specific time frames.

What are the hours of the Saturday-hybrid classes?

There are 3 different time blocks for Saturday courses: 9:00 to 11:45 AM, 12:45 to 3:30 PM, and 3:45 to 6:30 PM.

Can I change delivery methods at any point of the program?

Yes. Our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery allows you to take both Saturday-hybrid and Online courses. If you started with our fully Online delivery, you are able to switch to our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery.

How many classes can I take each 7-week term?

We recommend students take one course each term, but students can take up to two courses per term if they want an accelerated progression. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your preferred timeline.

Can the GRE/GMAT requirement be waived?

Yes. To be considered for a test waiver, you must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applicant currently holds a master’s or terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.) OR
  • Applicant is a graduate of an AACSB-accredited business school with a 3.3+ GPA OR
  • Applicant is a lifetime Beta Gamma Sigma member OR
  • Applicant currently holds an active CPA license OR
  • Applicant has a minimum of three years of qualifying managerial experience

Community Open Arena

The Florida Southern community is welcome to utilize the Esports Arena when not in use for special events or team practices.

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Program Contact

Shani Lizardi

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission