Students at Post University can now major in gaming and esports management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the Waterbury school announced Thursday.
The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University will offer the programs starting in the spring 2021 semester in both in-person and online versions.
“Through our curriculum, students will learn the traditional business disciplines through the lens of esports, a language this generation understands and is excited about,” Post University President and CEO John L. Hopkins said.
Topics covered in the programs include competitive gaming, the history of the industry, the psychology of gaming, new media and streaming, as well as the economics of the industry.
Students can choose a concentration on entrepreneurship or event planning and management and must complete a required internship or capstone project. Students who complete the Bachelor’s degree program are eligible for entry-level positions as game project manager, event project manager, QA tester and game evaluation analyst. Master’s degree graduates are trained for jobs including vice president of event projects, QA director, director of player services, gaming project manager and esports manager.
The university cited reports that the global esports economy had surpassed $1 billion in revenue with a fanbase greater than American football and rugby combined.
Central Connecticut State University unveiled a new facility dedicated to esports in 2019 with the goal of encouraging faculty members to develop courses and programs relating to the industry.