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BSBA Major in Esport Business

The BSBA in Esport Business is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the growing electronic sports and gaming industries, which is projected to generate revenues of over $1 billion this year.

Drexel University’s AACSB-accredited LeBow College of Business is one of the first business schools in the world to offer a BSBA major in this exciting and evolving field. The esport business major draws on the strengths of offerings in game design, game management and the required business administration core, giving esport majors a full understanding of the esport industry as well as the business knowledge that can translate into a variety of careers in all facets of esport business management.

Students will master the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the increasing variety of esport organizations and businesses that make up this emerging industry.

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Esport Business Major Curriculum

Esport business majors essentially have the same core business courses as all other majors at the LeBow College of Business, combined with a comprehensive core curriculum in esports including game design, law, facility planning and management and event management.

The balance of the business curriculum allows students to focus on areas that complement their career focus, including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting
  • Negotiations
  • Statistics

The esport curriculum provides students with opportunities to broaden their knowledge of the industry through:

  • Game development/design
  • Entertainment and arts management
  • Content strategies
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Digital media
  • Sports agents and labor relations
  • Finance
  • International aspects of esports

Learn more about our degree course requirements
View the plan of study in the Drexel catalog

More Ways to Study Esport Business

Find requirements and eligibility for LeBow's BA/BS/MBA programs.

Drexel LeBow offers a variety of minors and certificates to supplement your major, for both LeBow students and those from other Drexel colleges.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel Esport Business Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, esport business majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Students have done their LeBow esport business co-ops in companies both big and small, locally and around the world. Past esport business co-op placements include:

  • Comcast Spectacor
  • Nerd Street Gamers
  • Philadelphia Fusion

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, other experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

Join the DSBA at events that explore different facets of the sports industry and allow members to network with industry professionals.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Careers and Network

The business of esports is a multibillion-dollar industry with a growing international audience. As the industry expands, there are increasing job opportunities in areas related to professional and recreational esports, including law, team or event management, facility design and management, marketing and more. With the ability to develop a strong business core and specialize in topics specific to the esport industry, such as game design and strategy, students who major in esport business will have a unique background and the requisite knowledge needed to stand out from other candidates in the job market.

Learn more about esport business career opportunities

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C. means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

Learn more about the LeBow campus and community

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Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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