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Esports Specialization

Launch your career in Esports. Explore esports from behind the scenes and learn what it means to be involved in esports.4.5stars162 ratingsStephane Muller  Sign up for FreeStarts Feb 16

Financial aid available3,890 already enrolled

Offered By

University of California, Irvine

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Examine relationships in the esports communities and understand how their different roles affect each other.
  • Explore esports from behind the scenes and learn what it means to be involved in esports.
  • Learn the structures of what an esports organizations might look like and build the groundwork for an understanding of the esports industry.
  • Understand the roles and influences that game developers have in the industry.

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN

  • Events
  • Esports
  • Gaming
  • Management
  • Production

About this Specialization

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The Esports Management Specialization prepares students to turn a passion for gaming into a viable career. According to a market report by Newzoo, global esports revenues have reached $906 million in 2018, a year-on-year growth of +38%. Speak knowledgeably about the history, community, and business of esports with future employers and other stakeholders in the industry. Individuals aspiring to launch or already beginning their career in the business of esports. This program suits game developers, finance professionals, community managers, marketers, and project managers. Overview of esports will introduce learners to the roles and influences that game developers have in the industry. Learners get a glimpse into the structures of an organization and how it builds a brand. Learners will also be informed of the jobs available in esports and where to get started in order to be involved.

Applied Learning Project

We will analyze the pros and cons of creating a single or multiple Esport organization and recommend an effective branding strategy for a hypothetical Esport organization based on current Esport branding considerations. You will develop a plan for recruiting funding resources for a hypothetical Esports organization and choose an Esport organization role of interest, other than Owner, and describe your reasoning.Shareable CertificateEarn a Certificate upon completion100% online coursesStart instantly and learn at your own schedule.Flexible ScheduleSet and maintain flexible deadlines.Beginner Level

No prior experience required.Approximately 3 months to completeSuggested pace of 2 hours/weekEnglishSubtitles: English, French, Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish

I got hooked with everything going on in the courses, from course content and TA feedback to meetup events and the professor’s Twitter feed.— Zeeshan U.

I’m at the top of my class at the institute, and I’m well-informed of the latest research going on in my field. All of this is possible thanks to Coursera.— Siddhant S.

Without Coursera, it would be difficult for me to gain the skills I need to maintain a consistent pace of learning, especially while working full-time.— Dapeng W.

I got hooked with everything going on in the courses, from course content and TA feedback to meetup events and the professor’s Twitter feed.— Zeeshan U.

I’m at the top of my class at the institute, and I’m well-informed of the latest research going on in my field. All of this is possible thanks to Coursera.— Siddhant S.

Without Coursera, it would be difficult for me to gain the skills I need to maintain a consistent pace of learning, especially while working full-time.— Dapeng W.

I got hooked with everything going on in the courses, from course content and TA feedback to meetup events and the professor’s Twitter feed.— Zeeshan U.

I’m at the top of my class at the institute, and I’m well-informed of the latest research going on in my field. All of this is possible thanks to Coursera.— Siddhant S.

Without Coursera, it would be difficult for me to gain the skills I need to maintain a consistent pace of learning, especially while working full-time.— Dapeng W.

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How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you’d like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you’ll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you’ll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

COURSE1Game Developers and Esports Organizations4.6stars157 ratings•45 reviews

Before you can have an Esport, you must have a video game to play and a game developer to design it. This course is dedicated to discussing game developers and their relationship with their respective Esport. The content will help you recognize the qualities a video game must have to become a successful Esport. We will examine the diagram demonstrating the various competitive structures commonly found in Esports.

Esports, just like traditional sports, have their own professional organizations. These organizations strive to become successful businesses that win, make a profit, take care of their professional players, and attract a large audience. We will explore the factors that contribute to an Esports organization’s success, including branding, positioning, structuring the organization and funding sources.COURSE2Esports Teams and Professional Players4.6stars66 ratings•15 reviews

This course will be focusing on the competitive Esport team and individual professional players. Whether you are playing on a team or competing as an individual, you will find that being a professional Esports player is more complex and nuanced than most people realize. We will be talking a lot about the support staff surrounding players, the intricacy of navigating contracts, and the hardships of committing yourself to professional play.

We will also be talking about the Esports media. Similar to sports, Esports has developed its own unique ecosystem of articles, videos, streaming, social media, and overall content creation. We will examine the specifics of different types of media and explain how each has its uses in making Esports more popular as a whole.COURSE3Collegiate Esports and Career Planning4.6stars43 ratings•11 reviews

This course will be covering hot topics in the Esports industry. With Esports exploding in popularity over the last ten years, there are a lot of issues to discuss.

We will also be talking about collegiate Esports and career planning in order to understand all the different avenues and to examine the choices available for you as you pave your way through the Esports world. We will examine collegiate Esports, as that is generally the first step, but we will be covering general career planning too.COURSE4Esports Management Capstone Project4.5stars37 ratings•9 reviews

We will analyze the pros and cons of creating a single or multiple Esport organization and recommend an effective branding strategy for a hypothetical Esport organization based on current Esport branding considerations.

You will develop a plan for recruiting funding resources for a hypothetical Esports organization and choose an Esport organization role of interest, other than Owner, and describe your reasoning.

Instructor

Stephane Muller 23,615 Learners 12 Courses

Offered by

University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.

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