MBA - E-Sports Management

Be a part of the gaming industry’s rise to a leading global force. Help E-Sports players and teams reach new audiences and establish global success. Shape the future of E-Sports, with this unique MBA with a focus on E-Sports Management.

Start your online MBA – E-Sports Management

E-Sports is an industry and business that are on a consistent growth path. The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA degree with a specialisation in E-Sports Management, offers you a unique opportunity to take part in a young industry, and help it grow bigger alongside your career development. Don’t miss out on your chance to be ahead of the curve by earning an online MBA specialising in E-Sports Management.

If you have a strong vision and high ambitions, and believe in your ability to make a real impact for a whole sector of the entertainment and sports industries, then now is the right time to pursue a career in E-Sports Management. With this Master of Business Administration with a specialization in E-Sports Management degree, you’ll be ready to take on various management roles in this field, right after graduation.’

Online course overview

In this MBA programme with a specialization 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.

Study model

90 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension

18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree

In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.


Tuition fees

90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program

Application fee: USD95

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.

When do I start?

For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Academic criteria:
Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA. You will need to submit proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies). For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.

*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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