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Esports and Gaming Administration (BA)

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Jackson Bostian
Assistant Professor of Interactive Design
Roger Christman
Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
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Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design

Level Up: Elevate Your Passion with a Degree in Esports and Gaming Administration

Are you ready to turn your love for gaming and esports into a dynamic and fulfilling career? The B.A. in Esports and Gaming Administration at William Peace University is your gateway to an exciting journey that fuses the worlds of gaming, sports, and entertainment.

In an era where the global esports industry is set to skyrocket by 400% to reach $4.28 billion by 2027 (Data Bridge Market Research), this program positions you at the forefront of this booming industry, equipping you with the education and experience needed to lead esports events, manage teams, and excel in esports business.

Unveiling the Power of Esports and Gaming Administration

Our innovative bachelor’s degree program seamlessly integrates the business and administrative facets of esports with the industry’s ever-evolving technological demands. By enrolling in this program, you will be prepared to not only manage and launch conferences, conventions, or large-scale esports competitions but also to navigate the intricate web of technology supporting interactive competitive gaming events.

Delve into the world of IT integration, bandwidth management, server connectivity, and more, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the technological backbone that drives successful esports endeavors. The synergy of event management and IT expertise will empower you to be a leader in this lucrative, global industry.

Expanding Horizons: Career Opportunities in Esports

The Esports and Gaming Administration major at William Peace University isn’t just about playing games; it’s about mastering the creative, analytical, and business aspects of this dynamic field. While our coursework may overlap with traditional areas like business administration, public relations, and digital marketing, our degree offers a specialized focus tailored to ensure your success in the esports arena.

Forbes has identified Raleigh as the second-hottest city in the U.S. for tech jobs, and with the Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee (GRELOC) actively supported by local civic, sports, and business leaders, the city is poised to become a hub for the growing esports and gaming industry. With major video game and esports companies headquartered in the area, Raleigh offers a vibrant job market for esports talent.

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Diverse Career Pathways Await

A B.A. in Esports and Gaming Administration opens doors to a myriad of exciting career options, allowing you to channel your passion into a profession you love.

Explore roles such as:

  • Content Creator: Unleash your creativity and engage audiences through compelling content creation.
  • Analyst: Dive into the data, providing valuable insights into esports trends and strategies.
  • Game Designer: Shape the future of gaming by contributing your innovative ideas to game development.
  • Social Media Manager: Cultivate and manage online communities, driving engagement and brand presence.
  • Venue Operator: Take charge of the logistical aspects, ensuring seamless events and competitions.
  • Technical Support: Bridge the gap between technology and gaming, providing essential support for smooth operations.
  • Marketers: Develop and execute marketing strategies to promote esports events and engage audiences.
  • Event Manager: Plan and execute esports events, from small-scale tournaments to large-scale productions.

Join us in transforming your passion into a thriving career in the dynamic realm of esports and gaming. Embrace the future of entertainment and technology with the Esports and Gaming Administration B.A. program at William Peace University. Elevate your skills, embrace the excitement, and become a leader in this high-growth industry.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, we actively facilitate networking opportunities, guest lectures, and industry events to connect students with professionals in the esports and gaming industry. These interactions provide valuable insights, mentorship, and potential avenues for internships or employment. WPU also features three esports teams that compete in the NACE.


The program is developed in consultation with industry experts, ensuring that the curriculum remains relevant and aligned with current trends. With Raleigh emerging as a tech hub and a growing esports industry presence, our graduates are well-positioned to capitalize on the abundant job opportunities in this dynamic field.


The B.A. in Esports and Gaming Administration at WPU places a strong emphasis on the intersection of technology and esports. You’ll gain insights into IT integration, bandwidth management, server connectivity, and more, ensuring you’re well-versed in the technological aspects crucial for successful esports events.


Yes, WPU recognizes the importance of hands-on experience in shaping your journey. We offer opportunities for internships, fieldwork, and research projects, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.

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Simulation and Game Design (BA)

Business Analytics (BS, Minor)

Communication (BA, Minor)

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