Bachelor’s Degree in Esports and Gaming Administration

  • Overview

    Gaming, sports, and entertainment industries are all rolled into one. Are you ready to take your passion and put it into action? 

    The global esports industry is estimated to grow at a rate of 400% in the next seven years to $4.28 billion by 2027, according to Data Bridge Market Research. With such tremendous growth, there is high demand for professionals with the education and experience to oversee esports events, manage teams, and excel in esports business. 

    The B.A. in Esports & Gaming Administration at William Peace University blends esports’ business and administrative side with the industry’s technology needs. This bachelor’s degree program will prepare students to manage and launch a conference, convention, or large-scale esports competition. They will also be well versed in the technology and logistical needs to support an interactive competitive gaming event. Learning about the IT integration, bandwidth, server connectivity, and more required in combination with event management and event planning will ensure graduates can leverage their knowledge to be leaders in this lucrative, global industry. 


    Students sitting at a row of computers while playing video games.
    The Esports lab provides the technology and tools needed for students to expand their knowledge and application of gaming technology.
  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Esports and Gaming Administration.

    Esports and Gaming Administration B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Brandon_Crews Headshot
    Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design; Program Director of Simulation and Game Design
    Roger_Christman Headshot
    Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
    Jackson Bostian headshot
    Assistant Professor of Interactive Design
  • Careers

    Esports is one of the hottest industries, with promising salaries and career opportunities.

    An Esports and Gaming Administration major focuses on learning this exciting new field’s creative, analytical, and business aspects. While some of the coursework overlaps with areas like business administration, public relations, and digital marketing, a degree in esports or video gaming includes the specialization required to ensure esports students succeed in their chosen field. 

    Forbes has ranked Raleigh as the second-hottest city in the U.S. for tech jobs. The Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee (GRELOC) is supported and led by an expansive group of local civic, sports, and business leaders who envision Raleigh becoming a part of the growing esports and gaming industry. With top video game and esports companies headquartered in the area, Raleigh is poised to provide a robust job market for talent in esports.

    A B.A. in Esports and Gaming Administration offers a lot of career options, including: 

    • Content Creator
    • Analyst 
    • Game Designer
    • Social Media Manager
    • Venue Operator
    • Technical Support 
    • Marketers
    • Event Manager

Roger Christman, WPU Professor.
Raleigh is home to numerous video game and esports companies along with esport events, and WPU can provide graduates with the skills these companies hunger for. Both this degree and Interactive Design complement the current major of Simulation and Game Design. Esports and Gaming Administration graduates will be well-versed in the business and technology aspects of esports. These degrees will give students more options in these growing career fields.
Roger Christman
Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor
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