Bachelor's Degree in eSports Business

General

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Program Description

Be at the front line of the rapidly growing esports business! First in Europe, KAMK offers you a chance to study a Bachelor’s Degree in Esports Business. In the heart of Northern Finland rests Europe’s premier gaming educational facility. Awarded the best university of applied sciences in the country, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences provides its students with invaluable hands-on experience within the rapidly growing esports industry. 

The esports market was valued at USD 694.2 million in 2017 and is expected to reach over 2 billion by 2023. To ensure our students are prepared to enter this lucrative field we offer a wide range of courses including marketing, coaching, esports landscape, branding, event management, and contract law. These areas are key elements of the esports industry which enable its continued growth. 

Upon completion of the required 210 credits within three and a half years, graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration.

ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Are you a player but want to deepen your expertise in esports? Do you have what it takes to become a coach? We have all the necessary tools to make you an esports expert in business, coaching, and gaming! The basic studies provide you with the business competence needed to understand the fundamental processes of business operations and the esports landscape. In professional studies, you will study leadership and management, esports event management and managing and planning international operations and also dive in deeper into the esports landscape and learn about esports business, games, publishers, and the community. Our lecturers are experts in their respective fields, with years of experience in various engaging industries. 

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As a professional in Esports Business, you can be part of developing and managing partnerships and business collaborations (such as advertising, marketing, sponsorship to name a few) or working with developing strategies. Your tasks may also include identifying new products or distribution opportunities, negotiating agreements, sourcing sponsors or do market analyzing, research or financial modeling to help to make the business decisions. You can also be involved in organizing or marketing the tournaments and events in esports. Depending on your area of specialization, you can also coach players and team members, start your own business or work in game development.

Electronic Sports (Esports) is an umbrella term for organized, competitive computer gaming, usually between professionals. Esports has been becoming increasingly popular since the beginning of the 21st century and it is one of also Finland’s fastest-growing top sports, already being a natural part of many young people’s everyday lives. So now we ask; are you a fan of esports? Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of your favorite esports team? How they execute such large-scale events? The Esports Business degree program at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences provides its students with an exclusive look into the business landscape of the next billion-dollar industry. Join us and begin your esports journey.

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree in Finland if you have completed a foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education in the awarding country. Applicants are required to have good oral and written skills in English. The language skills will be tested in the entrance exam.

Last updated May 2019

About the School

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) offers a selection of degrees that are widely respected by the working community, including Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees delivered in English. If you’r ... Read More

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) offers a selection of degrees that are widely respected by the working community, including Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees delivered in English. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the famous Finnish education, you can choose to study International Business, Esports Business, Sports and Leisure Management or Adventure Tourism at KAMK. Read less