Esport Business

Major: Esport Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9199

About the Program

The BSBA in Esport Business is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the esport industry. The major draws on the strengths of offerings in game design and game management and the required business administration core.

Students will master the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the increasing variety of esports organizations and businesses that service and are complimentary to the esport industry. The co-op option engages students with extensive experiential learning. Our Philadelphia location is optimal for accessing opportunities throughout the Northeast Corridor and beyond.

The program offers options covering a wide range of areas of study and students can match their skills, abilities, and interests with a specific niche within the sport industry. Students may choose a minor or create their own specialization and area of expertise in consultation their academic advisor and faculty.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts Elective3.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select twp of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select 16 credits worth of general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 7 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology 3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Seven (7.0) credits must be earned by taking courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science7.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Free Electives18.0
Major Requirements
GMAP 101Game Design Lab I3.0
GMAP 260Overview of Computer Gaming3.0
SMT 120The Business of Esport4.0
SMT 230Sports and the Law4.0
SMT 270Sports Facility Planning & Management4.0
SMT 275Sports Event Management4.0
Choose one (1) from the following: 3.0
Game Design Lab II
Game Development Foundations
Choose one (1) from the following: 3.0
Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management
Content Strategies for Digital Products
Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers
Choose one (1) from the following: 4.0
Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations
Digital Sports Storytelling
Digital Media in Sport
International Aspects of Sport
Total Credits180.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4-Year, No co-op experience

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0Society and Culture Elective3.0 
 16 16 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0MKTG 2014.0 
History (HIST) Elective4.0SMT 1104.0ORGB 3004.0 
Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0Social Science Elective3.0 
  
  
  
 15 14 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
SMT 1204.0GMAP 1013.0GMAP 2603.0VACATION
MIS 2004.0PHIL 1053.0INTB 2004.0 
OPM 2004.0SMT 2304.0Free Elective4.0 
Science Elective3.0Free Electives6.0General Education Elective4.0 
 15 16 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
SMT 2704.0UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0 
Free Elective4.0SMT 2754.0Free Elective4.0 
General Education Elective4.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course3.0Select one of the following:4.0 
Select one of the following:3.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
Select one of the following:3.0 
 
  
   
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

4 Year, One Co-op, Fall/Winter

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Society and Culture Elective3.0 
 MATH 1024.0  
 16 17 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0FIN 3014.0SMT 1204.0
STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0MKTG 2014.0MIS 2004.0
History (HIST) Elective4.0SMT 1104.0ORGB 3004.0OPM 2004.0
Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0Social Science Elective3.0Science Elective3.0
  
  
  
 15 14 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEGMAP 1013.0GMAP 2603.0
  PHIL 1053.0INTB 2004.0
  SMT 2304.0Free Elective4.0
  Free Electives6.0General Education Elective3.0
 0 0 16 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
SMT 2704.0SMT 2754.0MGMT 4504.0 
GMAP 102 or 3453.0UNIV B2011.0Free Elective4.0 
Free Elective4.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0Select one of the following:4.0 
General Education Elective4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
 Select one of the following:3.0 
  
  
   
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

4 Year, 1 Co-op, Spring/Summer

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0 
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0COOP 1011.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
  Society and Culture Elective3.0 
 16 16 18 
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0FIN 3014.0SMT 1204.0
STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0MKTG 2014.0MIS 2004.0
History (HIST) Elective4.0SMT 1104.0ORGB 3004.0OPM 2004.0
Select one of the following:3.0Select on of the following:3.0Social Science Elective3.0Social Science Elective3.0
  
  
  
 15 14 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
GMAP 1013.0GMAP 2603.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
PHIL 1053.0INTB 2004.0  
SMT 2304.0Free Elective4.0  
Free Electives6.0General Education Elective3.0  
 16 14 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
GMAP 102 or 3453.0UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0 
SMT 2704.0SMT 2754.0Free Elective4.0 
Free Elective4.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0Select one of the following:4.0 
General Education Elective4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
 Select one of the following:3.0 
  
  
   
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

5 Year, 3 Co-ops, Fall/Winter

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 2024.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0COOP 1011.0Society and Culture Elective3.0 
 CIVC 1011.0  
 16 17 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEACCT 1164.0BLAW 2014.0
  STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0
  History (HIS) elective4.0SMT 1104.0
  Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0
  
  
  
 0 0 15 14
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEFIN 3014.0SMT 1204.0
  MKTG 2014.0MIS 2004.0
  ORGB 3004.0OPM 2004.0
  Social Science Elective3.0Science Elective3.0
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEGMAP 1013.0GMAP 2603.0
  PHIL 1053.0INTB 2004.0
  SMT 2304.0Free Elective4.0
  Free Electives6.0General Education Elective3.0
 0 0 16 14
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
GMAP 102 or 3453.0UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0 
SMT 2704.0SMT 2754.0Free Elective4.0 
Free Elective4.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course3.0Select one of the following:4.0 
General Education Elective4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
 Select one of the following:3.0 
  
  
   
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

5 Year, 3 Co-ops, Spring/Summer

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0COOP 1011.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV B101 (1)1.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
  Society and Culture Elective3.0 
 16 16 18 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MATH 1164.0BLAW 2014.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
STAT 2014.0COM 2703.0  
History (HIST) Elective4.0SMT 1104.0  
Select one of the following:3.0Select one of the following:3.0  
  
  
  
 15 14 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3014.0SMT 1204.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
MKTG 2014.0MIS 2004.0  
ORGB 3004.0OPM 2004.0  
Social Science Elective3.0Science Elective3.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
GMAP 1013.0GMAP 2603.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
PHIL 1053.0INTB 2004.0  
SMT 2304.0Free Elective4.0  
Free Electives6.0General Education Elective3.0  
 16 14 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
GMAP 102 or 3453.0SMT 2754.0MGMT 4504.0 
SMT 2704.0UNIV B2011.0Free Elective4.0 
Free Elective4.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course3.0Select one of the following:4.0 
General Education Elective4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
 Select one of the following:3.0 
  
  
   
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

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Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities and resources, see the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

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