U. New Haven’s esports program fills a gap at the business school

March 26, 2021

Capitalizing on a growing $1 billion industry fueled in part by the pandemic’s quarantine restrictions, the University of New Haven last month launched an online master’s degree program in esports business.

While a handful of well-known universities — including Ohio State University, George Mason University and University of Texas at Arlington — already offer programs teaching students business skills to enter the competitive gaming industry, administrators at the University of New Haven said their new program is the first master’s degree of its kind in North America and the first that can be completed entirely online. (And at 33 credits, the university also says it can be comfortably completed within a year.)

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