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Lambton College

Sarnia , Ontario ,Canada

Ontario College Diploma - Esports Entrepreneurship & Administration

The esports industry is growing exponentially every year, attracting new audiences and developing innovative new business models. The Esports Entrepreneurship & Administration program introduces students to this dynamic global industry where business meets passion. 

Through a combination of in-class lectures and experiential learning activities, students gain foundational business knowledge and learn how it is applied to the esports industry. This includes marketing, analytics, tournament and league management, special events management, accounting, and communications.

In the first year of the program, students become immersed in the industry through organizing and hosting small-scale esports events such as the Border City Battle and Lambton Esports Open. Students also engage with various esports industry leaders throughout the program’s curriculum. As students engage with their curriculum, they create a portfolio of work that highlights their knowledge and skills including audio and video production skills relevant to the esports industry.

In the second year, students undertake a capstone project working alongside an esports industry partner. Students integrate knowledge obtained throughout the program, culminating in the execution of a real-world esports project.

Research Opportunities
The Esports Entrepreneurship & Administration program has led various in-class research activities and applied research projects. Working with Lambton College's nationally recognized Research & Innovation department, students have conducted research initiatives with industry research partners ProGuides and Adamas Esports.

ProGuides is an esports training platform where millions of committed gamers can improve their game play for some of the most renowned gaming titles.

Adamas Esports is an industry leader in measuring and training esports performance.

Campus Information

Sarnia/Main Campus

Lambton College’s Main Campus is located in Sarnia, Ontario and the main building on-site is the South Building where the majority of the classrooms and staff and faculty offices are located. In addition to the South Building, the main campus is also home to the Suncor Sustainability Centre, the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, the Sustainable Smart Home, the Skilled Trades Training Centre and the North Building.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Esports businesses need entrepreneurial-minded young people with business development, marketing, production, and management skills in order to grow their businesses. 

Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue a variety of esports career opportunities including esports manager, coach, event organizer, and tournament manager. Graduates may use the transferable skills learned in the program to pursue careers as an esports journalist/analyst, social media coordinator, or marketing content specialist. Some graduates may also pursue an entrepreneurial career in esports as a pro player, coach, or streamer.  

New opportunities continue to be developed every day in this burgeoning industry and graduates will be in a position to trail blaze new opportunities of their own. 

PSW Opportunity

If your program was less than 8 months

  •    You aren’t eligible for a PGWP.

If your program was more than 8 months but less than 2 years

  •    We may give you a PGWP that’s valid for up to the same length as your study program.

For example, if you completed a 9-month program, we may give you a work permit for up to 9 months.

If your program was 2 years or more

  •    We may give you a PGWP that’s valid for 3 years.

If you completed more than 1 program

  •    You may be able to get a PGWP that combines the length of each program.

Each of the programs you completed -

  • must be PGWP-eligible and at least 8 months in length

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U
  • Any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0;
  • TOEFL iBT 69; or
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test.

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 27381 CAD
    Annual Cost of Living: 10000 CAD
    Application Fee: 150 CAD
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