Quinnipiac Launches Talent Management Degree
Quinnipiac University plans to introduce a new talent management program for the fall semester.
School officials said the new Bachelor of Science will offer three tracks designed to teach students about the business aspects of sports, esports or entertainment. The program is offered in conjunction with the university’s School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Communications.
“This program has been carefully designed to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed in sports, esports and entertainment management roles in the 21st century,” said Tuvana Rua, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Management Program talents. “The program is unique because it prepares students for careers in these fields with hands-on experiences through internships and other on-campus experiential learning opportunities through Quinnipiac’s Division I athletic teams. , the eSports club and its events and competitions, as well as other clubs and outlets such as student-run TV shows, podcasts, and a public relations firm through the School of communications.
Students will also have the opportunity to earn an accelerated dual degree in talent management and law, preparing graduates to work as agents capable of legally representing talent in contract negotiations, Rua added.
The new curriculum would bring Quinnipiac in line with other higher education institutions that now offer courses in the same areas.
The explosive growth of esports as entertainment and its acceptance as a possible career path has prompted many colleges and universities, including some in Connecticut, to roll out their own esports programs in recent years.
Likewise, the advent of the influencer economy, fueled by platforms such as TikTok, YouTube and Instagram, has created new demand and opportunities for talent agents and representatives.