Game Production Management Major Curriculum

The innovative Game Production Management program combines our highly regarded Stiller School of Business core with hands-on game development courses from our Division of Communication & Creative Media. You learn all the business aspects and game development processes you need to succeed as a team leader in the game industry.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum gets you started learning game production management in your first semester. Start learning the intricacies of managing game development teams, the production pipeline, and how to bring video games to completion. You'll take game production courses, examine genres in games and gameplay styles, and play-test beta versions of games to learn how to design effective tests.

All Robert P. Stiller School of Business students share a core business curriculum that includes:

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Game Production Management Curriculum 2020–2021


First Year

First Semester

Business & the Entrepreneurial Mindset
(BUS 110)

Introduction to Game Development Management
(MGT 140)

Introduction to Game Development
(EGD 101)

Navigating Higher Education in a Global Context
(COR 101)

FYI: Reading, Writing, & ____
(COR 102)

Second Semester

Quantitative Language of Business
(BUS 115)

Marketing & the Organizational Mindset
(BUS 120)

Game History
(EGD 102)

Navigating Your Information Landscape
(COR 103)

FYI: Making, Doing, & ____
(COR 104)


Second Year

First Semester

Project Management & Team Leadership
(MGT 260)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Accounting for Decision Making
(ACC 135)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Consumer Behavior
(MKT 210)

Game Studio I
(EGD 220)

Creative Portfolio Tools
(EGD 240)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Talk to your Advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.


Third Year

In the third year, students must take COR 310, COR 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and COR 320 must be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses must be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Advanced Business Internship
(MGT 390)

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Minor or general elective course

Second Semester

Financial Management I
(FIN 240)

International Business & Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)

Game Studio II
(EGD 320)


Fourth Year

First Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Business Law
(LEG 120)

Minor or general elective course

Second Semester

Senior Production
(EGD 420)

Natural science w/ lab
(SCI XXX)

Minor or general elective course

Minor or general elective course