Game Production Management Major Curriculum

Hands-On Experience

This innovative program couples our highly regarded Stiller School of Business core with hands-on game development courses from our Division of Communication & Creative Media. Our Upside-Down Curriculum gets you started learning the ins and outs 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. You can also gain hands-on experience at Champlain's Game Studio or Emergent Media Center (EMC).

Regardless of major, all Robert P. Stiller School of Business students share a core business curriculum that includes:

  • Practical Problem-Solving: Integrated Business Experience
  • Foundational Learning: Common Body of Knowledge

Game Production Management Curriculum 2018–2019


First Year

First Semester

Business & the Entrepreneurial Mindset
(BUS 110)

Financial Accounting
(ACC 130)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Game History & Development
(EGD 100)

Second Semester

Managerial Accounting
(ACC 140)

Marketing & the Org Mindset
(BUS 120)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

Introduction of Game Development Management
(MGT 140)


Second Year

First Semester

Project Management & Team Leadership
(MGT 260)

Management & Organization Behavior
(MGT 210)

The Quantitative Language of Business
(BUS 115)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Game Production I
(EGD 220)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 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 3rd year.


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320 and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 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

Consumer Behavior
(MKT 210)

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Information Systems for Management (MGT 265)

Second Semester

Advanced Business Internship
(MGT 390)

International Business & Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

Creative Portfolio Tools
(EGD 240)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

Game Production II
(EGD 320)


Fourth Year

First Semester

Human Resources I: Talent Planning & Acquisition 
(MGT 330)

Business Law
(BLW 140)

General Elective

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Second Semester

Financial Management
(MGT 240)

Natural Science w/ Lab
(SCI XXX)

General Elective

Senior Production
(EGD 420)