Sports analytics has changed the way sports are played and player performance is measured. Today, every major professional sports team either has an analytics department or an analytics expert on staff.
The Sports Analytics minor provides students with a foundational understanding of the sports industry coupled with the study of how data can be used in the world of sports to enable teams, leagues and other sports businesses to acquire an advantage over their competitors. With the successful completion of this minor, students should be able to use various statistical models and other analytic tools to help sports organizations improve performance in some of the following areas: season ticket sales, luxury box sales, marketing, talent identification, scouting of opponents, the prediction of industry trends and customer service.
This minor is offered jointly with the School of Business, College of Science, and Volgenau School of Engineering is available to all Mason undergraduate students..
Required Courses (12 credits)
- SPMT 201: Introduction to Sport Management (3 credit hours)
- SPMT 425: Sport Analytics (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following groups:
- STAT 250: Introductory Statistics I (3 credit hours) AND STAT 350: Introductory Statistics II (3 credit hours)
Electives (6 credits)
Select two courses from the following:
- CDS 130: Computing for Scientists (3 credit hours)
- CDS 292: Introduction to Social Network Analysis (3 credit hours)
- SRST 450: Research Methods (3 credit hours)
- SYST 473: Decision and Risk Analysis (3 credit hours)
Total Credits: 18
For more information about this minor, contact:
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