About the Sport Analytics Concentration
The Master of Science in Sport Business’s concentration in Sport Analytics produces managers and future executives who understand the potential of data-driven decision making in the sport industry.
The Sport Analytics concentration prepares students to comprehend and apply analytical methods to issues confronting decision makers in sport organizations.
This concentration is for:
The growing global sport analytic market is the perfect industry to transition into if you are someone who loves sports and analyzing numbers. The demand for analytical models and statistical evidence by professional sports teams is rapidly growing in order to make the absolute best in-game decisions as well as reach optimal player performance levels.
Our students have received internships and full-time employment in companies such as:
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“The Sport Business Master’s Program at Temple gave me the baseline knowledge in the sports industry that I had not received in undergrad, connected me with industry leaders that opened my mind to new opportunities, and instilled the confidence that I could be successful in any venture in the analytics industry that I wanted to take on.”
Specialist, Data & Evaluation with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Master of Science in Sport Business, Class of 2019
The professional portfolio is a capstone course that provides students within the Sport Analytics concentration with an opportunity to demonstrate achievement in sport analytics.
This course will focus on learning the common technical skills required to be a successful data analyst in the sport industry.
This course is an applied analytics course where students will learn common analytics concepts standard in the sport industry as well as the tools to help analyze these concepts.
Students will learn about the application of analytics in sport for purposes of evaluating player performance, team management, market segmentation, pricing, and other areas in sport industry operations.
Dr. Drayer has first-hand knowledge of sport analytics through his work with the Oakland Athletics. There, he served as a marketing and promotions assistant and completed scouting and statistical research on players as a baseball operations assistant during the moneyball era. Dr. Drayer founded the concentration in Sport Analytics and currently teaches a number of our courses. Learn More