The Bachelor of Science in Sport Analytics will provide students with a unique foundation in math, statistics, computer programming, and business to compete for and attain analytics-focused jobs across the sport industry. Students will develop quantitative, critical thinking, and decision-making skills, along with mastery of core sport and business administration principles. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to customize their program of study and to gain hands-on industry experience through internships and a capstone consulting project in preparation for a career as a sport analyst.
"This degree is specifically designed for individuals who have an interest in sports and business and possess an analytical mindset. It will enable them to combine these passions into an exciting and rewarding career as a sport analyst. The major is unique nationally based on its home in an AACSB-accredited business school along with expert faculty, proximity to professional sport teams, and established relationships with prominent data analysts in sport organizations."
MATTHEW JURAVICH, PH.D.
Associate Professor, Management
EXPLORE OUR MAJOR
Our Undergraduate Degree in Sport Analytics consists of 120 credit hours. Here are a few of the classes you would be taking:
- Introduction to Machine Learning
- Applied Game Theory
- Current Topics in Sport Business
- Sport Analytics Capstone Project
Check out the full curriculum here: Sport Analytics, BS
A Sport Analytics degree from the University of Akron College of Business can be expected to open up doors for students. Here are a few possible career paths you can choose to go into as a sport analytics major:
- Research and Data Analytics Specialist
- Sport Analyst
- Sport Information Manager
- Database Marketing and Analytics Coordinator
With the global sport market projected to grow by more than 50% over the next five years, and with professional and college sports continuing to expand their investment in analytics, demand for sport data analysts continues to grow. According ZipRecruiter, the national average salary for jobs in sports analytics is approximately $93,092 per year.
THE AKRON ADVANTAGE
The University of Akron, College of Business has prepared a curriculum to respond to the industry's needs for business professionals.
Our faculty are highly credentialed and dedicated to providing an excellent learning experience for all our students. Classes are taught by experienced full-time faculty, not graduate assistants. Some of our full-time faculty are a few highly qualified business professionals who teach courses on a part-time basis.
The College of Business is one of only 188 business schools among thousands worldwide to hold dual accreditation from the AACSB.
The College of Business distributed nearly $5.3 million in scholarships to business students in 2019-2020. Receive more information on our scholarships on our scholarship page.
The Department of Management at The University of Akron consists of faculty with a rich history of business education and close relationships with the professional community.
Dr. Erin Makarius is an Associate Professor of Management and the Chair of the Management Department. While her teaching interests include human resources, organizational behavior, leadership, and managing people, her research focuses on boundary spanning in the form of work-life as well as international and organizational boundaries, with particular emphasis on the role of social networks and reputation in these processes.
Learn more about our Faculty from the College of Business on our Faculty Page.