Sport Analytics, BS

Bachelor of Science in Sport Analytics (650111BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Analytics is a 120 credit hour program designed to provide students with quantitative skills and knowledge alongside sport industry experience in preparation for career(s) as a sport analyst.

The degree provides students with a unique skill set that can be utilized in all aspects of the sport industry including team operations and customer engagement for data-driven decision makers in sport organizations.

Requirements for Admission

  • 2.5 average cumulative
  • English Composition I and II (ENGL:111 & ENGL:112)
  • Speech requirement (COMM:105 or COMM:106)
  • College Algebra (MATH:145) or Calculus with Business Applications (MATH:210)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON:200) or Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON:201)
  • One of the following courses:
    • Accounting Principles I (ACCT:201)
    • Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis (ACCT:250)
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTRE:201)
    • Legal & Social Environment of Business (BLAW:220)
    • Marketing Principles (MKTG:205)

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The following information has official approval of The Department of Management and The College of Business, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. 



General Education Requirements34
Sport Analytics Core59
Sport Analytics Electives27
Total Hours120

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Analytic Geometry-Calculus I
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Introduction to Public Speaking
Effective Oral Communication
Writing: 6 credit hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Introduction to Ethics
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Sociology
Domestic Diversity
Introduction to Sociology
Global Diversity
Human Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Sport Analytics Core Curriculum

ACCT:201Accounting Principles I3
ACCT:250Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis3
CPSC:200Programming for Data Science4
ECON:325Applied Econometrics I3
ECON:326Applied Econometrics II3
ECON:423Applied Game Theory (Spring semester in even years)3
FIN:301Principles of Finance3
MGMT:301Management: Principles & Concepts3
MGMT:304Business Statistics3
ISM:324Database Management for Information Systems (Fall only)3
MGMT:370Financial Issues in Sport3
MGMT:404Current Topics in Sport Business3
MGMT:470Sport Business Consulting Project (Spring semester)3
MKTG:205Marketing Principles3
STAT:462Applied Regression and ANOVA (Spring only)4
STAT:480Statistical Data Management (Fall only)3
STAT:483Advanced Statistical Computing (Spring semester in even years)3
STAT:484Introduction to Machine Learning (Fall semester in even years)3
STAT:485Applied Analytics-Decision Trees (Spring semester in odd years)3
Total Hours59

Sport Analytics Electives 

Choose courses from the following list to satisfy the University of Akron's minimum 120 completed credit hour total27
Marketing Research
Marketing Research Lab
Consumer Behavior
Marketing & Sales Analytics
Brand Management
Managerial Economics
Labor Economics
Women and the Economy
Economics of the Public Sector
Economic Forecasting
Economics of Sports
Analytic Geometry-Calculus II
Analytic Geometry-Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Accounting Principles II
Legal & Social Environment of Business
Business Information Systems
Applications Development for Business Processes
Systems, Analysis, & Design
Data Networks and Security
Decision Support with Data Warehousing & Data Mining
Systems Integration
Applied Sales in Sport
Introduction to Sport Studies
Sports Leadership
Computer Science I
Introductory Statistics II
Statistical Consulting
Approved 300/400 level mathematical sciences electives
Total Hours27

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
SOCIO:100 Introduction to Sociology 3
MATH:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I 4
Natural Science Requirement with Lab 4
Spring Semester
ENGL:112 English Composition II 3
ECON:200 Principles of Microeconomics (Social Science Requirement) 3
COMM:105 Introduction to Public Speaking (Speaking Requirement) 3
ACCT:250 Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT:201 Accounting Principles I 3
PHIL:170 Introduction to Logic (Humanities Requirement) 3
ECON:201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
CPSC:200 Programming for Data Science 4
MGMT:304 Business Statistics 3
Spring Semester
MKTG:205 Marketing Principles 3
ANTH:251 Human Diversity (Global Diversity Requirement) 3
FIN:301 Principles of Finance 3
ECON:325 Applied Econometrics I 3
STAT:462 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ECON:326 Applied Econometrics II 3
MGMT:301 Management: Principles & Concepts 3
MGMT:370 Financial Issues in Sport 3
Sport Analytics Elective 3
Arts Requirement 3
Spring Semester
ISM:324 Database Management for Information Systems 3
STAT:480 Statistical Data Management 3
PHIL:241 Technology & Human Values 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
Sport Analytics Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
ECON:423 Applied Game Theory 3
MGMT:404 Current Topics in Sport Business 3
STAT:484 Introduction to Machine Learning 3
STAT:483 Advanced Statistical Computing 3
Sport Analytics Elective 3
Spring Semester
MGMT:470 Sport Business Consulting Project 3
STAT:485 Applied Analytics-Decision Trees 3
Sport Analytics Elective 3
Sport Analytics Elective 3
Sport Analytics Elective 2
 Total Hours120