Sports Analytics Specialization

Succeed with a winning combination

Analytics is a crucial part of decision-making in amateur and professional athletics. Teams rely on those with the knowledge to interpret data and relate it to the world of athletics. (For example, Nikhil Morar—pictured above—earned his ADS degree with a specialization in Sports Analytics from our program, and became Manager of Business Analytics & Strategy for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball franchise.)

Indianapolis boasts 10 professional sports teams. The city is home to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Federation of State High School Associations, and is widely considered the Capitol of Amateur Sports. By teaming up, IUPUI’s Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis draw on a unique mix of resources to offer an M.S. and B.S./M.S. in this exciting field.

A skill set tailored to sports

Students who earn a Master of Science in Applied Data Science with a specialization in Sports Analytics learn core competencies in data analysis, data management and infrastructure, and client–server application development, and ethical and professional management of informatics projects. Earn additional competencies in sports sales, the management of massive, high-throughput data stores, cloud computing, and the data life cycle.

Careers in Sports Analytics

By earning this degree, you’ll have a combination of skills in sports sales, marketing, sabermetrics, and analytics that can lead to positions such as:

  • Data Analyst
  • Big Data Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Software Developer