This 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 BusinessCollege of Science, and the College of Engineering and Computing.


This minor is available to all Mason undergraduate students.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: SPTA

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Required Courses

SPMT 201Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 425Sport Analytics3
Select one of the following groups:6
Business Analytics I (Mason Core)
and Business Analytics II
Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)
and Introductory Statistics II
Total Credits12


Select two courses from the following:6
Computing for Scientists (Mason Core)
Introduction to Social Network Analysis (Mason Core)
Research Methods
Decision and Risk Analysis
Total Credits6