Sports Administration Program Adds Data Analytics Specialization
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) recently announced an exciting addition to its Master of Arts in Sports Administration (MSA) program: starting in the winter 2015 quarter, MSA students will have the option of enrolling in a sports analytics specialization track. The four-course sequence will be offered exclusively online, and built from SPS’s existing Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (MSPA) program — MSA students in the specialization will take analytics courses taught by SPS’s acclaimed analytics faculty, alongside analytics graduate students.
The new specialization was developed in response to increasing demand for high-level data analysis skills in the field of sports administration, and will give students an additional edge in the industry’s highly competitive job market. “Fluency in analytics will provide any student a clear point of differentiation when he or she enters the competitive job market,” said MSA Faculty Director Beth Grabowski. Students in the sports analytics specialization will learn key technologies in analytics, modeling, and statistics, and receive the tools to apply advanced analytical techniques to sports administration. Detailed course information is available on the MSA web page.