School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University
Sport analytics has changed the way sports are played and player performance is measured. Today, every major professional sports team has an analytics department or an analytics expert on staff.

Sport analytics has become an emerging and essential part of professional and collegiate sports by helping teams gain a competitive advantage through the use of data. Offered jointly with the School of Business, College of Science, and Volgenau School of Engineering, the sport analytics minor will teach students tools to help organizations improve in identifying talent, scouting opponents, and predicting industry trends, as well as in areas such as ticket sales, concessions, merchandising, marketing, and customer service.

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More about the Program

The Sport Management Program at George Mason University seeks to prepare reflective, principled, and knowledgeable graduates with professional skill sets that enhance their success in the $490+ billion sport sector. Serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, this dynamic, growing program is committed to excellence and seeks to develop students’ professional knowledge and dispositions through a curriculum guided by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) content standards. An integral part of the curriculum is the opportunity for field experiences in sport settings in the Northern Virginia region, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.

What Is Sport Analytics?

Courses in sport analytics provide students with a foundational understanding of the sport industry coupled with the study of how data can be used in the world of sport to enable teams, leagues, and other sports businesses to gain an advantage over their competitors. Data analysis techniques are used to measure various aspects of the industry, including player performance, scouting practices, business performance, consumer behavior and industry trends.

Required Courses (12 credits)

Select one of the following groups:

Electives (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

Total Credits: 18

Program Format

Face-to-face classes primarily on the Fairfax campus, with a completion rate of four years. Many courses are offered via distance learning.

Application Deadlines

Freshman

  • Non-Binding Early Action Deadline: November 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

Transfer

  • Fall Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

For more information and to apply, visit the admissions website.

Application Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Admissions Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Tuition (2021-22)

TUITION CLASSIFICATION COST PER CREDIT
Virginia Resident $396.25
$546.50 with MSF*
Non-Virginia Resident $1,373.75
$1,524.00 with MSF*
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF) $150.25
CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
$25.00 - $250.00
Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit $571.50 - $796.50
Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit $1,549.00 - $1,774.00
Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
$350 | $275 for transfer students

Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.

Financial Aid

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.

Advising

Academic Advisor

Stormi Woltz
Email: swoltz@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-5261
Fairfax Campus: Krug Hall, Suite 213

Resources

Forms

Current students should visit MyMason for important forms and documents.

Sport Management






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