Analytics in sports has tended to focus on players and roster management. This thought remains rooted in the Moneyball-supported view of sports. Yet, sports extends beyond players and roster management. Analytics is moving from the field to the front office as these job openings show.
A person looking to break into this field needs to know cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling. To set his or her resume apart, this person should know factor analysis and conjoint analysis.
Additionally, this person would need to know how to communicate results to different audience with communication including both written and oral forms. A demonstrated ability to link analysis to tactical recommendations is essential.
Finally, this candidate should have experience with creating, collecting, and analyzing data from surveys.
Through Otterbein marketing major, we offer the opportunity to acquire these experiences and skills through our degree program.