Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

A leader in the rapidly growing fields of sports analytics and sports business
engaging both our students and industry leaders.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Wharton Sports Business Summit is back and better than ever.

The event will consist of keynote presentations, a variety of panels with diverse speakers in the industry, and networking opportunities through our career fair. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with and learn more about the business of sports from some of the best in the industry; you don’t want to miss it.
Confirmed Speakers include Marc Lasry, Co-Owner, Milwaukee Bucks & Co-Founder and CEO of Avenue Capital Group, Kerry Scalora, Brand Director, Michelob ULTRA, Eric Babitz, Manager of Baseball Operations, Milwaukee Brewers, and more to come!

Founded in 2017, the Wharton Sports Business Summit is spearheaded by the Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club (WUSBC) and the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI).

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative Welcomed Winners from the 2022 NBA Math Hoops National Championship

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) partnered with Learn Fresh to host an educational session in conjunction with the 2022 NBA Math Hoops National Championship Weekend, bringing together 28 students from across the country for a weekend of learning, competition, and fun! 
The weekend was co-hosted by Learn Fresh, along with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Sixers Youth Foundation.

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Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative News

Penn Students Win Syracuse Sport Analytics 2022 Football Analytics Blitz

Penn students Zach Bradlow (Penn ’22), Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), and Ezra Troy crowned 2022 Football Analytics Blitz champs! Read more.

Sam Mondry-Cohen Joins Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative is thrilled to welcome Sam Mondry-Cohen as Senior Sports Business Fellow. Read more.

Soaring with the Eagles: Wharton Student Lands Data Job with NFL

Where most sports fans see raw talent, Zach Drapkin (W ’22) sees raw data – the kind of data he likes to sift through to help athletes and teams optimize their approach to games. Read more.

Penn students detail their analytics internships in the NFL

Wharton students Zach Drapkin (W’22) and Sarah Hu (W’23), Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club Board Members, share their “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” interning for their favorite NFL teams with the Daily Pennsylvanian. Read more.

Wharton Students Named Finalists in the NFL Big Data Bowl

Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), Zach Bradlow (W’22), and Ryan Gross, PhD student, worked together to come up with an innovative way that the NFL can improve their defense using real player data. Read more.

A Look Back at 2021 From Analytics at Wharton

This has been an exciting year for Analytics at Wharton. To hosting more than 50 industry events and student programs to supporting 43 faculty and their trailblazing research. In honor of our prolific year, we have curated highlights from across AAW. Read more.

CONTACT US

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative
St. Leonard’s Court
3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104
whartonsabi@wharton.upenn.edu