Center of Data Analytics, ConocoPhillips announce new Data Scholars program

In support of the new bachelor’s degree in data analytics offered by the Spears School of Business, and with financial support from ConocoPhillips, the Center of Data Analytics (CODA) is offering a new Data Scholars program for top students majoring in data analytics, including a new scholarship.

The CODA and ConocoPhillips partnership in the Data Scholars program provides professional development activities, industry mentoring and a significant scholarship. Awards will begin during the Spring 2024 semester.

Students in the data analytics degree program develop important data engineering skills and applied expertise in sophisticated data analytics approaches, including machine learning and applied artificial intelligence. They can also take electives in related areas such as marketing analytics to augment their degree program. Data analytics related jobs are among the fastest growing careers in the STEM fields.

The degree is offered within the Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) Department, whose faculty are international leaders in data analytics and data science education and research. The CODA also resides within the MSIS Department, and it is an interdisciplinary center facilitating analytic-based education and research initiatives across campus.

“We are excited that ConocoPhillips partnered with the Center in facilitating the development of an enhanced data savvy workforce with this innovative scholarship program for the data analytics degree,” said Dr. Rick Wilson, MSIS department chair and director, CODA.

“We are grateful for the support of ConocoPhillips to help us attract and graduate the next generation of outstanding, analytically sophisticated business school students.”

For more details, contact the MSIS Department office at