Continuing Education

Business Research Certificate - Online

Discover the specific knowledge needed to succeed in researching and utilizing the best and most appropriate data for decision making for your work organization. Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact and effective decision making. For business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who needs specific information about a business; or who is in business and needs specific information about a particular topic such as market potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice, productivity improvement, etc. This certificate consists of three courses designed to give you the specific knowledge you need to succeed in your research quest. This certificate is offered in partnership with The Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning.

Introduction to Business Research
Build the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in researching and utilizing the best and most appropriate data for decision making. Develop skills to effectively communicate research results for a specific audience to achieve maximum impact and effective decision making.

Business Statistics
Numbers are vitally important to all types of business decision-making. From budget projections to inventory tracking, business leaders rely on numbers to help them make sound business decisions. How can you make these numbers meaningful to you in your day-to-day planning and decision-making? Learn how to apply and interpret numbers in real-world business ideas in our business statistics course.

Qualitative Business Research
Words are powerful information sources for sound business decisions. As a business leader, you talk to others when you have a question or need to solve a business problem. They provide a richness of information that numbers alone cannot. How can you effectively harness the power of words when you have a need to know something? Learn how to use qualitative methods (information in words) to make the best possible business decisions in our course.

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