Registration for the Spring 2023 Business Research Toolkit is closed. Please fill out this form to be notified of the next toolkit offering. If you have any questions, contact Kara Van Abel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program consists of 9 modules (5 required and 4 elective), each of which take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. You must pass 7 of the 9 modules to receive the certificate of completion.
Each module is offered online in an asynchronous format within Canvas. It takes 7 weeks to complete the toolkit at the pace of one module per week.
Industry & Market Research
Demographics and Business Statistics
International Business Research
Elective Modules (Choose 2)
Patent & Intellectual Property Research
The Business Research Toolkit (originally the Business Research Certificate) is a program taught by the Liaison to the Collat School of Business. Created in 2010 by Jeff Graveline, the program was developed to meet the business research needs of students, faculty, and staff across campus. Since it was started, hundreds of students from all backgrounds have received a certificate of completion. The program was originally designed to cover specific areas of business research including: the research process, company research, industry research, advanced news searching, demographics & business statistics, and international research. The program also includes a module designed to cover all aspects of academic dishonesty.
Kara Van Abel took over the program in the spring of 2017 adding new modules and re-designing the format to make the Business Research Toolkit accessible to anyone regardless of their location or schedule. While it was only taught on-campus for the first several years, it is now offered in a fully online, asynchronous classroom within Canvas.
A complete list of UAB students, faculty, and staff who have completed the Business Research Toolkit as well as the Business Research Certificate can be found on the Certificate Recipients Tab of this guide.
New elective modules are currently under consideration for future offerings of the toolkit. Please take a moment and help me identify which ones would be the most useful. Which of the following research areas are you most interested in learning about?