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Learn about the Business Research Toolkit Program offered each fall and spring semester in Canvas. The hands-on program introduces participants to business resources and research strategies.

About the Business Research Toolkit

The program consists of 10 modules (5 required and 5 elective), each of which take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. You must pass 7 of the 10 modules to receive the certification. 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.

Required Modules:

  • Company Research
  • Industry & Market Research
  • Advanced Searching
  • Demographics & Business Statistics
  • International Business Research

Elective Modules: (choose 2)

  • Academic Integrity
  • Career Research
  • Investment Research
  • Basic Patent Research
  • Researching Nonprofits*

* Thanks to Steve Yoder for his assistance in creating the elective module, Researching Nonprofits. Steve is a retired lawyer and has been a member of the governing body of many nonprofit organizations. He is currently a Credentialed Course Instructor in the Collat School of Business, where he teaches business law in the Master of Accounting Program.

Syllabus & Handout