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Advanced Professional Certificate Courses

These are short online certificate courses of a more advanced nature designed to help you develop professionally and achieve your career goals, while you earn a professional certificate which qualifies you for the appropriate continuous professional development (CPD).

The Advanced Professional Certificate in Business Research Methods aims to enable the learner to conduct effective business research by understanding the fundamentals of information search, Analysis and critique skills, data collection methods and professional business report drafting.

The course aims to introduce the learner to the business research process by enabling the learner to gain skills such as choosing a topic, crafting a research question, reviewing literature, citations and references. The learner will be able to produce professional business research reports after learning different research philosophies, research methods and data analysis techniques.

Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of the certificate, the student will be able to learn:

  • Fundamentals of Research Philosophy and Principles
  • Types of research, Researcher personality, Types of data and sources
  • Selecting and developing a Topic Into a Research Question
  • Research Paradigms, approaches and types of methodologies
  • Creating and approving an effective research proposal
  • Writing arguments in the research report. Report Structure, Content and Critique
  • Literature review structure, searching and mapping, Critical review
  • Developing research conceptual framework
  • Research Methodology, Types of research methods, evaluating and using the secondary data
  • Research sampling, techniques and types
  • Research Analysis; Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods
  • Citations and referencing and drafting the research report

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

An E-Certificate of achievement will be awarded after successful completion of the course once the completion criterion is satisfied as a proof of success.

There are no strict entry requirements for this course. Work experience will be added advantage to understanding the content of the course.

The certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge of the learner in the field. This certificate is for everyone eager to know more and get updated on current ideas in the respective field. We recommend this certificate for the following audience.

  • CEO, Director, Manager, Supervisor
  • Business professional
  • Business Researcher
  • Research report writer
  • Research and Development Manager
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