IS 534 Information Consulting

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in providing research services and also introduce the latest trends and innovative approaches in research services. Information professionals are increasingly being challenged to provide not just data but insights and recommendations that are critical for strategic decision making. Using methodologies widely adopted by professional firms and researchers, this course will cover basics of research consulting including framing research problems, developing deliverables, and presenting professionally.

Previously IS539.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to assess the scope and requirements of business research and consulting projects.
  • Be able to apply research skills to solving unstructured requests from clients.
  • Be able to communicate findings and recommendations in a professional manner.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS534AC - Information Consulting
      Mon, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 12A
      On-Campus
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      73166
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS534AO - Information Consulting
      Thu, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Julia Hart
      CRN
      73167
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Summer 2020

    • IS539AO - Information Consulting
      Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      39646
      Length
      8 weeks
  • Spring 2020

    • IS539A - Information Consulting
      Mon, 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      Room 53
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      67381
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).