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.

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

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).