IS 539 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

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2020

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

    • IS539A
      Mon, 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      Room 53
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      67381
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Fall 2019

    • IS539A
      Wed, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      71812
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS539AO
      Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      71826
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Summer 2019

    • IS539AO
      Wed, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Yoo-Seong Song
      CRN
      39646
      Length
      8 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).