Post-Master鈥檚 Executive Certificate in Business Research Methods

This certificate in Business Research Methods is a niche doctoral-level, graduate program for senior researchers in the "insights industry". It is designed for any working professional with significant training and experience in planning, designing, conducting, and analyzing research studies and applying research skills to solve complex business problems. 

Course credits earned from this certificate may be applied to a full Ph.D. in Business Administration at Kennesaw State.

This post-master's certificate will allow you to be proficient in:

  • Comprehensive understanding of various research designs, encompassing ethical considerations.
  • Development of a research strategy aligned with research questions.
  • Execution of research studies employing diverse methods, such as surveys, experiments, archival research, and qualitative approaches.
  • Application of suitable statistical techniques for effective data analysis, including univariate, multivariate, qualitative, and latent construct modeling.
  • Interpretation of research findings and formulation of business implications based on the obtained outcomes.
  • Acquisition of practical skills in commonly used software packages, including SAS, SPSS, NVIVO, and SmartPLS.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 12 

Entry Term: Fall

Time to Complete: 12-month program

Application Deadline: 

  • Fall, July 1

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate ApplicationThere is a non-refundable $60 application processing fee.

Transcripts 鈥 Official transcripts from EACH college and/or university you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically to the Graduate College (

Current Resume 鈥 Submit your current resume or CV.

Previous Experience - 8 years of professional experience and have an accredited master鈥檚 degree.

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Executive Education Programs Coles College of Business

3333 Busbee Dr NW, Room 424A, MD 3301
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6050





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