Business Research Report Writing

  • Teaches the best practices for writing business research reports
  • Taught by a business college PhD professor
  • Self-pacing
  • All business reports course materials online
  • Many business report writing exercises
  • Training in using sources and writing objectively
  • Activities to practice writing clear business research reports that have impact
  • Easy-to-understand lessons
  • A wide variety of examples
  • Five diagnostic writing examinations of sample business research reports with coaching by the instructor
  • Business research reports course materials stay online after graduation for later reference
  • Tuition: $295


The Business Research Report Writing course will teach you how to prepare business reports summarizing the results of your research for use by internal clients in accomplishing business goals. One specific example of such business report writing is the report that presents information about a potential customer to enable account representatives, marketing specialists, and strategic planners to enhance or develop a business relationship with the potential customer. The business research reports course will teach you how to decide what information is pertinent and how to summarize or synthesize the information into a coherent presentation without interjecting bias.

The online business report writing lessons contain clear explanations and many examples. You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the business-report activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate at the end of the course.

Course Time
You will go through the business report writing course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

Course Content

Diagnostic 1: Initial diagnosis of business report writing ability
Lesson 1: The client and audience
Lesson 2: Objectives and specifications for the business research report
Lesson 3: Methods of filtering and recording information
Lesson 4: Facts, conclusions, inferences, and judgments
Lesson 5: Paraphrasing, summarizing, synthesizing, and filtering objectively
Diagnostic 2: Writing business reports objectively
Lesson 6: Organizing
Lesson 7: Using guideposts for clarity
Diagnostic 3: Synthesizing and organizing business reports
Lesson 8: Writing clearly
Lesson 9: Bibliographic methods
Diagnostic 4: Complete sample report writing
Lesson 10: Editing
Lesson 11: Writing concisely
Lesson 12: Research report format and publishing
Lesson 13: Proofreading
Diagnostic 5: Final complete business report
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Business Research Report Writing Course Certificate

Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Business Writing InstructorDr. Robert Hogan teaches the coaching, tutoring, and individualized business writing courses. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations.

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Worldwide Business Research Report Writing Course

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Worldwide Business Research Report Writing Course

6,600 Clients Worldwide

The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations:

Companies – 5,768
Nonprofit organizations – 495
Military/government – 234
Colleges/universities – 143

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Business Research Report Writing Course Awards

Awards and Recognition

The Business Writing Center has been evaluated and has received awards or recognition from a number of organizations and media:

  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dun& Bradstreet
  • Department of Defense
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • HR-Wire
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • TechRepublic

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