In this program, students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary to conduct applied research in sectors such as marketing, tourism, media, government, public affairs, education, health, non-profit and social service agencies. Students are provided with hands-on experience and focus on the entire research process. Students formulate research questions, develop research designs, collect information from primary and secondary sources, perform data analysis, interpret results, communicate findings, and develop strategic recommendations. Additional features of the program include an emphasis on traditional and emerging qualitative and quantitative methodologies, the use of technology, effective communication processes, and adherence to professional and ethical standards.
Research Analyst admission requirements
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, degree or equivalent.
Typical specialties include psychology, sociology, business, marketing, political science, anthropology, history, tourism, communications, education, health, or philosophy.
Admission decisions will be based on academic grades.
Complementary to the learning outcomes, graduates of the Research Analyst Program will have a sense of confidence and competence that enables them to function effectively in a research setting by demonstrating many of the following skills and aptitudes: intellectual curiosity, critical inquiry, problem solving, creativity, initiative, practical experience, negotiation, professionalism, team work and leadership.
What career paths can I take as a research analyst?
Your Research Analyst graduate certificate gives you many career opportunities
Graduates may find opportunities within a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations, in the fields of marketing, public policy, media, advertising, tourism, human resources, education, needs assessment, and program evaluation. Potential employers include market research firms, private corporations, consulting groups, municipal, provincial and federal government agencies, educational institutions, social agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Why study Research Analyst at Georgian?
The Research Analyst program at Georgian is Canada’s longest running research professional training program, established in 1991.
Refine your skills on the job with a 14- to 16-week co-op work term in semester three. Gain on-the-job learning and practical exposure to the research industry. Employers may be:
- specialized research supplier firms
- educational institutions
- public health agencies and hospitals
- municipal, regional, provincial and federal government
- private “client-side” corporations
- social service agencies
Our extensive network of alumni, companies and industry associations makes it possible for us to support students in securing a co-op opportunity connected to their program outcomes. Students will be competing for co-op opportunities through coaching and support on developing effective resumes, cover letters, portfolios and interviewing skills.