Certified Researcher in Business

|Certified Researcher in Business|

Certified Researcher in Business (CRB) qualification develops skills for independent business research and critical analysis. CRB is the only qualification designed to enable students to become confident in business research techniques. CRB is quality assured and credit rated by Scottish Qualifications Authority at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Why study CRB?

  • Use post-nominal letters ‘CRB’ after your name!
  • Demonstrate your competence in business research to the employers
  • Earn an affordable qualification recognised in UK framework (SCQF)
  • Enhance global acceptance through a qualification benchmarked against European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Join the global community of Business Researchers

Who is it for?

There are no formal entry requirements for CRB. This qualification is open to all – from school leavers to post graduates and employees who want to increase their knowledge and skills in business research.

However, it may be of particular interest to:

  • Managers/executives who conduct research on regular basis for business
  • A university student considering placements, careers in the field of business management/administration and/or further study
  • Someone with a general interest in research methods


CRB covers following areas:

  • Key concepts in research process and methodologies
  • Concepts and process of research proposals preparation
  • Concepts and process of literature review process
  • Concepts and process of data collection
  • Methods of data analysis
  • Simple statistical problems in research
  • The underlying concepts related to data analysis

Result & Certificate

Please note that your certificate is issued by the exam body once you pass the exam, your result is made available Immediately after finishing the exam on Pearson VUE platform.
The certificate and transcript will be couriered (using ROYAL MAIL or ‘similar’) to the address given by you in your Pearson VUE web account. Hence, it is important that you provide detail and absolutely correct postal address with postcode in your Pearson VUE web account.

It may take up to 6 weeks to receive the certificate. If you DO NOT receive your certificate within 6 weeks from the date of successful completion of the exam, please contact us.