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Office of Business Research and Analysis

The College of Business Administration (CoBA) in conjunction with the University Library, and the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) are offering a suite of research services for a fee to benefit small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Research students
research students

The Office of Business Research and Analysis unites faculty expertise with student researchers to produce business analyses, such as the following list.

Project Offerings Include:

  • Business Analyses
  • Economic impact analyses
  • Econometric analysis
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) studies
  • Industry sector forecasts, and marketing analysis

Student teams and faculty experts gather and analyze data to present findings that are used by business and organization leaders. All work is conducted by faculty members and students as part of the

educational mission of the University. 

Past and Upcoming Projects Include:

  • San Diego Business Confidence Index with the San Diego Business Journal
  • Tourism index was added in 2018 to existing surveys of the region’s general business outlook
  • San Diego County Craft Brewery index
  • Economic impact of industry on San Diego County
  • Economic impact for geographic regions
  • Branding/marketing strategies
  • Social media strategies and content
  • Library data research services

Craft Beer Industry Reports

Guild report  
Craft Beer Report 2018

Past Business Confidence Indexes

Spring 2018 BCI

Senior Experience is also a part of the Office of Business Research and Analysis where teams of five students participate as business consultants for organizations.

If you are interested in learning more about the program please contact Ed Ashley at for any questions.