About the Institute
The Institute of Business Development is the leading global professional body for Business Development Professionals. Here are our objectives.
IBD promotes research on Business Development and contributes to the debate on public policy by organizing lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.
We provide pre-qualification, continued professional education and also create forums for discussions about relevant contemporary issues.
Tuition & Examination
IBD provides tuition and examination facilities for qualifications embracing all aspects of business development and strategy.
Qualifications & Membership
Membership of the Institute is open to those involved in business development & related areas. Presently, there are three membership cadres in the institute.
This is an introductory grade which is open to those who wish to study for the Institute of Business Developments' student member examinations - provided that they meet the eligibility requirements.
Associate Membership is open to students who have completed the Institute’s examinations and who have had a period of at least three years practical experience in various select capacities.
Associates may become Fellows after at least eight years experience in Business Development work. Fellows will be expected to demonstrate a broader understanding, and appreciation of business development.
The overall aim of the Institute’s examination is to provide members with the professional knowledge, skills, and understanding required to undertake, after sufficient experience, a position as a business development specialist in any sphere.
The Institute offers training's and programs designed for executives and decision-makers, those needing a general knowledge of business development, and those who require an in-depth understanding of business models. The Institute also issues practicing licenses to the following practitioners.
- Business Development Service Providers Consultants
- Business Development Analysts, Advisers and Planners
- Business Development Project Consultants