The Institute is established to create, expand and maintain an environment where skills for the practice of Business Development & Strategy are widely spread and valued. The Institute is the leading global professional body for Business Development Professionals. It is also an internationally recognized examining and awarding body for business development students. An Astute Professionals for Business Development Managers, supporting career and personal development as well as mobility The Institute’s educational programmes and qualifying examinations provide recognized qualifications for management and business development staff working in all the key industry sectors of any economic system. The Institute’s Associate Certificate has been assessed and rated by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) as comparable to BRITISH MASTER’S DEGREE STANDARD.