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Certified Expert in Business Development

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The Certified Expert in Business Development is a flexible blended learning management certificate programme dispensing great opportunity for professionals to develop their key Business Development and Leadership skills to excel in their executive positions while pursuing their career.

Your Learning Journey

CEBD Learning Journey

A prerequisite to finish the Certified Expert in Business Development is to attend this one week programmes at the Frankfurt School campus.

Programme Essentials

  • Enhance essential Business Development and Communication skills
  • Quality materials with an up-to-date learning platform and environment 
  • Flexibility in time and learning while working
  • Competency Skills Assessment and Personal Development Plan
  • Personal and professional networking opportunities
  • Be awarded prestigious “Certified Expert in Business Development” 
  • Earn 10 ECTS credit points from top-ranked German business school with triple crown accreditation

Business Development

Learn how to identify, develop and implement growth opportunities

Business Development is about identifying, developing and implementing growth opportunities in an organization. People who partake in Business Development may come from various professional backgrounds working in different areas or departments of an organization. But what they all have in common is their entrepreneurial task or function of identifying market opportunities, designing new products or businesses and bringing them successfully to the market. Therefore Business Development may be considered as cross functional. It requires key skills from Strategy and Business Design, Innovation and Product Development, Market and Customer Development as well as from Leadership, Finance and Operations.

Target Group

The Certified Expert in Business Development is designed for middle and senior managers from banks and corporates or other organizations as well as entrepreneurs who seek to enhance their Business Development and Leadership skills in a time efficient manner. For more information contact us

Company Requests

Make Certified Expert in Business Development programme suit your company’s Management Development strategy. This programme can be customized to your company’s needs and requirements. Candidates can select a company specific topic as their final assignment. In addition; if you have a bigger group of candidates, we can also customize the in-class part in terms of content and duration as well as the final assignment.

Key Information


Register now and start any day of the year.

Price : 14,600 EUR* 

*Price includes 5-day specialisation training on campus

*Prince includes lunch and beverages during the seminar

*Accommodation is not included in the price during on campus week


The programme has a flexible start date. There is approximately 250 hours of self-study. Our past experience suggest that the programme takes particpants between 8 to 10 months to complete.


Online, with the option of the on campus specialisation taking place at the Frankfurt School Campus. 


Certified Expert in Business Development Certificate equivalent to 10 ECTS.


Entire programme is conducted in English

Contribution to SDGs

This course will enhance your knowledge in the following SDGs. The SWA offers professional and executive courses dedicated to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).