Welcome to The Institute of Business Development

Business Development Week


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 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 commercial management and business development staff working in all the key industries of any economic system.

Our Vision

To develop core expertise in Business Development for the private, public sectors, the domestic and international arena...

Our Values

The values, which the Institute will subscribe to in dealing with membership and general public includes; Integrity, Professionalism...

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and maintain the highest professional standards
for experts in all facets
of Business Development..

Our Role

The Institute is the Professional Body for Business Development professionals in Nigeria. It is the public face of learned...

Our Objectives

  1. To provide tuition and examination facilities for qualifications embracing all aspects of the law and practice relating to
    Business Development and Strategy.

  2. To provide pre-qualification and continuing professional Education and creating forums for discussions about
    contemporary and relevant issues.

  3. To promote research on Business Development and contribute to and inform debate on public policy.

  4. To organize lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.

  5. To be leader in education and expert in building strategic thinking, capacity Development, master business and
    marketing plans.

  6. To regularly organize revision classes for students, preparing for the Institute’s examination.

  7. To publish in-house journals and professional magazines on Business Development and Strategy.

  8. To ensure that members are gainfully employed.

Benefits of Student Membership

  • In depth knowledge gained from studying for a nationally recognized professional Business Development and Strategy

  • Career Enhancement - Many employers advertise for personnel in Business Development, which the Institute now

  • Personal development and increased confidence.

  • Valuable support - IBD offers various study support to assist students during their examination.

  • Various revision courses are offered to help students improve their exam technique.

  • Free regular advice is available on how to pass the examination.

  • Regional support is available with events and mentoring service.

  • Networking opportunities - As a student of the Institute you can meet other like minded professionals from all areas of
    the business development field at national and state IBD events.

  • Free publications - As a Student you will receive copies of IBD News and technical updates.

  • Various discounts - Students are also entitled to reduced rates on IBD events
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