Professional Certificate in Business Development

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Every business needs senior salespeople who create opportunities for the organisation’s growth. Business development managers make growth happen. They find new partners, plan new opportunities, find new customers and persuade existing ones to buy extra services. If you’re interested in sales and building relationships then you will make a good business development manager.

This CIAPS Professional Certificate in Business Development is a 3 months programme aimed at people interested in or already working in a business environment. Our ideal candidates will have plans and ambitions to help grow new or on-going businesses. It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the strategic elements of sales and marketing, activation, partnership, and franchise, distribution and logistics, relationship management, business communication and brand management.

Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of the essential features of developing and promoting business in new sectors and locations. During the programme each student will experience different areas of business roles and projects.

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Duration: 3 Months
Start Date: September 26th, 2020
Next Start Date: Start of January 2021
Registration Fee: 100 USD
Course Fees: 1000 USD


Key Modules to be covered in the Professional Certificate in Business Development include:

  • Introduction to Business Development
  • Essential Elements of Marketing
  • Franchising Management
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Brand and Product Activation
  • Essential Elements of Sales
  • Partnership and Negotiations
  • Business Communication
  • Digital Marketing
  • Relationship Management
  • Brand Management

Admission and Fees

Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme.

In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Integrity and respect for others
  • Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent


Cost of the programme includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Learning Material
  • Ancillary Facilities

You can register now and pay your course fees later.
Registration Fee: 100 USD

Programme Fees: The cost of the programme per participant is 1000 USD.

  • Payment Plan Available


This course has been designed with the clear objective of training passionate, dedicated professionals who will be capable of covering leading roles in commercial and industrial organisations. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in a variety of businesses and organisations as:

  • Business Development Managers
  • Country Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Franchise Executive
  • Sales and Activation Managers
  • Partnership Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Area Manager
  • Product or Brand Representative
  • Trade Marketing Manager


At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded of our students during their time with us. To support our participants we have put in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help students get the best from their academic pursuits. We are also very proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies. We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations that look for high standards and work with high achievers.

Learning and Assessments

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of four modules made up of twelve units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practise in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre. It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations. There are two options for learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be marked in England.

Make sure you read “Admission & Fees” above to understand our admission criteria and fees before registering.

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