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Certified Expert in Business Development

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

Below illustrates the recommended programme order, however the order is flexible.

Programme Essentials

  • Enhance essential leadership and management skills 
  • Innovative platform attributes and quality materials with an up-to-date learning environment 
  • Flexibility in time and learning
  • Leadership 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
  • Customizable to your company’s needs and requirements

Target Group

The Certified Expert in Business Development is designed for middle and senior managers from banks and corporates or other organizations who seek to improve their leadership and business development management skills in a time efficient manner. For more information contact us

More details about the Programme

Online Learning

The programme comprises of six online units which will give you a comprehensive knowledge in the disciplines of:

  • Economics
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management  

Each unit also comprises of Optional Readings which are intended to assist you with your specialization selection and your assignment.

Online Exam

Participants are required to take a 2 hour MCQ exam. The date of the examination is flexible.

Leadership Assessment


Participants need to submit a 8-10 page assignment on a topic of your choice or given by FS. The date of your final assignment submission will be selected by yourself and your study advisor within the 5 – 8 month programme period.


Throughout the programme you can liaise with Frankfurt School and the other participants via the online forum. This gives you the opportunity to engage with others that are enrolled in this programme and a valuable networking opportunity.

Specilisation Training

A prerequisite to finish the programme is to select a specialisation face to face training. There is the option to attend a one week at The Frankfurt School campus for International Executive Campus or to complete this via a series of online trainings over a period.

International Executive Campus in Frankfurt

Participants can choose from any of the following weeks as incalss specialisation. For more information click here.

01 - 05 February, 2021

  • Business Development through Strategy and Innovation

  • Leading with Impact

  • Managing Projects Effectively

  • Women’s Leadership Academy

International Executive Campus Online

Now participants can complete Certified Expert in Business Development fully online. Participants will follow following two interactive online training sessions. For more Information click here.

  • Building a Customer-Centric Company

  • Impact Leadership in Times of Transition

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


Join our programme today by sending us an email.

Price : 7,200 EUR 

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


The programme has a flexible start date. There is approximately 150 hours of self-study. Our past experience suggest that the programme takes particpants between 5 to 8 months to complete.


Certified Expert in Business Development Certificate equivalent to 10 ECTS.


First academic degree or at least three years of professional experience to be proofed by submitting your CV.


Entire programme is conducted in English


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

Course contributes to UN 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).