Business Development

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Level 7 Diploma Business Development (Endorsed Certificate)
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Business Development

Business Development Level-7. Endorsed Business Development Diploma of Achievement. Business development is often defined as ‘the summarisation of ideas, activities and initiatives implemented to improve a business’. An exceptionally broad and diverse field, business development encompasses every activity, process and project that can be undertaken to drive performance and prosperity. From target audience identification to product development to sales and marketing strategy implementation, these and other activities all play a role in effective business development. As a result, those who thrive in the field of business development are considered assets of enormous value for today’s business. Whether the goal is to secure a lucrative position with an established employer or leverage the limitless benefits of entrepreneurship, the fascinating field of business development is very much open for business!

This advanced Level 7 Business Development Diploma provides a comprehensive introduction to the functions and objectives of key business development activities. Learn how to develop and implement a business plan, design and introduce new products, analyse target audience expectations and develop a viable product pricing strategy. Learn how branding and packaging can affect the performance of new and existing products, study the role of marketing in business development and consider the pros and cons of the various channels of distribution. Enjoy complete tutor support as you study, with no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about. However ambitious your objectives may be, this endorsed Level 7 Business Development Diploma could take you one step closer to the career of your dreams.


Level 7 Diploma Business Development (Endorsed Certificate)
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Business Development

Course Benefits

When studying for an diploma in business Development with Oxford Home Study Centre, every learner benefits from:

  1. All required course materials and supporting documentation included as standard within the initial course fee.
  2. The freedom to study in your own time and at your own pace with no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about.
  3. 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform from any location worldwide with an Internet connection for complete flexibility and convenience.
  4. Comprehensive support provided by qualified and professional tutors with extensive industry experience and expertise.
  5. The opportunity to earn an internationally-recognized qualification from an endorsed awarding organization.

Learning Objectives

Our highest-level diploma in business development was designed for anyone looking to climb the career ladder to the highest possible levels in a business or office setting. We focus on the kind of practical and valuable course content that can be immediately transferred to a professional working environment. Both for existing professionals in pursuit of career advancement and newcomers looking to secure their first professional positions, an internationally-recognized business development qualification could make all the difference.

Each learner is provided with their own dedicated tutor for comprehensive support and guidance from start to finish. Every tutor within the Oxford Home Study Centre team has been hand-selected in accordance with relevant industry experience, proven capabilities and commitment to success. We take enormous pride in nurturing every learner to discover and reach their full potential, providing all the support required to kick-start inspiring success stories. Undergoing constant improvements for guaranteed relevance, our business courses could be just the ticket to fast-track your career advancement.

Study in your own time and at your own pace for a recognized qualification that could transform your career prospects for life.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Confidently work in a leadership position in any business environment
  • Understand a variety of business types and management positions
  • Perform a variety of key HR management functions and duties
  • Extract maximum value from performance appraisals and interviews
  • Carry out the most important business development tasks
  • Understand the objectives and functions of financial management
  • Fulfil a variety of resource management responsibilities
  • Produce professional reports and business communications
  • Create and implement an effective marketing plan
  • Delegate duties and build an efficient workforce

Course Outline

Our exclusive diploma in business development is delivered across 19 intensive yet accessible modules. In order to successfully complete the course, the modules must be completed in order, along with an assessment at the end of each module.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Business Development

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is Our Business?
  • The Owner’s Role
  • Keeping Things Moving
  • Designing Your Organizational Structure
  • Leveraging Structure
  • Who is in Charge
  • Plus more

Unit 2 - Developing a Business Plan

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Why a Business Plan?
  • The One-Page Plan
  • The Formal Plan
  • Checklist for Setting Up Your Business
  • Developing Your Business Structure
  • Designing Your Contact Information
  • Creating Promotional Materials
  • Plus more

Unit 3 - Product Development Idea

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Building on Your Business Idea
  • Identifying Your Target Market and Customers
  • Developing Your Value Proposition
  • Creating Financial Projections
  • Plus more

Unit 4 - Product Development and Product Life Cycle

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Value of Product Innovation
  • New Product Development
  • Generating an Idea
  • Idea Vetting
  • Concept Development and Testing
  • Business Analysis
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Product Pricing Strategies

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • The Function and Value of Price
  • Pricing Objective
  • Profit- Oriented Objectives
  • Sales Volume- Oriented Objectives
  • Factors Affecting Price Determination
  • The Product’s Value to the Buyer
  • Types of Costs
  • Plus more

Unit 6 - Branding and Packaging

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Branding
  • The Meaning and Importance of Branding
  • The Brand Name versus Trade Mark
  • Selecting a Good Brand Name
  • Packaging
  • Packaging Industry
  • Functions of Packaging
  • Legal Dimensions
  • Plus more

Unit 7 - Channels of Distribution

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is a Channel of Distribution?
  • Functions of Channels of Distribution
  • Channels of Distribution Used
  • Channels of Distribution Used for Consumer Goods
  • Factors Influencing the Choice of Channel
  • Product Considerations
  • Plus more

Unit 8 - Marketing your Product

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Consumer and Market Analysis
  • Analyzing the Competition and Yourself
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Selling Your Product
  • Plus more

Unit 9 - Creative Thinking and Innovation

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Understanding Creativity and Innovation
  • Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • Individual and Group Techniques for Creativity
  • Encouraging Creativity in a Team
  • Plus more

Unit 10 - Negotiation technique

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Handling Objections
  • Closing the Sale
  • The Changing Customer
  • What the Customer Wants
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Practicing Negotiation
  • Phases of Negotiation

Unit 11 - Communication Skills

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Active Listening
  • Responding to Feelings
  • Reading Cues
  • Demonstration Cues
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  • Non-Verbal Messages
  • Managing the Mingling
  • The Handshake

Unit 12 - Administrative Skills

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Importance of Business Environment
  • Types of Business Environment
  • Social Responsibility of a Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Plus more

Unit 13 - Change Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • About Change
  • Key Factors in Successful Change
  • Time Management Tips and Tricks
  • Plus More

Unit 14 - Conflict Resolution

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • What Is Conflict
  • Preventing Problems
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques

Unit 15 - Succession Planning

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Understanding the value of Succession Planning
  • Elements of a Succession Plan
  • Development of a Succession Plan
  • Plus More

Unit 16 - Talent Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • An Introduction to Talent and Performance Management
  • Creating a Talent Management Plan
  • Talent Development within an Organization
  • Role of Communication in Talent Management

Unit 17 - Risk Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • The History of Risk Management and its Concepts
  • The Element of Risk
  • Current Definitions of Risk
  • Uncertainty and Its Relationship to Risk
  • Classification of Risk
  • Fundamental and Particular Risks

Unit 18 - Business Ethics

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Business Ethics
  • Philosophical Approaches to Ethics
  • Common Ethical Dilemmas
  • Plus More

Unit 19 - Business Etiquette

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Business Etiquette
  • Proper ways for Business Dining
  • Plus More

Who is this course for?

Business Development

  • Newcomers to business management
  • Anyone considering starting their own business
  • Existing small business managers
  • Candidates looking to upgrade their CVs for better job prospects
  • Those planning to go on to higher-level studies upon completion


Business Development

There is no particular entry requirement. We do not ask for any previous qualification or experience.

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £170 accreditation fee.There are £9 postal charges for the UK students and £15 for the non UK students.

Certificate of Completion from OHSC

Certificate of Completion from OHSC (soft copy) can be claimed for £10. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25 + postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK)

Career path

Business Development

  • Business Consultant
  • Buyer
  • Business Analyst
  • Receptionist
  • Administration
  • Secretary

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