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Business Development Executive Courses

A Business Development Executive evaluates the performance of a business and provides strategies for future development. You might analyse data and focus on a particular area such as customer satisfaction or profit margins. Business Development Executives examine all aspects of a business to determine barriers to potential growth.

Business Development Executives should be excellent communicators and be able to lead a team of staff. It’s important you have good analytical abilities and can work on multiple projects efficiently. Business Development Executives must have good strategical skills and be able to come up with unique solutions to a range of problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Business Development Executive earn?

In Australia, a full time Business Development Executive generally earns $1,630 per week ($84,760 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Business Development Executive?

This industry is expected to experience strong employment growth in coming years. There are currently 50,800 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Business Development Executive. Business Development Executives may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Business Development Executive?

If you’re interested in a career as a Business Development Executive, consider enrolling in a Master of Business Administration. This course covers topics including leadership, advanced marketing, operational improvement, financial management, business research, economics, business decision making and corporate strategy. You’ll be able to specialise in an area of interest such as transformational leadership, sustainability, innovation or consulting.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within consulting and strategy and sales. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.