About Us

The Certified Emerging Company Analyst designation is developed and administered by The Business Development Academy. The BDA is recognized as a leader in providing practical courses for senior executives with responsibilities in the fields of Finance; Business Development; Corporate Development; Corporate Strategy; Intellectual Asset Management; Corporate Transactions; and Legal.

The BDA has run courses in over 20 cities in the United States as well as in Canada, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, India and Israel. More than 725 representatives from Fortune 1000 companies have attended courses offered by The Business Development Academy.

Other educational programs developed by BDA include:

Certified Business Development Professional - The CBDP designation provides business development professionals with training in Negotiations, Strategic Planning, Strategic Decision Making, Business Valuation, Financial Modeling and much more.

Certified Patent Valuation Analyst - The CPVA program is the leading designation for professionals involved in assessing the value of patents and intangible assets.

The Institute for Strategic Negotiations - The Institute for Strategic Negotiations maintains the world's largest library of negotiating courses.

Certified Research Developer - The CRD program is the leading designation for assisting research professionals achieve higher commercial yields on their research efforts.

The Devil's Advocate Auditor - The Devil's Advocate Auditor program provides training in validating strategic plans, business plans and business models.

Business Model Validation - BMV provides assessments of Addressable Market Sizes, Market Share Breakdowns, and Financial Model soundness. BMV assesses the soundness of business plans.