Business Development Manager

What Does A Business Development Manager Do?

Melanie, the manager featured in the video, basically sells her organizations wellness program to customers in the community. Salaries listed are for “sales managers” in general.

How Do I Become A Business Development Manager?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in business, management, marketing, advertising, public relations, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master’s degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

What is the Average Salary For A Business Development Manager?

These figures are for Sales Managers (in general):

High – 208,000
Median – 117,000
Low – 55,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Business Development Manager?

  • As many college-prep courses as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Marketing

What Is The Work Environment For A Business Development Manager?

A business development manager may work for any organization who has a product to sell. A person in this position may be required to work long hours. There can also be a lot of pressure to meet strict goals in this line of work.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Business Development Manager?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition for the better jobs.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada