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What You Do

An Business Development Officer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop policies and administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban and rural areas;
  • Conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional or national areas to assess development potential and future trends; and
  • Assess business opportunities and develop strategies to attract venture capital.

What You Need

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to be resourceful
  • Ability to co-operate with others in a team setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English/French)
  • A keen interest in conducting research and formulating policies
  • Advanced computer and technical skills for data manipulation and statistical analysis

Your Career Pathway

Certificates, Diplomas, Community College

Holland College: Business Administration

2 Years$4,884

Nova Scotia Community College: International Business

2 Years$3,960
University Bachelor's Degree

Dalhousie University: Commerce (Majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance)

4 Years$11,117/year

University of New Brunswick (UNB): Business Administration

4 Years$8,276/year

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN): Commerce/Business Administration

5 Years$3,300/year

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Bachelor of Business Administration

2 Years$6,270/year