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Business Development Managers and Directors

Education and Training Requirements

High School

The ability to communicate is extremely important for business development professionals, so be sure to take English and speech classes. Foreign language classes will come in handy if you end up working for a company that does business internationally, and joining the debate club will help you to develop your powers of persuasion. Psychology classes will provide you with an understanding of human behavior. Classes that help you to develop your critical-thinking skills—such as history, philosophy, and social studies—will also be useful. Other important courses include business, economics, marketing, and computer science.

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