Business Strategy

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CBSA Professional Designations


CBS - CHARTERED BUSINESS STRATEGIST

To be considered for the designation of Chartered Business Strategist, applicants must:

  • Have a degree from an accredited educational institution in Canada with at least three courses related to the areas of strategic management, planning or implementation, strategic policy, international or global business management with a minimum GPA of 3.7 points over 5 or grade B.
  • Have professional experience of at least 3 years involving planning, coordinating, analyzing information, facilitating or collaboration in organizational strategic decision making process.
  • Should have supervised or directly managed 1-3 staff members.
  • Observe the code of professional ethical conduct of the CBSA.

Executive CBS - EXECUTIVE CHARTERED BUSINESS STRATEGIST

To be considered for the designation of Executive Chartered Business Strategist, applicants must

  • Have an MBA, IMBA GBA, EMBA or a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution in Canada with at least three courses related to the areas of strategic management, planning or implementation, strategic policy, international or global business management.
  • Have professional experience of at least 5 years involving the planning, management and implementation of organizational strategic plans.
  • Should have supervised at least two departments and/or directly managed 5-10 staff members.
  • Observe the code of professional ethical conduct of the CBSA.

CBSF - CHARTERED BUSINESS STRATEGY FACILITATOR

Applicants for the designation of Chartered Business Strategy Facilitator will

  • Have a degree, ideally a BA, IBA, GBA, BAcc, MBA, IMBA from an accredited educational institution in Canada with at least three courses related to the areas of strategic management, planning or implementation, strategic policy, international or global business management.
  • Have professional experience of at least 3 years involving planning, coordinating, analyzing information, facilitating or collaboration in organizational strategic decision making process.
  • Have professional experience of at least 10 years in an advisory or consulting capacity to business strategy professionals for the planning, implementation or review of strategic decisions.
  • Observe the code of professional ethical conduct of the CBSA.

CBSE - CHARTERED BUSINESS STRATEGY EDUCATOR

Applicants for the designation of Chartered Business Strategy Educator will

  • Have an MBA, IMBA, EMBA, GMBA, Ph.D., DBA in administration or business related area, with at least two courses and one advanced course or seminar related to the areas of strategic management, planning or implementation, strategic policy, international or global business management.
  • Have teaching or training experience in the field of strategic management, international business management, policy or other related areas in the last 4 years, or equivalent demonstrable experience in providing training workshops or activities related to the strategic decision making process.
  • Be able to demonstrate their expert characterization through publications in peer reviewed, practitioner-oriented or specialized publications.
  • Observe the code of professional ethical conduct of the CBSA.

Please note: If a candidate cannot fulfill all the stated requirements of accreditation, the Accreditation Committee may consider the possibility of any special circumstances. However, if this is not possible the candidate has the option of attempting the accreditation exam which will be based on the “Business Strategy Body of Knowledge”.

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