Business Development Managers have never been in higher demand than they are now. As long as corporates feel the need to have someone to represent their company and bring in more revenues, options will continue to flourish for those who make the grade.
Business Development Managers with higher levels of education will have an edge over less educated competitors. Computer skills are beginning to play important roles. Basic computer knowledge and experience is going to come handy when making those Power Point presentations and planning client meetings. Laptops are now as common as briefcases because they allow BDM’s to interface with their client's mainframes.