Business Planning


Whether you manage a business large or small, or a ‘not for profit’ organization, a government department or agency, A coherent and convincing Business Plan will form the foundations for growth.

The Global Business Planning course is designed to enable managers to develop a complete business plan, with associated business financials. Your plan will enable you to justify the cost-effectiveness of your budgeting, and submit requests for financing, whether bank or venture capital investment.

You will ideally have completed the Global Market and Customer Assessment course. You will then be able to apply the information you have acquired and framed about your markets, customers and opportunity portfolio, to the development of a strong business strategy.

You will use this strategy to frame sales forecasts, market positioning, and your business financial projections and capital investment requirements.

The product of this course will be a fully viable 3 to 5 year business plan, which you can use to build your business, and gather support from your stakeholders, whether senior managers or investors.

In addition, you will be able to download a financials workbook, and associated business planning worksheets.

The content of this course includes:
•    Framing the Business Value Proposition
•    Framing your Vision, Mission and Strategy
•    Market Analysis and Marketing Strategy
•    Customer Base Analysis and Positioning
•    Sales targets and Forecasts
•    Operational Plans
•    Business Plan Financials
•    Financial Addendums
•    Action planning


Online courses at Global Management Academy are IPad, Android and Mobile Phone Compatible, and comprise:

  • Online presentations
  • Online quizzes
  • Online videos
  • Downloadable learning manual / workbooks / templates/ articles (manuals contain between 60 and 100 pages)
  • Continuous Tutor support throughout the course

Suitable For: Business owners, Business Managers, Planning coordinators

Course Duration: 20 Hours

Course Access Duration: You will have access to your course for 180 days from date of purchase

Certification: Certificate of Attainment

Delivery: On-line

Resources: Learners manual, Planning templates, Presentation templates, Financials Workbooks, additional articles and worksheets.

ILM Equivalence: E3.06 – Writing a Business Plan (1 Credit) / E3.20 - Presenting a Busness Plan (2 Credits)