Leading a business function, market, product category, or a department in business organizations today demands a direct connect with Business Strategy. The GBSL™ is that esteemed qualification that fits you best if you are in a leadership role; or are preparing for one; or may be eagerly competing for one.
This 4M-BSP synced high-level credential from The Strategy Institute validates best, your readiness for the most challenging of leadership roles, because as a GBSL™ certified professional, you are viewed as a complete, well-rounded leader-material, ready to hit the ground running. The GBSL™ is the most powerful stamp of your abilities to bring about change, and deliver long-term impact. You can register for GBSL™ anywhere you may be in the world.
Pre-registrations are currently open for the spanking new GBSL™ version marked to the updated The Strategy Institute 4M-BSP Ver 16-2.3 launching 19 August, 2019.Pre-Register Now
The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become a GBSL™. There are TWO convenient tracks covering leaders and senior managers from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn a GBSL™!
Minimum Qualification Required
Should have completed a Graduate/ Master's Degree or Diploma qualification in Business/ Finance/ Management/ Accounting/ Economics or in any other business-related discipline at the time of applying for the program
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum 12 Years of formal exposure to leadership or senior managerial roles in any of the organized business/ enterprise functions including planning, marketing, finance, research, sales, human resource, or accounting etc.
Minimum Qualification Required
Should have completed a Ph.D./ equivalent qualification in Business/ Finance/ Management/ Accounting/ Economics or in any other business/ management related discipline at the time of applying for the program
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum 8 Years of teaching/ training/ research experience in areas like planning, marketing, finance, economics, research, sales, human resource, or accounting etc.
There are six distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a GBSL™. Here's what these stages look like. Of course, we've just tried to take you through a quick tour, so many of the details may be missing. You may Contact Us for more information.
All The Strategy Institute certifications mandate you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. The requirements for each certification is unique, so before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the GBSL™ certification, you wish to apply for.
It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online application.
Once you have satisfied the GBSL™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myAccount. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next step in the assessment process.
An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the GBSL™ certification.
Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the GBSL™ Resource Box containing reading and learning material at the address you have registered with us. Normal delivery timeframe is 3-4 weeks.
The Strategy Institute earmarks a 45-day immersion period for GBSL™ registrants to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Business Strategy. You can schedule your GBSL™ exam anytime after the 45-days immersion period is over. In fact, you also get an additional 135-days to plan for and take your GBSL™ exam.
If you qualify the GBSL™ certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the Business Strategy Certifications Board (BSCB), you are recommended for the award of GBSL™ Credential and the GBSL™ Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within three to four weeks from the date of the credential- award.
Digitally badged by CredBadge™, 4M-BSP synced high-level credential from The Strategy Institute, the GBSL™ Credential adds value to your profile, and broadens the avenues to acquire and demonstrate your readiness for the most challenging of leadership roles. Moreover, this digitally enriched certification hallmarks your knacks to bring about change, and convey enduring sway.
Renewal is mandatory to keep your certification live and current. You are required to renew your GBSL™ Credential every 5 years. When you renew, you show your continuing competence and commitment to the profession. The Strategy Institute will send you reminder emails for renewal of your credential or log into myAccount and register for GBSL™ renewal. In order to receive email reminders from The Strategy Institute, please make sure to keep your email address current. Please note that training is not mandatory for renewal and you only have to register and complete a short–duration online refresher learning program as per the latest 4M- BSP Body of Knowledge (The Strategy Institute’s Body of Knowledge) along with a small online assessment.
The GBSL™ Credential is valid for 5 years. Credential-holders will be required to renew their GBSL™ Credential – as applicable or permissible – for continuation of their credential beyond 5 years.
The GBSL™ Credential is renewable every 5 years, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, GBSLR-1).
The GBSL™ Credential Renewal Window will open 2 months before the expiry of the credential.
Before the expiry of the credential validity, e.g.; if the credential, was awarded on April 1, 2014, the Standard Renewal Deadline will be March 31, 2019 i.e. 5 years after the award of the credential. If the GBSL™ Credential is not renewed by the deadline, The Strategy Institute online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will show “Renewal Due” for a Convenience Period of 60 days, against the name of the credential-holder whose credential awaits renewal.
A GBSL™ Credential can be renewed within maximum 60 days from the date it expires, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, GBSLR-2). If renewal formalities are not completed within the convenience period, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode.
|Schedule Code||Renewal Categories||Fees||Deadline|
|GBSLR-1||Standard Renewal||USD 200||Before the expiry of the credential validity|
|GBSLR-2||Renewal During The
|USD 250||Within maximum 60 days from the due date|
|GBSLR-3||Renewal/ Reactivation After Suspension||USD 300||Within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension|
|GBSLR-4||Renewal/ Reactivation After Cancellation||USD 350||Within 30 days from the date of cancellation|
Tailored in an exquisitely designed way, the sturdy credential case gives the applicants a drive to toil harder for qualifying The Strategy Institute exam. The GBSL™ Credential comes enclosed in an elite credential box, accompanied by a lapel pin in the form of a metal badge to exhibit the credential. The Strategy Institute Code of Ethics booklet, to be revered for lifetime, is positioned gracefully along with the rest, in the same credential box.
Pre-registrations are currently open for the spanking new GBSL™ version markedto the compliant to the
updated 4M-BSP Knowledge Grid Release 16.1.3. launching 19 August, 2019.