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Senior Business Strategy Professional (SBSP)

The Overview

SBSP is for professionals already working in business and industry, and who seek to improve their performance and lead sooner than later.

The SBSP credential adds dollops of new value to your professional profile. SBSP certified professionals are viewed more capable of returning better performance and results because of their sharper comprehension of business strategy and their capabilities of applying it for better handling of problems. The fact that the SBSP is based on the groundbreaking 4M-BSP body of knowledge serves to reassure employers about the high standards of business strategy understanding the SBSP certified display. Registrations for SBSP can be done online, 24X7 from virtually anywhere in the world.

Senior Business Strategy Professional


Pre-registrations are currently open for the spanking new SBSP version marked to the updated The Strategy Institute 4M-BSP Ver 16-2.3 launching 19 August, 2019.

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SBSP Exam Fee: $ 550 USD

Register 24X7. Online.

The moment you decide you have to look at a bigger, swankier business and management career, just storm right into the SBSP segment on The Strategy Institute website, anytime of the day – or better still – even in the night! Pick a coffee. Just click Apply. And within minutes, you’ll be done – registered for what is the world’s most powerful qualification the young and the driven business and management professionals can earn today! Everything happens smooth: you apply; you complete your SBSP registration; schedule your SBSP exam and pay-up for it using your credit card, and receive a couple of email notes from us – all before you finish your coffee! In the meanwhile, your smart and meaty SBSP learning resources kit has been pushed on its way to you.

World’s Best Learning Resources on Business Strategy

Unlike other certification bodies, The Strategy Institute neither provides any special exam preparation material, nor asks individuals registered for SBSP Certification to purchase any such text or kits from any external organization. Instead, The Strategy Institute focuses on empowering the registrants with text and learning resources that help them build and expand their knowledge of Business Strategy. The Strategy Institute, hence, does provide the SBSP Resource Box complimentary to every SBSP registrant, containing printed and electronic resources with complete information on the SBSP Certification as well as the latest on The Strategy Institute standards and Business Strategy theory and practice. The Resource Box includes The Strategy Institute flagship publication– Business Strategy- Handbook by The Strategy Institute– the world’s first and the only standards-aligned and the most authoritative text on the science and art of Business Strategy ever. It’s a book for life for all business and management professionals, and also the most important reading reference for preparing for SBSP Certification exams. The electronic resources include an e-Copy of the SBSP™ Exam Preparation Guidelines. Once you receive SBSP Resource Box, you are set for commencing your journey to becoming a business and management professional ready for the most very best of global employers. Start your preparation for your online-proctored SBSP™ exam, which you can take almost anywhere you may be – in the comfort of your home or office after getting your computer and exam room The Strategy Institute-verified and approved for the exam.

The Candidacy Tracks

SBSP Track

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become an SBSP. Following is the convenient track covering business strategists and other finance professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn an SBSP!

  • 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 3 Years of formal exposure to handling roles in any of the organized business/ enterprise functions including planning, marketing, finance, research, sales, human resource, or accounting etc.

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There are six distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a SBSP. 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 SBSP 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 SBSP 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 SBSP certification.

Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the SBSP 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 SBSP™ registrants to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Business Strategy. You can schedule your SBSP™ 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 SBSP™ exam.

If you qualify the SBSP certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the Business Strategy Certifications Board (BSCB), you are recommended for the award of SBSP Credential and the SBSP 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.

The Digitally Badged SBSP

SBSP Credential, like all other great educations and designations worldwide, is digitally badged by CredBadge, thereby adding spurts of au fait significance to your professional profile. The digital traces of SBSP Certification in your resume acknowledge your achievements, experiences, learning outcomes, skills acquisition, and demonstrate your competencies in comprehension and application of business strategy.

digital badge

Credential Maintenance & Renewal

Renewal is mandatory to keep your certification live and current. You are required to renew your SBSP Credential every 3 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 SBSP 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.

Renewing your SBSP Credential

  • Step 1. Apply for SBSP renewal by logging into myAccount on
  • Step 2. Pay your SBSP renewal fee online.
  • Step 3. Complete the prescribed online learning program & assessment.
  • Step 4. Receive instant confirmation for credential renewal.
  • Step 5. Get your renewed SBSP Credential certificate & a new digital badge.

SBSP Credential Renewal Policy – 2018

  • Life of the Credential (in years from the date of award)+
  • Standard Credential Renewal Duration+
  • Standard Credential Renewal Window+
  • Standard Credential Renewal Deadline+
  • Credential Renewal Convenience Period+
  • Credential Freeze and Suspension+
  • Credential Cancellation & Revival +
  • Validity of a Renewed Credential+

SBSP™ Renewal Fee Schedule

Schedule Code Renewal Categories Fees Deadline
SBSPR-1 Standard Renewal USD 150 Before the expiry of the credential validity
SBSPR-2 Renewal During The
Convenience Period
USD 200 Within maximum 60 days from the due date
SBSPR-3 Renewal/ Reactivation After Suspension USD 250 Within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension
SBSPR-4 Renewal/ Revival After Cancellation USD 300 Within 30 days from the date of cancellation
Credential Case

The SBSP Credential Case

The SBSP Credential enclosed in a couturier folder-box acts as a baiting for those who are working hard to accomplish the credential. This voguish box adds a little more of enthusiasm into the lives of The Strategy Institute Certification applicants. Along with the certificate, there is a metallic badge with your designation marked on it, to be worn on your shirts and coat pockets. Another lifetime treasure is a booklet on The Strategy Institute Code of Ethics, which is neatly placed with the other two components of the credential case.



Pre-registrations are currently open for the spanking new SBSP version marked to the compliant to the
updated 4M-BSP Knowledge Grid Release 16.1.3. launching 19 August, 2019.

Pre-Register Now