YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
A lot of people working as a Business Development Manager have a degree in Games or Business. Above all, you should be someone who enjoys being strategic and is self-motivated, outgoing and determined.
As a professional, you will be helping the company grow by identifying and mapping business strengths and needs. You will research leads and nurture relationships with potential clients, sponsors and partners. You’ll have experience with Customer relationship management (CRM) software, such as Salesforce and HubSpot.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a Business Development Manager, you must demonstrate a deep knowledge of the game industry and who the key players are. Your experience should prove your ability to plan and execute valuable partnerships. Some Business Development Managers work their way into this career from a sales or marketing role. For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.