Master’s Program

Earn Your Master’s Certified Business Intermediary Designation

The IBBA offers an annual 10-month collegiate style program for advanced level Business Brokers who currently hold their CBI designation. This program is intended for those who are interested in continuing in deals within the main street and general marketplace up to the low seven-figure dollar range.

Developed and taught by seasoned Business Brokers, the IBBA Master’s Program provides experience-based instruction in a flexible and affordable format for busy professionals. The Master’s CBI program design goes beyond the nuts and bolts of brokerage by enhancing knowledge, abilities, and skills to close more deals quicker, and with greater efficiency, creating opportunities to earn more annual commission.

Program Details

Master Classes Taught by Masters in the Industry

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Prospecting for Sellers

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Negotiating The Deal

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Pre-Due Diligence for Sellers

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Legal Issues

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Analyzing and Valuing Businesses

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Due Diligence

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Packaging + Marketing The Business

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Ethical Issues

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Identifying + Working with
Qualified Buyers

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Transaction Structuring,
Closing + Transfer

Find credit information, course details, terms and conditions, and more in the IBBA Master’s CBI Program Guide.

Master’s CBI Program Guide

Application Process

The fee for the Master’s Course is $2,300

Participants must hold the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to apply for this program. Applications will be reviewed on criteria such as education, experience, and tenure, and cohorts are limited in size. Once notified of acceptance, students will have 3 business days to confirm and purchase their registration.

2024 Student Acceptance Invitations Released
Prior to December 1, 2023

2025 Student Applications Accepted
TBD Q4 2024

Email [email protected] or call 216-674-0529

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