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IBA Membership

The IBA – the Institute of Business Advisors – represents an exclusive group of professionals who are serious about growing their business acumen and business advisory skills, toolbox, network, career, credentials, and more. When you join the IBA you will receive: IBA credentials, access to the Certified Business Advisor Professional (CBAP) certification at no additional cost, subscriptions to the IBA newsletter, entry into the IBA network, and use of the IBA’s comprehensive online toolbox and learning & development platform, MBA-in-a-Box. MBA-in-a-Box (the IBA Library) represents the name of the IBA’s flagship learning platform, which is comprised of a proprietary and digital library of: 1) on-demand business resources (such as business book summaries, case studies, tools, tips & techniques, as well as business ideas, insights & intelligence, core MBA material, industry overviews, and the Insights Gallery™), and 2) on-demand training courses, referred to as “Core Courses,” that are tracked in our advanced learning management system. Join the IBA today!

Individual Membership$199 annual fee
Corporate MembershipContact the IBA for pricing

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Top 10 Reasons Professional Service Firms Join the IBA + MBA-in-a-Box

The following are 10 primary benefits that professional service firms gain from a corporate membership. These advantages are also relevant to professionals considering our individual membership option.

  • Future-Proof Your Firm: In an ever-evolving business landscape, the combination of IBA membership and the MBA-in-a-Box learning platform ensures your team remains ahead of the curve, prepared to meet the changing needs of the industry and your clients.
  • Prestige and Recognition: Membership with the IBA elevates your firm’s stature by aligning with an elite business association committed to the highest level of business advisory education, standards, services, and business growth.
  • Comprehensive Business Education: Access MBA-level insights and business strategies through MBA-in-a-Box’s on-demand resources and courses, covering everything from business book summaries to business case studies, tailored for the professional services sector.
  • Competitive Differentiation: Stand out in a crowded market by offering strategic, value-added advice to your clients, thanks to the broad business acumen gained through the IBA + MBA-in-a-Box program.
  • Enhanced Client Service: Equip your team with the skills to not only serve as technical advisors but as strategic business advisors, adding depth to your client service offerings.
  • Talent Attraction and Retention: Demonstrate your commitment to employee growth and development, making your firm more attractive to top talent and aiding in retention efforts.
  • Continuous Professional Development: The combination of IBA membership and MBA-in-a-Box ensures ongoing learning and development, keeping your team current with the latest business ideas, trends, strategies, and innovations.
  • Flexible Learning Platform: MBA-in-a-Box’s learning management system allows your professionals to learn at their own pace, fitting their education around busy schedules and ensuring optimal learning outcomes.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join an exclusive network of business professionals and advisors through the IBA, offering unparalleled opportunities for networking, collaboration, and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Tailored Learning Paths for Dual Impact: Utilize MBA-in-a-Box to meet both your firm’s and clients’ specific challenges and opportunities, ensuring relevant learning that promotes  employee business acumen growth and client satisfaction/business growth.
  • EXTRA: CBAP Certification: Encourage your employee’s to become a Certified Business Advisor Professional™ by successfully taking 15 IBA core courses. The CBAP credential is free and available to all members!

By joining the IBA and integrating MBA-in-a-Box into your firm’s professional development strategy (which by the way does not replace or compete with your existing learning systems but serves as a supplemental and synergistic resource), you’re not just investing in your team’s growth; you’re positioning your firm for long-term success and distinction in the professional services market.

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