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Achieve the MFA™ Executive Business Growth Specialist Designation

Develop critical thinking skills, strategic planning capabilities, marketing know-how and decisive leadership. You’ll align your skills with a long-term vision to ensure sustainable growth.

Choose Your Pathway—two Options

Take six courses

As a designated specialist, provide high level advice with deep knowledge and top skills in your field. Study time is flexible—take up to 18 months to finish.

Take one course

A Great Way to Start. Earn a respected Certificate of Achievement in a course of your choice and 30 CE/CPD Credits. Take up to three months.

“I vow to continually get better. This topic is near and dear to me. If I know ... I can share.”

- Paul T. Vaneyk, Business Builder Retreat Graduate


Achieve Your MFA™ Designation as a Business Building Specialist

As a business owner or advisor, you’ll acquire the knowledge and financial navigation needed to scale up your enterprise. You’ll build success through sound business processes, stable policies and proven procedures.

Custom-Design Your Own Flexible Study Plan

Complete six certificate courses:


Business Valuation for Advisors
Business Leadership, Culture and Continuity
Strategic Business Planning


Operational Foundations to Support Business Growth
Business Law & Contracts
Marketing Mastery for Business Builders


Earn a Professional Certificate

Sharpen your skills and fill knowledge gaps in your studies. Shore up your professional development with a single certificate course from the list above. It’s a great way to fulfill professional development requirements and start on your pathway towards a diploma or designation. Every online course provides 30 CE/CPD credit hours.

Have You Met Your CE/CPD Requirements for 2019?

Please read the Standards of Conduct. Designates of Knowledge Bureau require 15 CE/CPD credits before year end to re-license their registered marks for 2020.

Please contact us to stay onside with your re-licensing requirements and to receive your VIP designate rates on your tuition fees.

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Every course you take with Knowledge Bureau counts on your academic pathway. Qualify for tuition rebates by taking a diploma program or designation program.



Complement your online education with CE Summits. Held in November, January and May, these one-day, instructor-led workshops offer peer-to-peer learning experiences to students who prefer studying in groups.



Annual three-day Distinguished Advisor Conferences and cooccurring Business Builder Retreats focus on finding solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in a global marketplace.


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Tap into a comprehensive, centralized clearinghouse of trusted information, including great books, the Knowledge Bureau Report, newsbooks, lesson plans, online calculators and research libraries.


All-Inclusive Resources

• Personal course selection consultation
• Virtual campus orientation
• Lesson and study plans
• Personal instructor email support
• Comprehensive Knowledge Journal
• EverGreen Online Research Library
• Knowledge Bureau calculators
• Testing and certification
• CE/CPD accreditation
• Examination, certification and designation