Is Corporate Development Different From Business Development?
I was doing some reading and/ stumbled upon a division in finance called "business development" which doesn't seem 100% the same as "corporate development". Now, as stupid as this sounds, I read the two pages on wiki and it seems that business development seems more like something a consultant does: namely doing due diligence, researching the broad scope of the environment and working with the business holistically to make decisions (akin to management) while corporate dev seems like a very finance-heavy, M&A-oriented work. Is this a fair assessment or am I way off? If they are separate groups, what would be the way to get into business development as I think this seems more interesting than corporate development? I'd imagine MBB consulting would be an obvious feeder, but any others?