What is Business Acumen?

The understanding of how companies make money and the ability to make better business decisions.

When employees have business acumen, they:

  • Help their company grow.
    Understand how their day-to-day decisions impact the financial and competitive position of the company.
  • Be more influential.
    Speak the language of business as fluently as they speak the language of their function.
  • Make their team more productive.
    Align the team’s work to the CEO’s strategy and to the company’s most important business metrics.
  • Know where to focus.
    Learn how to quickly diagnose the financial strength of the company using financial statements.

JUST BECAUSE A PERSON IS “IN” BUSINESS DOESN’T MEAN THAT PERSON “GETS” BUSINESS.

That’s where the course Building Business Acumen® comes in.  You’ll learn how business really works and how organizations make money.  It’s actionable. It’s simple without being simplistic.  We hope you’ll find that it’s taught in an engaging and insightful style which will help you be more effective in your current job and more successful throughout your career.