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Business Acumen: Your Key to Success.


  • Understand the different business models and the implications for a business
  • The meaning and significance of key financial indicators such as Return on Equity
  • Use financial analysis to maintain fiscal discipline and to make sound business decisions
  • Recognize revenue and profit potential in business opportunities
  • Manage a business’s overall financial performance (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement)

Course outline:

Introduction to Business Acumen

How to Read a Financial Report

Key Financial Indicators

Cash Flow


Target Audience

  • High potential employees who are being prepared for their first management role
  • First line and middle managers who need to understand better the business dimension of their activity
  • Executives who need a refresher on business acumen
  • Individual contributors who need to improve their business acumen


Each Learning Burst takes about 20 minutes to complete