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Business Acumen Certificate

Making sound, informed decisions is key to a strong business foundation. The Business Acumen Certificate develops your ability to create competitive operational and industry strategies that are critical to an organization’s success. Through our program, learn how to effectively integrate data and financials into your strategic decision-making process, understand your organization’s digital transformation including its impact on your customers, and use critical-thinking skills to optimize your decisions. Work with instructors who use their industry experience to help you gain business acumen and achieve measurable results for your organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the business skills needed to operate at a strategic level
  • Examine and refine your critical-thinking and analysis skills
  • Formulate systems to integrate data into your decision-making process
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements and evaluate various strategies for growth
  • Identify the benefits of implementing an organizational culture that places the customer first
  • Define key aspects of digital transformation within an organization


To get started, enroll in a course from the list below. Earn the certificate by completing a total of 7 courses.

For information on the course format, view the session information on the selected course page.

CORE COURSESSpringSummerFallPrice
Agile Project Management

6/6-6/14 Live Online

9/19-9/27 Live Online

Critical Thinking: Business Analysis and Decision-Making Strategies

11/7-11/9 Live Online

Finance Skills for Nonfinancial Managers

10/18-10/19 In-person

From Technical Expert to Strategic Leader

10/27-11/4 Live Online

Managing Change During Uncertain Times

6/10-6/17 Live Online

Project Management Foundations

6/20-6/28 Live Online

8/23-8/31 Live Online

9/19-10/15 Online

12/5-12/13 Live Online

Speaking and Presentation Skills for the Digital Age

10/18-11/1 In-person

Understanding Business Strategy: Decision-Making and Disruptive Thinking

11/1-11/2 In-person

Unlocking the Secrets of Business Email Writing

6/20-6/22 Combined Online

Using Data for Business Strategy and Decisions$895

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Kimberly Huettl, Program Manager

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