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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

Courses

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

Online course formats include live, course-paced, combined or on-demand. Blended courses offer both face-to-face and online components. View the session information on course pages for details.

CORE COURSESFallSpringSummerPrice
Agile Project Management

2/11-2/19/2021 Live Online

6/7-6/15/2021 Live Online

$895
Critical Thinking: Business Analysis and Decision-Making Strategies

5/12-5/14/2021 Live Online

$895
Digital Transformation: Mapping Your Journey From Traditional to Digital Business

2/5/2021 Live Online

$395
Finance Skills for Nonfinancial Managers

4/12-4/22/2021 Live Online

$895
From Technical Expert to Strategic Leader

5/6-5/14/2021 Live Online

$895
Managing Change During Uncertain Times

2/19-2/26/2021 Live Online

$395
Project Management for Nonproject Managers: Managing and Prioritizing Work$395
Understanding Business Strategy: Decision-Making and Disruptive ThinkingTBA
Using Data for Business Strategy and Decisions

3/16-3/18/2021 Live Online

$895

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Kimberly Huettl, Program Manager

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