Certificate in Business Acumen®

كود : CBA

Many people think that business acumen is innate. However, it is defined as the ability to assess an external market and take efficient decisions, acknowledging what is necessary to move forward and create a successful business. Fortunately, it is plausible for all individuals to enhance their business acumen. The suitable training combined with some professional experience will improve your business savvy. Many managers and employees are specialized in their field and do not have a clear understanding of their decision’s impact on other areas. But, when too much focus is placed on one aspect of the business, it is difficult to make decisions for the good of the company; hence, in order to make effective decisions, it is indispensable to examine the business’s big picture. 

Course Objectives

This program gives you the needed information and skills to guarantee participant’s acknowledgement of Business Acumen. Business acumen obligates an understanding of finance, strategy, and decision-making.
  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practice management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

Course Modules
Module 1: Seeing the Big Picture
  • Short and Long term Interactions
  • Recognize Growth Opportunities
  • Mindfulness of Decisions
  • Everything is Related
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 2: KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong Initiative
  • Outgoing Marketing
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 3: Risk Management Strategies 
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Internal and External Factors
  • Making Adjustments and Corrections
  • Knowing When to Pull the Trigger or Plug
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 4: Recoginizing 
  • Learning Events
  • Develop a Sense of Always Learning
  • Evaluate Past Decisions
  • Problems Are Learning Opportunities
  • Recognize Your Blind Spots
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 5: You Need to Know These Answers and More
  • What Makes My Company Money?
  • What Were Sales Last Year?
  • What is Our Profit Margin
  • What Were Our Costs?
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 6: Financial Literacy (I)
  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 7: Financial Literacy (II)
  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Read, Read, and Read
  • Review Questions
Module 8: Business Acumen in Management
  • Talent Management
  • Change Management
  • Asset Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 9: Critical Thinking in Business 
  • Ask the Right Questions
  • Organize Data
  • Evaluate The Information
  • Make the Decision
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module 10: Key Financial Levers
  • Investing in People
  • Effective Communication
  • Process Improvement
  • Goal Alignment
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
  • Lessons Learned

Target Audience
This certification is designed for all Management level employees, supply chain/inventory management, and capacity decisions, purchasing, selling managers who are to assist in the whole picture.

The certification is accredited by Chartered Management Institute with 35 Professional Contact Hours. Participants will receive an additional certificate, besides ACAD’s Professional Certificate from Chartered Management Institute UK. For more information, visit www.managers.org.uk

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