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Whether for yourself, your team, or to jump start your career, we're here for you.

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Seeing the Big Picture

$295/year

business acumen training

One year of unlimited 24/7 access

business acumen training

Includes all supplementary

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business acumen training

Earn professional credits

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Discounts may be available for military, veteran, student, and minority and women owned business applicants

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ACCREDITATION

You'll receive a certificate of completion to use toward continuing education credits.

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Acumen Learning is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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Acumen Learning is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www. NASBARegistry.org.

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Seeing the big picture

COURSE CONTENT

Building your business acumen isn't a one-time event, but a life-long process. Build with us.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

1. List and define the five drivers of business

2. Explain the basic structure of financial statements

3. Find and identify key line items from financial statements

4. Calculate ten fundamental financial metrics

5. Apply the five drivers of business in decision making processes

On average, it takes 5 hours to complete this course.

CASH

  • The Importance of Cash

  • Measuring Cash and Cash Flow

  • Sources and Uses of Cash

  • Deciding How & When to Use Cash

  • Understanding Cash, Liquidity, and Cash Flow

  • So How Much Cash is Enough – or Too Much?

  • Cash Levers You Control

  • What's Your Impact on Cash?

  • Facilitator Q&A: Cash

PROFIT

  • Profit & Cash Flow are Different

  • Key Profit Metrics

  • Two Ways to Increase Profits

  • Option 1: Grow Sales

  • Option 2: Reduce Costs

  • Compare Two Ways

  • Profit Levers You Control

  • Insights into Profit

  • What's Your Impact on Profit?

  • Facilitator Q&A: Profit

ASSETS

  • What Are Assets & How Do We Use Them?

  • Asset Strength

  • Asset Utilization

  • Asset Strength vs Asset Utilization: Making the Tough Decisions

  • Asset Levers You Control

  • Insights Into Assets

  • What's Your Impact on Assets

  • Facilitator Q&A: Assets

GROWTH

  • Why Focus on Growth?

  • Growth in the Top Line & Bottom Line

  • Organic & Inorganic Growth

  • Growth & The Business Life Cycle

  • Growth Levers You Can Control

  • Insights Into Growth

  • What's Your Impact on Growth

  • Facilitator Q&A: Growth

PEOPLE

  • Employees: The Foundation of Success

  • Employees: Foundation Starts With Culture

  • Customers: Beyond Satisfaction

  • People Levers You Control

  • Insights Into People

  • What's Your Impact on People?

  • Facilitator Q&A: People

BIG PICTURE

  • Division of Labor, Unity of Purpose

  • Shifting Focus: The Urgency Continuum

  • Shifting With the Company

  • Going Public: A CEO's Unique Pressures

  • External Influencers: Financial Markets & Stock Market

  • External Acumen

  • The Big Picture in Review

  • What's Your Impact on The Big Picture?

  • Facilitator Q&A: The Big Picture

SIMPLIFYING FINANCIAL REPORTS

  • The Three Most Important Statements and the 5 Business Drivers

  • The Basics of Financial Statements

  • Key Items in a Form 10-K

  • Reading an Annual Report

  • Navigating the Financials

THE INCOME STATEMENT

  • Purpose & Equation

  • In-depth Walkthrough

  • Income Statement in Review

THE BALANCE SHEET

  • Purpose & Equation

  • Big Picture Breakdown

  • In-depth Walkthrough

  • Balance Sheet in Review

THE STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

  • Purpose & Equation

  • Big Picture Breakdown

  • In-depth Walkthrough

  • Statement of Cash Flows in Review

FINISH THE COURSE

  • Company Analysis

  • Secure Your Seat

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STILL NOT CONVINCED?

Walk through the first lesson: Cash

Field of Study: Accounting and Business Management & Organization
CPE Credits for Accounting: 4
CPE Credits for Business Management & Organization: 3.5
Total CPE Credits Earned: 7.5

This online self study class will cover fundamental business acumen you can use to build your credibility, career, and company. The course will help you gain the skills to understand how companies make money and how to make a greater impact in your role with our online training. The course will include review questions throughout that will help you understand the strategy, finance, and business acumen approach of successful companies. 

After completion of this course, participants will:
  1. List and define the five drivers of business

  2. Explain the basic structure of financial statements

  3. Find and identify key line items from financial statements

  4. Calculate ten fundamental financial metrics

  5. Apply the five drivers of business in decision making processes

Additional Information:

No prerequisite knowledge is required to be successful in this course.

No advanced preparation is required

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

REFUND AND CANCELLATIONS:

Requests for refunds must be made in writing within 15 days of purchasing the course. No refunds will be granted after the qualified assessment has been completed. Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment. For complaints or concerns, please contact our offices at 801-224-5444.

Acumen Learning is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

 
Published:

November 17, 2020

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