Business Acumen Coursework


Business Acumen Certification

Course Duration: 12 hours - Requisition: 28 days

Many people believe you are born with business acumen, which is loosely defined as the ability to assess an external market and make effective decisions. Knowing what is necessary to navigate and create a successful business seems innate for certain people. Through our Business Acumen coursework participants will improve their judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Participants will increase their financial literacy and improve their business sense. 

Business Acumen will give participants an advantage everyone wishes they had. The coursework will help participants recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase their critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.  

Career Pathway 

  • Family Business Owner
  • Manager & Executive Manager
  • Consultant & Business Advisor
  • Focus Group Analyst
  • Franchise Owner
  • Inventor
  • Patent Attorney
  • Small Business Owner
  • Solutions Manager
  • Strategic Development Officer
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Manufacturer Executive


  • Case Study
  • Multiple choice questions quiz


  • Gain quality workplace skills and experience to help launch your career.
  • Develop work-related skills and experiences that are recognized by employers. 
  • Develop independence and confidence in an adult learning environment. 
  • Gain an insight into various industry areas to help you decide on a career pathway. 
  • Potentially gain recognition for prior learning for your previous study or work.
  • High-quality course written by industry experts with easy to understand course content
  • Course materials provided online with unlimited tutor support – no textbooks to buy
  • Gain an Australian Certificate upon your successful completion of coursework (Certificate hard copy will be posted to you)
  • Course may be tax deductible - see your tax advisor

Workshop Objectives:

  • 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 Contents

Workplace Essentials

Module One: Getting Started

Coursework Objectives

Module Two: Seeing the Big Picture

Short- and Long-Term Interactions

Recognize Growth Opportunities

Mindfulness of Decisions

Everything is Related

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)



Strong Initiative

Being Intuitive

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Risk Management Strategies

Continuous Assessment

Internal and External Factors

Making-Adjustments and Corrections

Knowing When to Pull the Trigger or Plug

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Recognizing Learning Events

Develop a Sense of Always Learning

Evaluate Past Decisions

Problems Are Learning Opportunities

Recognize Your Blind Spots

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: 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

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Financial Literacy (I)


Financial Ratios



Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Financial Literacy (II)

Income Statement

Balance Sheet

Cash Flow Statement

Read, Read, and Read

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Business Acumen in Management

Talent Management

Change Management

Asset Management

Organizational Management

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Critical Thinking in Business

Ask the Right Questions

Organize Data

Evaluate the Information

Make the Decision

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Key Financial Levers

Investing in People

Effective Communication

Process Improvement

Goal Alignment

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Lessons Learned

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module 01
    • Business Acumen Getting Started
  • 2
    Module 02
    • Business Acumen Seeing the Big Picture
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 02
    • Business Acumen Module 02 Quiz
  • 3
    Module 03
    • Business Acumen KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 03
    • Business Acumen Module 03 Quiz
  • 4
    Module 04
    • Business Acumen Risk Management Strategies
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 04
    • Business Acumen Module 04 Quiz
  • 5
    Module 05
    • Business Acumen Recognizing Learning Events
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 05
    • Business Acumen Module 05 Quiz
  • 6
    Module 06
    • Business Acumen You Need to Know These Answers and More
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 06
    • Business Acumen Module 06 Quiz
  • 7
    Module 07
    • Business Acumen Financial Literacy (I)
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 07
    • Business Acumen Module 07 Quiz
  • 8
    Module 08
    • Business Acumen Financial Literacy (II)
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 08
    • Business Acumen Module 08 Quiz
  • 9
    Module 09
    • Business Acumen in Management
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 09
    • Business Acumen Module 09 Quiz
  • 10
    Module 10
    • Business Acumen Critical Thinking in Business
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 10
    • Business Acumen Module 10 Quiz
  • 11
    Module 11
    • Business Acumen Key Financial Levers
    • Business Acumen Case Study Module 11
    • Business Acumen Module 11 Quiz
  • 12
    Module 12
    • Business Acumen Wrapping Up
  • 13
    Business Acumen eBook
    • Business Acumen eBook
  • 14
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    • Rate Business Acumen Course

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