Business acumen is a term used broadly in the business and professional world that generally defines someone as having basic business literacy and familiarity with financial and accounting terms. Having a basic grasp of business is an increasingly important skill, even for professionals at a more junior level. By completing this module, learners will develop a keen understanding of when and how to make the appropriate business decisions, as well as gain a fuller understanding of the business decisions and directions you observe in your organization.
By the conclusion of this module, you should be able to:
- Describe typical organizational structures.
- Discuss Novation's Four Stages™ of Contribution as a framework for increasing one’s organizational impact and influence over time.
- Describe how to set SMART goals using business acumen
- Discuss basic financial documents used in business.
This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.