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Description

Comprehend and evaluate business problems and solutions to become a strategic business partner in your organization.

Outline

Improve success by aligning with the larger goals of the organization

How do your everyday actions impact the business? This course offers a view of business acumen from a business leadership perspective. This course will look at and simulate key business decisions and influences that enable strategic alignment and support. The course includes the business case for work efforts, how they are selected, linkage to strategy, culture, marketing and finance. The course is highly interactive and involves work in small groups completing simulations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how your work impacts the bottom line of an organization
  • Understand how your role and work links to overall strategic direction
  • Influence up by describing and applying strategic alignment to business decisions, communications, everyday interactions with colleagues
  • Understand what KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are and how these link from the very top of the business leadership through to technology and work efforts
  • Describe how the work efforts deliver value to the business at the enterprise level
  • Discuss and apply methods of evaluating the cost/benefit of work efforts and projects
  • Describe how business initiatives are selected and funded

 

CANCELLATIONS are subject to a ten-percent processing fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. REFUNDS are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be faxed to (612) 624-5359.

To register for all courses at once and receive a 10% discount, click on the Business Analysis or Project Management Certificate link below.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Business Acumen
Type
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Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 18, 2019
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $470.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 11, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 17, 2019
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Business Acumen
Type
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Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $470.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 07, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 13, 2020
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
Section Title
Business Acumen
Type
--
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 24, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $470.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 23, 2020
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
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