Course Description

Business Acumen: Lead with Strategic Business Analysis Tools and Resources

The Financial Times defines business acumen as the “keenness and speed in understanding and deciding on a business situation.” Managers with good business acumen are respected within their organizations because their decisions generate appropriate results and produce additional contributions to the overall company culture and performance.

To create an effective business plan that tells a story about the current state of the business and forecasts the future state with realistic expectations, leaders need to have the right business analysis tools and acumen. This front line leader course identifies a number of business analysis tools and techniques used by different organizations that leaders can use to dissect, comprehend and make decisions about a business situation. Learn how to use frameworks to assess the current state of the business, evaluate the risks impacting the business, consider options, and determine the course of actions or solutions that can be implemented to address business needs.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify business analysis tools and techniques used by different organizations.
  • Explore frameworks to assess options, define a course of action and/or create solutions that can be implemented to address business needs.
  • Examine strategies to communicate the current state and justify the business decision to key stakeholders within the organization.
  • Analyze techniques that will help assess the current state and evaluate the risks impacting the business.
  • Develop a method to facilitate research, analyze, and map the organization’s abilities to achieve the envisioned future state.

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Jun 06, 2023 to Jun 16, 2023
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $629.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course.

The live session dates and times are TBD.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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